The name Zareena does not ring a bell. However, the name Nadhiya definitely does. She was undoubtedly the fashion icon of her time and to look like Nadhiya was every woman's dream in the 80s. There are very few women of that generation who has never done their hair the way Nadhiya does.
Nadhiya debuted in the Malayalam version of Poove Poochuda Va. She was a performer par excellence. When you view Poove Poochuda Vaa, you will never feel that it was her debut. She performed like a seasoned actress in that movie.
Nadhiya was most sought after in her hey days. She married her long time boyfriend Sirish Godbole and settled abroad in marital bliss. She has two daughters.
She made a come back. Boy! what a comeback that was. She made her comeback as Jayam Ravi's mother in M. Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi and she fitted the role to a T. Director M. Raja, the director of the movie once told in an interview that he would not have done M. Kumaran, had Nadhiya not accepted to play the lead. It is difficult to imagine anybody other than Nadhiya in that role.
She continues her second innings in movies. Her performances in Telugu films Tollywood Mirchi and Atharintiki Daredi were critically acclaimed.
Nadhiya - An enigma.