Nadhiya

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Nadhiya Moidu
Born Zareena Moidu
(1969-07-18) July 18, 1969 (age 44)
Mumbai, India
Other names Nadhiya, Nadiya
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984-1994, 2004-Present
Spouse(s) Shirish Godbole (1995-Present)
Children Sanam (b. 1996), Jana (b. 2001)
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 blockbuster hit M. Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi. The film received 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 March 27, 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.

One of her erstwhile childhood friends is actress Ponni Swaminathan of Bicycle Bride and Night of Henna fame.

Personal Life[edit]

Nadiya is born to Malayali parents at 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.[3] She is married to her long time boyfriend Sirish Godbole,an investment banker by profession from Maharashtra. The couple has two daughters Sanam and Jana. After her marriage, she settled abroad with her husband and two children. Currently she resides at Mumbai with her family.[4]

Notable Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1984 Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu[5] Malayalam Gaily
1985 Koodum Thedi Malayalam Judy
1985 Vannu Kandu keezhadakki Malayalam
1985 Onningu Vannengil Malayalam Meera
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
1990 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 Aagadu Telugu TBA
2014 Drushyam Telugu TBA

References[edit]

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

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