THE Circle is in full swing and fans continue to watch and see who will walk away with the grand prize.

Manrika is one of the nine contestants and while she is playing as herself, she aims to change the stereotype that surrounds girls from her community.

Manrika is a contestant on The Circle 2021


Manrika is a contestant on The Circle 2021Credit: PA

Who is Manrika on The Circle 2021?

Manrika Khaira is one of nine players who entered The Circle 2021 on launch night.

The 24-year-old is from Birmingham feels she’s “been judged my whole life for the way I live because I come from an Indian background”.

She can be found on Instagram @manrikakhaira where she boasts 50,000 followers.

Manrika is also on TikTok under the username @manrikakhaira where she has an impressive following of over 300,000 and her posts have garnered over 11.5 million likes.

Manrika is playing as herself on the show


Manrika is playing as herself on the showCredit: PA

What does Manrika do?

Manrika is both a recruitment consultant and content creator, and outlined what she aims to achieve by appearing on The Circle.

She shared: “My parents and family are very westernised but it’s the wider society, the way that I live isn’t the expectation of what an Indian girl should be.

“I’m going on to show that you can still live your life, have that social media lifestyle and also be a respectable girl.”

Manrika added: “I’m probably going to get a lot of stick for it from the wider Indian community but I just want to help other people and I want Indian parents to watch the way that I conduct myself and know what sort of lifestyle I have and think ‘maybe my daughter can go out and do that’.”

The 24-year-old is a a recruitment consultant and content creator


The 24-year-old is a a recruitment consultant and content creatorCredit: Channel 4

What does The Circle winner get?

At the end of the series, the most popular player – the person who accrues the most likes – will be in with a chance to win the £100,000 prize money.

The celebrity version of the show started on March 9, 2021, and is supporting Stand Up To Cancer.

It consists of six episodes and airs on consecutive nights at 9pm on Channel 4.

The Celebrity Circle’s finale took place on Monday, March 15, which saw rapper Lady Leshurr who played as fellow rapper Big Narstie come out on top.

Who will triumph and take home the grand prize?


Who will triumph and take home the grand prize?Credit: PA

How can I watch The Circle?

All episodes of The Circle are broadcast on Channel 4.

Episodes began on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 and continue every night at 10PM with the exception of Saturday evenings.

The series is currently scheduled to run for 21 episodes with a final date set for Friday, 9 April – but we have yet tor receive official confirmation.

You can catch up on any missed episodes on demand on All 4 Player.

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