Vidya Balan was basically born in Kerala but to Tamilian parents, the actress who grew up in South found her calling in the Bollywood industry.
She was signed on her debut Malayalam film featuring Mohanlal that got shelved due to unknown reasons. Because a Mohanlal film had never got shelved, producers considered Vidya to be be jinxing the projects and so removed her from 12 other films that she had been signed for.
When she shifted focus to Tamil cinema, she got replaced twice with other actresses who are now a big name in Tamil film industry. Finally the actress completed a Bengali movie in 2003, which saw the light of day.
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After struggling for such a long time, Vidya finally got a break in Bollywood in the year 2005 with Parineeta movie. After the blockbuster success of this flick, she never turned back.
Today yet another flick, Hamari Adhuri Kahani co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Rajkummar Rao has hit the screens and viewers who are criticizing the movie are gushing over her powerful performance.
Check out these pictures of Vidya, most of which are from her struggling days!
Too Much Skin?
Vidya Balan exposing too much skin during the promotion of Dirty Picture. she is exposing her mid riff to the public while cheering for her move.
Vidya has always been bold in her movie roles and the photoshoots she does but this a picture from one of her first photoshoots she ever did.
Teenager Vidya Balan is seen along with her friend in one of her old unseen picture.
The actress was featured in Euphoria's music album which became a rage at the time.
A rare and unseen picture from Hum Paanch serial in which Vidya played a pivotal role.
Vidya played the role of a bookish chashmish girl who was deaf in the popular comedy serial.
Selfie At Home
A personal selfie picture of the actress that she took at home along with her parents.
Vidya is one of those few actresses whose family is always seen with her at important events and award functions.
She is seen delivering the match ball to the umpires between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 12, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.
Vidya Balan is seen dancing or posing, something is happening but we are not sure what, nonetheless it is a rare sight to see.
Vidya looking as gaudy as she can be in this disco dancer kind of outfit.
Oo La La
Look at this unseen picture our des babe, Vidya Balan. She is trying to seduce the hell out of you.
Yet another personal picture of Vidya Balan where she is seen relaxing at home with a laptop in hand.
An unseen childhood picture of the actress that she looks so adorable in.
Look at this cutie pie, don't you feel like pulling her cheeks? Baby Vidya Balan.
Who are we kidding? She is completely topless in this picture taken by Dabboo Ratnani.
Photo Courtesy: Dabboo Ratnani
Relax, she is not pregnant, such an unseen picture taken when the actress was promoting her movie Kahaani.
Vidya Balan is seen at a function along with her own sister, looks like the two sister fought and so they ain't talking to each other.
This picture is probably from some old jewellery ad that the actress posed for, where she is trying to look like some Queen.
A collection of pics, showing Vidya Balan's childhood. She was cute then and she is hot now!
An unseen family picture in which Vidya Balan is seen along with her father, mother and sister.