Hollyoaks: meet Sami Maalik, Yasmine and Farrah’s secret brother

Rishi Nair will play the new arrival from next month


Hollyoaks are introducing a new member of the Maalik family, as suave Sami joins his sisters and stepmum in the village next month.


Rishi Nair will play eldest of the Maalik kids, who is half-brother to gobby teen Yasmine and therapist Farrah, and stepson to doctor Misbah. 

Arriving in the village to reunite with his relatives, Sami soon applies for a job at James Nightingale’s law firm. But, as with any new arrival in a soap, it’s soon revealed there’s more to the cute, confident and charming Sami’s job search than meets the eye – what is his ulterior motive for rocking up in Hollyoaks?   

Nair, who has starred in the stage adaptation of The Jungle Book and TV drama New Tricks, said today of his new role: “I am really excited to be joining Hollyoaks and everyone has been so welcoming and lovely since the moment I arrived. I can’t wait for everyone to see Sami on screen as he reunites with the Maalik family.”

Fans will meet the missing member of the Maaliks from the end of September.

Hollyoaks continues weeknights on E4 at 7pm, and on Channel 4 at 6.30pm.