Nadhiya

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Nadhiya
Born
Zareena Moidu

Other namesNadiya
OccupationActress
Years active1984–1990
1994
2004–present
Spouse(s)
Shirish Godbole
(m. 1988)
Children2
AwardsFilmfare Awards South

Zareena Moidu, known by her stage name Nadhiya, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. She made her debut in the Malayalam film Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu (1984), alongside Mohanlal and Padmini for which she won Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.[1] This movie was re-made in Tamil as Poove Poochudava in 1985 with Padmini and marked her debut in Tamil.[2] After her marriage in 1988, she lived in the United States and later in the United Kingdom with her husband Shirish Godbole and two daughters before moving back to India in 2007.

She made her comeback in Tamil films with M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, and received critical acclaim for her performance.[3] In 2008, she signed on as the brand ambassador for Arokya Milk and Thangamayil Jewellery. Nadiya 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 the Tollywood film Mirchi and also for playing a stubborn aunt in Attarintiki Daredi. She received the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Attarintiki Daredi in 2013.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Nadiya was born to Malayali parents and spent her childhood in Sion before moving to Bombay, later.[6] Her father, N. K. Moidu, is Muslim and her mother, Lalitha, is Hindu. Her father is from Thalassery and mother is from Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district. She had her primary education from The J. B. Vachha High School for Parsi Girls, Mumbai, and her pre-university degree from Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art. She couldn't continue her college studies after that as she became busy with movies by then.[7] She earned her associate degree in Media Management and B.A. in Communication Arts - Radio & Television, while living in United States.

Personal life[edit]

Nadiya married Shirish Godbole in 1988. The couple has two daughters Sanam and Jana. After her marriage, she lived in the United States with her husband and daughters. In 2000, she moved to London, United Kingdom and lived there until 2007.[8] She returned to India in 2008 and now resides in Mumbai with her family.[9]

Career[edit]

Nadhiya made her debut in the Malayalam film Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu (1984), alongside Mohanlal and Padmini for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.[10] This movie was remade in Tamil as Poove Poochudava in 1985 with Padmini and marked her debut in Tamil.[11]

Nadhiya claims she was considered for the role of Revathi in Mouna Ragam, a 1986 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam, and produced by G. Venkateswaran, but declined due to prior commitments.[12]

In the mid-1990s, she made a brief comeback as an actress, before moving to the US.[13]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1984 Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu[14] Girly Malayalam Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam[15]
1985 Koodum Thedi Judy Malayalam
Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Manju Malayalam
Onningu Vannengil Meera Malayalam
Kandu Kandarinju Aswathy Malayalam
Poove Poochudava Sundari Tamil Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1986 Panchagni Savithri Malayalam
Atham Chithira Chothy Radha Malayalam
Shyama Shyama Malayalam
Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal Neetha Malayalam
Pookalai Pareekatheergal Radha Tamil
Mandhira Punnagai Geetha / Sheela Tamil
Uyire Unakkaga Uma Tamil
Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren Chithra Tamil
Nilave Malare Janaki / Sheela Tamil Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1987 Poo Mazhai Pozhiyuthu Asha Tamil
Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Kavitha Tamil
Pavazha Malligai Tamil
Paadu Nilave Sangeetha Tamil
Mangai Oru Gangai Nancy Tamil
Iniya Uravu Poothathu Sumathi Tamil
Rekha Tamil
Anbulla Appa Radha Tamil Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Poove Ilam Poove Radha Tamil
1988 Irandil Ondru Valli Tamil
Bazaar Rowdy Sireesha / Sarika Telugu
1989 Vinta Dongalu Anagha Telugu
Rajathi Raja Lakshmi Tamil
1990 En Veedu En Kanavar Radha Tamil
1994 Rajakumaran Vaidehi Tamil
O Thandri O Koduku Priya Telugu
Chinna Madam Tamilarasi Tamil
Vadhu Doctoranu Ammukutty Malayalam
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Mahalakshmi Tamil Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2007 Thaamirabharani Sakunthala Devi Tamil
2008 Sandai Thangalakshmi Tamil
2009 Pattalam Daisy Tamil
2011 Doubles Gauri Malayalam
Sevenes Amala Malayalam
2013 Mirchi Latha Telugu
Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Rose Moothedan Malayalam
English: An Autumn in London Sarasu Malayalam
Attarintiki Daredi Sunanda Telugu Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
TSR - TV9 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Nominated-SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)
2014 Drushyam IGP Geetha Prabhakar IPS Telugu Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Nominated-SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)
2015 Bruce Lee: The Fighter Vasundhara Telugu
2016 A...Aa Mahalakshmi Telugu Nominated-SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)
Girls/ Thiraikku Varadha Kathai Deepika IPS Malayalam
Tamil
Bilingual film
2018 Naa Peru Surya Satya Telugu
Neerali Mollykutty Malayalam
2020 Miss India Kamala Telugu Netflix film
2021 Varudu Kaavalenu Prabhavati Telugu
Drushyam 2 Geetha Prabhakar Telugu Amazon Prime Video release
2022 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa Yashoda Tamil Segment: Mouname Paarvayaai
Oru Rathri Oru Pakal Malayalam
Bheeshma Parvam Fathima Malayalam
Ghani Madhuri Telugu
Sarkaru Vaari Paata Bank Official Rajakumari Telugu
Ante Sundaraniki Leela's mother Telugu
The Warriorr Not yet released TBA Tamil Filming

Short films[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2021 Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole Sudha Malayalam Short Film

Television[edit]

Year Titles Role Language Channel Notes
2010 Jackpot Host Tamil Jaya TV
2015 Veruthe Alla Bharya Judge Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
2019 Comedy Stars Season 2 Judge Malayalam Asianet
Roja Herself Tamil Sun TV Cameo Appearance (Episodes 278 - 286)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Books Search "Collections MALAYALAM 1985 Best Actress Nadiya Nokketha" See page 392
  2. ^ "Nadhiya gets a dream role". indiaglitz. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Nadhiya is back again". Behind Woods.com. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Nadiya Moidu desires to work in a Marathi film | English - Movies & Music - Interview". english.mathrubhumi.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Kadha Ithu Vare -Nadhiya". mazhavilmanorama. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ "JB Junction with Nadiya Moidu". kairalionline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2015.[dead YouTube link]
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Google Books Search "Collections MALAYALAM 1984 Best Actress Nadiya Nokketha" See page 392
  11. ^ "Nadhiya gets a dream role". indiaglitz. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  12. ^ Sangita (30 January 2008). "Nadia spelt fun". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  13. ^ "08-01-02". Archived from the original on 19 April 2006.
  14. ^ "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  15. ^ Google Books Search "Collections MALAYALAM 1985 Best Actress Nadiya Nokketha" See page 392

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