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Nadhiya Moidu Godbole.
Born (1966-10-24) 24 October 1966 (age 50)[1]
Bandra, Mumbai, India
Other names Nadhiya
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–1989; 1994;
Spouse(s) Shirish Godbole
Children 2
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 Tamil and Malayalam 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.[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 Tollywood '[[Mirchi (film)|MirchiCharacter in Attarintiki Daredi.She received Nandi Award for Attarintiki Daredi.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Nadhiya was born to Malayali parents at Pali Hill, Mumbai.[5] 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 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.[6] 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.[7] Currently she resides in Mumbai with her family.[8]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1984 Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu[9] Girly Malayalam
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 Tamil
Uyire Unakkaga Uma Tamil
Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren Chithra Tamil
Nilave Malare Tamil
1987 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 Tamil
Poo Mazai Pozhiyuthu Tamil
1988 Irandil Ondru Tamil
Bazaar Rowdy Sireesha Telugu
1989 Vinta Dongalu Telugu
En Veedu En Kanavar Radha Tamil
Rajathi Raja Lakshmi Tamil
1994 Vadhu Doctoranu Ammukutty Malayalam
Chinna Madam Tamilarasi Tamil
Rajakumaran Vaidehi Tamil
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Mahalakshmi Tamil
2006 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 Sarasu Malayalam
Attarintiki Daredi Sunanda Telugu
2014 Drushyam Geetha Prabhakar Telugu
2015 Bruce Lee - The Fighter Vasundhara Telugu
2016 A...Aa Mahalakshmi Telugu
Thiraikku Varadha Kathai
Deepika IPS Malayalam
2017 Spyder Telugu




  1. ^ "Nadhiya Height & DOB". Nadhiya Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Children, Wiki & Facts. StarsFact. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nadhiya gets a dream role". 24 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Nadhiya is back again". Behind 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017. 
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  6. ^ "Kadha Ithu Vare -Nadhiya". mazhavilmanorama. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "JB Junction with Nadiya Moidu". Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
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  9. ^ "5 Reasons Why We Love to have Nadia Moidu Back!". Balcony Beats. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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