Manan Desai

Manan Desai Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | May 14, 2024

Date of Birth

19 / October / 1988


36 Years


Actor, Comedian, YouTuber, Gamer, Radio Jockey, Writer, Co-founder & Programming Director of The Comedy Factory

Manan Desai, also known as RJ Manan, is a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, excelling as an actor, comedian, YouTuber, gamer, radio jockey, writer, and co-founder & programming director of The Comedy Factory.

Manan Desai Age, Wife, Family, Biography, & More

He made his debut in the Gujarati film “Bey Yaar” in 2014, serving as an assistant director, and ventured into Hindi cinema with “Made in China” in 2019. On television, he showcased his comedic prowess in shows like “Hirji Ni Marji” on ETV Gujarati and “Comedy Nights Bachao” on Colors TV. Born on October 19, 1988, Manan Desai continues to charm audiences with his versatility and wit across various platforms.

Early Life

Manan Desai’s early life in Vadodara, Gujarat, was shaped by his father’s music shop and a love for Western culture cultivated during his school days. Inspired by rock bands like Backstreet Boys and Linkin Park, his passion for music grew. However, tragedy struck with his father’s passing in 2005, intensifying Manan’s resolve to support his family. Finding solace in stand-up comedy with his mother, he discovered a newfound passion for the genre.


Manan Desai hails from Vadodara, Gujarat, where he attended Baroda High School before pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda from 2005 to 2009.


Manan Desai was born on October 19, 1988, in Vadodara, Gujarat, under the zodiac sign Libra, making him 36 years old and proudly representing Indian nationality.

Physical Stats

Manan Desai stands at approximately 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall, with captivating black eyes and matching black hair, contributing to his charismatic presence in the entertainment industry.

Wife and Children

Manan Desai tied the knot with Vidya Desai, an RJ and the Managing Director of The Comedy Factory, on November 18, 2010. Together, they share the joys of parenthood with their daughter, Dhyana Desai, born in 2015, forming a cherished family unit.


Manan Desai, son of the late Girish Desai, who ran the music shop Gunjan – The House of Music, cherishes his childhood memories with his mother, Kaushika Desai, a homemaker, and his late father. He grew up without siblings, fostering close bonds with his parents throughout his upbringing.

Manan Desai Childhood Picutre with his Father

Manan Desai Childhood Picture with his Father

Manan Desai Mother Kaushika Desai

Manan Desai Mother Kaushika Desai

Manan Desai with his Wife and Daughter

Manan Desai with his Wife and Daughter


Manan Desai’s career is a testament to his versatility and resilience in the entertainment industry. Beginning his journey as a radio jockey at Radio Mirchi Vadodara, he swiftly rose to prominence, hosting prime-time shows. His foray into stand-up comedy marked a significant turning point, leading to the establishment of The Comedy Factory, a platform showcasing comical content. From writing and co-writing films to appearing on television shows and touring internationally, Manan’s career reflects his multifaceted talents and unwavering dedication to entertaining audiences.


Year Role Film
2023 Co-written with Chirayu Mistry Bachubhai
2022 in song “Draaksh Khati Che” Vickida No Varghodo
2019 Special Appearance Order Order Out Of Order
2019 Shany Sexologist – 2 Made in China (2019 film)
2018 Ajit Bhai Ventilator
2017 Shahnawaz Chor Bani Thangaat Kare
2016 Unknown Be With Me


Year Role Title
2019 gendo Jestination Unknown
2016-17 Mosso loso Comedy Nights Bachao
2014-15 Chukyo Hirji Ni Marji

Net Worth

Manan Desai’s net worth remains undisclosed.

Favourites Things

Actor(s) Pratik Gandhi, Ojas Rawal
Actress Deeksha Joshi
Band(s) The Vamps, Backstreet Boys, Linkin Park
Comedian(s) Russell Peters, George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld
Restaurant(s) Tomato’s The Diner (Vadodara), Chak De Phatte (Ahmedabad), Kbob’s (Ahmedabad), Cafe Crust (Ahmedabad), Nautanki (Ahmedabad)
Singer(s) A. R. Rahman, Sachin–Jigar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manan Desai

  • He is a dog lover, having had a pet named Milo.
  • He actively supports the Gujarat Lions in the IPL.
  • He wrote the film Gujarati Bachubhai (2023), along with Chirayu Mistry and Om Bhatt.
  • In 2023, he toured extensively, performing in countries like Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, France, Czech Republic, and Germany.
  • He co-wrote the Gujarati film Bachubhai with Om Bhatt and Chirayu Mistry.
  • In the same year, he appeared on the TV show Comedy Dangal on &TV.
  • He has appeared in various Gujarati films like Chor Bani Thangaat Kare (2017), Ventilator (2018), and Order Order Out Of Order (2019).
  • In 2019, he starred in Amazon Prime Video’s Hindi show Jestination Unknown, playing the role of Gendo.
  • In 2020, he hosted the comedy talk show Manan Ni Therapy, where he invited Gujarati film celebrities to discuss their mental health, also directing the show.
  • Manan met Vidya during his one-month training at Radio Mirchi.
  • While Vidya was selected for Radio Mirchi Surat, Manan was selected for Vadodara.
  • Manan worked at Radio Mirchi in Vadodara from 2007 to 2012, hosting prime-time shows from 5 PM to 9 PM.
  • He is Gujarati, while Vidya is Tamilian. Despite arguments over wedding ceremonies, they had a Gayatri wedding ceremony.
  • After his father’s death, Manan and his mother found solace in watching The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, sparking his interest in stand-up comedy.
  • On 26 August 2011, he performed stand-up for the first time, organizing the show himself with his wife’s help.
  • In October 2011, he established the YouTube channel The Comedy Factory, featuring comical content from various artists.
  • In 2012, he joined 94.3 MY FM in Ahmedabad, hosting the morning show Salaam Ahmedabad until 2014.

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Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Vadodara, Gujarat
Children Daughter: Dhyana Desai
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 175 CM
Height In Meter 1.75 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Girish Desai, Mother: Kaushika Desai
Profession Actor, Comedian, YouTuber, Gamer, Radio Jockey, Writer, Co-founder & Programming Director of The Comedy Factory
Siblings N/A
Spous Vidya Desai
Weight Not Known
Zodiac Sign Libra


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