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Meera Syal

Highest Rated:   91% Beautiful Thing (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% Nativity Rocks! (2018)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
63% Yesterday
  • Sheila Malik
2019
No Score Yet Dragon Rider
  • Actor
2019
32% 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
No Score Yet Alice im Wunderland: Hinter den Spiegeln
  • Nobody
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
$3.2M 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
80% Sammy and Rosie
  • Ranii
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% The Split
2018
  • Goldie
  • 2020
  • 2018
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
  • Baroness Samira Khan
  • 2016
55% The Brink
2015
  • Naeema
  • 2015
No Score Yet Tinga Tinga Tales
2010
  • Actor
  • 2011
93% Doctor Who
2006
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Madame Marlene
  • 2003
96% Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
  • Suzy
  • 1994
No Score Yet Jekyll
2007
  • Miranda Callendar
No Score Yet Kate and Koji
2020
  • Actor
No Score Yet Room 101
2003-2015
  • Guest
67% The Musketeers
2014-2015
  • Theresa

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