Bhuvan Bam

Bhuvan Bam (pronounced [ˈbʱuːʋən baːm]; born 22 January 1994)[1] is an Indian comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality from Delhi, India. He is known for his YouTube comedy channel BB Ki Vines. In 2018, Bam became the first Indian individual YouTube content creator to cross 10 million subscribers.[3] He is the director of BB Ki Vines Private Limited and a designated partner at AMB Youthiapa LLP, the company behind his channel merchandise.[4][5]

Bhuvan Bam
Bhuvan Bam.jpg
Personal information
Born (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 26)[1]
NationalityIndian
EducationShaheed Bhagat Singh College (BA)
Occupation
YouTube information
ChannelsBB Ki Vines
LocationIndia
Years active2015–present
Genre
  • Comedy
  • music
Subscribers19.3 million
Total views2.79 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: 3 October 2020

Early life and education

Bam is a Maharastrian,[6] born on 22 January 1994 in Baroda, Gujarat[2] to Avnindra and Padma Bam. Later on, his family moved to Delhi. He did his schooling from Green Fields School, Delhi and earned a bachelor's degree in History from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.[7]

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.[8]

BB Ki Vines

BB Ki Vines is a YouTube channel whose 2–8 minutes long videos depicts the life of an urban teenager, and his whimsical conversations with his friends and family – all played by Bam himself.[9] He has 19 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and is known for playing characters like Banchoddas, Sameer Fuddi, Titu Mama,Bablu,Pinki and Mr. Hola.[10][11]

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.[12]

Music videos and other 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.[13][14] In December 2018, he began a new digital series on YouTube called Titu Talks, which featured Shah Rukh Khan as the first guest.[10] His second guest was Johnny Sins.

In 2019 he released the song "Ajnabee" on his YouTube channel.[15] The song has had more than 11 million views on YouTube.[16]

He recently shot a video titled 'Lifeline of Society' encouraging viewers to raise funds for migrants in the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.[17] He also composed a song "Heer Ranjha" on his YouTube Channel

Awards

Year Award Category Result Venue Ref(s)
2019 Filmfare Awards Best Short Film Won Mumbai, India [18]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b BB Ki Vines | Bhuvan Bam answers Most Googled Questions in a quirky way | Safar-Official Music Video. 13 June 2018. Event occurs at 02:04. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b BBC News Hindi (28 June 2019), Bhuvan Bam अपने YouTube चैनल BB Ki Vines से कितना पैसा कमाते हैं? (BBC Hindi), retrieved 29 June 2019
  3. ^ "Indian YouTuber Bhuvan Bam Becomes The First YouTuber To Reach 10 Million Subscribers!". Republic World. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Bhuvan Bam – Director information and companies associated with | Zauba Corp". zaubacorp.com. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  5. ^ "BB Ki Vines Official Merchandise". youthiapa. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  6. ^ PINKVILLA (17 June 2018), BB Ki Vines | When Bhuvan Bam Acted Like His Father | Safar – Music Video, retrieved 4 July 2019
  7. ^ "Youtube star Bhuvan Bam: Students need to know that there is a life #BeyondMarks". Hindustan Times. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  8. ^ Goyal, Malini (8 May 2016). "Meet India's top 10 YouTube superstars". The Times of India. Bennet, Coleman, & Co. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  9. ^ Singh, Devika (12 February 2017). "Meet India's YouTube Millionaires". Business News. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Bhuvan Bam: Making Of A Star". Forbes India. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  11. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 19 April 2020 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Bollywood is the final stop for YouTube star Bhuvan Bam". 4 July 2016.
  13. ^ Arote, Vinay (31 March 2019). "Winning the Filmfare Award was a magical moment". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Bhuvan Bam, Divya Dutta on their short film Plus Minus winning big at Filmfare Awards 2019". Firstpost. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Each time in front of camera is different experience: Bhuvan Bam". outlookindia.com/. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dx9Qjod0s0
  17. ^ "Top YouTuber Bhuvan Bam Shoots Video To Help Raise Funds For Migrants". NDTV.com.
  18. ^ "Bhuvan Bam Talks About Creating Content and His Filmfare Win". The Quint. 4 April 2019.

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