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A League Of Their Own. Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions

Romesh Ranganathan is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter of Sri Lankan descent. Known for his deadpan, borderline misanthropic comic style and "lazy" eye, he is a former teacher who quickly built a successful comedy career and gained national prominence in the comic-toned travelogue Asian Provocateur, in which he starred with his mother.

More information

Born
Monday 27th March 1978
Full name
Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan
Nationality
English

Awards

National Reality TV Awards 2021
Best Reality TV Judge: Nominee
Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021
Best TV Presenter: Nominee
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance: Longlisted
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Supporting Role: Longlisted
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Stand Up Show: Longlisted
RTS Awards 2021
Entertainment Performance: Nominee
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast: Longlisted (Wolf And Owl)
BAFTA Television Awards 2021
Best Entertainment Performance: Winner
National Television Awards, The 2021
TV Presenter: Longlisted
Bulldog Awards 2020
Factual Entertainment: Nominee (The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan 2)
BAFTA Television Awards 2020
Best Features: Winner (The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan)
Chortle Awards 2020
Best TV Comedian: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2019
Best TV Comedian: Nominee
RTS Awards 2019
Presenter: Winner
Chortle Awards 2018
Best TV Comedian: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2017
Best Tour: Winner
Chortle Awards 2017
Best TV Comedian: Nominee
RTS Awards 2017
Entertainment Performance: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 2016
Best Entertainment Performance: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2014
Breakthrough Act: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014
Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2013
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year: Winner
So You Think You're Funny? 2010
Main Prize: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2003
Best Newcomer: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Rob And Romesh Vs Coming Soon Host / Presenter
2021 A League Of Their Own - Road Trip: Cardiff Announced Host / Presenter
2021 The Ranganation - Series 4 Associate Producer
2021 The Ranganation - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2021 A League Of Their Own - Series 16 Host / Presenter
2021 King Gary - Series 2 Stuart Williams
2021 There's Something About Movies - Series 4
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2021 Have I Got News For You - Series 61
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 17
  1. E5 - Ian McKellen, Darcey Bussell, Romesh Ranganathan, Rag'n'Bone Man
Guest
2021 A League Of Their Own - Road Trip: Loch Ness To London
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. Special - Unseen
  4. Special - Best Bits
Self
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Special Guests
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2021 The Ranganation - Series 3 Associate Producer
2021 The Ranganation - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2021 Rob And Romesh Vs - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2021 Staged - Series 2
  1. E1 - Saddle Up, Sheenie!
Self
2020 One Night In... - One Night In... Hamleys Self
2020 King Gary - Christmas Special Stuart Williams
2020 Have I Got News For You - Series 60
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. Special - Have I Got 2020 News For You
Host / Presenter
2020 King Gary - Children In Need Stuart Williams
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 28
  1. E7 - Hugh Grant, Nigella Lawson, Tina Fey, Romesh Ranganathan, Amy Adams, Dua Lipa
Guest
2020 Hip-Hop's Laughing Stock Self (Archive Material)
2020 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 4
  1. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Self
2020 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 4
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
Guest
2020 A League Of Their Own - Series 15 Regular Panellist
2020 A League Of Their Own - Series 15 Host / Presenter
2020 Bat Sh*t Rabbit
2020 ReincarNathan - Series 2
  1. E2 - Eel
Jameel
2020 The Ranganation - Series 2 Associate Producer
2020 The Ranganation - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2020 Redknapp's Home Fixture
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2020 Rob And Romesh Vs - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 27
  1. E5 - Sandra Oh, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Stanley Tucci, Oti Mabuse
Guest
2020 Stuart Goldsmith's Infinite Sofa
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2020 Have I Got News For You - Series 59
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Host / Presenter
2020 King Gary - Series 1 Stuart Williams
2020 A League Of Their Own - European Road Trip 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. Special - Unseen
  5. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2019 The Last Leg - Series 18
  1. Special - The Last Leg Of The Year
Self
2019 Romesh's Look Back To The Future
  1. 2019
Host / Presenter
2019 Romesh Presents... Executive Producer
2019 Romesh Presents... Host / Presenter
2019 Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape Self
2019 The Reluctant Landlord - Series 2 Associate Producer
2019 The Reluctant Landlord - Series 2 Writer
2019 The Reluctant Landlord - Series 2 Romesh
2019 A League Of Their Own - Series 14 Regular Panellist
2019 A League Of Their Own - Series 14
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Host / Presenter
2019 The Tringe Self
2019 Judge Romesh - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 The Ranganation - Series 1 Associate Producer
2019 The Ranganation - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2019 The Last Leg - Series 17
