Suki Panesar in EastEnders arrived as a villain, convinced us all she was actually a victim, and now she’s right up to her neck in the fallout from Christmas Day.
We’re not sure what’s going on with Suki and the rest of The Six and their efforts to cover up their crime, but we’re desperate for the romance between Suki and Eve to be a success!
So what’s Suki’s story?
Who is Suki Panesar?
Sukie was talked about by her family before she was seen on screen. And when she arrived in Walford, she was even more manipulative, sharp-tongued and downright nasty than viewers had imagined.
But since then, we’ve all fallen in love with the misunderstood, mysterious mother.
And no one more than Eve Unwin, who’s smitten with her secret lover!
But now husband Nish knows everything about Suki and Eve’s passionate romance – and is pretty shocking revenge on poor Eve – could Suki be the one to take fatal vengeance on her violent husband?
Suki the mum
Suki’s children, Kheerat, Vinny and Ash are definitely wary of their mum’s quick temper and nervous about upsetting her. And poor Jags even went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit thanks to his mum – and tragically he ended up dead, leaving Suki stricken with guilt and grief.
Now it’s Kheerat who’s behind bars, while Ash has gone to Canada – having made her peace with her mum first.
And Vinny was firmly in his dad’s pocket, until Suki poured her heart out to him and he realised the truth about his parents’ marriage.
Suki Panesar and The Six!
Suki was the trigger for the dramatic events of Christmas Day when she legged it to The Vic, desperate to get away from her violent husband, Nish.
The other women listened to her woes and persuaded her to get Nish to the pub so she could tell him to leave the house and the family to her and sling his hook.
But things didn’t go as planned. Nish went for Suki and Denise whacked him over the head with a bottle.
Oops! But that wasn’t the half of it.
While Nish was out cold, Keanu arrived, furious about the events of the day which had seen him jilted by Sharon and find out Albie wasn’t his son. He flew at Sharon and began strangling her, before Linda stabbed him in the back and killed him.
Now Keanu’s body lies under the floor of the cafe, but Nish is recovering from his injuries.
Will he remember what happened?
Who plays Suki Panesar in EastEnders?
Suki Panesar in EastEnders is played by actress Balvinder Sopal. She was an experienced theatre actress and also had roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale – where she played three different characters – before arriving in Walford.
Balvinder was nominated for a National Television Award in the Best Serial Performance category. She said: “It is a privilege to work with a team as excellent as EastEnders, who have given me the to opportunity to play a character like Suki – a villain we all love to hate and hate to love. I absolutely adore walking in her shoes.”
Balvinder was born in 1979, making her just ten years older than Jaz Deol, who played Suki’s son Kheerat.
EastEnders usually airs Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One
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