Nikki Patel is an English actress. She is best known for portraying the role of Amber Kalirai the daughter of Dev Alahan, in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2005-09, then again from 2011-12, before departing the serial show on 23 March 2012.
5 July 1990
|Known for||Role of Amber Kalirai|
|Amber Kalirai in Coronation Street|
|Television||Coronation Street (2005–2009, 2011–2012)|
Patel joined the cast of Coronation Street in late-2005, playing Dev's teenage daughter Amber Kalirai, after four years she left the show to pursue other acting roles and to go to university. In summer 2011, Amber returned to Coronation Street and left the show again in March 2012. She had numerous dramatic and emotional storylines during her time in the show, including: ruining Sophie and Sian's wedding, her stepmother Sunita Alahan taking a dislike to her personality and partying as well as her turbulent relationships.
In 2006, Patel appeared in an episode of the BBC drama Waterloo Road. She played a character called Shazia Patel. One week after landing this role, she was nominated as best newcomer at the National Television Awards.
Filmography and Other CreditsEdit
|2018||Sunshine On Leith||Stage||Eilidh Clarke||West Yorkshire Playhouse|
|2017||Trojan Horse||Stage||Lindsay||The Lowry|
|2016||The Five||TV||Mona||1 Episode|
|2016||The Island Nation||Stage||Nila||Arcola Theatre|
|2016||Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet||Stage||Balthasar||Garrick Theatre|
|2016||Holby City||TV||Madhu Saharan||1 Episode|
|2015||Future Conditional||Stage||Alia (Lead)||The Old Vic|
|2006||Waterloo Road||TV||Shazia Patel||1 Episode|
|2005–2009, 2011–2012||Coronation Street||TV||Amber Kalirai||Series Regular, 244 Episodes|
- "Nikki Patel leaving 'Coronation Street'". DigitalSpy. 19 February 2012.
- "Bradford Actress Nikki Patel Lands London Stage Role Opposite Comic Rob Brydon". Telegraph & Argus. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2019.