Zahara Warrior Nadiah M. Din

April 19, 2017 5 min read

Actor, Performer, Fox Sports host, Nadiah M. Din is nothing short of perfection. She is not only absolutely stunning and talented but has a heart of gold. She has quickly become one of Singapore’s favourite actresses and has recently gotten involved with a fantastic organization KIDS 0-3.

1. From soap operas to television shows to musicals you have certainly stood out as one of the top Singaporean actresses. What has been your favorite or funniest role to play over the years?

After I graduated from Nanyang academy of fine arts I was chosen to be in a production called The Kitchen Musical. My character was very bimbotic, funny, and very bubbly, her name was Brittney and she worked in a kitchen as a receptionist- she sings, she dances, and she acts in the show. It’s a very funny role because in her lines she has the opportunity to say the most stupid, random things that no one else gets to say in the show!

But I would say my favorite one was acting in a show called “In Cold Blood” during season 1 because I had to act as a maid – yes not so pretty. It was a role of a woman who was brutally abused. I really loved playing the role because it managed to showcase my skills in terms of acting, I got to play a lot with that role with the development of the character’s feelings.

Another favorite role was when I went over to Italy, I did a film called Le Badanti. She is a girl who travels to Italy because she needed to look for a job to support her son. This role was really nice because the character is a very strong, determined and loving woman. This role was a favorite because yes I got to travel to Italy, and it also premiered in Cannes on May 19th.

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Nadiah as Carmen Din in Le Badanti
2. What do you consider to be your breakthrough into the acting world?

I think my breakthrough was in The Kitchen Musical, it was shown in over 16 countries, and I was able to dance, to sing, to act, and that was a huge platform to showcase my capabilities as a performer. It reached out to quite a large audience, it was in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. That was my breakthrough in terms of exposure and the whole experience. It also played on AXN an international channel.

“In Cold Blood” also got fantastic reviews, there was a lot of feedback about “this Nadiah did really really really well” and the episode I acted in received #1 rating. And after this show I had a lot more offers in terms of English productions, and I think that was a blessing in disguise.

3. We love the organization that you have recently supported and partnered with: “KIDS 0-3”. What inspired you to take on a major role in helping this initiative? What do you hope to do and accomplish with this organization?

I love to help people, I really do, I strongly believe that in life it is important to give back to the society. If you are not a millionaire, not a billionaire, and you can’t donate a hundred thousands to an organization, you can always help in other ways. What I can do is help them in terms of reaching out to the masses to help raise awareness through my social media.

What inspired me is that I always believe that whatever we get we need to give back to society. I always take note and remember that whatever we have could be temporary. I could wake up one day and happen to lose everything, so I feel that before I lose everything, that I have at least done my part to serve my community, to serve the people that I love, to serve the people that are dying to have a better life.

One of my wishes is to go to Pakistan, Vietnam, or Cambodia for community work. I have had this vision for a long time, and this was my reasoning to help this organization because they are really focusing on helping kids from 0 to 3 years old. It gives these a chance to live life like all other kids, to be happy, to do what they want to do when they grow up. As a human being the most important period of your life is as a baby, the way you are taught, guided and supported. I hope that a lot of people will be able to recognize this organization and campaign and be able to help.

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Supporting The KIDS 0-3 Campaign
4. Who do you look up to as a role model? Have you had any mentors that have helped guide you in life or in pursuing acting?

Oh yes – definitely. My two main role models are definitely my parents. My dad passed away in 2007, he was a painter but he was also involved in a lot of performing arts, acting, writes music, sings, composes music. Since I was very young, I always told my dad “hey I want to be an actor, I want to be an actor so can you please send me down for casting, down for auditions” and my parents would always take me if there was an audition. They always supported me mentally, morally, and of course financially when I was young. My siblings, my entire family have also given me great support.

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Nadiah and her mentor/beautiful mother
5. As a Zahara Warrior what advice can you give to others young or old about pursuing their passions or dreams?

1. Do something that your heart tells you to do – really. Only when you love the things that you do and you do them out of passion and out of your own enjoyment with a good sincere genuine intention; then, only then, will everything fall in place nicely.

2. I think that it is very important for everyone to dream big. Do not underestimate yourself or think that you are incapable. You will never know what will come up next.

3. To pursue your passion and your dreams, you need to know there needs to be a lot of patience, determination and never be afraid to fail. When you fall, you get back up, STRONGER. You are your own master to your destiny, no one else can fix it except yourself. If you want to fail, you will fail. If you choose to succeed, you will find every way possible to climb up the stairs and reach the top!

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Looking effortlessly beautiful as always

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