Ayesha Dharker to leave Coronation Street

Actress Ayesha Dharker has finished filming with ITV soap Coronation Street after six months in her role of Tara Mandal – girlfriend of schemer Dev Alahan.

After just six months with Coronation Street actress Ayesha Dharker will make her final appearance in the ITV soap next month as her character of Tara Mandal, girlfriend of scheming Dev Alahan [Jimmi Harkishin]. At the moment Tara is plotting to humiliate her boyfriend after finding out he had a one night stand and despite giving him the opportunity to confess it Dev did not – infuriating her. With the knowledge it wasn’t the first time Dev had cheated on her Tara set out to have her revenge on the Weatherfield shop-keeper and next month it looks like Tara’s plans will pay off. However, once her revenge is complete Tara will leave Weatherfield.

Actress Ayesha Dharker has only been in the Manchester based soap for six months but has previously had roles in Doctor Who, Waking the Dead, Cutting It and Doctors and has appeared in films such as Stars Wars II: Attack of the Clones, Anita and Me and The Mistresses of Spice.


Unlucky in love Dev Alahan should be used to his girlfriends plotting revenge on him after he’s crossed them. After all one ex, Maya [Sasha Behar], well and truly had her revenge on Dev by blowing up all seven of his shops and then holding him and Sunita [Shobna Gulati] hostage in the flat and attempting to blow them up. Luckily for Dev and Sunita neighbours rescued the pair in time so then Mad Maya decided to try and mow the pair down but she crashed into a wall and was placed in a coma. Before Mad Maya there was Toxic Tracey [Kate Ford] who, after being dumped by Dev, slashed all of his clothes and trashed his flat.