Nina Wadia


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Nina Wadia was born on December 18, 1968 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Nina Minoo Wadia. She is known for her work on EastEnders (1985), Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Aladdin (2019). She has been married to Raiomond Mirza since July 4, 1998. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

EastEnders Zainab / Zainab Masood / Zainab Khan / Nurse Viv
(1994-2013)
Bend It Like Beckham Wedding Guest
(2002)
Aladdin Zulla
(2019)
All About Me Rupinder
(2003-2004)

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 2022 The Sandman (TV Series) (post-production)
Fate Mother
- Episode #1.11 (2022) ... Fate Mother
- Episode #1.10 (2022) ... Fate Mother
- Episode #1.9 (2022) ... Fate Mother
- Episode #1.8 (2022) ... Fate Mother
- Episode #1.7 (2022) ... Fate Mother
 2021 The Outlaws (TV Series)
Shanthi Rekowski
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Shanthi Rekowski
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... Shanthi Rekowski
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Shanthi Rekowski
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Shanthi Rekowski
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Shanthi Rekowski
 2021 Repeat
Megan
 2021 Hitmen (TV Series)
Siobhan Burman
- Soft Launch (2021) ... Siobhan Burman
 2021/I Followers
Becky Dubar
 2021 Too Close (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Anita Rhys Evans
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Dr. Anita Rhys Evans
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Dr. Anita Rhys Evans
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Dr. Anita Rhys Evans
 2020 Maxxx (TV Series)
Death
- Music Video (2020) ... Death
- Death (2020) ... Death
 2020 Rhyme Time Town (TV Series)
Molly
 2020 Isolation Stories (TV Mini Series)
Yasmine
- Mel (2020) ... Yasmine
 2020 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Anna Masani
- Pirates of the Murder Scene (2020) ... Anna Masani
- Tour De Murder (2020) ... Anna Masani
- A Murder in Portrait (2020) ... Anna Masani
- La Murder Le Diablé (2020) ... Anna Masani
 2019 Danny and Mick (TV Series)
Joy Stickler
- Germnastics (2019) ... Joy Stickler
- Ghost Thief (2019) ... Joy Stickler
- Give us a Ring (2019) ... Joy Stickler
- Work Experience (2019) ... Joy Stickler
- A Date to Remember (2019) ... Joy Stickler
 2019 Aladdin
Zulla
 2019 The Queen's Corgi
Patmore (voice)
 2018 Trollied (TV Series)
Meg
- The Wedding (2018) ... Meg
- Episode #7.7 (2018) ... Meg
- Episode #7.6 (2018) ... Meg
 2018 Origin (TV Series)
Venisha Gupta
- I Am (2018) ... Venisha Gupta
- Lost on Both Sides (2018) ... Venisha Gupta
- The Road Not Taken (2018) ... Venisha Gupta
- God's Grandeur (2018) ... Venisha Gupta
- Bright Star (2018) ... Venisha Gupta
 2018 Champions (TV Series)
Lubna
- Pilot (2018) ... Lubna
 2013-2018 Still Open All Hours (TV Series)
Mrs. Hussein
- Episode #4.7 (2018) ... Mrs. Hussein
- Episode #4.6 (2018) ... Mrs. Hussein
- Episode #4.4 (2018) ... Mrs. Hussein
- Episode #4.3 (2018) ... Mrs. Hussein
- Christmas Special (2017) ... Mrs. Hussein
 2018/I Together
Mrs. Justice Reid
 2017 Murder on the Blackpool Express (TV Movie)
Moira
 2017 Zapped (TV Series)
Judge
- The Trial (2017) ... Judge
 2017 Coconut (TV Series)
Saira
- Angry Coconut (2017) ... Saira
- Touching a Gentleman (2017) ... Saira
- Meet Ahmed Armstrong (2017) ... Saira
 2017 Hetty Feather (TV Series)
Mrs. Penhaligon
- The Past Returns (2017) ... Mrs. Penhaligon
- New Beginnings (2017) ... Mrs. Penhaligon
 2017 Finding Fatimah
Khadija
 2016 Square Roots (TV Movie)
Bina Desai
 2016 The Last Dragonslayer (TV Movie)
Mother Xenobia
 2016 A Street Cat Named Bob
Bus Conductress
 2016 Kiva Can Do (TV Series)
Nanni
 2016 Hank Zipzer (TV Series)
Inspector
- The Crunchy Pickle (2016) ... Inspector
- Hank's Good Turn (2016) ... Inspector
 1998-2015 Goodness Gracious Me (TV Series)
Various / Various Roles
- India Special (2015) ... Various
- Reunion Special (2014) ... Various
- Episode #3.6 (2000) ... Various
- Episode #3.5 (2000) ... Various
- Episode #3.4 (2000) ... Various
 2000-2015 Holby City (TV Series)
Annabelle Cooper / Rita Dennish
- The Ides of March (2015) ... Annabelle Cooper
- Lifelines (2015) ... Annabelle Cooper
- Homecoming (2015) ... Annabelle Cooper
- Small Disappointments (2015) ... Annabelle Cooper
- All About Evie (2015) ... Annabelle Cooper
