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. He was one of the main personalities behind the YouTube Comedy Hunt and also co-hosted the YouTube FanFest India. In 2017, he had his own one-hour comedy special, Keep It Real. He made his debut on the big screen with the movie Noor, alongside Sonakshi Sinha. In 2018, he was also the judge on Comicstaan, a comedic reality TV show.
Kanan was born in Bareilly and spent his early years in Dehradun and Delhi. His father Charanjit Singh Gill an officer with the Indian Army was also a principal of Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore. At an early age he was brought to Bengaluru. He did his schooling at Ahlcon Public School, New Delhi and The Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru. He pursued a B.E. in Computer Science at MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. His sister is named Natasha. 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 reviewed critically panned popular Hindi movies along with Biswa Kalyan Rath. Kanan also worked in an improvised sketch comedy show, The Living Room on Comedy Central. Gill made his acting debut in Sunhil Sippy’s Noor in 2017, alongside Sonakshi Sinha. The same year, Gill launched his special Keep It Real on the Amazon Video platform. In 2020, his special ‘Yours Sincerely’ was released on Netflix.
In 2017 He Worked In A Movie ” Noor ” Lead actor opposite Sonakshi Sinha Role Name Saad Sehgall.
1.) How Insensitive! – The Breakup
2.) How Insensitive! – The Startup
3.) KEEP IT REAL – KANAN GILL4.) Sketchy Behaviour – Kanan Gill.
5.) Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill