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March 27, 1978 (45)

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Romesh Ranganathan is an English actor, radio host, and stand-up comedian, known for his deadpan and often self-deprecating humor. He has made numerous appearances on television comedy panel shows and co-presented “It’s Not Rocket Science” on ITV alongside Rachel Riley and Ben Miller. Ranganathan has been a regular panelist on “The Apprentice: You’re Fired!,” “Play to the Whistle,” and “The Museum of Curiosity.” His first major tour, “Irrational Live,” in 2016, included performances at large venues like the Hammersmith Apollo. In 2018, he joined “A League of Their Own” as a regular panelist, replacing Jack Whitehall. He has presented comedy programs “Judge Romesh” and “The Ranganation,” as well as starred in the travel program “The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan.” His autobiography is entitled “Straight Outta Crawley.” In December 2021, Ranganathan began hosting the revival of “The Weakest Link,” replacing Anne Robinson as host.

Ranganathan’s career has been marked by significant roles and achievements in both television and radio. He started presenting “Newsjack” on Radio 4 Extra in March 2014 and appeared on “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice” in 2014, presenting his home-made vegan chocolate brownies. He has been a guest on several episodes of “8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown” and has appeared on “Would I Lie to You?,” “Holby City,” “Soccer AM,” “Russell Howard’s Good News,” “Sweat the Small Stuff,” “The Last Leg,” “Virtually Famous,” “Have I Got News for You,” “QI,” and “Mock the Week.” He was a contestant on the first series of “Taskmaster” and also appeared in the third episode of “Jon Richardson Grows Up.” He performed at The Royal Variety Performance in 2015. In 2015, he presented a series for BBC Three, “Asian Provocateur,” in which he traveled to Sri Lanka to explore his ancestral country.

Ranganathan’s collaborations have been a significant part of his career. He joined Season 13 of “A League of Their Own” and starred in his own ten-episode docu-comedy called “Just Another Immigrant” that premiered on Showtime on June 8. His autobiography, “Straight Outta Crawley,” was published in 2018. Romesh hosts a weekly radio show called “For The Love of Hip-Hop” on BBC Radio 2. In 2023, it won an Audio and Radio Industry Award for Best Specialist Music Show. From March 2024, Ranganathan will move to Saturdays (10 am-1 pm) on Radio 2, replacing Claudia Winkleman.

In 2020, Ranganathan won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Features for “The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan”; in 2021, he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Entertainment Performance for “The Ranganation.”