Meera Syal (b. 1963, Wolverhampton) is an English writer and actress. Educated at Manchester University, she was co-writer for a three-part BBC television series My Sister Wife, and wrote the screenplay for Bhaji on the Beach (Channel 4). A cast member and co-writer for Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42, her play Generation Next was programmed as part of the National Theatre's Connections 2012: Plays for Young People.