Coronation Street's Amber Kalirai, played by Nikki Patel

Amber Kalirai

Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 5:19PM

DOB: 9th January, 1991             
Marital Status: Single
Address: Flat above Corner Shop
Occupation: Schoolgirl and helps out in Corner Shop

First arrived 
9th November, 2005, when her mum Ravinder was taken into hospital and she was looked after by Sunita and her dad Dev on the Street. Amber started helping out in the corner shop but her incessant chat wound up Dev.

Character reference 
Amber is an intelligent, friendly, outgoing, chatterbox who loves sharing gossip with Norris Cole. She’s sassy and streetwise too.  It took a while for Dev and Amber to bond after Dev realised his daughter was a permanent fixture in his life when Amber’s mum went to live in Finland with her boyfriend.

Love life 
Amber’s had a long-term crush on David Platt but despite her best efforts, he sees her as nothing more than a mate.

Memorable scene 
Amber serving up some wicked conversation from behind the counter to her customers and to dad Dev.

What next for Amber? 
Will Amber ever get her own way and work as the garage mechanic or will her ambitions prove too much for dad Dev to bear?

About the actress
Nikki Patel starred in Waterloo Road before joining Coronation Street at the age of 15.


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