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Happy Birthday Vidya 'Boombat' Balan!

Movies | IBNLive | January 1, 2012, 2:25 pm
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 The incredible actress turns 34 today.
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The incredible actress turns 34 today.

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 Born in 1978, Vidya started her career with the serial 'Hum Paanch' on Zee TV.
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Born in 1978, Vidya started her career with the serial 'Hum Paanch' on Zee TV.

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 She made her movie debut in the Bengali film, 'Bhalo Theko' in 2003.
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She made her movie debut in the Bengali film, 'Bhalo Theko' in 2003.

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 Her first commercial success was with Rajkumar Hirani's Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006).
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Her first commercial success was with Rajkumar Hirani's Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006).

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 'Guru', 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' gave audience the chance to see her in different roles.
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'Guru', 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' gave audience the chance to see her in different roles.

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 Vidya is known for her prowess to take on any role she chooses with perfect ease.
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Vidya is known for her prowess to take on any role she chooses with perfect ease.

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 2010 saw her in 'Ishqiya' - a role she was highly praised for.
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2010 saw her in 'Ishqiya' - a role she was highly praised for.

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 With 'The Dirty Picture' Vidya pushed her actress barometer over the top.
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With 'The Dirty Picture' Vidya pushed her actress barometer over the top.

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 Her role in 'Parineeta' earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut as well as her first Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony.
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Her role in 'Parineeta' earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut as well as her first Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony.

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 With brash, witty dialogues and no qualms about exposure - Vidya became a super hit as Silk.
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With brash, witty dialogues and no qualms about exposure - Vidya became a super hit as Silk.

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 Vidya over-shadowed her co-actors in the movie and carried the strong film on her shoulders.
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Vidya over-shadowed her co-actors in the movie and carried the strong film on her shoulders.

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 She will be seen next in Sujoy Ghosh's movie - 'Kahani'.
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She will be seen next in Sujoy Ghosh's movie - 'Kahani'.

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 Before starting her career in Bollywood, Vidya appeared in music videos of Euphoria, Shubha Mudgal and Pankaj Udhas.
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Before starting her career in Bollywood, Vidya appeared in music videos of Euphoria, Shubha Mudgal and Pankaj Udhas.

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 Playing the role of 80's dancing star Silk Smitha - Vidya moved in effortlessly in to her role.
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Playing the role of 80's dancing star Silk Smitha - Vidya moved in effortlessly in to her role.

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 Since then 6 years down the line - there has been no looking back for Vidya Balan.
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Since then 6 years down the line - there has been no looking back for Vidya Balan.

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 Next came 'Parineeta' in 2005.
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Next came 'Parineeta' in 2005.

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 In 2009 she appeared as a single mother of a child suffering from progeria in R Balki's 'Paa', her performance in which ultimately won her a Best Actress award at Filmfare.
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In 2009 she appeared as a single mother of a child suffering from progeria in R Balki's 'Paa', her performance in which ultimately won her a Best Actress award at Filmfare.

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 2011 brought Vidya two hits - 'No One Kileld Jessica' and 'The Dirty Picture'.
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2011 brought Vidya two hits - 'No One Kileld Jessica' and 'The Dirty Picture'.

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 She played the realistic role of Sabrina Lal - she was critically lauded for her role.
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She played the realistic role of Sabrina Lal - she was critically lauded for her role.

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 She is clearly the front runner for the Best Actress award for the year.
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She is clearly the front runner for the Best Actress award for the year.

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 From extensive movie promotions to handling the  critical brickbats - Vidya did it all.
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From extensive movie promotions to handling the critical brickbats - Vidya did it all.

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 In 'Kahani' Vidya plays the role of a pregnant woman in search for her husband.
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In 'Kahani' Vidya plays the role of a pregnant woman in search for her husband.

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 Vidya is also set to star in 'Chenab Gandhi', directed by Vibhu Puri and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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Vidya is also set to star in 'Chenab Gandhi', directed by Vibhu Puri and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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