Kanan Gill is an Indian stand-up comedian, YouTuber and actor. He entered the stand-up comedy business after winning the ‘Punch Line Bangalore’ competition.
Personal Life and Family :
Kanan was born on December 4, 1989 in Bangalore. He did his schooling from Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore.
Later, he got an engineering degree in computer science from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He, then, worked as a software engineer in Exeter Group Inc. for almost three years.
He was never satisfied with his IT life and always wanted to do something more.
In spite of working as a software engineer, he went on to participate in a competition called ‘Punch Line Bangalore’ and eventually came out to be the winner. After that, he won another competition at the ‘Comedy Store’ in Mumbai. This was the time when he decided to quit his engineering job and pursue a career in comedy. He has done over a hundred shows so far.
He is also a successful YouTuber and has conquered YouTube with his hilarious videos especially a series called ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’, where he reviews Bollywood movies in a hilarious way along with his fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. The first movie they both reviewed was ‘Gunda’, which received quite a lot of appreciation from the audience.
It was followed by ‘Jaani Dushman’, ‘Abra Kadabra’, ‘Mai Prem Ki Deewani Hoon’, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, ‘Prem Aggan’, ‘Aap ka Suroor’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and many more. His YouTube channel now has over 500k subscribers and over 40 million views and his audience is still expanding at a great pace.
Kanan has been a part of many collaborations – with Biswa, Kenneth Sebastian and even Scherezade Shroff. He has also been a part of India’s first English improv sketch comedy show, ‘The Living Room’ on Comedy Central.
He has been running his blog ‘Cheesecake’ since 2008, posting a lot of rib-tickling stuff there.
Acting Career :
In 2014, Kanan was seen in an ad for Shaadi.com. His performance was not that bad but his fellow comedians made many jokes out of it.
He was also seen in the web series ‘Better Life Foundation’, where he played the character of Armaan Garewal. The series, as well as Kanan’s acting, was received well by the audience. He also played a love guru in The Viral Fever’s(TVF) ‘CUTE VOL. 1′.
Ironically, the guy who got so popular by making fun of Bollywood movies through ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ is now about to make his Bollywood debut as an actor. He is playing the role of Saad Sehgal in Sunhil Sippy’s upcoming movie ‘Noor’.
He will be sharing the screen with Sonakshi Sinha, Shibani Dandekar and Purab Kohli. The movie is scheduled to be released on April 21, 2017.
His height is around 5 feet 10 inches.