Meera Syal CBE (born 27 June 1961) is a British comedian, writer and actress. Her book and screenplay ‘Anita and Me’ is based on her childhood in Bloxwich  where her family moved in the  1970s as the only Asian family in the area.  She help to create Goodness Gracious Me and became one of the UK’s best-known Indian personalities in her role as Grandma in The Kumars at No. 42.


Meera Syal