Vidya Balan: News
Honored with a Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014, Vidya Balan is an actress predominantly working in the Hindi cinema for more than 20 years. From her childhood days, she wanted to be an actress and started working at the age of 16. In 1995, she made a debut in the industry with Ekta Kapoor’s show ‘Hum Paanch’. After the show, Balan was offered a role in a television show, but she refused it since she wanted to establish a film career. She was supposed to make her film debut with the Malayalam film ‘Chakram’. However, the movie was shelved, and she was labeled as a "jinx." Later, she worked in the 2003 Bengali film 'Bhalo Theko', her first movie release, Balan finally made a debut in Hindi cinema with the film ‘Parineeta’ in 2005. She won the ‘Best Female Debut’ for her performance in the movie. Then, she featured in ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006), which became the highest-grossing film at the time. Further, ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’, ‘Eklavya’, ‘Heyy Babyy’, and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ got her immense recognition among the audience. Balan won the National Film Award for Best Actress for ‘Dirty Picture’ (2011). Also, she is a recipient of six Filmfare Awards.
11 Jul 2023Box Office Collection
Neeyat marked Vidya Balan's return to celluloid but the film has not been able to make a huge impact on viewers. The film is currently struggling at the box office. The actor choosing such a shoddy script has raised eyebrows among her fans, especially after she did mystery thrillers like Kahaani.
10 Jul 2023Box Office Collection
Vidya Balan returned on celluloid after four long years with Neeyat and the film has been relatively slow at the box office. The mystery thriller has a promising cast but the soggy screenplay did not help in packaging the film into a good product.
08 Jul 2023Box Office Collection
Vidya Balan returned to the silver screen with Neeyat after a long break.
07 Jul 2023Movie Review
Vidya Balan's Neeyat feels like a lot of things simultaneously—it wants to be a commentary on the class system, a scathing critique of billionaires, an eat-the-rich film, and, of course, a whodunnit.
07 Jul 2023Box Office Collection
Vidya Balan is one of the most adept Indian actors and she is making a comeback on celluloid after four long years. In the recent past, the actor has delivered noteworthy performances on OTT, too.
22 Jun 2023Bollywood
Vidya Balan's upcoming film Neeyat promises a gripping murder tale from a whodunit narrative. The makers released the trailer of the upcoming film which is slated for a theatrical release on July 7.
17 May 2023Cannes Film Festival
The 76th Cannes Film Festival commenced on Tuesday and will captivate audiences until May 27.
08 May 2023Bollywood Films
Vidya Balan is one of the most adept actors in India, and the actor is known for often donning challenging roles.
11 Apr 2023Bollywood Films
The trailer of Radhika Apte and Sumeet Vyas starrer Mrs. Undercover released recently impressed cinephiles immensely. It showed Apte as a homemaker-turned-spy who is put on a mission to fight a serial killer (Vyas) called "Common Man."
11 Mar 2023Bollywood
Actors have often opened up on their awful experiences of being body-shamed by others and how it can impact a person's mental health.
18 Feb 2023Bollywood
Marathi film Sairat (2016) caught Karan Johar's attention which led him to back Dhadak, a Hindi remake of the former. The 2018 Shashank Khaitan also marked the debut of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in Bollywood.
01 Jan 2023Happy Birthday
There is no role that Vidya Balan can't ace!
17 Aug 2022Ileana D'Cruz
Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture (2011) is reportedly getting a sequel.
11 May 2022Bollywood
Vidya Balan has started shooting her next.
18 May 2022Deepika Padukone
The Cannes Film Festival 2022 commenced with great fanfare on Tuesday (May 17).
08 Apr 2022Upcoming Movies
Vidya Balan has signed her next!
19 Mar 2022Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video on Friday dropped its latest Hindi Original, Jalsa, starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah in the lead.
14 Mar 2022Amazon Prime Video
This year, people will celebrate Holi with full glory after two years of lull.
09 Mar 2022Akshay Kumar
The trailer of Jalsa is finally here!
28 Feb 2022Shefali Shah
Ahead of its global premiere, makers of the Hindi movie Jalsa have launched the first look posters of the lead stars Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah on social media on Monday.
16 Dec 2021Pratik Gandhi
Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi had started shooting for an untitled romantic comedy drama last month.
11 Nov 2021Pratik Gandhi
Vidya Balan, who was last seen in Sherni, has started shooting for her next.
22 Oct 2021Vicky Kaushal
Vidya Balan's Sherni and Vicky Kaushal's film Sardar Udham have been shortlisted for India's official entry to Oscars 2022.
21 Sep 2021Pratik Gandhi
Vidya Balan, who was last seen in Sherni, has signed up for a new project.
20 Aug 2021Manoj Bajpayee
A fortnight ago, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2021 had announced its nominations, and today they declared its winners.
16 Aug 2021Manu Sharma
Jessica Lall's sister Sabrina Lall, who fought long and hard to bring her sister's killer to justice, passed away Sunday evening, after a prolonged illness.
13 Aug 2021T-Series
When two talented actresses come on board a project, it's always going to be a Jalsa!
10 Aug 2021Saif Ali Khan
The biggest global artists like Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, music maestro AR Rahman, and Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan will unite for a fundraiser on Independence Day to raise over Rs. 25 crore for COVID-19 relief work.
06 Aug 2021Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Vidya Balan's Sherni, Anurag Basu-directed Ludo, and Suriya-starrer Soorarai Pottru are leading the nominations at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards 2021, as per a recent announcement.
02 Jul 2021Academy Awards
Vidya Balan, Ekta Kapoor, her mother Shobha Kapoor and Shrihari Sathe might get a chance to vote for the Academy Awards next year.
30 Jun 2021Sherni
Sharat Saxena has been working in the entertainment industry for decades, and recently appeared in Vidya Balan's Sherni.
24 Jun 2021Sherni
The coronavirus pandemic didn't just delay the work on Sherni but also helped the team realize that they wanted to go for a different ending, says director Amit Masurkar.
18 Jun 2021Shakuntala Devi
Vidya Balan's Sherni, which is now streaming on Prime, is guaranteed to be a roaring success.
18 Jun 2021Amazon Prime Video
Patriarchy and prejudice at the workplace is something women face globally, but this nuanced portrayal of a woman in a "man's world" is something only Vidya Balan can execute.
15 Jun 2021Amazon Prime Video
Vidya Balan is ready to return with a bang via the Amazon Prime Video movie Sherni, releasing on June 18.
15 Jun 2021Amazon Prime Video
Actor Vidya Balan on Tuesday said her latest drama Sherni is an ode to countless women who navigate their way and overcome several challenges, sometimes even without making any noise.
02 Jun 2021Bollywood
Amazon Prime Video dropped the trailer for Sherni today, and Vidya Balan does a smart job here.
17 May 2021X
Vidya Balan will soon be seen in Sherni, which will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video in June.
09 May 2021Saroj Khan
Recently, it was reported that a biopic on the life of late legendary choreographer Saroj Khan is in the works. A law firm has published a public notice in newspapers, announcing the same.
05 Feb 2021Bollywood
Bollywood actor Vidya Balan's short film Natkhat has entered the race for Oscars 2021 in the Best Short Film category.
29 Nov 2020Academy Awards
Entertainment, during these uncertain times of COVID-19, is clearly being ruled by content.