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2019 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 14
  1. E10 - Ellie Goulding, Stephen Graham, Romesh Ranganathan
Guest
2019 Hypothetical - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2019 Rob And Romesh Vs - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2019 Parental Guidance Cancelled Roshan
2018 King Gary - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Stuart Williams
2018 Romesh's Look Back To The Future
  1. 2018
Host / Presenter
2018 Dave's Advent Calendar Self
2018 The Reluctant Landlord Creator
2018 The Reluctant Landlord - Series 1 Associate Producer
2018 The Reluctant Landlord - Series 1 Writer
2018 The Reluctant Landlord - Series 1 Romesh
2018 QI - Series P
  1. E7 - Picnics
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2018 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 13
  1. E6 - Gordon Ramsay, Fred Sirieix, Gino D'Acampo, Bear Grylls, Romesh Ranganathan, Rita Ora
Guest
2018 A League Of Their Own - Series 13 Regular Panellist
2018 Judge Romesh - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2018 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 1
  1. E7 - Travel
Guest
2018 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2018 Romesh's Look Back To The Future Host / Presenter
2017 That Thing On Friday Night Cancelled Host / Presenter
2017 Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational Live Writer
2017 Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational Live Host / Presenter
2017 Passions: Richard Pryor By Romesh Ranganathan Host / Presenter
2017 QI - Series O
  1. E6 - Odds And Ends
  2. Special - O Christmas
  3. Special - Highlights Special
  4. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2017 A League Of Their Own - Series 12
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2017 Mister Winner - Pilot Ajay
2017 Bobby And Harriet Get Married
  1. E5 - Just Another Wedding
Self
2017 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 11 Host / Presenter
2017 Mock The Week - Series 16
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2017 The Last Leg - Series 11
  1. Special - Re-United Kingdom
Self
2017 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 12 (Channel 4: Series 13)
  1. Special - Election Special
Guest
2017 The Michael McIntyre Story Self
2017 Romesh: Talking To Comedians Host / Presenter
2017 Parental Guidance Roshan Parera
2017 Play To The Whistle - Series 3 Regular Panellist
2017 Room 101 - Series 6
  1. E5 - Lucy Porter, Romesh Ranganathan, Judge Rinder
  2. Special - Bonus Bellyaches
Guest
2017 The News Quiz - Series 92 Guest
2017 Jack Dee's HelpDesk - 2017 Specials Regular Panellist
2016 Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational Self
2016 The Mayoress Cancelled Ravi
2016 That's It For The Week Cancelled Host / Presenter
2016 Drunk History - Christmas Special
  1. Christmas Special
Self
2016 Live At The Apollo - Series 12
  1. Special - Noel At The Apollo: Romesh Ranganathan, Kerry Godliman, Seann Walsh, Spencer Jones
Host / Presenter
2016 QI - Series N
  1. E1 - Naming Names
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 15
  3. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 16
Guest
2016 Have I Got News For You - Series 52
  1. Special - Have I Got 2016 News For You
Guest
2016 Mock The Week - Series 15
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
  3. Special - Highlights Special
  4. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2016 Would I Lie To You? - Series 10
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2016 The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2016 Jack Dee's HelpDesk - Jack Dee's Referendum HelpDesk Regular Panellist
2016 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2016
Self
2016 Very British Problems - Series 2 Self
2016 Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2016 Have I Got News For You - Series 51
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2016 Play To The Whistle - Series 2 Regular Panellist
2016 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 16
  1. E7 - Eddie Izzard, Jon Favreau, Seann Walsh, Romesh Ranganathan, Shawn Mendes
Guest
2016 Virtually Famous - Series 3
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2016 The Last Leg - Series 7
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2016 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 10
  1. E6 - Sacha Baron Cohen, Stephen Fry, Amy Poehler, Romesh Ranganathan, Shawn Mendes
Guest
2016 A League Of Their Own - Series 10
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Unseen
  3. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2016 Insert Name Here - Series 1
  1. E3 - Kate
Guest
2016 Fighting Talk - Series 13
  1. E17 - Episode Seventeen
Guest
2016 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats - 2015 Specials
  1. Special - End Of Year Special
Guest
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 50
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2015 Very British Problems - Very British Problems At Christmas Self
2015 Josh - Series 1
  1. E5 - Homme & Away
Theme Park Attendant
2015 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Out-takes
Guest
2015 Live At The Apollo - Series 11
  1. E4 - Romesh Ranganathan, Jason Byrne, Stewart Francis
Host / Presenter
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 15
  1. E7 - Goldie Hawn, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Ricky Wilson, Rudimental
Guest
2015 QI - Series M
  1. E11 - Menagerie
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 13
  3. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 14
Guest
2015 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 3
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. Special - Best Of
Guest
2015 Would I Lie To You? - Series 9
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2015 The Last Leg - Series 6
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2015 Yonderland - Series 2
  1. E5 - Nanny La Roo
Priest
2015 Taskmaster - Series 1 Self
2015 Mock The Week - Series 14
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E6 - Episode Six
