She made her debut in a Malayali movie Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu, alongside Mohanlal and Padmini in 1984. The movie was re-made in Tamil as Poove Poochudava in 1985 with Padmini and made her debut in Tamil Film.
She has acted alongside most of the leading artists in theTamil and Malayalam film industries. Her Nationality is Indian and she Belongs to South-Asian ethnicity. Nadhiya is currently is at age of 50. Nadhiya is married to Shirish Godbole. The couple has two children, named Sanam (b.1996) and Jana (b.2001). After her marriage, she lived in United stage with her husband and daughter.