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Nina Wadia

British actress

Nina Wadia is ...

Alive

Born 18 December 1968 in Mumbai
Age 54 years, 3 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship India
Occupation actor, comedian and film actor
Twitter username nina_wadia
Educated at Island School and Notting Hill and Ealing High School

About Nina Wadia

Nina Wadia: The British Actress Who's Breaking Boundaries

Nina Wadia is a force to be reckoned with. Born in Mumbai, India, on December 18, 1968, Wadia moved to the UK with her family when she was nine years old. She grew up in a working-class family in west London and attended the University of Westminster, where she studied drama.

Wadia's career began in the early 1990s, when she appeared in a number of British TV shows, including "Goodness Gracious Me" and "The Vicar of Dibley." But it was her role as Zainab Masood in the long-running soap opera "EastEnders" that made her a household name in the UK.

Wadia played Zainab for six years, from 2007 to 2013, and her portrayal of the character earned her critical acclaim and several award nominations. But Wadia's talent extends far beyond soap operas. She has also appeared in a number of films, including "Bend It Like Beckham" and "Code 46," and has lent her voice to several animated TV shows, including "Bob the Builder" and "Postman Pat."

In recent years, Wadia has been breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry. In 2019, she became the first South Asian woman to receive an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to entertainment and charity. She has also been vocal about the lack of diversity in the industry and has called for more representation on and off-screen.

But Wadia's activism doesn't stop there. She is also a patron of several charities, including the British Asian Trust and the Children's Air Ambulance, and has been involved in fundraising for various causes, including the Grenfell Tower fire and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite her success, Wadia remains humble and grounded. In an interview with The Guardian, she said, "I'm just a girl from west London who got lucky." But it's clear that Wadia's talent, hard work, and dedication have played a significant role in her success.

References:

- "Nina Wadia: 'I'm just a girl from west London who got lucky'" The Guardian, 2020.

- "Nina Wadia becomes first South Asian woman to receive MBE" BBC News, 2019.

- "Nina Wadia: 'I'm not going

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