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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

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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


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