Meera Syal was born on June 27, 1961 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England as Feroza Syal. She is an actress and writer, known for Beautiful Thing (1996), Absolutely Anything (2015) and The Kumars at No. 42 (2001). She has been married to Sanjeev Bhaskar since January 21, 2005. They have one child. She was previously married to Chandra Shekhar Bhatia.