2012 - Kahaani: Vidya Balan is the main draw for audience in films toplining her is a huge paradigm shift in an industry where 'openings' are determined by the male star. In 'Kahaani', she plays a 7- months pregnant women, who comes from London to Kolkata in search of her missing husband
2011 - The Dirty Picture: The role that fetched her the National Award had Vidya playing Silk, a loud and in-your-face southern sex bomb.
2011 - No One Killed Jessica: Vidya essayed the role of Sabrina Lall, who relentlessly fights to get justice for her slain sister Jessica.
2010 - Ishqiya: As Krishna Verma, Vidya turned out an award-winning performance of a 30 year-old sensuous and scheming widow.
Paa -- 2009: Vidya played the mother to Amitabh Bachchan’s Auro, a 13 year-old boy affected by progeria.