Anika Modi

School Days: 1999-2004

Anika is a studious but sometimes scheming Asian girl who could stand up to troublemakers with the greatest of ease. She came from a Hindu family - Dad runs a stationery shop and Mum is a part-time pharmacist. Anika was born in Britain and though fully Westernised she upholds Hindu traditions. If there's a cause to be fought for, Anika's the girl to do it but she can sometimes get too engrossed in a crusade to check the facts first. Ask Nick if you don't believe me! Anika often felt her high academic performance was taken for granted and knows her mum would do anything to remove her from Grange Hill.

REASON FOR LEAVING: Won an exchange place to Grange Hill's "twin" school in France with Josh Irvine.

ROMANCE: The younger Josh spent Year 9 pursuing Anika and soon she was beginning to fall for him. But when she caught Josh and Martin with the bra she guessed what his true motives were. One year on she was looking forward to going to France with Josh - wonder how they got on?

Year 7 Anika took Amy under her wing and helped put Spencer in his place.

Year 8 Spencer knocked Anika out cold in a racially-motivated playground fight, but she almost reduced him to tears with cruel jibes about his parents. Then she was persuaded to help him; Anika and Spencer became good friends. Anika ended the year faced with being moved out of Grange Hill by her mother, who was not impressed by her classmates. Eventually Mrs Modi let her stay.

Year 9 Anika was instrumental in smuggling Amelia into school and challenged Maddie for bullying Spencer.

Year 10 Anika was elected school website editor. She clashed with Deverill over Leah's article and was falsely accused of publicly slating Mrs Holmes.

Year 11 Anika launched her own website, "Anika's Place". She was disgusted with Josh over the bra incident and turned him down when he asked her out. Anika tried in vain to help Amy through her exams, and pleaded with her not to leave school.

ASSOCIATES: Amy Davenport, Spencer Hargreaves, Leah Stewart, Calvin Braithwaite.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Is she still in France?

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