The Dirty Picture actress Vidya Balan who recieved huge success and recognition with her debut film in Bollywood 'Parineeta', has turned 38 today.
From Parineeta to Kahaani, she has come a long way and today is known for portraying strong female protagonists.
She has unwaveringly broken all sterotypes of typical Bollywood heroine.
Many in the industry have hailed her as the industry's "bravest hero."
Following are Vidya's three powerful films that pioneered a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine.
1. Dirty Picture
3. Bobby Jasoos