Vidya Balan is an Indian Actress born on 1 January 1978 in Palakkad, Kerala.
Vidya was born to P.R.Balan who is the Vice President of ETC Channel. She is also having a elder sister named Priya. She completed her schooling at St. Anthony Girls High School. Then she read Sociology from St. Xavier's College. She then went and completed her MA at University of Mumbai. There she got her first film offer.
She started her acting carre from a Malayalam film Chakram, but the film was shelved. Then she signed for a Tamil film, Run but later...