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|Known for||Jay Harper on "Angels (TV series), Yasmeen Nazir on Coronation Street|
King was born in Calcutta, India in 1955 to Kelly King, a much respected photographer in India and the UK. King attended La Martinere for Girls and learnt English and French but not the languages of her birth. On 18 April 2018 during an interview on ITV's This Morning King opened up about being a gay woman and discussed her own struggles and difficulties which she had with her own sexuality.
Yasmeen Nazir, played by Shelley King, made her first on-screen appearance on 4 July 2014. The character and King's casting was announced on 15 May 2014. Yasmeen is established character Kal Nazir's (Jimi Mistry) mother and the wife of Sharif Nazir (Marc Anwar). The Nazirs were the show's first Muslim family. Formerly a librarian, Yasmeen runs Jamila House; a Community centre, on Victoria Street.
|1978–1980||Angels (TV series)||Jay Harper||38 episodes|
|1985-1987||Tandoori Nights||Bubbly Sharma||12 episodes|
|2003, 2007||Silent Witness||Suchvinder Juttla; Professor Jyoti Ibrahim||3 episodes|
|2008||Holby City||Fadwar Kermani||1 episode|
|2013||EastEnders||Mrs. Kayani||1 episode|
|2014–||Coronation Street||Yasmeen Nazir||Regular role, 302 episodes|
- Warner, Sam (18 April 2018). "Coronation Street star Shelley King opens up over her sexuality in live TV interview". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (15 May 2014). "Coronation Street casts Kal's mother and teenage son". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 May 2014.