She was born on 1 January 1978 in Kerala, India. Vidya is an Indian actress. She has received several awards ( 5 Filmfare Awards, 5 Screen Awards, a National Film Award, and the Padma Shri by the Government of India ). Her mother, Saraswathy Balan is a homemaker and her father, P.R. Balan is the Executive Vice-President of Digicable. Vidya is married to Siddharth Roy Kapur.