Sophie Khan Levy & Aaliyah James join ‘EastEnders’ as new Asian characters

Azha Khan



Sophie Khan Levy and Aaliyah James have joined ‘EastEnders’ on BBC One, as a part of a huge storyline for Ravi Gulati, played by Aaron Thiara.

Sophie and Aaliyah’s arrival coincides with the exit of Ravi Gulati’s son Nugget (played by Juhaim Rasul Choudhury). In recent episodes, Nugget discovered the truth about his dad murdering his grandfather.

Nugget is expected to return with his on-screen sister Avani Nandra-Hart and mother, Priya Nandra-Hart.

Executive Producer of ‘EastEdners’, Chris Clenshaw said, “We’re excited to introduce Priya and Avani, two women guaranteed to cause big drama in Albert Square.

“Little is known about Ravi and Priya’s doomed romance, but she’s a big missing piece in his past.

“The revelation that he’s got another child will floor Ravi, and he is set to face a big challenge in his life when he is forced to cope with such a big shock to the system.

We’re delighted to welcome Sophie and Aaliyah to the EastEnders family.”

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Sophie Khan Levy said, “I’m super excited to be joining the show, and I can’t wait to see what trouble Priya gets herself into!

“I watched EastEnders when I was growing up, so to see so many familiar faces and to walk onto the set is a dream come true.”

Aaliyah James added, “To be given this opportunity as my official debut to screen is a true blessing.

“I have found home in the supportiveness of the cast and crew, and I’m very thankful to feel a part of the EastEnders family already. I can’t wait to bring Avani to life and to walk her path in Walford, and I’m excited to see what the universe has planned for my own future.”

The new characters are set to be seen on screen in October.