Zareena Moidu, known by her stage name Nadhiya, is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu 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. This movie was re-made in Tamil as Poove Poochudava in 1985 with Padmini and marked her debut in Tamil. 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. 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.