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.[1]

Nikki Patel
Nikki Patel

5 July 1990
Years active2005-
Known forRole of Amber Kalirai
Notable work
Amber Kalirai in Coronation Street
TelevisionCoronation Street (2005–2009, 2011–2012)

Acting careerEdit

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.[2]

Filmography and Other CreditsEdit

Year Title Type Role Notes
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 Alchemy Stage Northwall Theatre
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


  1. ^ "Nikki Patel leaving 'Coronation Street'". DigitalSpy. 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Bradford Actress Nikki Patel Lands London Stage Role Opposite Comic Rob Brydon". Telegraph & Argus. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2019.

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