With her films compelling audience to sit and think about real cinema, Vidya Balan's contribution to Bollywood has now been honoured with nation's prestigious award Padma Shri.
Today, Vidya received Padma Shri in Delhi along with other big names from various fields.
Vidya Balan has given some very compelling performances in movies like, The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, No One Killed Jessica, Paa and Parineeta.
She received National award for her breathtaking performance as South Indian actress Silk Smitha in Ekta Kapoor's The Dirty Picture.
Vidya chose a yellow silk sari to attend her award by the hands of President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.