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Brahmdeo Shannon Ramana joins the Sharma family in Emmerdale as cousin Suni

The Sharma family are surprised by an unexpected visitor ahead of Jai’s nuptials to Laurel.

Coming up in Emmerdale in the coming weeks, the Sharma family are surprised by an unexpected visitor ahead of Jai’s nuptials to Laurel when cousin Suni played by Brahmdeo Shannon Ramana turns up in the Village.

It transpires Rishi has not seen his nephew for some time and is delighted when he turns up unannounced for his cousin Jai’s wedding. Rishi is privately hopeful Suni's arrival can help restore the equilibrium in his relationship with Jai.

Things have been awkward with Jai who is still not speaking to Rishi, as he’s understandably furious he kept the secret of his adoption from him. Rishi is still unable to admit to Jai who his real father is, and there appears to be no attempt to reconcile.

With Jai’s wedding days away, could the arrival of Suni be just the ticket to restore harmony? Suni may also prove a pleasant distraction for recently single Nicky, played by Lewis Cope.

Speaking about Sun's arrival, executive producer Jane Hudson said "Suni arrives just in time for the wedding of his cousin Jai to Laurel but it’s Nicky who soon is making the most of his arrival. We are delighted to have Brahm join the Emmerdale family. He certainly hits the ground running as we throw him right into the heart of a big Sharma story."

Brahmdeo will be on screen in the coming weeks and Emmerdale viewers will recognise him from ITV’s The Bay. Across social media platforms Brahmdeo is also popular for his online sketches.

Speaking about joining Emmerdale, Brahm said "I’m delighted to join the Emmerdale family. Having watched the show with my mum and dad growing up it feels surreal. I’m so grateful to everyone here for making me feel so welcome. Confident, magnetic and very fashion conscious Suni looks forward to injecting some flair to the Emmerdale village. He’s not afraid to be his true self and go after what (and who) he wants."

"I think what Emmerdale does brilliantly is making sure there’s accurate representation of real people and telling their authentic stories. Bringing a wonderful character like Suni to life on a continuing drama is incredibly important to me as it gives exposure to a demographic which is sadly still under-represented so I truly hope to do him justice, and thank Emmerdale and it’s fans for the privilege.”

Emmerdale continues Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV1

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