The Betty Trask Award-winner, Meera Syal is a British comedian, singer, actress, journalist, writer, and producer who is best known for her role in The Kumars at No. 42. Syal was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1997 New Year Honours.
Born Feroza Syal on 27th June 1961 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Englands. She was born with the birth sign of Cancer.
Similarly, Meera spent her childhood in Essington, a mining village beside father, Surendra Syal, and mother, Surrinder Uppal Syal.
Likewise, her father was Khatri and mother Jat. Similarly, she holds British nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. For her education, she went to Queen Mary’s High School located in Walsall.
Later she enrolled at the Manchester University and graduated in English and Drama with a Double First.
Moving to her personal life, Meera is married a married woman and mother of two. She has been married to her collaborator, Sanjeev Bhaskar since 2005. Sanjeev is best known for his work in the BBC Two sketch comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and the sitcom The Kumars at No. 42.
In brief, the couple got married on 21st January 2005 in the presence of their family and few friends in Lichfield registry office, Staffordshire. They share a son, Shaan born on 2nd December 2005, together.
Prior to her marriage with Sanjeev, she was married to journalist Shekhar Bhatia. The duo got married in the year 1989 although the exact marriage date is not revealed.
They shared a daughter, Chameli Bhatia together. Later, their marriage started having issues which eventually led them to get a divorce in 2002. However, the duo remained good friends even after the separation.
The 58-year-old writer, the actress is reported to have a net worth of $2 million as of now. Although, the exact net worth and salary is not revealed by her. She also earns a nice amount of money from her endorsements deals, sponsorships, advertisements, and paid partnerships.
According to the sources, the average salary of an actress in the United Kingdom is around £37,500 to £82,500 per year. Meera surely earns around £50 thousand annually from her acting career.
As a playwright, Meera wrote the screenplay for the film Bhaji in the Beach in 1993. Similarly, she worked as a scriptwriter on Bombay Dreams.
Next, her notable television work includes Goodness Gracious Me, Beautiful People, Holby City, Doctor Who, Tandoori Nights, and others.
Likewise, her notable stage appearance includes The One of Us, Serious Money, Rafta, Rafta, Behind the Beautiful Forever, and more.
Here is a list of few movies Meera starre on:
In summary, her other notable film and TV works include A Little Princess, The Real McCoy, New Best Friend, Band of Gold, Anita and Me, Kingdom, Minder, and several more.
Lastly, talking about her awards and achievements, Syal won the National Student Drama Award for her performance in One of Us.
Likewise, she was honored with the Betty Trask Award for her first book Anita and Me and the Media Personality of the Year Award in 2000.