Vidya Balan is one of the most known, loved and respected actors in Bollywood, regarded as a powerhouse of talent, Vidya is also hailed as the pioneer in changing the face of women representation in Bollywood.
The recipient of several awards including the National film award, 6 Filmfare awards, 6 Screen awards & several others, she’s a Padma Shri awardee, one of the highest civilian honors by the government of India.
Pioneering a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine, Vidya Balan is referred to as the first female hero of modern times. The actress is credited with ushering in female centric cinema in Bollywood and is one of the only few actresses in India to have been able to garner both critical & commercial success for films like The Dirty Picture, Paa, Ishqiya, Tumhari Sulu to the latest additions from OTT like Shakuntala Devi, Sherni and Jalsa.
Taking daring steps that pave a path for others to follow, Vidya Balan was amongst the first Bollywood stars to opt for the digital route for her films at the advent of the pandemic.
Breaking the mould and setting new precedents with every movie, Vidya Balan has offered Indian cinema multiple memorable characters through films like Ishqiya,The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Tumhari sulu, Mission Mangal, Shakuntaka Devi, Sherni and Jalsa.
Besides carving her name for the path breaking work in cinema, she’s also regarded for the humanitarian causes that she has supported over the years. Her contributions in the area of sanitation, education and women’s empowerment have not only been hugely effective but also inspirational.
She has just wrapped up shoot for Anu Menon’s Neeyat and her next release later this year , is a comedy drama also starring Pratik Gandhi.
Vidya Balan is relentlessly on the prowl to deliver impactful but always entertaining stories … No wonder she is known as Entertainment ,Entertainment.Entertainment.