Alexander Babu | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Thursday, 26th March
Born/Date of Birth: 18 December 1975 (age 44)
Place of Birth: Andavoorani, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu
Occupation: Comedian, Film maker, Musician, Director, YouTuber
Education: College of Engineering, Guindy
Albums: Alex in Wonderland
Movies: Alex in Wonderland
Known for: Stand-up comedy in India, Youtuber
Alexander Babu Arulanthu, also known by his stage name as Alexander Babu or Alex Babu, is a stand-up comedian, singer, yoga teacher, musician and an actor.
In 2014, Alexander Babu left his corporate job as a software engineer to focus on stand-up comedy and theater shows. He has toured the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom and Australia for his performances. In 2019 he produced his 120-minute English-Tamil stand-up-musical special, Alex in Wonderland for Amazon Prime.
Alexander Babu was born and brought up in a small village called Andavoorani in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu in a Catholic family. He studied engineering at Guindy Engineering College in Chennai, studied his master's degree in the United States and worked as a software engineer He began his training as a Carnatic vocalist when he was in the United States.
Alexander Babu started his stand-up comedy career after leaving his corporate job as a software-engineer. During his early life in stand-up comedy he worked in the South India-focused comedy movement Evam Stand-Up Tamasha During July 2017 he began his musical stand-up act Alex in Wonderland which combines music, storytelling and stand-up. He performed 115 shows of Alex in Wonderland worldwide after ending it in 2019 and it is now an Amazon Prime special He is popular in YouTube for his stand-up comedy performances, his videos have gained him millions of views and has more than 872,000 subscribers as of February 2020.