In the film industry, she got her first break in 2003 as the protagonist of the independent Bengali drama 'Bhalo Theko'. In 2005, Balan garnered huge praise for her Bollywood debut 'Parineeta' and maintained it further by playing a lead role in the highly successful 2006 comedy film 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai'.
The marathon of giving back to back hit movies in Bollywood picked up pace for Vidya as she played important lead roles in couple of films like Kismat Konnection in 2008, Paa in 2009, black comedy Ishqiya in 2010, No One Killed Jessica in 2011, biopic The Dirty Picture, thriller Kahani in 2012 and Ghanchakkar in 2013.
Vidya Balan has been known for her women-centric success in recent years, while year 2014 saw two of her films at the box office.
The romantic comedy Shaadi Ke Side Effects was her first release in 2014. Though it failed in gathering overwhelming response from the Indian audiences, people praised her acting in the film.
Her second film released last year was the comedy-drama 'Bobby Jasoos' in which she played the challenging charachter of a female detective with competence.
Jagran Post wishes her a very Happy and Charming Birthday full of good luck and beautiful surprises.