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Meet Yasmeen Fletcher as Nakia Bahadir: Kamala’s close friend in ‘Ms Marvel’

Meet Yasmeen Fletcher as Nakia Bahadir: Kamala’s close friend in ‘Ms Marvel’

Born in Britain in 2003, actress Yasmeen Fletcher was raised in the United States, where she spent he childhood. The 19-year-old actress is known for her role as Chandra in the Disney Channel film Upside-Down Magic, as well as her two-episode role as Kaitlin in Andi Mack.

Yasmeen Fletcher will play Nakia Bahadir in Ms. Marvel. Nakia is Kamala’s first friend. She’s a teenage girl from a Turkish family with whom Kamala bonded due to having names out of their respective ethnic groups. Given that Fletcher’s background is different from Nakia’s, some controversy surrounded her cast — Nakia is Muslim while Fletcher is a Christian. The actress addressed this concern stating that she hopes her portrayal of Nakia provides proper representation in the MCU.

NETWORK  : Disney+

DIRECTORS  : Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

CAST  :  Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha

RELEASE DATE  : June 8, 2022