Bollywood actress Vidya Balan was presented with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee during the Civil Investiture Ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India on March 31, 2014.
Vidya Balan Honoured with Padma Shri
Vidya thankfully stuck to a look that suits her best – the sari. She wore a bright yellow sari that had quite a festive appeal. The borders were multi-coloured – primarily pink on one side and green on the other. The yellow in particular was a really marvellous colour on Vidya.
Vidya Balan in Yellow Sari 2014
The blouse matched the sari and had the same scooped neckline that she favours with tie-up detailing on the low-cut back complementing it.
Vidya Balan in Sari 2014
Her jewellery was another defining feature of her look. It was an all-gold set that had an ethnic design but was not too over-whelming or heavy.
Gajra Hairstyle Vidya Balan 2014
The Dirty Picture star fashioned her curly hair into a low bun. The best thing about it was that it was covered over completely with the gajras that she usually hangs in her hair. A simple red lippie and mascarraed lashes rounded things out.
Vidya’s said as she dedicated the win to her family that her joy knew no bounds on receiving the second highest national civilian award.
Vidya Balan 2014
A few other personalities of the 53 that were awarded Padmas at the ceremony were actor Kamal Haasan, squash player Dipika Rebecca Pallikal, Tashi Tondup, Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center Sekhar Basu, Professor of Cardiology Dr. Balram Bhargava, Professors of Political Science Lloyd Rudolph and Susanne Rudolph, Tamil poet Vairamuthu, former Indian sportsman Pullela Gopichand, former CAG of India Vijayendra Nath Kaul, scientist R. A. Mashelkar and sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.