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Vidya Sinha Biography

Vidya Sinha is an Indian actress who has acted in Bollywood films.

Movie career
She began modelling and acting at the age of 18. Her first movie was Raja Kaka opposite Kiran Kumar. However, fame came to her through a low-budget, alternative cinema break-away hit Rajnigandha, directed by her mentor Basu Chatterjee. The movie, although having none of the trappings of a typical Bollywood blockbuster, was a major box office success. This was followed by many more small-budget art-house films like Choti Si Baat (1975), and later by more mainstream, bigger budget Bollywood productions like Pati Patni Aur Woh (1977).

Personal life
She was born on 15 November 1947 in Mumbai. She came from a humble family. Her father, S. Maan Singh, who was an assistant director.

She began modeling and acting at the young age of 18. She was married before entering films. She later quit the industry in the eighties. During this time, she raised her daughter, Janhavi . After her husband Venkateshwaran Iyer (1968-1996) died, she returned to acting, on her daughter's encouragement. She returned to acting via working in TV serials like Bahu Rani (2000), followed by Kavyanjali (2004), Hum do hain na etc.

She had married Netaji Salunkhe, a doctor based in Australia. She had met him on the internet after her first husband's death in 1996. They have been living together in Versova, India. In January 2009, she filed a complaint against her 70-year old husband, claiming that he tortured her. He has since been granted bail.

Current Media Involvement
She is currently seen on prime time soaps like Zaara, Bhabhi etc.
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