As Vidya Balan completes 10 years in the tinsel town we take a look at her defining roles.
Vidya entered the industry with Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Parineeta'. The film was a critical as well as box office success. Balan's performance created a stir in the corridors and everybody knew a new talented star has landed in the show biz.
Vidya did another remarkable role in Priyadarshan's 'Bhool bhulaiyaa'. She played the role of an NRI who gets possessed by a spirit. Her enactment of 'Monjolika' sent shivers downs the spine of viewers.
Vidya gave another stunning performance in R Balki's 'Paa'. She played the role of a 13 year old boy who suffers from progeria. Amitabh Bachchan played her son.
The golden time of Vidya's career came with Abhishek Chaubey's 'Ishquiya'. She played the role of a seductress who can go to any extent to achieve her secret goal. The talented actress won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.
ased on a real life incident, 'No One Killed Jessica' had Vidya Balan playing a woman desperate to get justice for her murdered sister. Her performance was critically applauded making it another feather on her cap.
The talented actress gave her breakthrough performance in Milan Luthria's 'The Dirty Picture'. She played the role of 'Reshma' inspired from south sensation, Silk Smitha. The entire film fraternity went gaga over her acting and seductive looks. Vidya got her first National Award and FIlmfare award for Best Actress for the film.
Sujoy Ghosh's 'Kahani' again brough praises for Vidya. Her potrayal of a pregnant woman searching for her husband won the hearts all over and she got her secong Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
Vidya starred with her 'The Dirty Picture' co-star Emraan Hashmi, in Rajkumar Gupta's 'Ghanchakkar'. The film didn't do well with the critics and Vidya was criticize for her role as Neetu Atre, loud wife of Emraan Hashmi.
Vidya again experimented with her role in Samar Shaikh's ' Bobby Jasoos'. She played the title role of Bobby , a middle class Hydrabadi girl who aspires to becoma a detective. th film got mixed reviews but Vidya's performance was acclaimed amidst weak script.
Vidya Balan again pairs up with Emraan Hashmi in Mohit Suri's 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani'. The film is written by Mahesh Bhatt inspired by the real life story of his parents. Vidya plays the role of vasudha, a woman who has been left by her husband and falls in love with another man.
Vidya Balan has shown her metal from time to time proving the power of an actress in the male dominating industry.