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Age: 44 Years
Hometown: Kotla Raika, Punjab
Marital Status: Married

Ranveer Brar

Bio/Wiki
Full nameRanveer Singh Brar [1]News 18
Profession(s)Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Author, TV Show Judge, Food Columnist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
Awards & Honours2017: Indian of the Year Award for Chef and TV Host of the year
2018: LFEGA ‘Food Entertainer of the Year’ Award
2021: Outstanding Contribution towards the Food & Beverage Industry Award at the Food Connoisseurs India Awards
2022: People’s Choice Culinary Icons of the Year Award
2022: Pinkvilla Style Icons Award for Super Stylish Chef
Ranveer Brar receiving an award
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 February 1978 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022) 44 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signAquarius
SignatureRanveer Brar's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownKotla Raika village, Bagha Purana tehsil, Moga district, Punjab, India
SchoolH. A. L. School, Lucknow
College/UniversityInstitute of Hotel Management, Lucknow
Educational QualificationDiploma in Hotel Management (culinary) [2]LinkedIn - Ranveer Brar
ReligionSikhism [3]Facebook – Ranveer Brar
CasteJatt [4]YouTube – Neelesh Misra
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [5]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPallavi (chef)
Marriage Date14 July 2013
Family
Wife/SpousePallavi
Ranveer Brar with his wife
ChildrenSon- Ishaan Brar
Ranveer Brar with his son
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Ishwar Singh (worked at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited)
Ranveer Brar with his father and son
Mother- Surinder Kaur
Ranveer Brar with his mother
SiblingsSister- Shalu
Ranveer Brar with his sister
Favourites
ChefHeston Blumenthal
FoodKebabs, Biryani, Khichdi, Murgh Choley, Dahi Phulki
Cooking Ingredient(s)Ghee, Coriander Leaves
Cuisine(s)Italian, Lucknowi
Quote(s)• "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves" by Victor Hugo
• "The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love" by Paulo Coelho
SportCricket
Cricketer(s)Sunil Gavaskar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Rs 4.99 crores (as of 2019) [6]Forbes India

Ranveer Brar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ranveer Brar

  • Ranveer Brar is an Indian celebrity chef, restaurateur, food columnist, author, and TV show judge. He has appeared as a judge in three seasons (seasons 4, 6 & 7) of the cooking reality TV show MasterChef India.
  • In childhood, he used to visit gurdwara along with his grandfather for Sunday langar culture. He loved watching communal cooking. One day, while Ranveer was watching the langar being prepared in the gurudwara’s kitchen, a priest asked Ranveer to assist him in making sweet rice. During an interview, he shared that after working in communal kitchens, he gradually started developing an interest in cooking. He said,

    By the age of 17, I had discovered that there was much more to food than what I had been introduced to within my community and neighbourhood. Having spent many idle hours discovering old Lucknow with my friends, in Nakhas and Akbari Gate, I began to enjoy the legacy, the respect, and the stories that were interwoven with food. I worked with a kebabwala for 8-9 months.”

    A childhood picture of Ranveer Brar with his sister

    A childhood picture of Ranveer Brar with his sister

    In the same interview, he shared that in teenage, he often used to visit the local kebab vendors in Lucknow. After observing their work, he decided to make a career as a chef. He even assisted one of the vendors named Munir Ustad in Lucknow. However, his family was not happy with his decision to pursue his career as a chef. They wanted Ranveer to make his career in engineering, medicine, or defence services. Ranveer even cleared the NDA exam, but his love for cooking increased day by day, and he decided to make his career as a chef. He then convinced his parents, and they enrolled him in IIHM, Lucknow.

    Ranveer Brar's old photos

    Ranveer Brar’s old photos

  • He is lovingly called ‘Langri’ by his father. [7]Facebook – Ranveer Brar During an interview, while sharing the story behind the name, he said,

    Having been brought up in a Sikh family, I was used to the Sunday “langar” culture. Maybe it was the fun of communal cooking that got me excited or maybe the perpetual asking for help by the priest that got me to assist him with cooking. Whatever it was, in a few years I was cooking the small communal langar on my own, causing my dad to nickname me a “Langri” (which means a temple cook).

  • At the age of 25, he became India’s youngest executive chef at a five-star hotel. [8]Forbes India
  • In January 1999, during his training program, he worked as a chef de partie at the Taj Group of Hotels, New Delhi. In 2001, he started working at the Taj Group of Hotels as a sous-chef. While he was working with the Taj Group of Hotels, he started and operated two restaurants named Il Camino (Italian restaurant) and Morisco (international seafood restaurant). After working there for two years, he started working as an executive chef at Radisson, Noida. While working there, he launched two speciality restaurants, a coffee shop, a pastry shop, and a bar.
  • In 2005, he joined Claridges Hotel as an executive chef. There, he opened two food and beverage outlets Sevilla (an indoor-outdoor Med-inspired restaurant) and Senate (a business lounge with an exclusive restaurant). He also renovated restaurants named Jade (Chinese Speciality restaurant) and Pickwicks (24-hour eatery) at the hotel.
  • In 2007, he started his restaurant BANQ in Boston and also worked there as an executive chef. However, the restaurant was shut down/closed permanently after a few years of its operation. His restaurant was then voted the best new restaurant worldwide by Wallpaper magazine and voted best by local publications like Improper Bostonian and Stuff.
  • In 2009, he started working with One World Cuisine Hospitality Group in Boston, as a corporate chef. He worked there for three years, and then joined the hospitality company Accor as a senior executive chef. Later, he worked at Oberoi hotels.
  • In 2013, while he was working as an executive chef in a hotel, he met Indian chef Pallavi, who was also working there. Initially, they became friends and soon fell in love with each other. In the same year, while they were in Marco Island, Florida, Ranveer proposed to Pallavi for marriage at a dinner; the dinner was cooked by Ranveer. Pallavi accepted the proposal, and the couple had a Maharashtrian wedding.
  • In 2015, Ranveer launched an artisan line of meal kits in association with Haute Chef. Ranveer Brar’s culinary academy has organised various cooking workshops in association with Luxe Drive Live campaign.
  • In 2016, he started a premium patisserie named ‘English Vinglish’ in Mumbai.
  • For the past few years, Ranveer has been working as a mentor at 4 Indian universities including the IIHM group of institutions.
  • He has also curated menus for popular Indian restaurants such as Alila Fort Bishangarh, FLYP @ MTV, Thomas Cook, and Royal Caribbean.
  • He owns a few restaurants named TAG – GourmArt Kitchen in South Mumbai (started in 2016) and Mayura in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada (started in 2017; now closed).

