Romesh Ranganathan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28 Mar, 2017
Facts of Romesh Ranganathan
Date of Birth: 1978 , January-30
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
Name Romesh Ranganathan
Birth Name Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan
Father Shanthi Ranganathan
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Crawley,
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Working For Tv Shows
Net Worth $1 million
Famous for "It's Not Rocket Science",
Affair with Leesa
Girlfriend Leesa
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Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan is a popular stand -up comedian, actor and very talented personality. He has various appearances on comedy panel shows and co-presented "It's Not Rocket Science", a British television show in 2016. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2013.

Early Life and Career

Ranganathan was born on January 30, 1978, in Crawley, West Sussex, England. Born to a Sri Lankan- British family, he spent his early childhood days in Crawley, West Sussex. He is of mixed ethnicity and belongs to the British nationality. Ranganath is of Sri-Lankan descent. 

Romesh started his career as a mathematics teacher at Hazelwick School in Crawley. He has also worked as a teacher at The Beacon School, Banstead, Surrey. He started performing as a comedian while he was a teacher.

Professional Career

Ranganathan began presenting Newsjack on Radio 4 Extra in March 2014. In 2014, he appeared on a British television show named The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Ranganathan presented his homemade vegan chocolate brownies in the show. He is a vegan and was a vegetarian until 2013.

Jonathan Ranganathan has made guest appearances on  8 Out of 10 episodes of Cats Does Countdown, a Panel game show. He has also appeared on various comedy shows including Would I Lie to You?, Holby City, Soccer AM, The Last Leg and Mock the Week.

He presented a series for BBC Three and Asian Provocateur in 2015 in which he traveled to Sri Lanka to explore his origin country. The second series of the show telecasted in 2016,  he and his mother went to Sri Lanka to meet more of his relatives in the second series.

He joined a companion discussion program named, The Apprentice: You're Fired as a regular panelist in 2015. The show was a spin-off from The Apprentice. 

Personal Life and Affairs

Jonathan Ranganathan, age 39,  is widely known for his appearances on various British comedy television programs. He is also notable for his remarkable appearances on Funny Valentines and House of Fools.

 He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Leesa. She is a drama teacher. Ranganathan has come out in support of Arsenal F.C. 

Body Measurements, Net Worth and Salary

He stands at the height of 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall. Given his popularity and the fact that he had his own shows, the popularity of his YouTube Channel and continued success, his net worth is bound to be at least $1 million or even more.