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Ahsen Rafiq "Ace" Bhatti (born on 1st July 1970 in Nottingham) is a British TV and film actor. After playing a small part in his school production of Kes, he got involved in Acorn, Central Workshop and enrolled on a drama course at Clarendon College - the three main acting outlets in Nottinghamshire at the time - before training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

His first television role came in 1984 in the children's series Dramarama at the age of 14. In Coronation Street he played the role of Jayesh Parekh, brother of Sunita Alahan intermittently between September 2004 and February 2006 - (the role having been previously played by Pal Aron in 2001).

The actor changed his name to "Ace" - a childhood nickname - because of the mispronunciations and puns on his first name, Ahsen.

Other credits include minor roles in Family Pride, Cardiac Arrest, Band of Gold, Holding On, Grafters, Peak Practice, Silent Witness, Bend It Like Beckham, Emmerdale, Holby City, Blue Murder, Cold Blood 2, New Street Law, The Bill, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Casualty, New Tricks, The Sarah Jane Adventures and most recently, was cast in the more regular role of Yusef Khan in EastEnders.