Vidya Viswanathan Pillai (born 26 November 1977) is an Indian professional player of snooker. Vidya Pillai grew up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In recognition of her achievements, the Government of Karnataka has bestowed her with the prestigious Ekalavya award in 2016 for outstanding performance in Sports. She has won several International medals for India and in 2013 won the gold medal in the IBSF World Team Snooker Championship, Gold in the IBSF Australian Women’s Ranking Snooker Championship in 2016 and was the first Indian woman to reach the finals of the WLBSA World Women’s Snooker Championship in 2017 and won the Silver medal as well. She is also a 9-time winner of the National Championship Title.
|Born||26 November 1977
Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
|Nickname||Queen of the Green|
|Highest ranking||World No. 2|
|Highest||94 (Snooker), 136 in practice|
|Best ranking finish||Champion, IBSF World Team Snooker Championship at Carlow, Ireland|