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Biswa Kalyan Rath

Biswa Kalyan Rath is an Indian stand-up comedian writer and YouTuber .After graduation in Biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur in 2012, he worked in graphic design, advertising, and software. During this time, he met Kanan Gill at an open mic event in Bangalore in 2013. He quit his job at Oracle in 2014 to become a full-time comedian. Biswa and Kanan came up with the idea of the Pretentious Movie Reviews, a series of videos that soon went viral on YouTube. In 2014, he performed his first live show along with Kanan Gill in Gurgaon.

He started doing stand-up comedy in 2015 and went on his first solo national tour, ‘Biswa In your face’ in September 2015, doing shows in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. In 2015, he hosted the Comedy Hunt along with AIB and other comedians and did a tour named Biswa Mast Aadmi. He has also created a web series called “Laakhon Mein Ek” which was released on Amazon Prime Video in October 20 and appeared on HDFC Life’s Behind the Journey video series.

In December 2020, Biswa launched an exclusive Masterclass for aspiring stand-up comedians with FrontRow.