Meera is a writer and performer best known for her work on the award-winning Goodness Gracious Me, the film Bhaji on the Beach and the musical Bombay Dreams.
Meera co-created the story for a new three-part drama Mrs Roy with Smita Bhide for BBC1. She has written Heal Me for Touchpaper/BBC and Generation Next for the National Theatre’s Connections 2012 season. She contributed and performed new material for a Goodness Gracious Me reunion special for BBC2’s 50th anniversary. Meera co-created, wrote and acted in five series of the crossover hit for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Two.
Meera’s novel Anita and Me is now studied as part of the National Curriculum and was adapted first as a film and, more recently for the stage. Her third novel, The House of Hidden Mothers was published by Transworld Publishers on 4th June 2015. Drama Republic have optioned the TV rights.
Meera Syal is represented by Rochelle Stevens