Vidya Malvade

Vidya Malvade is an Indian actress, mainly working in the Bollywood film industry.

Vidya Malvade
Vidya Malvade in August 2012
Born (1973-03-02) 2 March 1973
Other namesShaz/Min
OccupationAir hostess, actress
Years active2003–present.
Spouse(s)Arvind Singh Bagga (1997–2000; his death)
Sanjay Dayma (2009–present)

Early life

Vidya was born on 2 March 1973 in Maharashtra, India. She has 2 younger sisters, Darshana Maitra, who lives in New Jersey[1] and Rati Malvade.


Vidya started her career with Vikram Bhatt's Inteha (2003) which failed at the box office. After a string of unsuccessful movies and several advertisements, she acted in Chak De India in the year 2007 playing the role of a goalie and captain of the Indian women's national hockey team. Her most recent movie was Yaara Silly Silly.

Personal life

Vidya studied Law and worked as an Air Hostess.[2] Her first husband, Capt. Arvind Singh Bagga,[3] was a pilot with Alliance Air. He died in 2000 when his flight, Alliance Air Flight 7412,[4] crashed into a building in Patna. In 2009, she married Sanjay Dayma, who worked with Ashutosh Gowariker on the Oscar-nominated Lagaan as the film's Screenplay Writer & Associate Director.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2003IntehaNandini Saxena
U, Bomsi n MeShehnaz
2007Chak De IndiaVidya Sharma
KidnapMallika Raina
2009Tum Milo Toh SahiAnita Nagpal
2010Aap Ke Liye Hum[6]
No Problem
Dus TolaQaazi's Begum- Special appearance
1920: Evil ReturnsKaruna
Shobhna's Seven Nights
2013Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!Cameo
2014LUV... Phir Kabhi
2015Yaara Silly SillyAksharaBengali film


Year Title Role Notes
2005Mirchi Top 20Host
Family No. 1Main RoleAired on Sony Entertainment Television (India)
2008Fear Factor - Khatron Ke KhiladiContestantAired on Colors TV
2015Darr Sabko Lagta HaiDr. Naina"Abbey Villa" (Episode One)
2018The FamilyRama

Awards and nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
2004 Inteha Filmfare Award Best Female Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow- Female Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Nominated
2009 Kidnap Nominated


  1. This newcomer has never-giving-up spirit : Bollywood News Archived 11 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ApunKaChoice.Com (2004-01-09). Retrieved on 2011-06-23.
  2. I don’t socialise much – Vidya Malvade – Filmi Bhatein – It's All About Bollywood. Retrieved on 2011-06-23.
  3. Alliance Air Boeing 737 crashes near Patna. (2000-07-19). Retrieved on 2011-06-23.
  4. Alliance Air Boeing 737 crashes near Patna. (2000-07-19). Retrieved on 2011-06-23.
  5. Chak de Girl Vidya Malvade weds Sanjay Dayma. (2004-02-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-23.
  6. Subhash K Jha. "Vidya Malvade replaces Urvashi Sharma in Aap Ke Liye Hum". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
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