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Nina Wadia

British Actress and Comedian

Best known for playing Zainab Masood in BBC’s EastEnders, Nina Wadia is an award-winning Indian-born British actress, currently appearing in Netflix’s The Sandman and Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws. Recognised also for her roles in BBC hit sketch show Goodness Gracious Me along with playing Mrs Hussein opposite Sir David Jason in Still Open All Hours. Nina’s career kicked off with her various roles in Goodness Gracious Me, seeing her play characters such as Mrs ‘I can make it at home for nothing’ and one half of The Competitive Mothers’. She then went on to work alongside Jasper Carrott and Natalia Kills in the sitcom All About Me.

Along with a long standing theatre career, working with Mark Rylance in Macbeth and starring opposite Tim Robbins in Code 46, Nina has appeared across the screen for multiple comedies including The Vicar of Dibley and dramatic roles such as Holby City, Doctors and White Teeth to name a few. From 2005 to 2006 Nina became a regular panellist on the widely watched ITV Loose Women and in 2008 appeared as Anwar Kharral’s mother in the extremely popular E4 teen drama Skins. Nina is a highly regarded actress who has acquired many awards throughout her career from the Best Comedy Performance at the 2009 British Soap Awards, to win the Chairman’s Award at the Asian Women awards and the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award at The Asian Award in 2013.

Nina makes for an excellent event host and after dinner speaker with her naturally funny and engaging presence. She shares stories from her life and career and particularly entertains audiences with examples of the public’s tendency to think soap characters are real. With her bubbly personality and confident approach Nina makes a memorable addition to any event.

Nina Wadia is available to hire as a fantastic event host or diversity and inclusion speaker via Champions Speakers, contact them today to enquire about booking.