Makarem's alter ego yesterday (June 25) discovered his girlfriend Gennie is pregnant with his baby.
Speaking to the Emmerdale website, the star forecast: "He's going to be the most protective dad ever.
"This could be life-changing for Nikhil, how he handles situations. It's going to require him to change. I think he'll be a good dad."
The 30-year-old actor also joked: "This is his baby, he's going to love it and cherish it and of course the moment it might start to have a little number two I think he'll be like, 'Gennie, take it from me, the germs, the germs!'"
Businessman Nikhil proposes to Gennie in tonight's (June 26) edition of the village soap, but his efforts are made in vain when she refuses on the grounds that he is only asking her because she is pregnant.