Romesh Ranganathan’s Nerve-Wracking Performance For The Royals! Parents To 3 Children

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Romesh Ranganathan’s Nerve-Wracking Performance For The Royals! Parents To 3 Children

Quick Information

  • Wife/Spouse Leesa Maynard-Ranganathan
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/romeshranga/?hl=en
  • Twitter Romesh Ranganathan (@RomeshRanga)
  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/romesh.ranganathan
  • Tattoo/s Yes
  • Hair Color Black
  • Hair Short
  • Height/ How Tall? 6 feet 1 inches (1.86 m)
  • Education Birkbeck, University of London
  • Net Worth N/A
  • Gay No
  • Wedding Date 2009
  • Date of Birth 27-03-1978
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Children/Kids 3
  • Sister/s No
  • Brother/s Dinesh (younger)
  • Parents Shanthi Ranganathan
  • Religion Hindu
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Birth Name Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan
  • Profession Comedian
  • Birth Place Crawley, United Kingdom
  • Nationality British

British comedian Romesh Ranganathan reveals the details of the performance he set for Prince Charles and Camilla while admitting ‘he was quite nervous.’

A Nerve-Wracking Performance For The Royals 

During one of Johnathan Ross Show stints, Romesh shared everything that went down behind the show during the Royal Variety Performance in 2019. 

He commented- 

I did the Royal Variety a couple of times. After the first time, I got invited to do Charles and Camilla’s staff Christmas “do”...I was quite nervous about it. I would say 95% of my material is “Royal unsuitable… I was a little bit worried.

The comedian also added how after every punchline, all of the staff waited for Prince Charles and Camilla to laugh first.

Further, the comedian often shares incidents regarding his wife, mother, and kids on his shows.  

Who Is Romesh Ranganathan's Wife?

Romesh has been married for a long time to his wife- a drama teacher, Leesa Maynard-Ranganathan. The couple's romance dates back to when Romesh worked as a mathematics teacher at Hazelwick School located in West Sussex, England.

The couple got married years back in 2009, and together they have three children. His spouse is often spotted at his shows and award functions. 

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Further, in an interview with the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show in May 2019, the comedian recalled being in a tight spot when his wife got annoyed with his mother's food packages.

His wife thought Romesh's mother was constantly interrupting their dinner time, but little did she know that Romesh was the one asking his mother to cook for him. Adding to the same, he said he preferred his mother's cooking rather than his wife, but when the two participated in the cooking contest, he refused to say who won.

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Sharing his secret to a happy marriage, he said his absence for a long time with his family has proven beneficial. He even claimed that if he would be home all the time, he and his wife would inevitably be divorced.

Saying that he does not shy away from a bit of a laugh when it comes to his wife's cooking. During an interview with the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show in May 2019, the comedian recalled being in a tight spot when his wife got annoyed with his mother's food packages.

His wife thought Romesh's mother was always interrupting their dinner time, but little did she know that Romesh was the one asking his mother to cook for him. Adding to the same, he said he preferred his mother's cooking rather than his wife, but when the two participated in the cooking contest, he refused to say who won.   

Romesh Ranganathan Children

Romesh, along with his partner, welcomed three beautiful children named Theo, Alex, and Charlie.

Romesh Ranganathan with children: Theo, Alex, and Charlie (Photo: Mirror.co.uk)

His son Charlie was born at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he was performing.

Romesh and his wife had to encounter a horrific day in December 2019. His son Alex was playing football with his friends in a park while Lessa was helping out the youngest one on the climbing frame.

After Alex got hit with the ball, he ran over to his mother. But on the way, he got tripped and banged his head on the ground that knocked him out entirely, and he laid unconscious on the ground. 

One of the strangers named Tom ran up to Alex immediately and told his wife to call an ambulance. Then the other stranger named Lisa brought some ice for him (Alex). Showcasing his thankfulness to the stranger, he wrote an open letter that was published in The Guardian. 

In the letter, he said such a kind act helped him restore his faith in humanity's decency.

Further, Romesh is a family man who takes his folks everywhere he goes. For his series, Just Another Immigrant, Romesh shifted his whole family to California to achieve success in the States.  

Romesh Ranganathan Bio: From Immigrant Parents To Father's Death

Born in Crawley, West Sussex, England, Romesh was born to Sri Lankan immigrant parents with his full name Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan. He has right-sided ptosis, which he often refers to as a lazy muscle. It is the result of a severe eye infection from his childhood.

On his body, he has tattooed the names of his sons, Nas (American rapper), the Roots (American Hip-Hop band), Richard Pryor (American stand-up comedian), and the Transformers Autobot logo. 

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While Romesh was a kid, his family went through some severe financial crisis, after which Shanthi- his mother had to work odd jobs to sustain her family's living. Romesh's mom also appeared on the BBC show Asian Provocateur.

Romesh, along with his mother Shanthi, appears on the BBC show, Asian Provocateur (Photo: TheGuardian.com)

Penning down an article named Letter to My Younger Self in Big Issue magazine in October 2018, he covered his series of tragedies initiated from his parents' split.

Romesh's father died in 2013, three months after he started his career as a full-time comedian. After his father's death, Romesh and his brother Dinny Ranga jointly managed their father's public for a short while before moving on to their respective careers.

As a tribute to his father, the comedian also released a show called The Reluctant Landlord in 2018, inspired by his father's legacy. The show gained an average rating of three stars from the audience. 

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