Meera is a writer, novelist and performer best known for her screenplay for the film Bhaji on the Beach, the musical Bombay Dreams and the award-winning Goodness Gracious Me.
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 co-created the idea for new drama series Mrs Roy with Smita Bhide with Two Brothers Pictures who have commissioned a pilot script. She is also co-writing Our Friends in the East with Tanika Gupta for Artists Studios/Douglas Road Productions.The BBC have developed the script.
Her first novel Anita and Me was produced as a feature film and adapted for the stage. Her second novel, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee was adapted for BBC. Her third novel, The House of Hidden Mothers was optioned by Drama Republic and developed for ITV. Anita and Me is now studied as part of the National Curriculum. Meera was commissioned by the Old Vic to write Rivers, an extraordinary monologue for the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Meera Syal is represented by Rochelle Stevens