Who is Nita Mistry in EastEnders and how long is actress Bindya Solanki back?

Another familiar face is set to return to EastEnders as Nita Mistry (Bindya Solanki) makes her return to Albert Square.

The character – who is the ex-wife of Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney) will appear in Walford as part of a storyline which will expose a secret Robbie has been keeping.

So just who is Nita, when did we last see her – and how long is she back for?

Here’s what you need to know…

Who is EastEnders’ Nita Mistry?

Nita originally arrived in Walford in November 2001, along with her son Anish, whom she was raising alone after being widowed.

She landed a job at the Minute Mart and became involved in the community theatre where she and Robbie met and romance blossomed.

He subsequently left with her in 2003 when she received an offer from her family in India asking her to return home as they would support her and her son.

Although that was the last time we saw Nita, Robbie returned to Albert Square in 2010 for Bianca (Patsy Palmer)’s wedding, saying that Nita was unable to join him as she was six months pregnant.

The character later gave birth to a boy, Sami, who arrived with Robbie when he once again returned, saying that he and Nita had separated.

How long is actress Bindya Solanki back for?

At the moment the character is only returning for one episode, as part of the storyline forcusing on Robbie’s return with his son.

However the circumstances surrounding her return and the events which precede and follow it have been kept under wraps – so you’ll just have to tune in to find out what happens.

Bindya’s episode will air on 13 June.

EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays on BBC One at 8pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.

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