Romesh Ranganathan Biography, Wiki, The Weakest Link Host, Net worth, Wife, Age

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Who is Romesh Ranganathan?

Romesh Ranganathan or Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan born on 23 March 1978 is an English stand-up comedian, presenter and actor. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. A BAFTA best feature was awarded for The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan. He has also made numerous appearances on television comedy panel shows, and in 2016 he co-presented It’s Not Rocket Science on ITV, alongside Rachel Riley and Ben Miller. He is known for his deadpan and often self-deprecating comedy.

Romesh Ranganathan Biography, Wiki

Romesh Ranganathan was born in Crawley, West Sussex, to Sri Lankan Tamil parents. He has a younger brother, Dinesh, and was raised in the Hindu faith. He suffers from a right-sided ptosis, which caused lazy eye as a child.

Ranganathan is vegan, having been vegetarian up until 2013. He is a supporter of Arsenal FC.

Ranganathan studied mathematics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He taught mathematics at Hazelwick School in Crawley, and The Beacon School, Banstead, Surrey, and was a freestyle rapper under the rap name “Ranga”, once reaching the finals of the UK freestyle competition. Ranganathan became a professional comedian in 2012.

His first name, stated on Ranganathan’s birth certificate, is Jonathan. Romesh is his middle name. He did not find this out until he started school. During his live show, Irrational, Ranganathan recalled that his parents explained to him that this was because they were concerned his name would otherwise sound too ‘ethnic’ when applying for jobs as an adult.

He stated that he got obsessed with getting tattooed and subsequently has tattoos with the names of his sons, Richard Pryor, Nas, the Roots and the Transformers’ Autobot logo on his body.

BornJonathan Romesh Ranganathan
23 March 1978 (age 43)
Crawley, West Sussex, England
Spouse(s)Leesa Ranganathan
Parent(s)Shanthi Ranganathan 
Romesh Ranganathan Biography

Romesh Ranganathan to host ‘The Weakest Link’

Romesh Ranganathan is to host a brand-new series of ‘The Weakest Link’, after taking over from Anne Robinson.

‘The Weakest Link’ is to return – with new host Romesh Ranganathan. The 43-year-old comedian has replaced previous no-nonsense presenter Anne Robinson for a new 12-part series on BBC One, which will feature an all-star line-up of celebrity contestants.

Romesh said: “It’s an honour to be asked to bring what is basically a TV institution back to our screens. “Anne was an amazing host and to step into her shoes is an anxiety-inducing privilege. “I’m hoping we’ve found a way to make both the fans of the show happy as well as bringing a new audience to it. “If not, accept this as my apology.”

Filming for the new series will take place in Glasgow.

Also Read: Anne Robinson Biography, Wiki, Countdown New Host

Romesh Ranganathan Wife, Kids

Romesh Ranganathan is married, has three sons, and lives in Crawley. He and his wife Leesa first met when they were both working at Hazelwick School, where she was a drama teacher.

Romesh Ranganathan Career

Romesh Ranganathan started performing as a comedian whilst working as a mathematics teacher. He started presenting Newsjack on Radio 4 Extra in March 2014. He appeared on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice in 2014, during which he presented his homemade vegan chocolate brownies.

In 2015, he presented a series for BBC Three, Asian Provocateur, in which he travelled to Sri Lanka to explore his ancestral country. In October 2016, the second travel series was aired in which Ranganathan and his mother travel to North America to meet more of his relatives.

Romesh Ranganathan also joined The Apprentice: You’re Fired! in 2015 as a regular panellist. In 2016, he co-presented It’s Not Rocket Science, a new entertainment series for ITV, alongside Ben Miller and Rachel Riley. In 2017, he became the eleventh co-presenter to John Lloyd on the BBC Radio series, The Museum of Curiosity.

In 2018, Romesh Ranganathan joined Season 13 of A League of Their Own; starred in his own 10-episode docu-comedy called Just Another Immigrant that premiered on Showtime June 8, and presented Judge Romesh, an unscripted television show in which he decides the outcome of court cases between a claimant and a defendant. He also starred in his own series The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan where he travelled to rarely visited locations around the globe, with subsequent series aired in 2019 and 2020.

Romesh Ranganathan’s autobiography, Straight Outta Crawley, was published in 2018.

Romesh Ranganathan Net worth

Romesh Ranganathan net worth is between $ 1 million to $ 5 million.

Romesh Ranganathan Podcasts

2015–presentHip Hop Saved My Life71 episodes, guests include Scroobius Pip and Example
2020–presentWolf and Owl19 episodes, alongside Tom Davis
Romesh Ranganathan Podcasts

Romesh Ranganathan Film


Romesh Ranganathan Guest Appearances

  • Live at the Apollo (2013, 2015)
  • Mock the Week (2013–present)
  • Sweat the Small Stuff (2013–14)
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (2014–present)
  • The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (2014)
  • Virtually Famous (2014)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2015)
  • The Last Leg (2015, 2019)
  • Have I Got News For You (2015, 2016)
  • Insert Name Here (2016)
  • Would I Lie to You? (2015, 2016)
  • Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas (2016)
  • Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2016)
  • QI (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (2018)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (2018)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)
  • Lorraine (This Morning) (2018)
  • Sunday Brunch (2018)
  • Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (2019)
  • Hypothetical (2019)
  • Top Gear (2020)

Romesh Ranganathan FAQ’s

Who is Romesh Ranganathan?

Romesh Ranganathan or Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan is an English stand-up comedian, presenter and actor. 

What is the name of Romesh Ranganathan’s Wife?

Romesh Ranganathan wife’s name is Leesa.

How many kids do Romesh Ranganathan Have?

Romesh Ranganathan have 3 kids.

What is Romesh Ranganathan’s Net worth?

Romesh Ranganathan net worth is between $ 1 million to $ 5 million.

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