Deeyanah Mahomed: Main Character. The girl with an unenviable fate and troubled illusions.
Dayyanah: Deeyanah’s twin sister.
Daanyaal: Deeyanah’s younger brother.
Aunty Salma: Deeyanah, Dayyanah and Daanyaal’s mother.
Uncle Riaaz: Deeyanah, Dayyanah and Daanyaal’s father.
Uncle Rashid: Deeyanah’s uncle.
Aunty Raeesah: Deeyanah’s aunty. (Uncle Rashid’s wife)
Ramla: Daughter of Uncle Rashid and Aunty Raeesah.
Amaani Ahmad: Lives with Deeyanah and is her best friend.
Aunty Aamina and Uncle Imtiyaaz: Amaani’s deceased parents.
Uncle Abdullah: Amaani’s uncle.
Aunty Haleemah: Amaani’s aunty. (Uncle Abdullah’s wife)
Fuaad: Amaani’s cousin. (Uncle Abduallah and Aunty Haleemah’s son)
Ali: Employee of Uncle Imtiyaaz.
Ziyaad Moolla: Better known as Zee. The prankster. Funny and lovable. The boy who bakes.
Aunty Shenaaz: Zee’s maternal grandmother.
Humairah: Zee’s elder sister.
Muaaz: Zee’s younger brother.
Sumayya Patel: Travels often. Clumsy and dramatic.
Hamza: Sumayya’s elder brother.
Tayyibah: Sumayya’s little sister.
Shakirah: Sumayya’s cousin. (Raees’ sister)
Raees: Sumayya’s cousin. (Shakirah’s brother)
Tybalt: Sumayya’s cat.
Rameez Varachia: The bad boy with the good looks.
Uncle Ismaeel: Rameez’s Father.
Aunty Aadila: Rameez’s Mother.
Nabeelah: Rameez’s ex-girlfriend.
Faizal: Rameez’s friend. Better known as Faizy.
Oupa: The security guard at the complex where Deeyanah and Amaani live.
Aunty Tembi: Amaani and Deeyanah’s domestic helper.
Lubna: Faizy’s girlfriend.