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Emmerdale Leyla Actress Roxy Shahidi Nose Job and Plastic Surgery Details

By Bibek Pandey | November 29, 2022 03:32 PM

Roxy Shahidi plays Leyla Harding in the British TV show Emmerdale
Roxy Shahidi plays Leyla Harding in the British TV show Emmerdale( Source : instagram )

Roxy Shahidi, the actress who played Leyla Harding in Emmerdale, had a nose job six years ago. She underwent plastic surgery in 2016.

Shahidi is a British actress who made her first appearance as Leyla Harding in 2008 in the longest-running ITV soap opera Emmerdale. She left the set on August 2011 but then returned as a full-time cast on January 2014.

When introduced for the first time, Leyla begins a relationship with David Metcalfe, played by actor Matthew Wolfenden. The relationship goes on a bumpy track from the start as things get complicated with Leyla's cheating and secrets. But eventually, she reconciles with David as he brushes those things aside to make a fresh start. 

Recently, Leyla has been working as an event planner. In one of the latest episodes, Leyla was seen making plans for the wedding of Dawn and Billy. But in a twisted fate of events, Leyla ends up getting shot by Mena Jutla.

Has Actress Roxy Shahidi aka Leyla from Emmerdale Undergone Nose Job?

Roxy Shahidi had the nose job done while she was playing one of the famous characters, Leyla, in ITV's Emmerdale.

Emmerdale's official Twitter page was the first to post on social media. The post had two photos of the actress side by side - one from prior to surgery and one post-surgery. The caption read, "Has Leyla Harding changed much?"

Fans were quick to reply to the tweet and shared their opinion on the aftermath of the surgery. Some fans were of the opinion that the surgery did add to her beauty while some thought she was stunning regardless.

Dommo @Jackbaglan replied to the post and wrote, "Deffo nose job. She looks loads better."

Stephanie horsfall @Stephaniehorsfa replied, " I must admit she hasn't changed at all, she's very pretty and lovely."

Positive response of fans on Twitter on Roxy Shahidi's Nose Job
Positive response of fans on Twitter on Roxy Shahidi's Nose Job ( Source : twitter )

Although, not everyone was focusing on the change in the looks of the actress. There were some who considered the actress' decision to undergo plastic surgery as a needless decision.

Stephanie TULEJ @Stephtulej wrote, "Definitely. She had a lovely nose before. Looks ok now. What a shame she felt the need."

Rachel Thomas @rachelmusic2219 wrote, "Another woman who didn't need to go under the knife !"

Some of the fans believed that the actress' happiness was the most important thing. If she was satisfied with the result then there is no point in arguing about the surgery.

RUAR @RUAROfficial replied, "And, that's cool if she is happy."

Some fans didn't felt the nose job necessary for Roxy Shahidi
Some fans didn't felt the nose job necessary for Roxy Shahidi ( Source : twitter )

The Tweet from Emmerdale regarding the nose surgery of one of their village members has prompted a mixed reaction among the fans. The tweet has been liked by 214 users and retweeted fifty-nine times.

Roxy Shahidi Before and After Surgery

The surgery definitely gave Emmerdale's beloved Leyla a new look but for her fans, she had always been perfect and beautiful.

Though Shahidi felt the necessity to make her nose line slimmer, it wasn't much of a feature for anyone, who saw her on-screen as Leyla, pointed at. Maybe it could be the immaculate sense of beauty the 39-year-old has that felt the necessity to get a nose job.

Leyla's on-screen presence is also a reflection of Shahidid's need for perfection in every aspect. The actress always appears flawless and perfect on-screen. So and so that a particular scene got fans all distracted.

Roxy Shahidi underwent a plastic surgery for nose job on February 2016
Roxy Shahidi underwent a plastic surgery for nose job on February 2016 ( Source : instagram )

In an episode, Leyla was shot by Meena and was rushed to the hospital. The episode that followed with Leyla lying on the hospital bed got fans puzzled at her appearance. Leyla had full face makeup and looked 'Flawless' for a person who was just recovering from a gunshot.

The unexpected sight got fans quite distracted. They couldn't get their thoughts straight on whether to emphasize Leyla for the horror she experienced or to gaze at the beautiful actress with full face makeup.

Leyla Harding From Emmerdale is Pregnant In Real Life

Roxy Shahidi announced her pregnancy in September 2017. The Emmerdale actress and her husband, Arsher Ali, welcomed a baby girl in January 2018. 

The actress, then 34, married actor Arsher Ali in 2010. Shahidi and Ali met during a play at The National Theatre. Ali is a familiar name on TV known for playing Samir Qureshi in Ackley Bridge and PC Hari Bains in Line of Duty.

The most unusual part of her pregnancy was that her co-star Charley Webb from Emmerdale noticed it before the actress herself. Webb who played Debbie Dingle in Emmerdale caught sight of Shahidi's changed body features and relayed it to the actress.

Roxy Shahidi with her husband Arsher Ali in 2017, displaying her baby bump
Roxy Shahidi with her husband Arsher Ali in 2017, displaying her baby bump ( Source : dailymail )

It was only after Webb brought the topic of pregnancy to Shahidi's attention that the 34-year-old carried out the pregnancy test. "To be honest, I was absolutely terrified when I saw the test positive. I burst into tears." Shahidi told OK! Magazine.

Shahidi took a leave from the show, Emmerdale, after her pregnancy was confirmed. She was excited about parenthood and loves to spend her time with her child. At the same time, she also couldn't resist the urge to return to Emmerdale to reunite with the villagers. 

Leyla returned to the village in October 2018. After her return, she revealed that she is engaged to a man named Clive. And now she is determined to rebuild her relationship with Tracy and Priya Sharma.