She Cut Her Teeth in the World of Soaps
Saira Choudhry landed her first acting role on Hollyoaks at age 20 playing schoolgirl Anita Roy before moving to the cobbles on Coronation Street. "To work on a soap for a couple of years is the best training ground because it's the busiest schedule you're going to have and you're going to cover every emotion," she told I Love Manchester. "I was really lucky to have that opportunity rather than booking a job which was just an episode. I was thrown in the deep end and had no choice but to swim!"