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Arunabh Kumar

Arunabh Kumar (born 26 November 1982) is an Indian web series director and the founder of The Viral Fever, an online entertainment source that works upon presenting social issues in an entertaining way. He was the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of The Viral Fever. [1][2]

Arunabh Kumar
Personal information
Born (1982-11-26) 26 November 1982 (age 35)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Founder - The Viral Fever
YouTube information
Also known as The Qtiyapa Guy
Channel
Years active 2010 - present
Genre Comedy

Alma mater IIT Kharagpur

Early lifeEdit

Arunabh Kumar was brought up in Muzaffarpur in Bihar.[3] After completing his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, he joined Shah Rukh Khan's production house Red Chillies Entertainment in an assistant’s position under Farah Khan. He was the assistant director of the Indian movie Om Shanti Om.

MTV rejected his creation Engineer's Diary which led to the launching of The Viral Fever.[4][5]

Awards and achievementsEdit

  • The Economic Times 40 under Forty list for 2016[6]
  • Fortune Top 40 under 40 list for 2015[7] and 2016[8][9]
  • GQ's List of Most Influential Young Indians for 2015[10] & 2016
  • "Entrepreneur" List of 10 Geniuses Redefining Creativity, 2016[11]
  • Man's World - Men of the Year, 2014[12]
  • AFAQs - "Newsmaker of the Year" in 2014.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bollywood's new spoof masters: Stars send themselves up in viral videos... but is it for laughs or promo?". The Daily Mail UK. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: On day 5, comedians talk about social media's cool new generation of stars in Alia and Parineeti". IBN Live. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ Saxena, Aditi (6 February 2015). "This IIT Kharagpur alumnus is the brain behind The Viral Fever Media". The Economic Times. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  4. ^ "How MTV's rejection and cocaine addiction created Q-tiyapa". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  5. ^ "EC – How an IITian sodomized by MTV created his own youth channel – The Viral Fever bluff". enoogle. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  6. ^ Staff, ET (29 September 2015). "40 under Forty: Celebrating Young Leaders".
  7. ^ "Our Founder &CEO featured in @FortuneMagazine Top 40 undr 40 Biz Leaders". The Viral Fever official | Twitter. 14 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Fortune India 40 Under 40".
  9. ^ "Our Founder & CEO Arunabh Kumar aka @TheQtiyapaGuy in Fortune 40 Under 40 for the 2nd year in a row". TVF PITCHERS OFFICIAL | Twitter. 18 February 2016.
  10. ^ "The 50 most influential young Indians". 27 July 2015.
  11. ^ "10 Geniuses Who Are Redefining the Future of Creativity". ENTREPRENEUR INDIA. 30 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Men of the Year 2014". 9 January 2015.
  13. ^ "People in the News".