    Ranveer Brar at his restaurant TAG - GourmArt Kitchen

    Ranveer Brar at his restaurant TAG – GourmArt Kitchen

  • Ranveer Brar released his autobiography titled ‘Come Into My Kitchen’ in 2016. He has also authored a recipe book titled ‘A Traditional Twist.’ The book was published in 2017.

    Ranveer Brar's book Come Into My Kitchen

    Ranveer Brar’s book Come Into My Kitchen 

  • Ranveer has hosted many cooking TV shows such as ‘Thank God It’s Fryday’ (2014–2016), ‘Rasoi ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung’ (2017), ‘Station Master’s Tiffin’ (2018), ‘Raja Rasoi Aur Andaaz Anokha’ (2019), and ‘Himalayas the Offbeat Adventure’ (2019).

    Raja Rasoi Aur Andaaz Anokha

    Raja Rasoi Aur Andaaz Anokha

  • In 2019, Ranveer launched his recipe mobile app in collaboration with Hungama Digital Media.
  • Once, while he was having lunch at Nakur in Kolkata. He ate 100 types of Bengali sweet ‘Sandesh’ in one sitting.
  • Some of the cooking-based digital series hosted by Ranveer include Ranveer on the Road (2016; Twitter), Maa ki Baat With Ranveer Brar (2019; YouTube), and Home Made Love (2019; TLC).

    Ranveer Brar in Home Made Love (2019; TLC)

    Ranveer Brar in Home Made Love (2019; TLC)

  • He has hosted various Indian cooking shows like The Great Indian Rasoi (seasons 1 & 2; 2019-2020), Health Bhi Taste Bhi (2019), Northern Flavours – Meethi Masti (2020), and Food Tripping (along with Chef Gautam Mehrishi; 2022).

    Ranveer Brar in Northern Flavours - Meethi Masti

    Ranveer Brar in Northern Flavours – Meethi Masti

  • He also has an official website on which he uploads his cooking recipes.
  • Subsequently, he started a self-titled YouTube channel on which he uploads his cooking videos.

    Ranveer Brar's YouTube channel

    Ranveer Brar’s YouTube channel

  • Ranveer is known for working as a chef judge in seasons 4, 6, and 7 of the cooking reality TV show MasterChef India.

    MasterChef India season 6 (2019)

    MasterChef India season 6 (2019)

  • In an interview, he shared that one of the best experiences of his career was when he cooked food for former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. [9]MensXP
  • In an interview, when he was asked to share his signature dish. He replied,

    I’d rather call it the most intriguing dish I love to cook, it’s the Dora Kebab. It has a delicate balance of flavour and aroma, the kebab is held together by a silk thread (Dora) and the thread must be deftly pulled out in a single stroke. Lucknawi cuisine will always be close to the heart, followed by the food of Kolkata. In the international arena, Italian is my favourite – to eat and cook.”

  • He has endorsed various brands like Mercedes-Benz India, Bertolli Olive Oil, Gadre Marine Export Pvt Ltd, Philips India Kitchen Appliances, and Victorinox.
  • Ranveer is a dog lover. He once had a pet dog named Bo.

    Ranveer Brar with his pet dog

    Ranveer Brar with his pet dog

  • In 2022, he was roped in by the prison department of the Lucknow government and the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBD), to give cooking tips to the cooks in jails across Uttar Pradesh. [10]The Times of India

    Ranveer Brar in a jail's kitchen

    Ranveer Brar in a jail’s kitchen

  • In one of his social media posts, he shared that the first bike he bought was Bajaj Caliber.

    Ranveer Brar sitting on his first bike

    Ranveer Brar sitting on his first bike

  • Whenever he gets time from his busy schedule, he loves to read books, watch movies, and hang out with his family.
  • For his contribution towards various cuisines, he was recognised by several institutions such as AIWF, AICA, and the Mayor of Boston.
  • He was once invited by the James Beard Foundation to host a dinner. There, he was conferred honorary membership of the foundation.
  • He enjoys eating street food in Banaras, Lucknow, Kolkata, and Thailand.
  • Ranveer owns a range of cookware, bakeware, serving props, dishes, and trays.
  • He has been associated with the home appliances brand Home Centre for a very long time.

    Ranveer Brar in an endorsement of Home Centre

    Ranveer Brar in an endorsement of Home Centre