Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil has filmed a guest role on Neighbours.
Thattil, who is a published author, speaker, actor, and host, was awarded as Marie Claire’s 2023 The Voice of Now and has campaigned for inclusivity and LGBTQIA+ rights.
She features in the 10 / Prime Video serial as Amira Devkar, the older and sometimes bossy sister of Haz Devkar (Shiv Palekar). It’s an emotional reunion for the siblings who have had challenges with their strict parents. However, despite having her brother’s best interests at heart, not everyone on Ramsay Street is thrilled with Amira’s arrival.
Maria said, “I’m so excited to be heading to Ramsay Street to bring Amira to life, and best believe she’s coming in with a bang! It’s a pretty surreal thing to get to play a queer woman of colour on one of the most iconic shows in Australia, as seeing that representation was unheard of when I was growing up. I couldn’t be prouder to join the Neighbours cast and I can’t wait to stir up a little fun.”
She will feature in 2024.