Madina Nalwanga (born February 2, 2002) was born in the Katwe slum in Kampala, Uganda. She is a Ugandan actress famous for her lead role as Phiona in Disney’s Queen of Katwe(2016). Madina is Popular for her work in Dance with Valentino (2020).
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|Date of Birth:||February 2, 2002|
|Age (as in 2022):||20 Years|
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Madina Nalwanga Starring Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Mira Nair and written by William Wheeler. Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga, the film follows the life of Phiona Mutesi, a girl who lives in Katwe, a slum in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
In this film Madina Nalwanga plays role as Phiona Mutesi.
The casting director met Madina Nalwanga at a community dance class. The 15-year-old Ugandan dancer has been cast as Phiona.
Facts About Madina Nalwanga
Medina spent his childhood selling corn on the streets.
At 17 Years old, Forbes named Madina the youngest person on their 2018 “30 Under 30” list.
Her only connection to the arts prior to the film was that she was a dancer in Uganda.
The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a teacher candidate. This role earned him the Most Promising Actor award at the 2017 Africa Film Academy Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to an Oxford University study from its economics department, Ugandan students who watched Queen of Katwe before taking their national exams scored better than those who didn’t.
Madina Nalwanga Awards
|Africa Movie Academy Award||Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor||Winner||2017|
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated||2016|
|Black Reel Awards||Outstanding Actress||Nominated||2017|
|Critics Choice Awards||Best Young Performer||Nominated||2016|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actress||Nominated||2017|
|Women Film Critics Circle||Best Young Actress||Nominated||2016|