Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, and author. Brand has been a vegetarian since the age of 14 and a vegan since October 2011. Brand has shown interest in the Hare Krishna Movement and chants the Hare Krishna mantra for drug rehabilitation. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her show in October 2010, Brand talked about his love of Transcendental Meditation. wiki
In October 2013 he acted as the guest editor of the New Statesman, noting: "For me the solution has to be primarily spiritual and secondarily political." Guest writers included the likes of David Lynch (on transcendental meditation and inner revolution), “modern-day shaman” Daniel Pinchbeck "urges humanity to cast off its 'mind forged manacles'", David DeGraw, and Graham Hancock "hopes for a revolution in consciousness." 
In 2013 he was dating Jemima Khan.
- Liz McCollum, "The Kundalini Yoga Brand: How Russell Brand and Other Celebrities are Making Kundalini Yoga Mainstream", spiritvoyage, May 16, 2012. *Snatam Kaur)
Resources and articles
- Brand has also set up his own production company with his friend Nik Linnen called 'Branded Films'
- Reality Sandwich
- Brand, Russell (2010). Booky Wook 2: This time it's personal. London: HarperCollins.
- Radhanath Swami
- David Lynch
- New Statesmen Home, organizational web page, accessed October 26, 2013.