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Meera Syal

Full / Real Name: Feeroza Syal
Born: 27 June 1961 (59 years old)
Gender: Female

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Meera Syal is a British comedienne, writer, playwright, singer, journalist and actress, best known to South African television viewers for her role as Sushila "Ummi" Kumar in the comedy talk show The Kumars at No. 42, from 2001-2006.

Her Punjabi-born parents came to Britain from New Delhi, and she has risen to prominence as one of the most UK's best-known Indian personalities.

She was awarded an MBE in 1997 and is married to Kumars at No. 42 co-star Sanjeev Bhaskar.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Judge Sonia Sharma

Nasreen Chaudhry

Chitra

Fatima Zahi

Miranda

Headteacher

Baroness Samira Khan

Herself

Naeema

Sushila "Ummi" Kumar

Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar

Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar

Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar

Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar

Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar

Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar

Theresa


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 17 January

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New on TV today: Saturday 16 January

Discovery documents California wildfires in Cal Fire and comedy Grown-ish starts on e.tv.


Scandal! Teasers - February 2021

Judgement day for Dintle! Also, some bed-breaking...


eExtra alert! Kuiertyd's new primetime schedule (from 18 January 2021)

NB: Deur Dik en Dun moves to 21h30.


The Candidate Teasers - February 2021

Finale alert! A suicide and a move abroad.


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The goss you need to know.


New on TV today: Friday 15 January

Filthy rich rule the Bling Empire on Netflix and Ted Danson stars as Mr. Mayor on M-Net.


New! As Die Skoen Pas Teasers - January 2021

Try on the storyline and see the first teasers for eExtra's new novela ahead of its premiere on Monday (18th).


True Love Teasers - January 2021

Chameli hates Meethi enough to try and kill her.


Elif Teasers - February 2021

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