Vidya Balan is the first actress ever to have won four consecutive Filmfare Best Actress awards (three for Best Actress, and one for Best Actress – Critics for Paa, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, and Kahaani.)
Not just the Filmfare, the actress has also won several other awards including Zee Cine Awards “Best Actor Jury’s Choice”, Screen Awards – Best Actress and the Lion Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics’ Choice), making her the only one on international and home turf to have collected more than 40 awards in a short span of 4 years.
The moment ‘Kahaani’ hit theaters, it was sure that Vidya would definitely grab a min of 2 awards for the film, having seeing the critics all praise for the actress.
Said an acclaimed critic and trade analyst, “Post The Dirty Picture, the admiration for the National Award winning actress Vidya has scaled woozy altitudes and let me affirm, the supremely talented actress delivers a performance that’s at par with her former accomplishments.”
Shabana Azmi lauded Balan for her performance and said, “I had to watch Kahaani because of Vidya. I was bowled over by her performance. As an actor, I could see she was making all the right moves throughout the film. There was not a single artificial note in her performance.”
Vidya has also won a National award for ‘The Dirty Picture’.