Yami Gautam is a Hindi television and movie actress, who is best known for her roles in the Hindi movies such as ‘ Vicky Donor’ (2012), ‘ Total Siyapaa’ (2014) & ‘ Action Jackson’ (2014). Her role of ‘Ashima Roy’ in the film ‘Vicky Donor’ was described as an excellent debut by a newcomer by the critics all over. The film was a low budget project, but it turned out to be a major success for the production house of the film, which belonged to John Abraham. Most recently she was seen doing lead roles in the movies such as ‘Total Siyapaa’ & ‘Action Jackson’, in which her performance was widely acclaimed.

She was very well received by the audiences due to her roles in these movies. She was already a famous face in the world of commercial advertisements through her long association with the fairness cream brand ‘Fair & Lovely’ and some other popular brands. She belongs to the Punjabi city of Chandigarh and in her childhood, she always aspired to join the esteemed Indian Administrative Services. But due to a paradigm shift, she ultimately ended up choosing acting as her career.

She initially worked on television and played some very popular roles in some immensely popular television series such as ‘ Chand Ke Paar Chalo’ (2008), ‘ Raajkumar Aaryyan’ (2008), ‘ Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam’ (2009), ‘ Meethi Choori No 1’ (2010) & ‘ Kitchen Champion’ (2010). In ‘Chand Ke Paar Chalo’ she played the role of ‘ Sana’, who is a middle class girl and is the best friend of the female protagonist of the series. She was seen playing herself in the ‘Kitchen Champion Season 1’ as a contestant. In the recent years she has also completed some projects of south. She was liked by the audiences all over in her TV avatar and the same kind of chemistry she is sharing with viewers when she has stepped into the mainstream Hindi cinema.

Vidya Balan Hindi Actress

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is an award winning Bollywood actress who was born in Poothamkurussy, Puthur of Kerala. Her birthday is 1st of January in 1978. Her parents are Saraswathy and P. R Balan. Her elder sister is Priya Balan and her second cousin is Indian actress Priyamani. She studied at a High School in Mumbai and in 1995, at the age of sixteen, she played the role of Radhika in the first season of Ekta Kapoor's TV series named “Hum Paanch”. In her teenage, she was inspired by Indian actress Shabana Azmi and Madhuri Dixit. She studied Sociology in St. Xavier's College and completed Master's in Mumbai University. She has appeared in several TV commercials and also she has starred in music videos. Vidya has briefly studied Carnatic music, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. She was listed as the "India's hottest vegetarian" in polls conducted by PETA in 2011 and 2012. In 2003, she commenced her career in feature film industry with the Bengali movie “Bhalo Theko”. “Parineeta” (2005) was her foremost Hindi movie. There she played the role of Lalita. Parineeta was a box-office hit and Vidya received the Filmfare best actress award in 2006, for her performances in Parineeta. Later, she appeared in “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” (2006) co starred with Sanjay Dutt. In 2007, she appeared in romantic comedy film “Heyy Babyy”. Heyy Babyy is a remake of Hollywood film “Three Men and a Baby”. Vidya played the role of Isha Sahni and the movie became an overnight hit. She got the opportunity of working with director Aziz Mirza, in 2008. Aziz selected Vidya for the role of Priya, in “Kismat Konnection”. The victorious period of her career as a Hindi actress began in the year 2009. She appeared in five different successive films, including “Paa” (2009), “Ishqiya” (2010), “The Dirty Picture” (2011), Kahaani (2012). Her prominent acting skills in those roles recognized her in Hindi cinema. She has won the National Film Award for best actress (Dirty picture), five Filmfare Awards for Parineeta (2005), Paa (2009), The Dirty Picture (2011), and Kahaani (2012) and Ishqiya (2010), five Screen Awards and Padma Shri Award in 2014. Vidya Balan got married to Siddharth Roy Kapoor, the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures on 14th of December 2012 in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Anita Kanwal

Anita Kanwal is a prominent Indian actress and producer. She was born on April 9, 1954 and has been in the television industry for over 25-years. She was known for essaying the role of Amrita Seth in the Hindi drama series, Banegi Apni Baat on Zee TV.She played as Subhada in the historical drama series, Chanakya which was aired on DD National. Later, she acted as Indu Singh in another DD National series, Shanti – Ek Aurat Ki Kahani. Anita was also seen in Sansaar and Junoon. In 1998, she played as Sumitra in the Hindi drama series, Just Mohabbat on Sony TV and television series, Chattan. Subsequently, the actress took a part in Goonj Ateet Ki in 2002, Aa Bahen Chugli Karen in 2004 and Sonpari in 2005; followed by few more serial that were added to her credit including the very popular drama series, Sasural Genda Phool on Star Plus, where she played as the grandmother of Ishaan (played by Jay Soni) from which she earned the Best Saas-Bahu Jodi Award at the India Ne Bana Di Jodi Awards in 2010. Her real-life daughter, Pooja Kanwal Mahtani was also part of the show and essayed the role of Disha Kashyap. After the show went off-air, Anita took a hiatus on year 2012 due to health issues, which according to the doctor is a rare disease. She suffered fluid accumulation surrounding her heart and treatment includes intake of steroids. But the actress managed to survive and came back to the limelight in year 2013. On her return, she played as Nanima in Rakesh Kumar’s Gustakh Dil.Besides television series, she also appeared in few films like the Geetanjali in 1993. She was debuted as a film actress through the 1994 Bollywood romantic comedy film, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa from where she acted as the mother of Chris (played by Deepak Tijori). The actress was also seen in films like Laawaris in 1999 and in the Bollywood romance film, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat which stars Sunil Shetty and Arjun Rampal. In 2002, Anita also acted in Mujhse Dosti Karoge and Na Tum Jaano Na Hum. Later, she was seen in the Hindi film, Gangaajal where she played as a small-town widow. Anita was also seen in the film, ‘Kyon?’, The Hangman and Team: The Force. In 2002, Anita set up her own production house, Small Screen Productions and produced the television series, Goonj Ateet Ki.

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Anita Kanwal Hindi Actress