The incredibly funny tongue-in-cheek comedian from Crawley
Known for his trademark cynicism, Romesh Ranganathan is one of the UK’s most popular TV presenters and comics. He was born in West Sussex in 1978 as Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan and took an unusual route to stardom – via rapping and teaching.
After delivering his first ever stand-up set at the age of nine at a holiday camp talent competition, Ranganthan spent his teen years focused on becoming a hip hop artist with the moniker “Ranga”. Ultimately, he became a maths teacher and worked for many years at a school in Crawley, where he met his wife Leesa, who taught drama. They married in 2009 and around that time, Ranganathan found his way back to comedy by doing gigs in pubs as a hobby.