Talented actor Vidya Balan is the new in line to receive the Padma award from the Government for her tremendous work in cinema. National award-winning actress is thrilled on being selected for the prestigious award and expressed, â€œIt's a matter of great pride.â€
She dedicated the honour to her family members and emotionally overwhelmed she said, â€œI'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled â€¦. I'm running out of words to express my feelings and gratitude.â€
Having a successful career in Bollywood, she has been the recipient of one National Film Award, 5 Filmfare awards, 5 Screen Awards and now the Padma Shri, a new addition to her list. She further added, â€œTo be honoured 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!â€
As an actor, she is known for portraying strong female protagonists and for breaking the stereotypes of a Hindi film heroine. Having her share of ups and down, she started off her career in a television drama - Hum Paanch. From here on, she struggled only to find success knock at her door.
The actor had played 5 back-to-back strong roles starting from Paa in 2009, Ishqiya in 2010, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture in 2011 and finally Kahaani in 2012, earning the tag 'female hero' to her name.
Taking a break from films in 2013, she will now be seen opposite Farhan Aktar in 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. We wish the actor success and look forward to watching this filmâ€¦.