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Ashwani 'Ash' Ferreira is the oldest son of Dan and Pushpa Ferreira and the oldest brother of Ronny, Adi and Kareena Ferreira as well as the half brother of Tariq Laroussi. He made his first appearance on 5 June 2003 and last appearance on 22 March 2005.


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Ash is the eldest son and he's felt the full force of his parents' aspirations for their new life in England. He often acts as the mediator in family crises, but also has a wild streak!

2003-2005: Time in Walford[]

The Ferreiras move to Albert Square in 2003. Kareena Ferreira and Adi Ferreira run a clothes stall on the market, Ash starts working at the local community centre, and Ronny Ferreira earns money as a disc jockey, managed by his friend, Tariq Laroussi, whom Dan Ferreira dislikes. It transpires that Tariq is in a secret relationship with Kareena, but the Ferreiras discover this after they split up, causing further animosity between Tariq and Dan.

Dan starts a relationship with Shirley Benson, telling her that his wife, Pushpa, is dead. He takes her to a wedding as his guest, but Pushpa arrives, introducing herself and exposing Dan's lie. Shirley then breaks up with him. The Ferreiras help Shirley to deal with her neighbour from hell, Gavin Sharp, which leads to Shirley and Ash becoming close and starting a secret relationship. Shirley is unhappy that Ash refuses to tell anyone about their relationship, as he knows his father will be furious if he discovers them together. Ash reveals to Shirley that he is a compulsive gambler and he lost his house and ruined his marriage in the process; Dan had bailed him out. He says he owes his father everything and he is not willing to hurt him. Dan attempts to woo Shirley again, forcing her to confess her relationship with Ash. This causes friction between the Ferreiras, and Ash breaks up with Shirley to keep the peace.

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