CarryMinati

Ajey Nagar (pronounced [əˈdʒeː ˈnaːɡər]), better known as CarryMinati, is an Indian YouTuber and streamer from Faridabad, India.[2] He is known for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics on his channel CarryMinati.[3][4] In January 2021, Nagar was the most subscribed individual creator on YouTube India with 28 million subscribers on his channel CarryMinati.[5] His other channel CarryisLive is dedicated to gaming and live streams.

CarryMinati
Ajey Nagar.jpg
Personal information
BornAjey Nagar
(1999-06-12) 12 June 1999 (age 21)[1]
NationalityIndian
EducationDelhi Public School Society
OccupationYouTuber
YouTube information
Also known as
  • Carry
  • Ajey
  • CarryMinati
Channels
LocationIndia
Years active2010–present
Genre
Subscribers29.6 million (CarryMinati)
8.94 million (CarryIsLive)
Total views2.257 billion (CarryMinati)
952 million (CarryIsLive)
NetworkOne Digital Entertainment
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2020

Updated: 10 April 2021

In May 2020, his roast video titled "YouTube Vs TikTok - The End" caused controversy on YouTube India. The video was removed by YouTube, citing reasons such as cyberbullying and usage of abusive language.

Early life

Ajey Nagar was born on 12 June 1999 in Faridabad,[1]a city near India's national capital New Delhi,[6] where he is based.[7] He attended school till 2016, when he dropped out to pursue his YouTube career;[7] skipping his Class-XII Board examination because of his nervousness about passing the economics exam. He later completed his schooling through long-distance learning.[1]

Nagar's elder brother, Yash Nagar, is a music producer and composer who has collaborated with him as Wily Frenzy.[8]

Career

YouTube

Popularly referred to as CarryMinati, or just 'Carry',[9] Nagar is known for his distinctive and energetic Hindi-language commentary.[7][6] He is mainly involved in creating diss songs, satirical parodies and comedy, apart from live gaming.[10] Nagar and his team produce videos out of his home in Faridabad.[9]

Nagar began posting videos on YouTube at the age of 10.[6] His main YouTube channel has been active since 2014.[7] In 2014, the channel's name was AddictedA1 and Nagar would upload recorded video game footage along with his reactions to the game.[11][12] In 2015, he changed the channel's name to CarryDeol, uploading gameplay footage of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive while mimicking Sunny Deol. The channel was subsequently renamed to CarryMinati.[13] In January 2021, the channel had 28 million subscribers.[5]

In early 2017, Nagar created an additional YouTube channel called CarryIsLive, where he live-streams himself playing video games.[7]

In 2019, Nagar was listed at the 10th position in the Next Generation Leaders' 2019 by the TIME magazine, which is an annual list of ten young people who construct innovative careers.[14]

"YouTube Vs Tiktok - The End"

In 2020, Nagar published a controversial YouTube video titled "YouTube Vs Tiktok - The End", in response to a video shared on Instagram by TikTok user Amir Siddiqui who berated YouTube creators for roasting TikTok users. Nagar's video resulted in the hashtag #CarryMinatiRoastVideo to trend on Twitter.[15] It was taken down by YouTube citing violations of its terms of service, based on multiple complaints of harassment and cyberbullying. Many of Nagar's fans were critical of the removal of the video from the platform, while others spoke out in favour of the decision.[16]

Discography

Singles and collaborations

Year Track Artist(s) Notes Ref.
2019 "Bye Pewdiepie" CarryMinati Diss track [17][18]
"Trigger" CarryMinati, Vibgyor First single [19]
2020 "Zindagi" CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy [20]
"Warrior" CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy
"Yalgaar" CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy Later remade for the film The Big Bull [21][22]
2021 "Vardaan" CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy [23]

Awards and recognition

  • 2019: TIME's 10 Next Generation Leaders #10[14]
  • Nagar holds a total of 5 Youtube Creator Awards which include:- 2 Silver Play Buttons (CarryMinati and CarryisLive), 2 Golden Play Buttons (CarryMinati and CarryisLive), And 1 Diamond Play Button for CarryMinati.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c World, Republic (20 September 2019). "CarryMinati: How the boy from Haryana became the Roast King of India". Republic World. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ "CarryMinati: Everything you should know about the YouTube star". The Indian Express. 13 June 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ Kapani, Puneet (8 February 2021). "CarryMinati: The Becoming Of an Internet Sensation". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  4. ^ "'I remain grounded as I know the worth of this fame': CarryMinati on popularity and content". DNA India. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b "'I had nothing to lose': the rise of India's No 1 YouTuber CarryMinati". South China Morning Post. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b c Kidangoor, Abhishyant (16 May 2019). "'You Should Be Yourself.' How a Viral YouTube Star Is Embracing His Indian Roots". Time. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e Hemrajani, Nikhil (31 March 2017). "The Indian gaming stars who catch your eye". Mint. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Did You Know Wily Frenzy aka Yash Nagar is CarryMinati's Elder Brother?". Republic World. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b Singh, Devika (10 February 2019). "Millionaires in the Making". Business Today. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  10. ^ Singal, Aastha (23 September 2019). "YouTube a Priority over Netflix – CarryMinati". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  11. ^ "10 lesser-known facts about controversial YouTuber Ajey Nagar aka CarryMinati". in.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Unknown Facts About Carryminati Fame Ajey Nagar's Life". IWMBuzz. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  13. ^ Kamdar, Shraddha (12 July 2019). "Find your niche, says YouTuber Ajey Nagar, aka CarryMinati". Femina. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar named by Time magazine among Next Generation Leaders 2019". Business Standard (Press release). Press Trust of India. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  15. ^ Menezes, Gladwin (25 May 2020). "CarryMinatiRoast: What was 'CarryMinati roast' about & why did it trend on social media?". Republic World. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  16. ^ Farzeen, Sana (18 May 2020). "CarryMinati's video removed, everything you should know about TikTok vs YouTube controversy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "How India conquered YouTube". Financial Times. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Watch: Indian YouTuber CarryMinati attacks PewDiePie as T-Series 'feud' continues". Scroll.in. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  19. ^ Work, Amrit Digital Media. "CarryMinati New Song TRIGGER is Rocking Well among His Fans". Current Affairs & Top Headlines of the day - IndianUpdates6.in. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  20. ^ Indian, The Talented (19 January 2020). "Zindagi: The Latest Music Video Of CARRYMINATI Ft. Wily Frenzy". The Talented Indian. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  21. ^ World, Republic. "CarryMinati releases new rap song 'Yalgaar' hitting back at trolls: Watch". Republic World. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  22. ^ World, Republic. "'The Big Bull' title track released: Fans are loving CarryMinati's vocals in new song". Republic World. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  23. ^ "Youtuber CarryMinati looks back at his teen years with new rap single, Vardaan". www.indulgexpress.com. Retrieved 16 March 2021.

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