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Akaash Singh's age and family life explored after JRE episode splits fans

Yasmine Leung February 9, 2022
Akaash Singh's age and family life explored after JRE episode splits fans
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Comedian Akaash Singh recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, so listeners are now interested to know more about the entertainer, including his age and relationship with wife Jasleen.

Akaash Singh took to The Joe Rogan Experience to talk about his struggle with developing into a comedian with his own style, as well as discussing the representation of marginalised groups in US media.

The episode, however, has received mixed reviews on Twitter with some praising the pair for their comedy wit, while others are criticising them for allegedly joking about a sensitive topic.

Now, fans are eager to know more about Singh’s background and career, as well as his wife Jasleen.

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Akaash Singh’s age and background explored

Singh was born 4 May 1984 in Dallas, Texas, so he is 37 years old.

The comedian is best known as a member of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out in seasons 6 – 7. He is of Indian ethnicity and was raised Hindu, which has been a major influence in his work – his comedy revolves around cultural differences and an intense upbringing, making him one of the most popular stand-up entertainers of South Asian descent.

If he looks familiar, you may have also seen him on MTV’s Joking Off, and Guy Code, as well as HBO’s The Leftovers. His latest project is Bring Back Apu, a YouTube comedy special about Simpson’s character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and the effect of the cartoon being the only figure of Indian heritage to appear regularly on mainstream US TV.

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Meet his wife Jasleen

Akaash and his now-wife Jasleen started dating in 2015 after meeting at the Hoboken Comedy Festival in New York. She first knew about him through her sister, who was a fan of the Brilliant Idiots podcast, and when they met at the festival, she thought he was “really cute”.

Unlike Singh, she was raised Sikh. She revealed on the Whoreible Decisions podcast in 2019, that during the pair’s upbringing, they intended to save themselves until after marriage, though that wasn’t the case soon after they started dating.

At the time of the podcast, she worked in marketing analytics and was 25 years old, so she was born on 16 August 1993, making her currently 28 years old.

After about four years of dating, Singh popped the question at the Empire State Building in 2019 and their intricate traditional wedding took place in July 2021 in New Jersey.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.