Say hello to Ayesha Rana, who will be turning up on the Masoods’ doorstep this December.
Sweet and studious, but rather shy, Ayesha has lived a sheltered life. Since the tragic death of her beloved father, she has been left alone with a distant mother and uncaring brothers.
Ayesha will be played by Shivani Ghai, who has previously appeared in Bride and Prejudice, House of Saddam (pictured), Five Days II and Clean Skin.
On her new role, Shivani says “I’ve been watching EastEnders for years and am excited to be joining such an iconic show.”