Meera Syal

Meera Syal

Highest Rated: 91% Beautiful Thing (1996)

Lowest Rated: 0% Nativity Rocks! (2018)

Birthday: Jun 27, 1961

Birthplace: Wolverhamption, Stafforshire, England, UK

Wrote her first novel, Anita and Me, in 1996. Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1997. Won the Betty Trask Award for her first novel Anita and Me and the Media Personality of the Year Award at the Commission for Racial Equality's annual Race in the Media awards in 2000. Featured on the British number one record, "Spirit in the Sky," performing with Gareth Gates and her co-stars from The Kumars at No.42, in aid of Comic Relief, in 2003. Appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in 2003, having chosen an eclectic range of music and opted for a piano as her luxury item to take with her to the island. Voted one of the 50 funniest people in Britain by The Guardian in 2003. While on the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are?, discovered that both of her grandfathers were involved in the struggle for independence in India. Was a guest at Prince Charles' wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. Was appointed visiting professor of contemporary theatre at St Catherine's College, Oxford in 2011-12, and has honorary degrees from SOAS, University of London and from the University of Roehampton. Played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015, for her services to Drama and Literature. Was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017. Writes occasionally for The Guardian.

Highest Rated Movies



63% Yesterday Sheila Malik 2019
No Score Yet Dragon Rider Actor 2019
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Cook 2018
0% Nativity Rocks! Actor 2018
18% Absolutely Anything Fiona $0.7M 2017
89% Doctor Strange Dr. Patel $232.7M 2016
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass Nobody $77.1M 2016
No Score Yet Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Romeo And Juliet The Nurse 2016
64% All In Good Time Lopa 2012
50% Desert Flower Pushpa $29.9K 2011
No Score Yet Handsworth Songs Actor 2011
46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Dia's Mother $3.3M 2010
29% Mad, Sad & Bad Actor 2009
41% Scoop Joe's Co-Passenger No. 3 $10.5M 2006
No Score Yet Salaam Bombay Dreams Actor 2004
67% Anita & Me Screenwriter Meena's aunt 2002
No Score Yet Forgive and Forget Judith Adams 2000
91% Beautiful Thing Miss Chauhan 1996
89% Bhaji On the Beach Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet My Sister-Wife Actor 1992
89% Sammy and Rosie Ranii 1987


73% The Split
Goldie 2020
No Score Yet New Tricks
Baroness Samira Khan 2016
56% The Brink
Naeema 2015
94% Doctor Who
No Score Yet Mystery!
Madame Marlene 2003
96% Absolutely Fabulous
Suzy 1994
No Score Yet Jekyll
Miranda Callendar
No Score Yet Room 101
67% The Musketeers


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