Vidya Balan gets Padma Shri!

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been awarded a Padma Shri! Talking on the same an excited Vidya says, "I'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled.....! I'm running out of words to express my feelings and gratitude. To be receiving this honour from the government of my country is a matter of great pride for me and I dedicate this award to my family who make me, me."

Vidya first featured on the TV show Hum Paanch, before getting into Bollywood. She made her cinematic debut in 2005 with Parineeta opposite Saif Ali Khan. Her strong presence and performance in films like Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and Kahaani made her a sought after name in the Hindi film industry.

Her most power-packed performance came in the form of The Dirty Picture, which got her a National award!

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