Meera Syal

Meera Syal is an actress with a number of television, theatre and film credits. Her first novel, Anita And Me, won the Betty Trask Award and is on the national schools’ curriculum.  She has written two other critically acclaimed novels, Life Isnt All Ha Ha Hee Hee and The House Of Hidden Mothers, both of which she has adapted for television. She wrote the screenplays for the films Bhaji On The Beach, Anita And Me and My Sister Wife. She was also writer/performer in the multi-award-winning comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At Number 42. Meera is the recipient of several national awards including two British Comedy Awards, two International EMMYS, a BAFTA nomination for her role as Ummi in The Kumars At Number 42, the Whats On Stage Award for Best Solo Performance for Shirley in Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, two AFA awards for her screenplay and performance in My Sister Wife, two RIMA awards and the Women In Film And Television Award for Creative Innovation. In 2015, she was awarded the CBE for Services To Drama And Literature and in 2017 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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