Nadiah M. Din

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Nadiah M. Din
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Born17 January 1990
EducationDiploma in Acting
Alma materTanglin Secondary School, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Spouse(s)Bilal Jeanpierre (m. 2016)
ChildrenNahyan (b. 2017), Inaaya (b. 2019)

Nadiah M. Din (born 17 January 1990) is a Singaporean actress and host. She is a familiar figure in the local entertainment scene, having been cast in both local and international films like Baby Bumps (2016) and Le Badanti (2015) respectively. As of March 2020, Nadiah has over 4,000 followers on Facebook and over 160,000 followers on Instagram.

Background

Nadiah pictured in 2015 with one of her late father's work. Photo from Instagram.

Early life & family

Born on 17 January 1990 to Hamidah Jalil and artist Mohammad Din Mohammad,[1] Nadiah spent her childhood surrounded by art, theatre and music. Until his death in 2007,[2] Nadiah’s father was a painter who had also been actively involved in other artistic practices.[3] She has a positive relationship with her parents, citing them as her role models and inspiration.[4]

Education

After completing her O-levels at Tanglin Secondary School, Nadia furthered her education at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2008.[5] Three years later, she graduated with a Diploma in Acting.[6] Since then, Nadiah has been in over 40 local and overseas productions, gaining a reputation as a versatile actress.

Personal life

Bilal and Nadiah pictured in 2016 at their solemnisation ceremony. Photo credit to Phyllicia Wang/TNP PHOTO.

Marriage to Bilal Jeanpierre (2016)

Nadiah first met her husband, Guillaume (now Bilal) Jeanpierre, at a dinner party. At the time, the French national had been living in Singapore since 2009. She described that it had been “love at first sight”.[7] In October 2015, Guillaume converted to Islam and changed his name to Bilal - which means purity and water in Arabic.[8] On 14 August 2016, the couple held their solemnisation ceremony at The [email protected][9]

Children

As of March 2020, the couple has two children - a son named Nahyan (b. 2017) and a daughter named Inaaya (b. 2019).[10]

Career highlights

Acting

Nadiah pictured in Season 1, Episode 1 of Mata-Mata (2013). Photo from meWATCH.

Since graduating from NAFA, Nadiah has acted in many local and overseas productions. She had the opportunity to star alongside Italian actors Anna Jimskaya and Samantha Castillo. Nadiah has also scored roles in popular local productions like Mata-Mata and Code of Law.[11]

Year Title Character Episodes Channel/ Production Company Refs.
2019 Revenge of the Pontianak Aisha - Tiger Tiger Pictures, 13 Little Pictures [12][13]
2017 KunTom (Telefilm) - - Astro Citra [14]
2016 Baby Bumps Nora - Channel 5 [15]
PICIT Syima 8 Suria [16]
2015 7 Letters Cinema -The Actress Zhao Wei Films [17]
Le Badanti Carmen - SG Entertainment, Cannes Film Festival [18]
Mama Zoomba - - Mermaid Studios, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd [19]
2014 Wanita Intan Zainudin - Esplanade’s Pesta Raya (Malay festival of Arts) [20][21]
Danny Sarah 8 Suria [22]
Saga Jun 4 Suria, Eaglevision [23]
Sinaran: The Movie - - Nuansa Productions [24]
2013 - 2015 Mata Mata Seasons 1 - 3 Hani Rahmat 54 Channel 5 [25]
2013 Tudung (short film) Nora - Ngee Ann Polytechnic [26]
2012 Step Puteri Maya Talib 8 Suria [27][28]
Anak Metropolitan 3 - 13 Suria, Eaglevision [29]
2011 The Kitchen Musical Britney 13 The Group Entertainment [30]

Hosting (Television & Events)

In 2018, Nadiah was one of the hosts for NDP alongside personalities like Joakim Gomez and Sonia Chew.

Other than acting, Nadiah has emceed for major events and television programmes. The table below highlights some of the most prominent of these experiences.

Year Show/Event Role Refs.
2018 Singapore National Day Parade 2018 Co-host [31]
2016 Muzika Extravaganza Host [32]
Girlfriends Season 2 Anchor Host [33]
2015 Football highlights (Singtel MioTV) Host [34]
National Day Parade 2015 (SG50) Emcees [35]
The Finale 1 Season 2 Co-host [36]
2014 Girlfriends Season 1 Anchor Host [37]
2014 - 2015 Fox Sports - Sports News Anchor Host [38]
2012 Zoom Jepun Co-host [39]

Awards & accolades

Year Award Organiser Refs.
2013 Best Performance for Tudung Drama Episodes 5th Singapore Short Film Awards [40]
Best Villain Award Pesta Perdana 12 [41]
2012 Best Performance Award (Bronze Worlds Medal) 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards [42][43]
2010 Excellence in Performing Arts 2010 Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award [44]

Newsworthy incidents

Fundraiser for Orchard Towers murder victim (2019)

