Related Information for Preeya Kalidas Preeya Kalidas (born 1980) is a British singer and actress. She is best known for her roles in the films East Is East and Bend It Like Beckham and the soap opera EastEnders, playing Amira Shah. Following her departure from EastEnders, she began a career in singing, with her debut single “Shimmy” being released in July 2010.Born in Isleworth, she was raised in Twickenham, south-west London. The daughter of an independent financial adviser father, and mother who works for British Airway.. read more