24 October 1966
Bandra, Mumbai, India
|Years active||1984–1989, 1994, 2004–present|
|Spouse(s)||Shirish Godbole (1989–present)|
|Awards||Best Actress Filmfare Award (Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu)
Best Actress Critics Award
Zareena (also known by her screen name, Nadhiya or Nadiya Moidu) is a Malayalam Tamil and Telugu film actress who made her debut in a Malayalam movie named Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu, alongside Mohanlal and Padmini. This movie was re-made in Tamil as Poove Poochudava during the 1980s with Padmini and marked her debut in Tamil. She currently acts in leading character roles. She has acted alongside most of the leading artists in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. She has also acted in a few Telugu films. She made a comeback with the blockbuster hit M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, which also won her critical acclaim for her performance as Jayam Ravi's mother.
In 2008, she signed on as the brand ambassador for Arokya Milk and Thangamayil Jewellery. She recently appeared in a Tamil movie named Pattalam, which released on 27 March 2009. Nadhiya hosts a popular television show called Jackpot, replacing actress Khushboo on Jaya TV. In 2013, she received critical acclaim for both the roles she played, one as actor Prabhas's mother in Tollywood 'Mirchi' and in Attarintiki Daredi as the lead role Pawan Kalyan's aunt.
Nadiya is born to Malayali parents at Pali Hill, Mumbai. Her father is a Muslim, Moidu and her mother is a Hindu, Lalitha . Her father is from Thalassery and mother is from Tiruvalla. She has a sister, Haseena. One of her erstwhile childhood friends is actress Ponni Swaminathan of Bicycle Bride and Night of Henna fame. She is married to Shirish Godbole, in 1989, an investment banker by profession, from Maharashtra. The couple has two daughters Sanam and Jana. After her marriage, she settled in London with her husband and two daughters. Currently she resides at Mumbai with her family.
|1985||Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu||Malayalam||Girly|
|1985||Vannu Kandu keezhadakki||Malayalam|
|1986||Atham Chithira Chothi||Malayalam||Radha|
|1986||Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal||Malayalam|
|1987||Poove Ilam Poove||Tamil|
|1987||Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi||Tamil||Kavitha|
|1987||Mangai Oru Gangai||Tamil||Nancy|
|1987||Iniya Uravu Poothathu||Tamil|
|1988||Poo Mazhai Poliyudhu||Tamil|
|1989||En Veedu En Kanavar||Tamil|
|1994||O Tandri O Koduku||Telugu|
|2004||M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi||Tamil||Mahalakshmi|
|2013||Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha||Malayalam||Rose Moothedan|
- "Nadhiya gets a dream role". http://www.indiaglitz.com. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- "Nadhiya is back again". Behind Woods.com. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- Vanitha 1 (15–30 April): 79.
- "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
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