Popular actress Preeya Kalidas, famously known for her role in the West End musical ‘Bombay Dreams’ has been confirmed to join ‘EastEnders’ from May.

She will play the character of Amira Shah, a beautiful and exceptionally spoilt girlfriend of Syed Masood.

Viewers can expect fireworks between the spoilt princess and the matriarchal Zainab over her precious son Syed as they both try to be the number one woman in Syed’s life.

However, even though she is fun-loving and a rule-breaker, Amira is lonely and insecure and is desperately looking for the love and attention that her father was too busy to give her. Will she be able to charm the right people to be able to fit into life in the Square?

Preeya said, “I cannot wait for this next exciting adventure – to be part of a much-loved and respected TV show. My family have watched it for years!”

Executive Producer Diederick Santer, adds, “Preeya is a talented and gorgeous actress, and I can۪t wait to see what happens when Princess Amira comes on the scene.”