Inside Strictly star Nina Wadia’s life off-camera with famous husband and secret connection to famous politician

STRICTLY star Nina Wadia has a famous husband and a secret connection to a famous politician.

The 52-year-old actress and comedian has enjoyed an extremely successful career so is used to being surrounded by famous faces.


And it's exactly the same at home.

Nina found love with composer and producer Raiomond Mirza, who has worked on films such as Four, Manorama and Vincent.

The couple, who met in Canada, tied the knot in 1998 after just four months together.

They share two children together – Tia Nina, 18, and Aidan, 14.

Many fans won't know that Nina, who was born in Mumbai, India, is a notable member of the Wadia family.

They are connected to the Jinnah family, one of Pakistan's most important political families, after one of Nina's family married famous politician Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter Dina.

Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan, becoming the nation's first Governor-General when it achieved independence in 1947.

Nina, who is an ambassador for type 1 diabetes charity JDRF, is most well known for taking on the role of Zainab Masood in EastEnders from 2007 to 2013.

She's also starred in Holby City, Death in Paradise, Doctor Who and Skins.

The telly favourite has appeared in a number of other shows including Loose Women, The Apprentice: You're Fired! and The Wright Stuff.

One of Nina's most recent roles was Yasmine in ITV's Isolation Stories, which were four short dramas about how the first Covid wave impacted our lives.

The star boasts 10.6k followers on Instagram and loves to share episodes of her series Lockdown Mutha on her profile.

Now Nina is one of 15 celebrities to take part in the nineteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Last night fans were left enraged after her first dance was revealed, and are convinced she's been set up to fail.

When her pro partner Neil Jones said they were doing the samba the audience booed.

Nina asked: "That's hard isn't it?"

Presenter Claudia Winkleman reassured her by saying: "You're going to be fantastic."

But viewers were left furious, with one writing on Twitter: ""I can’t believe Nina is doing the SAMBA week 1…. That’s just cruel."

A second wrote: "Poor Nina getting a Samba first week!"



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