Biswa Kalyan Rath is an Indian stand-up comedian, YouTuber, and writer. He gained immense popularity with his debut YouTube comedy series ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ (2014) along with the comedian Kanan Gill.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
His father, Jagan Mohan Rath, works at the State Bank of India.
Relationships & Wife
On 9 December 2020 (Wednesday), he got married to the Indian TV actress Sulagna Panigrahi.
After completing his graduation, he worked as UI/UX Designer at Bitzer Mobile in Bangalore, and later, he joined a private company Oracle in Bangalore. In 2013, in an open mic event, he met the Indian comedian Kanan Gill. In 2014, Biswa decided to quit his job and started working as a comedian. In the same year, Biswa and Kanan started their YouTube show ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ in which they reviewed Bollywood films. He has appeared as a comedian in various Amazon Video’s comedy shows like ‘Biswa Mast Aadmi’ (2017), ‘Improv All Stars: Game Night’ (2018), and ‘Sushi’ (2019). In 2017, he appeared in ‘Son of Abish’ and ‘AIB Video Podcast.’ He featured in ‘HDFC Life’s Behind the Journey’ a video series released in 2018.
In 2017 and 2019, he penned down the script for two seasons of the Indian TV series ‘Laakhon Mein Ek.’ He has also judged a few comedy shows such as ‘Comicstaan: Season 1’ (2018) and ‘Comicstaan: Season 2’ (2019). During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, he appeared in the YouTube streams of the Indian chess streamer, Samay Raina. He has also performed in live comedy shows in various Indian cities including Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.
- Game: Chess
- Film: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- Comedian: Brian Regan
- Music Genre: Post-Rock
- Food: Home-Cooked
- He used to write a blog while he was in college, but later, he quit writing blogs due to less readers.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Biswa Kalyan Rath loves to sing and play the guitar.
- In an interview, when he was asked why he quit his job and opted for comedy, he said,
I think most Indians opt for professional streams like engineering before realising that their interests lie elsewhere. It was the same in my case. During my IIT days, I realised that I like joking more than engineering. Later, I gave it a serious thought and made the shift.”