Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
Spotlight: Vidya Balan

Early life

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Vidya Balan, who hails from Kerala, was born on January, 1, 1978.

Vidya, who is an alumnae of Mumbai's St. Xavier's College, says she decided to join films the day she interacted with Shabana Azmi while in college.

Talking about her role model Shabana Azmi, Vidya said: "Shabana Azmi has been one of my strongest inspirations. I was truly awestruck by Shabana Azmi's performance in 'Arth'."