We all are well versed with famous Youtuber CarryMinati and his videos. The 21-year-old has become super popular and has garnered a huge fan base.
Indian YouTuber CarryMinati rose to fame after his roast videos became viral. He is well known for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics on his channel. He now enjoys more than 30 million subscribers on YouTube. But did you how he came up with the cool name for his channel? Well, scroll down to know!
The YouTuber, whose real name is Ajey Nagar, began his YouTube career at the age of 15 and now he is dubbed as India’s no 1 YouTuber. Reportedly, his worth is estimated to be 27 crores, however, he has never confirmed about the same.
CarryMinati had appeared on the Kareena Kapoor Khan hosted show What Women Want. Kareena decided to talk about women’s safety on the internet with Carry as he is what he is today because of it. The duo talked about CarryMinati’s YouTube channel, his 27.5 million subscribers, and how he has evolved as a content creator. Host Kareena Kapoor Khan asked him the question that has gotten many of his followers intrigued for a long time now, that is why did he choose the name Carryminati for his Youtube channel if his real name is Ajey Nagar.
Ajey answered Hindi, “whenever anyone thinks about someone with the name CarryMinati, they instantly think of a foreigner with blue eyes, and then when they see me, they get a little disappointed.” He further talked about how in the year 2015, the idea of this name struck him and before that, the name of his Youtube channel was Carry Deol, because he used to mimic actor Sunny Deol in his videos. Later, the idea of the name CarryMinati just popped into his mind. Ajay clarified saying that, “There is no meaning to the name and it’s the name of my channel only because a 15-year-old me thought it was a very cool name and I decided to go ahead with it.”
Back in 2019, Ajey Nagar was named the ‘Next Generation Leader’ by TIME Magazine. Talking about the experience, he said, “At first, I didn’t know how massive it was but after the feature, I realised the honour. It motivated me to invest greater efforts into what I was doing and it felt incredible to be internally celebrated for expertise that was still in its’ nascent stages in India.”
When he askes about attaining popularity at a young age, CarryMinati said, “Let’s talk about the cons first – I would try to find validation through money and fame and equate happiness with materialism. As a teenager, you also want to live a carefree life which I missed out on because I was so engrossed pursuing my passion. The good part is that I gained confidence as I was a reserved child who couldn’t express myself freely. It felt amazing to go from being invisible to being widely recognised, something like the superhero fictional films. The biggest gift was and is to actually get unparalleled support and respect from complete strangers in my good and bad times.”
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