On 4 July 2019, Nadiah uploaded a 12-minute video on Instagram in response to the fatal slashing incident at Orchard Towers. In the video, Nadiah explained that she had been good friends with the victim, Satheesh Noel Gobidass, since secondary school. She urged her followers to help raise funds for Satheesh’s widow and his two children aged ten and four years old. Nadiah and her followers had managed to raise $3,435.84 for the victim's family.[45] Satheesh Noel Gobidass, 31, was pronounced dead in Tan Tock Seng Hospital after suffering a stab wound to his neck.[46]

References / Citations

  1. Lim, Gwyn. "Celeb mum Nadiah M Din Every day is a learning journey for me". Smartparents SG. November 4, 2018. Accessed on 30 March 2020.
  2. "Style Diversity: Nadiah M.Din". Infinite by Style Theory. Accessed on 30 March 2020.
  3. "Mohammad Din bin MOHAMMAD". Modern Art Society Singapore. Accessed on 30 March 2020.
  4. Lee, Davelle. “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER”. Myreadingroom. May 2017. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  5. Nadiah M Din. "Work and Education". Facebook. Accessed on 30 March 2020.
  6. Nadiah M.Din. “Education”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  7. Iffah Durrah Kajai. “Nadiah M Din marries French beau”. The New Paper.  August 15, 2016. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  8. Caine, Marisse. “Breaking Fast with a Frenchman and His Family”. Rice. June 23, 2017. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  9. Singapore Actress, Nadiah M. Din. & Bilal Jeanpierre at The Colonial @ Scotts, Singapore”. Asia Wedding Network. August 17, 2016. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  10. Nadiahmdin. Instagram. September 11, 2019. Accessed on 24 March 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2Qj9HwBJya/
  11. "Code Of Law S1 - EP4". meWATCH. May 30, 2014. Accessed on 30 March 2020.
  12. Full Cast & Crew”. IMDb. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  13. GVPicturesSG. “REVENGE OF THE PONTIANAK Official Trailer - in cinemas 29th August in SG”. YouTube. June 27, 2019. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  14. Telefilem Kuntom (Astro Citra)”. Myinfotaip. May 5, 2017. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  15. Baby Bumps”. meWATCH. July 5, 2016. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  16. PICIT - EP1 Video X”. meWATCH. November 9, 2016. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  17. Full Cast & Crew”. IMDb. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  18. Le badanti”. Letterboxd. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  19.  Nadiah M.Din. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  20. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. “Pesta Raya 2014 | Nadiah M Din on her role as a homewrecker in Wanita”. YouTube. July 17, 2014. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  21. Said, Nabilah. “Theatre review: Wanita, a take on the colourful lives of 1950s Malay socialites, is richly layered”. The Straits Times. August 30, 2014. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  22. Danny - EP8 Everything Has Been Written”. meWATCH. July 21, 2014. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  23. Saga - EP1”. meWATCH. December 31, 2014. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  24. Sinaran (2015)”. themoviedb. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  25. Mata Mata S1 episodes”. meWATCH. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  26. Tudung - Short Film”. Vimeo. July 11, 2018. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  27. Step Puteri. “The CAST”. Facebook. April 30, 2012. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  28. Step Puteri (Princess) - EP8”. meWATCH. June 18, 2019. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  29. Seah, May. “Actors Nadiah M Din and Erwin Shah Dawson can't get away from each other”. July 22, 2014. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  30. Maureen. “The Kitchen Musical”. Miss Tam Chiak. September 5, 2017. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  31. Mediacorp 987. “NDP 2018 - The Hosts”. Facebook. August 9, 2018. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  32. Nadiah M.Din. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  33. Girlfriends S2 - EP4”. meWATCH. March 14, 2016. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  34. Nadiah M.Din. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  35. NDP 2015 Celebrations at the float fact sheet”. SAFRA. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  36. JermTheMerm. “The Final 1 Season 2 Finals”. YouTube. October 6, 2015. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  37. Girlfriends”. meWATCH. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  38. Nadiah M.Din. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  39. Mediacorp Suria. “Zoom Jepun”. Facebook. October 24, 2012. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  40. Tudung - Short Film”. Vimeo. July 11, 2018. Accessed on 24 March 2020.
  41. Roberts, Catherine. “Pesta Perdana awards host Nurul Aini wins while presenting, and American Bobby Tonelli announces in Malay for audience”. The New Paper. March 6, 2013.  Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  42. “The Kitchen Musical” earns triple wins at the 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Films Awards® and WorldMediaFestival”. Lionheartv. April 19, 2012. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  43. Nadiah M.Din. “MORE INFO”. Facebook. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  44. Nadiah M. Din. “Accomplishments". LinkedIn.  Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  45. Nazren, fasiha. “S$3,400 raised for family of Orchard Towers victim by local influencer who said he had ‘good heart’”. July 5, 2019. Accessed on 23 March 2020.
  46. Alkhatib, Shaffiq. “Jail for two assailants in Orchard Towers brawl which left one man dead”. The Straits Times. March 4, 2020. Accessed on 23 March 2020.