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. 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. 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".