YouTube is the new TV. In the league of Bollywood stars and TV stars, a new set of stars have joined in, the YouTube stars; all thanks to the internet. In the past ten years, things have really changed and the most prominent change can be seen in the medium we choose to spend our time on. Earlier it was TV, now it is definitely the internet. From the 32 inches TV boxes we have shifted to our 6 inches phone screens, accessible from anywhere. This medium has the widest reach barring the language barriers. And YouTube stands to be the monopoly king of the video-sharing web world. So much so that today, there is a profession called a YouTuber. Many Indian YouTubers have been making quite a viewer base for themselves for their content is loved by the Indian audiences, be it in the category of food, humour, style, fashion or anything. Here, we have listed down 10 top Indian YouTubers who have been nailing in the web world.
1. Bhuvan Bam
Everybody knows Bhuvan Bam and if you can’t recognise him with this name then ‘BB Ki Vines’ will definitely jog your memory. Bhuvan Bam started sharing his videos on Facebook first and when they became quite a hit among the youngsters, he started his YouTube channel and hasn’t looked back. He is a multi-talented man who not only writes and performs his own sketches but also plays the guitar and sings. His songs have been hits too. With a strong subscriber family of more than 9 million, he is leading the list of being the most popular Indian YouTuber.
2. Sandeep Maheshwari
Sandeep Maheshwari took a shift from being a successful entrepreneur to now being a successful YouTuber. Success never left his side. He is a motivational speaker by profession who makes sure his words make a difference. He has impacted many lives and has a hefty pack of subscribers, more than 6 million.
3. Nisha Madhulika
Nisha Madhulika is a 59-year-old Indian Chef and an extremely popular YouTuber; especially among Indian housewives. Her recipes have made it to every other kitchen in India apart from being in several columns of well-established newspapers like Times of India, Indian Express etc. With close to 5 million subscribers, she is one of the top Indian YouTubers.
Sanam Puri needs no introduction. His fans are spread all over the world. He might not have sung many Bollywood playbacks but his covers, his versions of songs have been super hits on YouTube. Girls crushing over his voice and his cute looks are an added bonus. His band is known as Sanam and their renditions of classics got them the popularity that they enjoy today. With over 4 million subscribers, they trend every time their new video releases.
All India Bakchod, a comedy sketch group which popularised the comedy scene in India to a major extent through YouTube. The four front-runners of this now huge company are Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, Ashish Shakya and Gursimran Khamba. They have landed themselves in lawsuits quite a few times but they’ve kept the humour alive and are still going strong with a family of more than 3 million subscribers. Their every video is viral and is seen way more than their subscribers.
6. Geeky Ranjit
Technology reviews have become a thing now where everybody wants to know their tech before buying and that’s where Geeky Ranjit comes in. Ranjit is India’s most popular tech reviewer who has close to 2 million followers. His detailed reviews and honest opinions have kept his subscribers devoted to him.
7. Being Indian
Being Indian is a YouTube channel where they do vox pop videos, comedy sketches among several things and a major credit to the channel’s success goes to its host Sahil Khattar. His way of dealing with several tabooed topics like sex, menstruation etc. has got him immense popularity, especially among young Indian adults. With about 2 million subscribers, Being Indian is leading towards many more subscribers.
8. Shruti Arjun Anand
Shruti Arjun Anand started doing ‘Tips and tricks’ videos back in 2010 and after its unexpected success, she and her husband had moved back to India by 2013 in order to make this a full-time job. Now they have extended to doing several sketch video on YouTube and are garnering millions of views. Their more than 1.7 million subscriber family is growing every day.
9. Sanjay Thumma
Another popular Indian YouTuber is Sanjay Thumma who also is famous for his delicious recipes. He started uploading videos on YouTube for his family and friends who had insisted him to share it, little did he know then that it would become so popular that he would one day be the most watched chef on YouTube. Today, he has more than 1.3 million subscribers.
10. Kanan Gill
Kanan Gill’s popularity kick-started with his insanely popular ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’. When the comedy scene was just building up in the country, two young fellows, Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath came up with an interesting idea of reviewing Bollywood movies in a humorously satirical manner and it gained overnight popularity and since then Kanan Gill is pursuing full-time comedy.