Faria Alam was born in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in 1966.
Faria Alam came to England when she was three. Her family moved around, but she spent most of her childhood in the North East.
When she was a teenager, Faria's mother took her to Bangladesh and arranged a marriage for her there. Alam left her betrothed and came back to England.
Her parents split up and her mother went to the States. When her father died in 1997 Faria Alam was left at the home of family friends - and had an affair with the man of the house who had been a Tory election candidate.
In 2003 Faria Alam joined the FA as PA to David Davies and soon began an affair with big-wig Mark Palios. When he finished with her, she then had an affair with England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Alam's claims against the F.A. of sexual harassment, unfair dismissal and breach of contract were rejected by an industrial tribunal.
Before going into the Big Brother house Faria Alam had been using her administration skills to set up an American office for a fashion label.
Faria was the second person to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother, following hot on the heels of Jodie Marsh.
Faria enjoys jet-skiing and scuba-diving.
Faria Alam was cast as Lakshmi in the comedy thriller Cash and Curry.