EastEnders Introduces Bharti Patel as Maya Houssain


The BBC soap opera EastEnders has cast actress Bharti Patel in the role of Maya Houssain. The news, announced on May 20, 2024, reveals that Patel, known for her work on the daytime serial Doctors, will join the show for an upcoming storyline.

Patel will portray Maya, a character who forms a friendship with Harvey Monroe (Ross Boatman). Maya’s arrival brings a new dynamic to Walford, addressing Harvey’s loneliness since the departure of his close friends. The characters bond over a shared interest in football, offering a fresh perspective to Harvey’s storylines.

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The upcoming arc will explore themes of loneliness and friendship. Maya’s introduction on May 29, 2024, adds a new element to the square, intriguing viewers on the direction of this unexpected relationship.

Bharti Patel is an accomplished actress, recognized for her role as Ruhma Carter in Doctors. She has received nominations from the National Television Awards, British Soap Awards, and Inside Soap Awards. Her credits include the film What a Girl Wants and the Hulu series Find Me in Paris.

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