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January 29, 1972 |
Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Life and career
Majumder was born in Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador, to a European-Canadian mother from Newfoundland and a Bengali Hindu Indian father, originally from West Bengal. He started his entertainment career as an announcer for the YTV game show CLIPS, and soon was hosting the network's popular morning kids show Brain Wash, where he was known as Ed Brainbin. He also hosted the "Slime Tour" segments on the popular game show Uh Oh!. Eventually he joined This Hour Has 22 Minutes in 2003, and also hosted 15 episodes of the Just for Laughs specials on television and participated in the Comedy festivals in Montreal. He was also a star of Cedric the Entertainer Presents, aired in the United States on the Fox network, and appeared in an NFB documentary on aspiring Canadian comics, The Next Big Thing.
Majumder has also starred in the CBC comedy pilot Hatching, Matching and Dispatching and the short film Plain Brown Rapper, as well as playing Kumar's brother in the 2004 comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Majumder often plays an alter ego called Raj Binder. Binder is an awkward, nervous and usually sweaty Indian reporter with a strong accent. Binder first appeared in a sketch from a comedy showcase with some former YTV costars called The Bobroom, and also appeared on Just For Laughs and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Majumder caused some minor controversy when "Raj" posed in the MegaStars group picture during the 2003 Heritage Classic NHL outdoor ice-hockey game.
Majumder made a guest appearance on two episodes of the television series 24, playing Hasan Numair. He also played Dr. Freddy Sahgal in the Fox TV series Unhitched, but the show was cancelled in May 2008.
Majumder currently stars in a TV show called Majumder Manor which first aired in 2013. It documents his own quest to develop the tourism potential in his picturesque hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland. The realization of this passion project will deliver an inspiring and funny look at Majumder - as he pulls his family, his friends, and his community into his plan to put Burlington on the high-end tourism map.
- NFB - Collection - The Next Big Thing - DVD
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