Dr Ranj is well-known NHS doctor, TV presenter, author and LGBTQ+ advocate.
He is co-creating presenter of BAFTA-award-winning CBeebies series, Get Well Soon. He is one of the resident doctors on the BBC1's hugely successful series Morning Live and was a regular presenter on ITV This Morning. He was also co-presenter of ITV's prime-time series Save Money: Good Health, Save Money: Lose Weight and Dr Ranj: On Call. Most recently, he fronted the W Channel’s brand new, hit show Extreme Food Phobics, and was seen flexing his culinary skills on Cooking With The Stars. In 2018, Ranj swapped his scrubs for sequins as a BBC Strictly Come Dancing contestant, partnered with Janette Manrara. The dancing duo also took part in the subsequent Strictly Live Tour in 2019. Then at the start of 2021, Ranj’s performance on ITV All Star Musicals roused the nation and received high praise from the judges, including Elaine Paige herself. It led to him starring in his own sold-out West End show Scrubs to Sparkles that summer, alongside a host of famous faces.
Off air, he writes for numerous magazines and websites where he gives expert opinion and advice on physical and mental health matters. Ranj has a regular column in Attitude magazine, and has published several books including two Sunday Times Best-Sellers (Save Money Lose Weight and How To Grow Up And Feel Amazing!) with more on the way.
Here is an excerpt from his Letter of Pride that inspired this card:
But if we remind ourselves now and again [that we are stronger together], it'll help in those times when we might feel alone. Because the cure for loneliness isn't companionship, it's connection. Feeling like we are part of something. Feeling like we belong. So I thank you for being a part of my family. Thank you for having me. Thank you for giving me a place to be me and to belong. And thank you for reminding me that, no matter what, we are never alone.
Follow his journey @drranj