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

Early life

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


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 goalkeeper and captain of the Indian women's national hockey team. Her most recent movie was 1920: Evil Returns.

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]


File:Vidya Malvade with Vinay Pathak at Wrap up & first look launch party of 'Gour Hari Dastaan'(1).jpg


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Inteha Nandini Saxena
2003 Footpath
2005 Mashooka Monica
2007 Chak De India Vidya Sharma
2008 Benaam
Kidnap Mallika Raina
2009 Tum Milo Toh Sahi Anita Nagpal
2010 Aap Ke Liye Hum[6]
2010 No Problem
2010 Striker Devi
2012 1920: Evil Returns Karuna
2013 Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! Cameo
2015 Yaara Silly Silly Akshara Bengali film


Year Title Role Notes
Family No. 1 Main Role Aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India)
2008 Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant Aired on Colors TV
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Dr. Naina "Abbey Villa" (Episode One)


  1. This newcomer has never-giving-up spirit : Bollywood News. 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 2008-09-16. 

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