Rajiv Karia is an award winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor.
An accomplished writer for radio and television, Rajiv was the winner of the prestigious BBC Contract Writer Bursary 2021 (alongside Tasha Dhanraj), and has written material for The Now Show, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers, Olga Koch: OK Computer, and Alex Edelman’s Peer Group on Radio 4. For television and online, he’s written for The Comedy Guide to Life and Bad Advice with Olga Koch on Dave. His sitcom pilot script Zoners (co-written with Ish Ganjoor) was shortlisted for the Amazon Writerslam 2019.
As an actor, Rajiv appeared as series regular Jam in the London Live original series Content Content, and played Ranj in the Turtle Canyon Comedy film Grave New World for Vimeo and Amazon Prime. He will appear in the upcoming series of Malory Towers on CBBC, and the upcoming Lazy Susan series for BBC Three.
Rajiv is an up-and-coming voice on the London stand-up circuit. In 2019, he was shortlisted for BBC New Comedian of the Year. In 2021, his work-in-progress show, Gallivant, was produced by Berks Nest and enjoyed a sold-out limited run in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Fringe. “Dry wit akin to Jack Dee or Romesh Ranganathan” VoiceMag. Tour support for Olga Koch.