Nadhiya

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Nadhiya
Born Zareena Moidu
(1966-10-24) 24 October 1966 (age 47)
Bandra, Mumbai, India
Other names Nadhiya
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–1989, 1994, 2004–present
Spouse(s) Shirish Godbole (1989–present)
Children 2
Parents Moidu, Lalitha
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.[1] 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.[2]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Nadiya is born to Malayali parents at Pali Hill, Mumbai.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Notable Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1985 Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu[6] Malayalam Girly
1985 Koodum Thedi Malayalam Judy
1985 Vannu Kandu keezhadakki Malayalam
1985 Onningu Vannengil Malayalam Meera
1985 Kandu Kandarinju Malayalam Aswathy
1985 Poove Poochudava Tamil Sundari
1986 Panchagni Malayalam Savithri
1986 Atham Chithira Chothi Malayalam Radha
1986 Shyama Malayalam Shyama
1986 Priyamvadhakkoru Pranayageetham Malayalam
1986 Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal Malayalam
1986 Pookalai Pareekatheergal Tamil Radha
1986 Uyire Unakkaga Tamil Uma
1986 Unakkaagavae Vaazhgiraen Tamil Chithra
1986 Nilave Malare Tamil
1987 Poove Ilam Poove Tamil
1987 Pavazha Malligai Tamil
1987 Paadu Nilave Tamil Sangeetha
1987 Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Tamil Kavitha
1987 Mangai Oru Gangai Tamil Nancy
1987 Iniya Uravu Poothathu Tamil
1987 Rekha Tamil
1987 Anbulla Appa Tamil Radha
1988 Poo Mazhai Poliyudhu Tamil
1988 Irandil Ondru Tamil
1988 Bazaaru Rowdy Telugu Sireesha
1989 Rajathi Raja Tamil Lakshmi
1989 Vinta Dongalu Telugu
1989 En Veedu En Kanavar Tamil
1994 Vadhu Doctoranu Malayalam Ammukutty
1994 Chinna Madam Tamil
1994 Rajakumaran Tamil
1994 Poongkaatru Puthithaanathu Tamil
1994 O Tandri O Koduku Telugu
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Tamil Mahalakshmi
2006 Thaamirabharani Tamil Sakunthala Devi
2008 Sandai Tamil Thangalakshmi
2009 Pattalam Tamil Daisy
2011 Doubles Malayalam Gauri
2011 Sevenes Malayalam Amala
2013 Mirchi Telugu Latha
2013 Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Malayalam Rose Moothedan
2013 English Malayalam Sarasu
2013 Attarintiki Daredi Telugu Sunanda
2014 Drushyam Telugu Geetha Prabhakar
2014 Aagadu Telugu TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nadhiya gets a dream role". http://www.indiaglitz.com. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nadhiya is back again". Behind Woods.com. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/229063
  4. ^ Vanitha 1 (15–30 April): 79. 
  5. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/58391/
  6. ^ "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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