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Best Vidya Balan Roles In Movies We Love!

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Vidya Balan is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood who has given numerous hits. The South-Indian beauty has struggled hard to enter the industry and as soon as she made her debut, Vidya has given a number of hits.

Vidya Balan who has made her debut in Bollywood with Parineeta in 2005 has garnered a lot of praises for her role in the musical drama. Vidya is often known for her experiments in role and bringing variety on-screen. Be it a Bengali beauty or a pregnant lady, Vidya has given justice to her roles in movies she has acted. Apart from playing different roles, the actress also experiments with her looks which is actually good and shows flexibility of an actor.

There are many roles of Vidya Balan that we have loved and wish to get more from the talented actress. Her role in Parineeta wooed us. Then came the Radio Jockey in Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and then the bold and sensuous Silk in Dirty Picture, Vidya has played a variety of roles which have gathered a lot of appreciation.

Vidya loves experimenting and we can see that. Her comic role in Ghanchakkar was nice but the movie failed to impress the audience. Although she has made mistakes like other B town celebs and given some flops, the actress has won a lot of awards for her roles in hit movies.

Vidya Balan is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014. Vidya has played strong female protagonists and has been acknowledged for breaking stereotypes of a Hindi film actress. So, here is a list of roles played by Vidya Balan that we love.

Best Vidya Balan Roles We Love:


Vidya made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta and the role gathered pocketful of praises. Thanks to her strong role and gorgeous looks!

Silk Smitha

Her bold and sensuous role of a Southern siren earned her National and Filmfare award for Best Actress.

Bhool Bhulaiya

It is not easy to play the role of a dissociative identity disorder patient. But Vidya was applauded for her brilliant acting in the commercially hit film which also starred Akshay Kumar, Shiney Ahuja and Ameesha Patel.


In 2012, Vidya played the role of a pregnant woman who is searching for her missing husband. The role was intense and played to perfection. Her performance in Kahaani gathered loads of critical acclaim and good reviews.


This is one of the best roles played by Vidya Balan. She won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her aggressive, sexually manipulative and bold role in the black comedy of Vishal Bhardwaj!


Vidya played the role of a multiple sclerosis patient which was really touching and emotional. One of the best and non-glamourous roles played by Vidya Balan.

Heyy Babyy

The comedy film was a hit for Vidya as well! Her breathtaking performance as a independent single mom reduced the criticism that she gathered for her wrong fashion picks in the movie.


It was one of the breath through performances of Vidya Balan seen till now. She played to role of an unwed mother who is a gynaecologist struggling with her 12-year-old son Amitabh Bachchan's progeria syndrome.

No One Killed Jessica

Although the movie starred Rani Mukerji as well, Vidya gathered all the attention and bagged the Best Actress nomination in Filmfare Awards. Vidya portrayed the real-life character of Sabrina Lal, Jessica's sister in the semi-biographical thriller film.

Lage Raho Munna Bhai

The movie was a commercial success and Vidya played the role of a Radio Jockey and Sanjay Dutt's love interest.

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