Laughter, they say, is the best antidote to stress, pain and conflict, but it takes the likes of Romesh Ranganathan who has a very great sense of humor and has built such a reputation on the pitch for administering this pill.

Since quitting his job as a maths teacher, this British citizen has done a lot to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He is not only known as the “hardest working comedian”, he is praised as a comedian who knows how to dominate a room.

Who is Romesh Ranganathan?

Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan is a British comedian best known for his appearances in television comics such as Mock the Week, Funny Valentines, Get Up for the Week, Play the Whistle and House of Fools. Ranganathan was born on January 30, 1978 in Crawley, West Sussex, England. Originally from Sri Lanka, he was born into a Sri Lankan-British family.

Ranganathan started appearing on TV shows in 2014, having previously taught maths at Hazelwick School and Beacon School, Banstead. He made his first appearance on a British TV show named The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, where he showcased his homemade vegan chocolate brownies. From there, he became more regular on TV shows like BC1 Live at the Apollo and Countdown to 10 Cats, a game show with an emphasis on humor. Other comedy shows he has appeared in include Russell Howard’s Good News,Would I lie to you?, I’ve got news for you, Sweat the Little Things, Virtually Famous, Football AM, and many more.

Rom-Com and Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day its two performances at the Edinburgh Festival made it even more popular as it was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Fosters Best Show Award in August 2014 and Best Newcomer Awards 2013.

In 2015, this comics icon joined the league of the biggest celebrities such as Sir George Robey, Harry Lauder and Cecilia Loftus to perform on the annual British television variety show, The Royal Variety Performance, organized to raise money. funds for the Royal Variety Charity of which Queen Elizabeth II was patron for life. That same year he appeared in the Asian Provocateur series for BBC Three in which he traveled to Sri Lanka with the aim of exploring his ancestral country. He also appeared in Josh, a sitcom produced by English comedian and presenter, Josh Widdicombe.

To spread his tentacles, Ranganathan left European shores in the United States of America to telecast the second series of the BBC Three series. The following year, he launched his own series Just Another Immigrant on Showtime which is set to appear on the UK’s docuseries which premiered on June 8, 2018 to critical acclaim across the world and paved the way for his appearance on the American late-night talk show, James Corden’s Late Show. In 2018 he is filming his new BBC2 series The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan. He won the best actor of the year 2016, Ents24.

Romesh Ranganathan is also a regular on the Sky 2018 panel A League Of Their Own . Currently, the English comedian and actor has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His latest awards list includes:

  • Nominated RTS Best Entertainment Performance 2017
  • BAFTA Nominated Best Show Performance 2016
  • Winner: Dave’s Leicester Comedy Award Best New Show 2015

Meet his wife and family

English comedian Romesh is married to Leesa Ranganathan is a drama teacher who has been his longtime sweetheart. The couple met while Romesh was working as a comedian in the entertainment industry.

Leesa may not be as popular as her husband but she has served him well not only as a wife but also as a top supporter on his journey to stardom in the entertainment world. Romesh himself has openly admitted that he would have been a “trash teacher” without her support.

Despite the pressure exerted on them by work andall the paparazzi, the couple still lives together happily, leaving no room for any form of marital scandal. Romesh and Leesa have three children – Alex, Charlie and Theo.