Nikki Patel plays Amber Kalirai
Nikki Patel (born 5 July 1990 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) plays
Amber Kalirai on Coronation Street.
Before Coro she was on the BBC drama Waterloo Road, playing the role of Shazia.
Nikki's father worked as a shopkeeper himself for many years. This helped her prepare for her role of a shopworker on the show.
Nikki is the first person in her family to be successful in the acting industry but continues to take school work seriously, having studied drama for her GCSE, for which she received an 'A', and got a further 2 'A's in English at Whitcliffe Mount School in Cleckheaton.
First appearance on Coronation Street in the UK:
9 November 2005: Amber was taken in by Sunita Alahan while her mother was in hospital. She was unaware that Sunita's husband Dev was her real father.