Vidya Balan, who began her career starring in music videos, soap operas and television commercials, made her acting debut in the Bengali film, “Bhalo Theko” in 2003, for which she won critical acclaim. She later made her Hindi film debut with “Parineeta” in 2005, for which she received a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She received her first commercial success with Rajkumar Hirani’s “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”. Her latest film “Paa” with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan directed by Balki is also a hit.
Vidya Balan loves to read whenever she gets time, whether it’s between shots or while she’s stuck in traffic. She has quite an impressive collection of books at her home. She takes them wherever she goes. She loves all genres of books right from romantic novels and biographies to sci-fi and mysteries.