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Meera Syal MBE (born Feeroza Syal on 27 June 1961) is a British comedienne, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created Goodness Gracious Me and became one of the UK's best-known Indian personalities portraying Sanjeev's grandmother, Ummi, in The Kumars at No. 42.

She was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List of 1997 and in 2003 was listed in The Observer as one of the fifty funniest acts in British comedy.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Meera Syal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Meera Syal MBE (born Feeroza Syal on 27 June 1961) is a British comedienne, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created Goodness Gracious Me and became one of the UK's best-known Indian personalities portraying Sanjeev's grandmother, Ummi, in The Kumars at No. 42.

She was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List of 1997 and in 2003 was listed in The Observer as one of the fifty funniest acts in British comedy.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Meera Syal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1961-06-27

Place of Birth Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Strangerers(1 episode)
The Real McCoy(30 episodes)
Dragon Rider as (voice)
2018 Nativity Rocks! This Ain't No Silent Night as Nina
2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
2018 Patrick as Head teacher Phillips
2018 To Provide All People as District Nurse
2017 Paddington 2 as Prosecutor
2016 Walliams & Friend(1 episode) as Various
2016 Doctor Strange as Dr. Patel
2016 Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: Romeo and Juliet as Nurse
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass as Nobody (voice)
2015 Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version(1 episode)
2015 Absolutely Anything as Fiona
2015 National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
2014 The Boy in the Dress as Jaspreet
2014 Original Comedy Shorts(1 episode)
2014 The Musketeers(1 episode)
2012 All in Good Time as Lopa
2010 Little Crackers(1 episode) as Herself
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger as Dia's Mother
2009 Desert Flower as Pushpa Patel
2009 Mad Sad & Bad as Rashmi
2008 When Were We Funniest?(4 episodes)
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show(1 episode)
2007 Jekyll(8 episodes) as Miranda
2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom as Satvinder’s mother
2007 Kingdom(1 episode)
2006 The Amazing Mrs Pritchard(6 episodes)
2006 The One Show(2 episodes)
2006 Scoop as Joe's Co-Passenger #3
2006 School's Out(1 episode)
2005 8 out of 10 Cats(1 episode)
2005 Monkey Trousers(12 episodes)
2005 Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee(3 episodes)
2005 Doctor Who(2 episodes) as Nasreen Chaudhry
2004 Who Do You Think You Are?(1 episode)
2004 Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind(1 episode)
2003 QI(1 episode) as Panellist
2003 Murder Investigation Team(11 episodes)
2002 Anita and Me as Auntie Shaila
2002 All About Me(22 episodes)
2002 The Jury(2 episodes)
2002 Johnny Vaughan Tonight(1 episode)
2001 The Kumars at No. 42(59 episodes)
2001 Bedtime(15 episodes)
2001 In Deep(6 episodes)
2000 Fat Friends(4 episodes)
2000 Forgive and Forget as Judith Adams
1999 It's Only TV But I Like It(1 episode)
1998 Girls' Night as Carmen
1997 Holding On(1 episode)
1997 Keeping Mum(16 episodes)
1997 Midsomer Murders(1 episode) as Clara Myerscough
1996 Crossing the Floor as Reporter
1996 Goodness Gracious Me(28 episodes)
1996 Beautiful Thing as Miss Chauhan
1994 Room 101(1 episode)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Absolutely Fabulous(1 episode)
1990 Have I Got News for You(2 episodes) as Herself
1990 Drop the Dead Donkey(1 episode)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries(1 episode)
1986 Handsworth Songs as Voice Over
1984 The Bill(2 episodes)
1983 Taggart(1 episode)
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Herself
1967 Natural World(1 episode) as Narrator

Writing

2014 Original Comedy Shorts(1 episode)Writer
2010 Little Crackers(1 episode)Writer
2002 Anita and MeWriter
1994 Bhaji on the BeachWriter

Creator

1996 Goodness Gracious MeCreator

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