Award-winning actress Meera Syal recently completed a West End run, starring as
Miss Hannigan in the musical, Annie. Syal was part of the team behind the BBC hit comedy Goodness Gracious Me, exploring British Asian culture.
She was nominated for a BAFTA for ‘Best Comedy Performance’ for her role as Sanjeev Bhaskar’s grandmother, Ummi, in The Kumars at No. 42.
Among recent television credits are the BBC drama The Split, Broadchurch and The Musketeers. Her stage credits include Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet, Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Much Ado About Nothing. Her debut novel, Anita and Me, is now on the school curriculum. Meera will soon be seen in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, to be released later this year.
Syal was awarded a CBE in 2015 for her services to drama and literature.