|Nadhiya Moidu Godbole|
24 October 1966
Bandra, Mumbai, India
|Years active||1984–1989; 1994;
|Spouse(s)||Shirish Godbole (m.1988–present)|
|Parent(s)||N. K. Moidu
|Awards||Best 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 Malayalam and Tamil films. She has also acted in a few Telugu films. She made her debut in a Malayalam movie named Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu, alongside Mohanlal and Padmini in 1984. This movie was re-made in Tamil as Poove Poochudava in 1985 with Padmini and marked her debut in Tamil. She has acted alongside most of the leading artists in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. Her last movie was Rajathi Raja with Rajinikanth released in 1989. After her marriage in 1988, she settled in United States with her husband Shirish Godbole and 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. 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 Tollywood 'Mirchi' and in Attarintiki Daredi as the lead role Pawan Kalyan's aunt.
Nadhiya was born to Malayali parents at Pali Hill, Mumbai. 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 settled in Doha. She had her primary education from Jehangir Bur Jorji Vachha Parsi Girls High School, 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. 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 in 1988. The couple has two daughters, Sanam (b.1996) and Jana (b.2001). After her marriage, she settled in United States with her husband and daughters. Later they shifted to London, United Kingdom. Currently she stays in Mumbai with her family.
|1984||Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu||Malayalam||Girly|
|1985||Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki||Malayalam||Manju|
|1986||Atham Chithira Chothy||Malayalam||Radha|
|1986||Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal||Malayalam||Neetha|
|1986||Nilave Malare||Tamil||Dubbed to Malayalam as Priyamvadhakkoru Pranayageetham|
|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||Radha|
|2004||M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi||Tamil||Mahalakshmi|
|2013||Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha||Malayalam||Rose Moothedan|
|2015||Bruce Lee (film)||Telugu||Vasundhara|
- "Nadhiya gets a dream role". http://www.indiaglitz.com. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012. External link in
- "Nadhiya is back again". Behind Woods.com. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- "Kadha Ithu Vare - Nadiya". mazhavilmanorama. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- "JB Junction with Nadiya Moidu". kairalionline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
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