Nina Wadia is in the new ITV drama Too Close as Dr. See Anita Rhys Evans. Here’s a quick reminder of all of her other great roles on television – including EastEnders’ matriarch Zainab, of course.
Who is Nina Wadia?
Actress Nina who is 52 is best known for her six years on the soap opera EastEnders as big-mouthed Muslim matriarch Zainab Khan, although she describes herself more as a comedy actress.
She was born in Mumbai, India in 1968. When she was nine years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and eventually the UK.
Who does Nina Wadia play in Too Close?
She plays Dr. Anita Rhys Evans in the ITV dark psychological drama.
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Is Nina Wadia married and does she have children?
Yes, she married the composer Raiomond Mirza, whom she met in Canada in 1998. she called he “my rock, my love, my everything”. They have two children – daughter Tina Nina (17) and son Aidan (14) and live in Staines-upon-Thames.
Was Nina Wadia gracious to me?
She was part of the original cast of the comedy sketch show alongside Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar between 1998 and 2001, and returned for the special reunion show in 2015.
What else was Nina Wadia in?
Nina played with David Jason in Still Open All Hours. She also had a role in Holby City as neurosurgeon Annabelle Cooper and appeared on Skins as Bibi, the mother of Anwar Kharral, played by Dev Patel.
Nina was also part of the presentation panel of Loose Women, the midday chat show for women between 2005 and 2006.
Why did Nina Wadia leave EastEnders?
Nina joined EastEnders in 2007 but quit in 2013 after six years as Zainab. She said, “I turned into my character to whom my husband, amazingly, said, ‘I don’t like the woman, so I can have my wife back?’ But she also explained it so she could spend more time with her children when they were growing up.
Her character Zainab left the show after Masood called Time for their relationship. Zainab took her son Kamil and left the place for Pakistan.
Could Zainab return to EastEnders?
As long as she hasn’t been killed, never say never. Said Nina. “I asked to be killed because I wanted a big ending to the story. But they didn’t want to kill the character who was very much loved by the audience. I love this show and it has helped my career a lot. I will always be grateful EastEnders and if they asked me to, I would definitely go back a bit “So look at this room.
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How did Nina Wadia lose weight?
In 2017, Nina lost a whopping 26 pounds after a lifestyle overhaul. “I saw myself in this little indie movie that I called Finding Fatima: ‘I thought I looked like I ate myself, I really need to change my appearance. ‘I made my family miserable by making sure everyone was eating healthy. “Nina also increased her level of exercise, which contributed to her successful weight loss.
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