Nadhiya (born as Zareena) is an Indian film actress who was popular for her works in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu Cinema. She made her debut with Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu alongside the Malayalam Superstar Mohan Lal in 1984. The movie was later remade in Tamil in 1985. She has acted with the leading heroes like Rajinikanth and Mohan Lal in her career.
Her last film as heroine was Rajathi Raja with Rajnikanth in 1989. She got married in 1988 and moved to the USA along with her husband and made her comeback in 2004 with Tamil movie M. Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi. Though she wasn’t much popular in Telugu films as a heroine, she is the hot favorite for the mother, aunt roles in Telugu films. She had biggest blockbusters like Mirchi and Atharintiki Daredi in Telugu. Nadhiya has won awards for best actress by the Film fare and Best Actress Critics Award.