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Nina Wadia joins the NKF

Great news, we have a new patron for the NKF. Nina Wadia - her connection with the renal world is through her mother who sadly died of Kidney disease.
Nina Wadia first came to prominence in BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, In 2007, Ni...na was cast as Zainab Masood in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders. Her last appearance as Zainab in Eastenders was on 8th February 2013. She also had a minor role in Eastenders in 1994, playing a nurse named Viv who treated Michelle Fowler (Susan Tully) when she was hospitalised with a gunshot wound..
Mina has also made several guest appearances in various British comedies and dramas, such as 2point4 Children, The Vicar of Dibley, Thin Ice Chambers, Holby City, Murder in Mind and Doctors. She was a regular presenter on the ITV topical chat show, Loose Women (2005–2006). Has most recently appeared in the E4 teen drama Skins, playing the mother of Anwar Kharral, she also appeared in New Tricks once. In 2011 she appeared in Would I Lie to You?. Nina played the wedding caterer in the comedy film Bend It Like Beckham.
She also voices the title role in Ethelbert the Tiger - a children's programme. She also had a role in Doctor Who as a doctor in the episode "The Eleventh Hour",
Nina won 'Best Comedy Performance' at the 2009 British Soap Awards. Additionally she won 'Best Onscreen Partnership' at the same awards ceremony for her onscreen relationship with Nitin Ganatra. In 2004 she won the Chairman's Award at the Asian Women awards.
In April 2013 she was awarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award at The Asian Awards
Married to the composer Raiomond Mirza. She met him in Canada and married him there in July 1998. They live in Staines,  Like Wadia, Mirza is also a Parsi and they had a traditional Parsi wedding. The couple have two children, Tia and Aidan.Nina