|Portrayed by||Ashvin Luximon|
|First Appearance||21 September 1999|
|Last Appearance||10 October 2003|
Asif Malik is a school friend of Martin Fowler. Together they get into lots of trouble such as shoplifting and vandalism, but almost always when Martin is caught, Asif leaves him behind to explain himself to his mother Pauline Fowler. His own family are never seen on-screen but are mentioned occasionally.
He rarely has storylines which centre only on him and all his storylines are linked with Martin or with his fellow schoolmates Nicky di Marco and Janine Butcher. He goes on a few dates with Nicky but it doesn't turn into anything serious. He also has a crush on Janine which is not reciprocated. He is last seen in October 2003 when he passes his A-levels and goes to university. He has not appeared since. It is revealed in 2004 that Asif is living in Edinburgh and is getting married; he invites Martin to his stag party off-screen.