Nisha Batra

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Nisha Batra
Brookside character
Portrayed by Sunetra Sarker
Duration 1988-90, 1991, 2000-03
First appearance 28 September 1988
Last appearance 25 January 2003
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Nurse

Nisha Batra is a fictional character in the British soap opera Brookside. She was played by Sunetra Sarker.[1]

Nisha first appeared in 1988, working alongside Sammy Rogers at a local supermarket after school - a job she had taken without the knowledge of her strict family, who believed she was using the time to study at the library. Their friendship grew when a strike at the supermarket's wholesalers meant they had no work, and so they both returned to Sammy's house to listen to music.

A significant ongoing storyline for Nisha, Sammy and Sammy's boyfriend Owen came in the summer of 1989, when, following a night out with a group of friends, they were involved in a serious car accident which killed the driver of their car (a young man whom one of their friends had just met in a nightclub). At the inquest some months later, it emerged that all the girls except Sammy had been somewhat economical with the truth in order to spare the feelings of the deceased's parents. This, coupled with Nisha's progress in her studies (while Sammy found herself struggling academically) led to the girls drifting apart, and the character was gradually seen less and less in the series.

Nisha re-appeared in the show ten years later and began working as a nurse. Her biggest storylines in her final years on the programme involved affairs with Jerome Johnson[2] much to the annoyance of Nikki Shadwick in 2002 and Gary Parr in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Kibble-White; Phil Redmond (2002-11-04). 20 Years of Brookside. p. 154. ISBN 9781842227640. 
  2. ^ Graham Kibble-White; Phil Redmond (2002-11-04). 20 Years of Brookside. p. 147. ISBN 9781842227640.