Priya has been in Emmerdale since 2009. But who is she, who are her family members, and who has she had relationships with?
Who plays Priya in Emmerdale?
Priya is played by Fiona Wade, however Fiona wasn’t the first actress to play the role.
When Priya first arrived in Emmerdale in 2009, she was played by Effie Woods.
Effie played the character until she left in 2010. When Priya returned to the village in 2011, Fiona had taken over the role.
Priya in Emmerdale: who are her family members?
Priya was born on July 7, 1986. She is the daughter of Rishi and Georgia Sharma.
She also has two older brothers, Jai and Nikhil.
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She is the mother of Amba Metcalfe, whose father is Priya’s ex-fiancé David Metcalfe.
In 2019, Rishi Manpreet married Jutla. This is what Manpreet Priya’s stepmother does.
Manpreet has a daughter named Aiesha who is Priya’s stepsister.
How many times was Priya married and with whom did she have relationships?
When she returned to the village in 2011, Priya was having an affair with Cain Dingle. Jai warned her to stay away from him, but she wasn’t listening.
When she discovered that 17-year-old Amy Wyatt became pregnant, she ended his business with him.
Priya soon had a crush on David Metcalfe. He was married to Alicia Gallagher at the time, but she was in jail at the time.
Priya and David soon began an affair, and when it was found that his and Alicia’s marriage was a sham, he became engaged to Priya.
David and Priya’s wedding day turned out to be a total disaster when he left for Alicia. After that, Priya found out that she was pregnant with David’s baby.
In 2014, she asked her parents to arrange a marriage for her, and she met Rakesh Kotecha.
They married in 2016, but his financial worries caused their marriage to collapse.
Not only did he burn Mill Cottage as part of an insurance fraud and seriously injure a handful of villagers, he also embezzled money from Priya’s family.
When Priya found out, she kicked him out and they eventually divorced.
She later began an affair with Pete Barton, who was engaged to her best friend Leyla. Finally the truth of their affair came out.
Last year Priya and Al started a relationship. The couple got engaged, but she discovered that he had cheated on her with Debbie Dingle and ended the affair.
Lately she seems to be getting closer to Al’s son Ellis. But will she go there with her ex-fiancé’s son?
What major storylines was Priya involved in?
When Priya became pregnant with David’s baby, she developed an eating disorder.
Leyla soon discovered that her friend was not eating and revealed the truth to the midwife during Priya’s ultrasound. But it got worse for Priya …
After Priya collapsed in the cafe, she was taken to the hospital, where she was told that both she and her baby were suffering from anorexia.
It was a long time before Priya accepted help, but she eventually entered a special clinic for eating disorders. A few weeks later she gave birth to her daughter Amba.
In 2019, Priya was ashamed to see David’s school teacher Maya kissing his son, 16-year-old Jacob.
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After seeing this, she told her friend Leyla and Tracy, who were Jacob’s birth mother and former stepmother.
The three women confronted her, and she was eventually imprisoned. However, Maya was pregnant when she went to prison and when she was released she left the baby in David’s care.
A DNA test proved the baby David named Theo was his son, which made him Amba’s brother.
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