Profile and biography of Tamil actress Nadhiya – Age, Mother tongue, Husband name, children details

Tamil Actress Nadhiya Profile Picture / Cover Photo

On this page, we shall take a look at the profile and biography of Poove poochadava fame and the Markandeyini of Tamil Cinema the ever-young and ever-green Sophisticated Nadhiya like her age, family, the films acted her, and the awards won by her.

Name                                        Nadhiya

Other names                              Zareena Moidu/ Nadhiya Modu Godbole

Occupation                                Acting/ Modelling

Ethnicity                                    Asian

Nationality                                 Indian

Religion                                    Hindu

Mother Tongue                          Malayalam

Date of Birth                             24,10.1966

Place of Birth                             Mumbai

Age                                            56 years

Father’s name                             N.K. Moidu

Mother’s name                           Lalitha

Sister                                         Haseena

Qualification                             B.A Communication Arts (Radio/ Television )

School                                       Jehangir Beer Jorgi Vaccha Parsi girls high school

College                                      Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy School of art

Marital Status                           Married

Husband’s name                       Shrish Godbole

Son’s name                                Sanam

Daughter’s name                       Jana

Height                                      165 cm

Weight                                      56 Kg

Body Measurements                34-30-34

Shoe Size                                  8

Color of hair                           Black

Color of Eyes                         Brown

Social Media                    19 | instagram – simply.nadiya

First Film                                  Nokkketha DoorathuKannum Nattu ( Malayalam – 1984 )

First Tamil Film                        Poovey Poochoodava

First Telugu Film                       Vinta Dongalu (1989)

Total Films Acted by Nadhiya   47

Number of Films acted by Nadhiya in Tamil- 23

1985 – Poovey Poochoodavaa

1986 – Pookalai Parikaatheerkal , Mandira Punnagai , Uyirey Unakaaga, Unakkaagavey Vazhgiren , Nilave Malare

1987 – Chinna Thambi- Periya Thambi , Pavazha Malligai , Paadu Nilave, Iniya Uravu Poothathu , Rekha, Anbulla Appa , Poove Ilam Poove , Poo mazhai Pozhiyuthu

1988 – Irandil Ondru

1989 – Rajathi Raja

1990 – En Veedu En Kanavar

1994 – Chinna Madam, Rajakumaran

2004 – M.Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi

2007 – Thamira Barani

2008 – Sandai

2009 – Pattalam ,

2016 – Thiraikku Varaatha Kathai

2022 – Puththam Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyadha, The Warrior

Number of Malayalam films acted by Nadhiya – 19

Number of Telugu Films acted by Nadhiya – 16

Awards and Recognitions for Nadhiya

Doorathu Kannum Nattu – Film Fare awards for best actress Malayalam / Best actress award Critics award

Nandi award for best Telugu actress for the film Attareinki Daudi

She had been for two Film fare for best supporting actress Telugu

T.V. Shows of Nadhiya
Jackpot in Jaya T.V replacing Actress Khushboo


Interesting News of Tamil Actress Nadhiya

Born to Malayali parents she spent her childhood in Sian. Her father, a Muslim hailed from Thalassery while her mother a Hindu hailed from Thiruvalla. From there Nadhiya’s parents migrated to Mumbai while she was very young. So she could speak Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil,  and Marathi fluently.

Tamil actress Nadhiya had her schooling in Jehangir Beer Jorgi Vaccha Parsi girls high school and her Pre University in Shri Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy School of arts. She then discontinued her studies to have a go at Tinsel World.

Her entry in the film world in both the languages Malayalam and Tamil was with a big bang, Her first film was in her mother tongue Malayalam in 1984. Malayalam’s top hero Mohanlal and yester year Tamil heroine and Nattiya Peroli Padmini were her co-stars in her first movie Doorathu Kannum Nattu which proved to be a money spinner. Tamil actress Nadhiya received many recognitions for the film and the most special being Film Fare’s best actress Malayalam in her debut movie itself. She also won the Critics award for best Actress for this film.

The Tamil version of the film Poove Poochoodava ( which also had Padmini playing her grandmother ) went on to become a smashing hit. With brilliant performances, she soon ascended to the top position among heroines in the three South Indian languages Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.

Tamil actress Nadhiya married Shrish Godbole a Marathi, investment Banker in 1988 and later settled in the U.S. She did her graduation in media management, B.A Communication ( in Arts and Radio Technology ) in the U.S . She has two, children Sanam her son who was born in 1996, and Jana her daughter who was born in 2001.Whenever she came to India and when she had the time she continued her acting.

In 2004 her movie M.Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi ( debut Tamil film for Asin ) where played a strong-willed woman as the wife of an ambitious Prakash Raj and a doting mother of Jayam Ravi. Her performance in the picture got her so much appreciation and admiration from all quarters. So then arrived a majestic attractive mother for the Tamil Film Industry.

Her first movie in Telugu was Vinta Dongalu in the year 1989. Nadhiya was eulogized for her outstanding performance as the mother of Prabhas in the film Mirchi and for her classic performance in the film Attarinitki Daredi which eventually clinched her the most prestigious Nandi award for best Telugu actress. She excelled as an IPS officer in the role of Deepika IPS in the bilingual lThiraikku Varatha Kathai in Tamil and Girls in Telugu in 2016. She came up with yet another versatile performance in the Tamil Film Sandai and an outstanding performance in Tamil pictures like Chinna Madam.

Tamil actress Nadhiya then shifted to London with her family. Now she has finally come to home sweet home Mumbai. Her sister is settled in Dubai.

Actress Nadhiya 2022
Never in her glorious career had she done cheap roles and had never focussed on glamour any time. Tamil actress Nadhiya was known for her class, caliber, and commitment. Her majestic and sophisticated looks made her a cult figure among the Tamil audience. At one point in time, her popularity reached such a height that many products were named after her like Nadhiya Kondai, Nadhiya Sari, Nadhiya slippers, Nadhiya Bangles, and Nadhiya cycle. She became the brand Ambassador for Arokiya Milk and Thanga Mayil Jewellery.

Never had Tamil actress Nadhiya gotten into any controversy and she is one actress who has a very clean image. Nadhiya is one of the few actors who has managed her profession and marriage successfully and happily for over three decades.

Like Actor Sivakumar who has been hailed as the Markandeyar among the Tamil heroes she too could be called the Markandeyini for her ever-green youthful energetic personality. and May this versatile actress flourish, succeed and surpass excellence?

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