Malika Ahmadi was a student at the Beechwood Private Preparatory School for Young Ladies. Her parents are family friends of the Bhandaris, and she says that she thinks her mom has a "girl crush" on Alli's mom. Alli wanted to be her friend because her parents think she's a saint; however, Malika often sneaks around to see her boyfriend and smokes cigarettes. She is portrayed by Bren Eastcott.

Character History.

Season 10

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In The Way We Get By (1), she is seen complaining to her friends at school about not being able to see her boyfriend. Alli awkwardly greets them and tries to talk to them. They ignore her until Malika asks if she knows her. Alli introduces herself and Malika remembers her. Alli invites over to her house for dinner because her parents think she's a good influence and it might "win points" with them. Malika agrees to come over.
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Malika betrays Alli.

That night, Malika is very polite to Alli's parents at dinner and Alli invites her to stay overnight. However, when they are about to go to sleep, Malika asks Alli to cover for her while she sneaks out to see her boyfriend. Alli reluctantly agrees after Malika promises to be back by sunrise. When Alli tosses her purse, she sees a pack of cigarettes and asks, "You smoke? What do your parents think?" to which Malika replies, "That they have a daughter who doesn't smoke," revealing that she isn't the innocent girl Alli's parents think she is.
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Malika's secret night out with her boyfriend leaves Alli concerned over their friendship.

In The Way We Get By (2), Malika walks back into Alli's house the next morning, later than she said she would be. Alli is upset that she is late and almost got caught, but Malika tells her that it is the only way she can see her boyfriend and promises that she would cover for Alli as well. Alli is happy they are becoming friends, and they go to school. Malika breaks her promise to Alli later when they are sitting on the bench outside of the school. She lights up a cigarette when Alli's mom
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Malika asks Alli to hold her cigarette for her.

pulls into the parking lot. When Mrs. Bhandari walks over to them, she gives the cigarette to Alli and makes it seem like she was the one who was smoking. Alli's mother yells at her and doesn't believe Alli when she says it isn't her cigarette. Malika pretends to be innocent and confused when Alli tells her to take her cigarette.


  • Malika, Fitz, and Lenore are the only characters in the series to smoke cigarettes.