  3. Special - Highlights Special
  4. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2015 A League Of Their Own - Series 9
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. Special - Best Of - Vol 1
  3. Special - Unseen - Vol 1
  4. Special - Unseen - Vol 2
Guest
2015 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2015
Guest
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 14
  1. E9 - Billie Piper, Romesh Ranganathan, Phillip Schofield, Charli XCX
Guest
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 49
  1. Special - Have I Got Election News For You
Guest
2015 Channel 4's Alternative Election Night - Channel 4's Alternative Election Night 2015
  1. Channel 4's Alternative Election Night 2015
Self
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7)
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Guest
2015 Jack Dee's HelpDesk - Jack Dee's Election HelpDesk Regular Panellist
2015 Play To The Whistle - Series 1 Regular Panellist
2015 The News Quiz - Series 86 Guest
2015 House Of Fools - Series 2
  1. E4 - The Danceathon Affair
Butcher Boy
2015 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 8
  1. E5 - Jennifer Saunders, Paddy McGuinness, Matt Lucas, Romesh Ranganathan
Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 5 (Channel 4: Series 6)
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2015 Drunk History - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
Self
2015 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
  3. Special - Compilation Show
Guest
2014 The British Comedy Awards
  1. E3 - British Comedy Awards: Even More Awards
Self
2014 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 28
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. Special - The Series That Changed The World
Guest
2014 Sweat The Small Stuff - Series 4
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 18
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E6 - Episode Six
  3. Special - Jimmy, Sean & Jon's Best Bits
  4. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2014 Tonight At The London Palladium - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 Newsjack - Series 11 Host / Presenter
2014 The Football's On - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E19 - Episode Nineteen
  3. E22 - Episode Twenty Two
  4. E35 - Episode Thirty Five
  5. E43 - Episode Forty Two
Guest
2014 BBC New Comedy Award - 2014
  1. E6 - Manchester Heat 2
Host / Presenter
2014 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2014
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2014 Fighting Talk - Series 12
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
  3. E15 - Episode Fifteen
  4. Special - Episode Nineteen
  5. E26 - Episode Twenty Six
Guest
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2014 Comic Fringes - Series 10
  1. E1 - Love And Orangutans
Writer
2014 Comic Fringes - Series 10
  1. E1 - Love And Orangutans
Narrator
2014 Asian Network Comedy
  1. E1 - Live in London 2014
Self
2014 Comedy Gala 2014: In Aid of Waverley Care Self
2014 TAKE a coMEdian OUT Self
2014 Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn't Built in a Day Self
2014 Virtually Famous - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2014 The News Quiz - Series 84 Guest
2014 Mock The Week - Series 13
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. E5 - Episode Five
  5. E8 - Episode Eight
  6. E9 - Episode Nine
  7. Special - Highlights Special
  8. Special - Christmas Special
  9. Special - New Year Special
Guest
2014 Damned - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Telephone Caller (Voice)
2014 Damned - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Nitin
2014 The Football's On - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 Sweat The Small Stuff - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2014 The News Quiz - Series 83 Guest
2014 Newsjack - Series 10
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2014 Newsjack - Series 10 Host / Presenter
2014 Fighting Talk - Series 11
  1. E22 - Episode Twenty Two
  2. E37 - Episode Thirty Seven
Guest
2014 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
  3. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2013 Live At The Apollo - Series 9
  1. E3 - Sean Lock, Romesh Ranganathan, Marcus Brigstocke
Guest
2013 Sweat The Small Stuff - Series 2
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2013 Stand Up For The Week - Series 5 Self
2013 Was It Something I Said?
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2013 Fresh From The Fringe - 2013
  1. Fresh From The Fringe: 2013
Guest
2013 Mock The Week - Series 12
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2013 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2013
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2013 Comedy Gala 2013: In Aid Of Waverley Care Self
2013 Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Com Self
2013 Seann Walsh World (as Romesh Raganathan) Writer
2013 Seann Walsh World (as Romesh Raganathan) Ensemble Actor
2013 John Bishop's Only Joking
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Writer (Additional Material)
2013 Dilemma - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2012 Patterson And Ranganathan Self
2011 Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2011 Three Blokes Tell Jokes Self
2011 The Big Value Comedy Show - Middle Self
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year - Series 1
  1. E20 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2016
Guest
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E19 - Comic Relief 2021
Self
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E16 - Comic Relief 2017
  2. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Host / Presenter
Jon & Lucy's Christmas Sleepover Brand New Executive Producer
Jon & Lucy's Christmas Sleepover Brand New Guest
Celebrity Rebrand Brand New Executive Producer
Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Com Self

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Romesh Ranganathan on IMDb

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