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Nadhiya Moidu Godbole
Zareena Moidu

24 October 1966
Chembur, Mumbai, India
Other namesNadhiya
Years active1984–1989; 1994;
Spouse(s)Shirish Godbole
ChildrenSanam (b.1996)
Jana (b.2001)
AwardsBest Actress Filmfare Award (Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu)
Best Actress Critics Award

Zareena Moidu (born 24 October 1966), known by her stage name Nadhiya, is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Malayalam films. She has also acted in a few 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] She has acted alongside most of the leading artists in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. After her marriage in 1988, she settled in United States with her husband Shirish Godbole and two daughters.

She made her comeback in Tamil with the 2004 blockbuster hit M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, which also won her critical acclaim for her performance as Jayam Ravi's mother.[3] In 2008, she signed on as the brand ambassador for Arokya Milk and Thangamayil Jewellery. 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 the Tollywood film Mirchi and also for playing the role of 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]

Personal life[edit]

Nadhiya was born to Malayali parents and spent her childhood in Sion before moving in to Chembur, Mumbai, later. Her parents live in Chembur.[6] Her father N. K. Moidu, is a Muslim and her mother Lalitha is a Hindu. Her father is from Thalassery and mother is from Tiruvalla. She has a younger sister, Haseena who is in Doha. 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] Later she did associated degree in Media Management and B.A. in Communication Arts - Radio & Television, when she was in United States.

She got married to Shirish Godbole, an investment banker from Maharashtra settled in Chennai in 1988. The couple has two daughters, Sanam (b.1996) and Jana (b.2001). After her marriage, she moved to the United States with her husband and daughters, and later to London, United Kingdom.[8] Currently she resides in Chennai with her family.[9]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1984 Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu[10] Girly Malayalam Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam[11]
1985 Koodum Thedi Judy Malayalam
Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Manju Malayalam
Onningu Vannengil Meera Malayalam
Kandu Kandarinju Aswathy Malayalam
Poove Poochudava Sundari 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
1987 Poo Mazai Pozhiyuthu Tamil
Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Kavitha Tamil
Pavazha Malligai Tamil
Paadu Nilave Sangeetha Tamil
Mangai Oru Gangai Nancy Tamil
Iniya Uravu Poothathu Tamil
Rekha Tamil
Anbulla Appa Radha Tamil
Poove Ilam Poove Radha Tamil
1988 Irandil Ondru Tamil
Bazaar Rowdy Sireesha Telugu
1989 Vinta Dongalu Anagha Telugu
Rajathi Raja Lakshmi Tamil
1990 En Veedu En Kanavar Radha Tamil
1994 Vadhu Doctoranu Ammukutty Malayalam
Chinna Madam Tamilarasi Tamil
Rajakumaran Vaidehi Tamil
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Mahalakshmi 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[12][13]
Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2014 Drushyam Geetha Prabhakar Telugu Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2015 Bruce Lee - The Fighter Vasundhara Telugu
2016 A...Aa Mahalakshmi Telugu
Thiraikku Varadha Kathai
Deepika IPS Malayalam
2018 Naa Peru Surya Satya Telugu
Neerali Mollykutty Malayalam
2019 Oru Rathri Oru Pakal Malayalam Filming


Year Title Role Language Channel Notes
2012 Jackpot Host Tamil Jaya TV
2019 Roja Herself Tamil Sun TV


  1. ^ Google Books Search "Collections MALAYALAM 1984 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 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
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  5. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.
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  7. ^ "Kadha Ithu Vare -Nadhiya". mazhavilmanorama. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ "JB Junction with Nadiya Moidu". Retrieved 31 March 2015.
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  10. ^ "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  11. ^ Google Books Search "Collections MALAYALAM 1984 Best Actress Nadiya Nokketha" See page 392
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  13. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.

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