Full NameKanan Gill NameKanan Gill NationalityIndian RoleComedian
OccupationStand-up comedian Home townBengaluru Years active2013–Present
Born24 December 1989 (age 26) (1989-12-24) Alma materM. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology EducationM. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, The Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore Profiles YouTubeTwitterGoogle+
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Kanan Gill is an Indian stand-up comedian, actor and YouTuber. He won the Punch Line Bangalore Competition. He is known for the YouTube series, Pretentious Movie Reviews where he reviews flawed yesteryear Bollywood films along with fellow stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath . The first movie that they reviewed was Gunda followed by other movies like "Hum Saath Saath Hain" , "Prem Aggan" , "Aap ka Suroor" and "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge". He was one of the main personalities behind the YouTube Comedy Hunt and also co-hosted the YouTube FanFest India. He made his debut on the big screen with the movie Noor alongside Sonakshi Sinha.
Kanan was born in Bareilly. His father is an officer in the Indian Army. Kanan started his schooling at Ahlcon Public School and was later educated at Frank Anthony Public School. He pursued a B.E. in Computer Science at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology. He was a part of a band where he later became the lead singer when he started writing "funny songs".
Kanan worked as a software engineer in Exeter Group Inc., for three years. In the meantime, he participated in and won a competition called Punchline Bangalore followed by another win at the Comedy Store in Mumbai. He then quit his job to pursue a career in comedy.
He gained popularity with the viral YouTube series Pretentious Movie Reviews. He reviews critically panned popular Hindi movies along with Biswa Kalyan Rath. Kanan also worked in an improv sketch comedy show, The Living Room on Comedy Central. Gill is making his acting debut in Sunhil Sippy's Noor alongside Sonakshi Sinha.