Bhuvan Avnindra Shankar Bam (pronounced [ˈbʱʊʋən baːm]; born 22 January 1994)[1] is an Indian comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality[2] from Delhi, India.[3] He is known for his comedy channel on YouTube named BB Ki Vines.

Bhuvan Bam
Bhuvan Bam.jpg
Bam in 2016
Personal information
Born (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 27)
EducationShaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University (BA History)
Occupation
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
YouTube information
ChannelsBB Ki Vines
Years active2015–present
Genrecomedy
Subscribers23.6 million
Total views3.78 billion
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2018

Updated: 22 November 2021

Early life and education

Bam is a Maharastrian, born on 22 January 1994 in Vadodara, Gujarat[4] to Avnindra and Padma Bam. Later on, his family moved to Delhi. He attended Green Fields School in Delhi and graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University, with a bachelor's degree in history.[5]

In 2021, Bam's parents died of COVID-19.[6]

Career

Bam launched his internet career in uploading a video in which he lampooned a news reporter who asked a woman insensitive questions regarding the death of her son due to the Kashmir floods. The video went viral in Pakistan, inspiring Bam to create his own YouTube channel in June 2015.[7]

BB Ki Vines

BB Ki Vines is a YouTube channel whose 2–12 minute videos depicts the life of an urban teenager, and his whimsical conversations with his friends and family – all played by Bam himself.[8] He has 22 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and is known for playing characters like Bhuvan, Banchoddas, Sameer Fuddi, Titu Mama, Bablu, Janki, Mrs. Verma, Adrak Baba, Mr. Hola, Papa Maakichu, Detective Mangloo, Dr. Sehgal and Babli Sir.[9]

The videos are filmed using a front camera on a phone by Bam himself. He originally uploaded his videos to Facebook, and then moved to YouTube.[10]

Works

In August 2016, Bam released a music video "Teri Meri Kahani". This was followed by "Sang Hoon Tere", "Safar", "Rahguzaar" and "Ajnabee". He also appeared in a short film, Plus Minus, along with Divya Dutt which earned him a Filmfare award.[11][12] In December 2018, he began a new digital series on YouTube called Titu Talks, that featured Shah Rukh Khan as the first guest.[9]

In 2019, he released the song, "Ajnabee" on his YouTube channel.[13]

In May 2020, Bam uploaded an episode of Titu Talks titled 'Lifeline of Society' in which he interviewed an electrician, house help, farmers, transgenders and milkmen to understand the difficulties they are facing during the COVID-19 lockdown in India.[14] He announced that the earnings from this episode would be used for social causes. After a month, he revealed on Twitter that the video had generated ₹5,20,000, of which the majority of the money was used to provide ration kits, food, and milk to the slums in Delhi NCR. The rest of the money was donated to the farmers' relief fund, sanitary workers, the transgender community, milkmen, community kitchens, dog shelters, and organizations for the blind and migrant.[citation needed]

In January 2021, he released a statement claiming that his uploaded videos had a total number of 3 billion views.[15]

In October 2021, Bam released his first web series Dhindora.[16][17]

Media

In April 2019, Bam featured in the Hindustan Times brunch cover story.[18] In the same year, during July, Bam also featured on Rolling Stone's cover.[19][20]

In January 2020, Bam featured on Grazia India's cover in collaboration with Puma.[21][22] In the same month, he made his presence at the World Economic Forum[23] and the next month, he featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the "Digital Content Creators" category.[24]

In October 2021, Bam again featured in the Hindustan Times brunch cover story.[25][26]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 MTV Unplugged Himself/Singer Season 8; Episode 4 [27][28]
2021 Bingo Comedy Adda Himself Episode 2 [29]
Bigg Boss 15 Guest appearance [30][31]

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016-17 TVF Bachelors Bhubaneswar Bam Season 1 [32]
2018 Titu Talks Titu [33]
2019 One Mic Stand Himself Season 1; Episode 1 [34]
2021 Dhindora Various Actor, Director, Writer, Editor [35][36]

Short films

Year Title Role Ref.
2018 Plus Minus 'Baba' Harbhajan Singh [37][38]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Label Ref.
2020 The Lockdown Rap SSD Music Ashish Chanchlani Vines [39]
2021 Kill Chori Ash King, Nikhita Gandhi Free Fire India Official [40][41]

Discography

Year Title Album Singer(s) Ref.
2016 "Teri Meri Kahaani" Non-album single Himself [42]
2018 "Sang Hoon Tere" [43]
"Safar" [44]
"Rahguzar" [45]
2019 "Bas Mein" [46]
"Ajnabee" [47]
"Heer Ranjha" [48]
"Guncha Koi" (Unplugged) MTV Unplugged [49]
2020 "Hum Saath Hain" Non-album single [50]
2021 "Didi Song" Dhindora [51]
"Saazish" Himself, Rekha Bhardwaj [52]
"Bann Gayi Zindagi" Himself [53]

Awards

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 Hindustan Times Game Changer Award BB Ki Vines Won [54]
2019 Filmfare Awards Best Short Film Plus Minus Won [55]
Cosmopolitan Awards Most Viral Content Creator BB Ki Vines Won [56]
Entertainer of the Year Won
Cannes Film Festival Global Entertainer of the Year Won [57][58]

See also

References

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