the first individual Indian YouTuber to cross 10 million subscribers.
YouTube has become a viable source of income in recent years and that has seen a plethora of YouTubers from around the world achieve success and that includes India.
Before, those with a passion for making videos would upload content to showcase to viewers their hobby.
But now more and more people are incorporating adverts into their videos and therefore monetising them. As a result, content creators are making money from each video they upload.
The more views they get, the more money they earn.
In India, there has been an increase in the number of successful YouTubers. Whether their focus is creating comedic sketches or providing advice, they have garnered massive followings and naturally, financial success.
However, YouTubers do not create content for the money, they do it because it is what they love.
We present a selection of the wealthiest YouTubers from India of 2020.
Bhuvan Bam is an Indian comedian and YouTuber who was born in Gujarat.
Although Bhuvan is his real name, he is best known by his YouTube channel, BB Ki Vines, which has over 19 million subscribers.
His channel launched in 2015 but it quickly became one of the most popular.
Bhuvan ended up becoming the first individual Indian YouTuber to cross 10 million subscribers.
In his videos, Bhuvan performs a lot of sketches which are a mixture of adult comedy and drama.
His creative content has resulted in financial success. Bhuvan earns over £90,000 per month just from YouTube and has an estimated net worth of £2.2 million, making him one of India’s wealthiest YouTubers of 2020.
Ashish Chanchlani is a mainstream YouTuber who is known for his comedic videos, whether it is on his own or with others.
Ashish originally gained a name for himself on Vine where he would share short, amusing clips of himself.
But when Vine discontinued in 2017, Ashish decided to carry on his Vine-style of video content on YouTube.
His channel, Ashish Chanchlani Vines, has 20.4 million subscribers and his videos gain millions of views each.
Ashish has a net worth of around £1.5 million. As well as YouTube, he also sells a lot of his own merchandise, which is one of the most popular ways to earn income as a YouTuber.
His efforts as a YouTuber have been recognised. In 2018, Ashish won a Dadashaheb Phalke International Film Festival award for Best Digital Influencer.
Vidya Iyer is one of the most popular Indian YouTubers despite residing in America. She was born in Chennai before she and her family moved to Virginia, USA.
Her channel, Vidya Vox, features several vlogs but the majority of her content is music-related.
While growing up, Vidya was encouraged to take up Indian classical music. She joined Indian folk dance teams before moving to India for two years to learn music.
Vidya regularly sings in a band organised by her friend Shankar Tucker and she has performed in various prestigious locations like the White House.
Her YouTube content features a lot of mashups of Western and Indian songs which Vidya performs alongside other artists.
Vidya Vox has over 7 million subscribers and Vidya has a net worth of £2.3 million.
She has gone on to create original songs and music videos.
Nisha Madhulika is a popular name among Indian families when it comes to famous YouTubers.
The 61-year-old from Uttar Pradesh is a chef and her content is focused on culinary tutorials.
In 2007, Nisha started a written blog on how to cook Indian vegetarian dishes which led to her popularity.
She went on to launch her YouTube channel, NishaMadhulika, in 2011 which focuses on teaching viewers how to make a variety of Indian dishes, from main meals to snacks.
Her channel is extremely popular with over 10 million subscribers, with most of her followers coming from India and Pakistan.
With such a huge following, it is no surprise that she has a net worth of up to £3 million.
As one of India’s most prominent YouTubers, Nisha has won various accolades, including the Top YouTube Cooking content creator at the 2017 Social Media Summit & Awards.
Rather than an individual, Sanam is an Indian pop-rock band which consists of four members; Sanam Puri, Samar Puri, Keshav Dhanraj and Venky S.
The group are among India’s most popular independent YouTube channels and are India’s biggest artists on the platform.
They achieved popularity with their fresh renditions of classic Indian melodies.
As they became more successful, the band started creating more original songs. They currently have three studio albums to their name.
Sanam’s music videos and insights into their lives are uploaded onto YouTube and their 7 million subscribers seem to enjoy their content.
The band has a net worth of £1.9 million and their fame has been recognised internationally. In December 2018, Sanam was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Gaurav Chaudhary was born in Rajasthan but is based in Dubai. This YouTuber produces content which is all about technology.
On his channel Technical Guruji, Gaurav talks all things tech.
Whether it be reviewing new smartphones or giving his opinion on technology-related news, Gaurav’s fans are always quick to see his latest videos.
Technical Guruji has 18.8 million subscribers so it is unsurprising that he has a net worth of £4.4 million in 2020.
While providing helpful advice to Hindi-speaking tech enthusiasts, Gaurav has a second channel that is dedicated to his personal life.
His second channel is called Gaurav Chaudhary and it is popular among those who want to see another side to the YouTuber, away from technology.
Shruti Arjun Anand
Shruti Arjun Anand is one of India’s most successful female YouTubers and one of the most versatile.
She uploads a variety of content which varies from comedic sketches with family members to fashion tips. Shruti’s daughter Anaya also frequently appears in her videos.
Her fashion and beauty tips range from makeup hacks to different styles to try for special events but all are helpful for her viewers who flock in their millions to watch Shruti’s videos.
On the other hand, Shruti’s comedy sketches see her play different characters in a range of scenarios. Typically, they tend to be one person versus another. For example, Desi vs Modern.
Her expressions and over-the-top acting have netted her massive success, with more than 8 million subscribers.
As of 2020, Shruti has a net worth of approximately £2.5 million.
These YouTubers from India are where they’re at today as a result of hard work and doing what they love.
Their drive to provide their viewers with enjoyable content has resulted in large followings and other opportunities. Their income is just a by-product of that and subsequently, they are some of India’s wealthiest YouTubers.