Vidya Balan is one of the famous actresses in the Bollywood film industry. She is renowned for her acting prowess and the hard parts she has taken on in the movies. She’s a well-known actress who’s fluent in six languages.
She is fluent in Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, and English, which makes her a multilingual woman. She is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards.
The actress was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014. Vidya also promotes humanitarian causes and backs the empowerment of women.
Notably, he is a member of the Indian Central Board of Film Certification and hosts a radio show. She is married to the film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Vidya Balan reveals her first salary:-
The Bollywood actress revealed her first salary. Talking about the same, she told Zoom in an interview, “My first-ever salary was Rs 500 for a state tourism campaign. Four of us – my sister, me, and a cousin and a friend I think went along – and each of us got paid 500 bucks.”
The actress further added, “We had to just stand beside a tree, and just smile.” She went with her mother and sister for her maiden audition for a TV show, she added. However, the show, La Bella, was never released.
Earlier, the actress opened up that she had hormonal problems since childhood and because of this, she would even try starving at points. She said, “I’ve had hormonal problems all my life. It’s probably because of the judgment I’ve carried around my body. When I was a teenager, people would tell me, ‘You’ve got such a pretty face, why don’t you lose some weight?’
It’s not a nice thing to say to anyone. Be it a child or a grown-up. So, I’d starve myself, I’d go through crazy exercise regimens and lose weight. Then the hormonal issue would settle for a bit before it reared its head again.”
Vidya said that even when she was thin, she felt fat. “Weight loss, weight gain, weight loss, weight gain was my pattern for as long as I can remember. Years ago, I stopped watching my shots on the monitor at shoots because I’d look at the monitor and be thinking, ‘Am I looking fat?”
She said, “When people tell me why don’t you start exercising, I want to say f**k you! How do you know I haven’t been exercising? Do you know how hard I exercise? Do you know what challenges I’ve been facing?
“Do you know that my hormonal problem has made it impossible for me to lose weight for years in between? Not just that, there was a period in between when the more I’d work out, the more I’d put on? People would insinuate that you must be eating unhealthy or that you’re lazy.
And these things stick with you. It would anger me no end. I kept wanting people to stop judging me. But over time, I realised that people judge you/your body only if you do,” she added.