Vidya Malvade is an Indian actor, air hostess, and television personality who has been cast in a number of films such as Chak De! India, Inteha, Mashooka, Kidnap, Benaam, Tum Milo Toh Sahi, Aap Ke Liye Hum, No Problem, Dus Tola, 1920: Evil Returns, Striker, Chakradhaar, Shobhana 7 Nights, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Yaara Silly Silly, LUV… Phir Kabhi, Koi Jaane Na, and U, Bomsi n Me. Moreover, Vidya has also appeared in shows like Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi, Darr Sabko Lagta Hai, Family No. 1, The Family, Inside Edge 2, Who’s Your Daddy, Flesh, Bamini and Boys, and Mismatched.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Vidya Malvade has studied Law.
Actor, Air Hostess, Television Personality
Siblings – Darshana Maitra (Younger Sister). Vidya has one more younger sister.
Arvind Singh Bagga (1997-2000) – She got married to Capt. Arvind Singh Bagga, a pilot with Alliance Air, in the year 1997. In 2000, he died when his flight, Alliance Air Flight 7412, crashed into a building in Patna.
Sanjay Dayma (2009-Present) – In 2009, she married director Sanjay Dayma who has worked with Ashutosh Gowariker on the Oscar award-nominated Lagaan.
Race / Ethnicity
She has done endors****t work for brands like Ajio.com, SKNZ, and others.
Vidya Malvade Facts
She made her acting debut by playing the character named Nandini Saxena in the 2003 Hindi-language psychological thriller film Inteha. Vidya Malvade co-starred in the film alongside Ashmit Patel and Nauheed Cyrusi and was nominated for a Filmfare Award, Screen Award, and Star Guild Award in the “Best Female Debut” category as well as for Stardust Awards for both “Superstar of Tomorrow- Female” and “Best Breakthrough Performance – Female”.
Vidya gained popularity with her role as Vidya Sharma, a goalie and the captain of the Indian women’s national hockey team, in the 2007 Hindi-language sports film Chak De! India. Her co-stars for the project included Shah Rukh Khan, Sagarika Ghatge, and others.
Alongside Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Minissha Lamba, and Ankita Makwana, she co-starred as Mallika Raina in the 2008 Hindi-language action thriller film Kidnap, a role that got her nominated for the 2009 Stardust Award for “Best Breakthrough Performance – Female”.
She appeared as a contestant on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, a Hindi-language stunt-based reality television series, in 2008.
In 2020, Vidya Malvade brought to life the character of Zeenat Karim in the Netflix Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic drama Mismatched.
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