Born: Bandra, Mumbai, India
Zareena Moidu was born on the 24th of 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. 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.
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