Media personality who is known to soap fans for her longtime role as Sunita Alahan on Coronation Street.
She had her first recurring acting role on Dinnerladies in 1998.
She has been a presenter on Loose Women and This Morning.
She was romantically linked to actor Gary Turner from 1999 to 2003; she has a daughter named Akshay.
She has been a guest panelist on The Wright Stuff with Matthew Wright .