 2015 Amar Akbar & Tony
Seema
 2014 Citizen Khan (TV Series)
Aunty Noor
- Aunty Noor (2014) ... Aunty Noor
 2014 Puja Nights (Short)
Mrs. Shah
 1994-2013 EastEnders (TV Series)
Zainab / Zainab Masood / Zainab Khan / ...
- Episode dated 8 February 2013 (2013) ... Zainab Khan
- Episode dated 7 February 2013 (2013) ... Zainab Khan
- Episode dated 5 February 2013 (2013) ... Zainab Khan
- Episode dated 4 February 2013 (2013) ... Zainab Khan
- Episode dated 1 February 2013 (2013) ... Zainab Khan
 2011 Mongrels (TV Series)
Nita
- Vince and the Helpful Horse (2011) ... Nita
 2010-2011 EastEnders: E20 (TV Series)
Zainab
- Episode #3.2 (2011) ... Zainab
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Zainab
 2010 Children in Need (TV Series)
Zainab
- Episode #1.31 (2010) ... Zainab
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dr Ramsden
- The Eleventh Hour (2010) ... Dr Ramsden
 2009 Vincent (Short)
Cheryl
 2008 Munãfiq (Short)
Aisha
 2008 I Can't Think Straight
The Housekeeper
 2007-2008 Skins (TV Series)
Bibi / Anwar's Mum
- Everyone (2008) ... Bibi
- Finale (2007) ... Anwar's Mum
 2008 West 10 LDN (TV Movie)
Job Centre Clerk
 2007 Namastey London
Bebo M. Malhotra
 2007 The Lift (TV Movie)
Sunita
 2006 The Goodbye Girls (Short)
Nadia
 2006 Thin Ice (TV Mini Series)
Karen
 1998-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Defence Counsel / Mina Kavia
- 383: A Satisfying Day's Work (2006) ... Defence Counsel
- The Whip Hand (1998) ... Mina Kavia
 2005 Ethelbert the Tiger (TV Series)
Ethelbert
- Ethelbert and the Polar Bear (2005) ... Ethelbert (voice)
 2005 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Roshni Mehta
- Towers of Silence: Part 2 (2005) ... Roshni Mehta
- Towers of Silence: Part 1 (2005) ... Roshni Mehta
 2005 Casualty @ Holby City (TV Series)
Jean
 2005 New Tricks (TV Series)
Mughda Das
- Family Business (2005) ... Mughda Das
 2003-2004 All About Me (TV Series)
Rupinder
- Best Laid Plans (2004) ... Rupinder
- Where There's Blame (2004) ... Rupinder
- A Dog Called Wonga (2004) ... Rupinder
- Little Voice (2004) ... Rupinder
- Badmarsh (2004) ... Rupinder
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
DS Coombs
- Catchy Monkey (2004) ... DS Coombs
 2003 Code 46
Hospital Receptionist
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Meena Patel
- Cornershop (2003) ... Meena Patel
 2002 White Teeth (TV Mini Series)
Neena
- The Return of Magid Iqbal (2002) ... Neena
- The Trouble with Millat (2002) ... Neena
- The Temptation of Samad Iqbal (2002) ... Neena
 2002 An Angel for May (TV Movie)
Science Teacher
 2002 Cup and Lip (Short)
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
Wedding Guest
 2002 Another Day (Short)
Meena
 2001 Chambers (TV Series)
Alex Kahn
- A Case with a View (2001) ... Alex Kahn
- The Bequest (2001) ... Alex Kahn
- A Pain in the Back (2001) ... Alex Kahn
- The Bomb Scare (2001) ... Alex Kahn
- Survival Trek (2001) ... Alex Kahn
 2000-2001 Perfect World (TV Series)
Maggie
- Mutiny (2001) ... Maggie
- Graduates (2001) ... Maggie
- Fast Track (2001) ... Maggie
- Best Man (2001) ... Maggie
- Home (2001) ... Maggie
 2001 We Know Where You Live (TV Movie)
 2000 Offending Angels
Baggy's Ex 2
 2000 Single Voices (TV Series)
Sita / Gita
- Sita Gita (2000) ... Sita / Gita
 2000 The Way It Is (TV Movie)
Various characters
 2000 The Strangerers (TV Series)
Waitress
- The Getawaying (2000) ... Waitress
 1999 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Miss Carr
- Spring (1999) ... Miss Carr
 1999 The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (TV Special short)
Vanessa Robinson / Veena Rabindranath
 1998 Kiss Me Kate (TV Series)
Applicant
- Secretaries (1998) ... Applicant
 1997 Casualty (TV Series)
Veena
- Counting the Cost (1997) ... Veena
 1997 Flight (TV Movie)
Sumita
 1997 Sixth Happiness
Dolly Kotwal
 1991 2point4 Children (TV Series)
Sharma
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Other Works:

Performed in the stage production of "Collective Rage" as Betty #4, alongside Sara Stewart, Lucy McCormick, Beatriz Romilly and Genesis Lynea, at Southwark Playhouse.

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Raiomond Mirza  (2 children)
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Trivia:

Ranked #50 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Zainab Khan (2015). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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