She's been in showbiz almost all her life. Vidya began her career on television and slowly graduated to movies.
And though she had talent oozing out of her fingertips, success did not always come easily. For every Parineeta - where she stole the show - Vidya had a Kismet Konnection - where she was derided for her weight, her look... well, just about everything.
Vidya soon stopped trying to follow the stereotypes of Bollywood and set about forging her own way. And boy, did she make it!
From Ishqiya to The Dirty Picture, the actress has proved that Hindi cinema has a new hero - one that wears heels!