Nadhiya

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Nadhiya
Born
Zareena Moidu

(1966-10-24) 24 October 1966 (age 54)
Other namesNadiya
OccupationActress
Years active1984–1989
1994
2004–present
Spouse(s)
Shirish Godbole
(m. 1988)
ChildrenSanam (b.1996)
Jana (b.2001)
AwardsBest Actress Filmfare Award (Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu)
Best Actress Critics Award

Zareena Moidu , 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-language 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 as Jayam Ravi's mother.[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]

Personal life[edit]

Nadiya was born to Malayali parents and spent her childhood in Sion before moving in to Chembur, Mumbai, later.[6] Her father N. K. Moidu, is a Muslim and her mother Lalitha is a Hindu. Her father is from Thalassery, Kannur and mother is from Tiruvalla. 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 associate degree in Media Management and B.A. in Communication Arts - Radio & Television, when she was in United States.

She 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. Later in 2000, she moved to London, United Kingdom and lived there until 2007.[8] She came back to India in 2008 and currently she 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 wonFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam[10] This movie was re-made in Tamil as Poove Poochudava in 1985 with Padmini and marked her debut in Tamil.[11] Nadhiya claims she was also considered for the role Revathi, in Mouna Ragam, an 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]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1984 Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu[13] Girly Malayalam Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam[14]
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 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 Vadhu Doctoranu Ammukutty Malayalam
Chinna Madam Tamilarasi Tamil
Rajakumaran Vaidehi Tamil
O Thandri O Koduku Priya Telugu
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[15][16]TSR - TV9 National Film Award for Best Supporing Actress
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2014 Drushyam IGP Geetha Prabhakar IPS Telugu Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2015 Bruce Lee: The Fighter Vasundhara Telugu
2016 A...Aa Mahalakshmi Telugu
Girls/
Thiraikku Varadha Kathai
Deepika IPS Malayalam
Tamil
2018 Naa Peru Surya Satya Telugu
Neerali Mollykutty Malayalam
2020 Miss India Kamala Telugu Netflix film
2021 Oru Rathri Oru Pakal Malayalam Filming
Bheeshmaparvam Malayalam Pre Production
Ghani Telugu Filming
Varudu Kaavalenu Telugu Filming
2022 Drushyam 2 IGP Geetha Prabhakar IPS Telugu announced

Television[edit]

Year Titles Role Language Channel Notes
2010 Jackpot Host Tamil Jaya TV
2019 Roja Herself Sun TV Cameo Appearance (Episodes 278 - 286)

References[edit]

  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 Woods.com. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  4. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/telugu/nandi-awards-2012-and-2013-rajamouli-ilayaraja-samantha-and-prabhas-emerge-winners-4549659/
  5. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.
  6. ^ http://english.mathrubhumi.com/movies-music/interview/nadiya-moidu-desires-to-work-in-a-marathi-filmnadiya-moidu-salman-khan-bollywood-mollywood-heroine-1.2295260
  7. ^ "Kadha Ithu Vare -Nadhiya". mazhavilmanorama. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ "JB Junction with Nadiya Moidu". kairalionline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.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. ^ "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  14. ^ Google Books Search "Collections MALAYALAM 1984 Best Actress Nadiya Nokketha" See page 392
  15. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/telugu/nandi-awards-2012-and-2013-rajamouli-ilayaraja-samantha-and-prabhas-emerge-winners-4549659/
  16. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.

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