“Toh Kaise hai aap log?” You must have recognised the artist whom we are going to talk about in this blog. Yes, it is none other than Ajey Nagar, better known by his stage name or online streaming name Carry Minati, is one of the prominent Indian YouTubers and Internet sensation. He was born and raised in Faridabad, Haryana, India. He began his YouTube career by making react videos when he was just eight years old, in 2008-2009. On his channel CarryMinati, he is known for his satirical skits and responses to various online topics. Let us untangle some of the lesser-known facts about this young and self-made superstar, Ajey Nagar aka Carry Minati. “Toh Chaliye shuru Karte Hai Bina Kisi….”
Early Life and Personal Information
Ajey Nagar is a Faridabad, India-based YouTuber and streamer. He was born on June 12, 1999, in Faridabad, a city near New Delhi, India’s national capital. He went to school until 2016, when he dropped out to pursue a YouTube career, skipping his Class XII Board exam due to his fear of failing the economics exam. He later completed his education through distance learning.
|Streaming Name||Carry Minati|
|Date of Birth||12 June 1999|
|Sibling||Yash Nagar (Wily Frenzy)|
|Education||Delhi Public School, Faridabad|
|Subscribers||29.4 million (CarryMinati)8.9 million (CarryIsLive)|
|Total views||2.235 billion (CarryMinati)944 million (CarryIsLive)|
Become Like Carry with a Career As A Youtuber
Carry Minati (Ajey Nagar) and YouTube
Carry Minati began producing videos when he was just eight years old, in 2008-2009. He decided to start his own YouTube channel, Stealth Fearzz, in 2010, where he posted videos about football, including football tricks and tips videos. Despite the fact that he uploaded a number of videos on his YouTube channel, he did not receive a significant response from his viewers. Near the end of 2014, he decided to start a new YouTube channel called Addicted A1. He began making videos of gameplays with his commentary on his new channel. He tried to imitate Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol to attract attention and make it more interesting and amusing.
He struggled to get enough views on his videos and new channel once again because there was only a small audience for those types of videos at the time. Later, Carry Minati or Ajey Nagar came across a YouTube channel called ‘Leafyishere’ and was blown away by the channel’s concept, idea, and gameplay. He wanted to use the same idea and style in his own videos, but with a splash of Desi masala to make them even more entertaining, relatable, and light-hearted.
In 2015, he changed his channel’s name to CarryDeol and began uploading gaming videos with his roast commentary. He changed the name of his channel to Carry Minati after it gained some popularity and appreciation from viewers. According to him, after he renamed his channell, there was no looking back since then and it was in January 2021, his channel had crossed over 28 million subscribers on YouTube.
His YouTube career was turned around by one of his viral video “MAKING MONEY WITH BB KI VINES,” which became a turning point in his career. Carry Minati reached a million subscribers in 2017 and received a Golden Play button, and has reached another milestone on YouTube in 2020, receiving a Diamond YouTube button. Nagar started a new YouTube channel named CarryIsLive in early 2017 where he live-streams himself playing video games. He is the only Indian YouTuber who has ever had the opportunity to meet Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
The YouTube Vs TikTok Video
Carry Minati released a controversial YouTube video titled “YouTube Vs Tiktok – The End” in 2020, in response to a video posted on Instagram by TikTok user Amir Siddiqui, in which he admonished YouTube creators for roasting TikTok users. The hashtag #CarryMinatiRoastVideo trended on Twitter as a result of Carry Minati’s video. YouTube took it down after receiving several reports of abuse and cyberbullying, alleging violations of its terms of service. Many of Nagar’s fans were upset that the video had been removed from the website, while others praised the decision.
Carry Minati’s Singles and Collaborations
Carry Minati has produced and released six discographies, singles, and collaborations to date, all of which have gained a lot of recognition and response from the public. Having said that, his first diss track, titled Bye Pewdiepie, also received a lot of attention and support from the public.
|2019||Bye Pewdiepie||Carry Minati|
|2019||Trigger||Carry Minati X Vibgyor|
|2020||Zindagi||Carry Minati X Wily Frenzy|
|2020||Warrior||Carry Minati X Wily Frenzy|
|2020||Yalgaar||Carry Minati X Wily Frenzy|
|2021||Vardaan||Carry Minati X Wily Frenzy|
Note: Yash, Nagar’s older brother, is a music producer and composer who has worked with him on a variety of singles under the stage name Wily Frenzy.
Awards And Recognition
Carry Minati, also known as Ajey Nagar, was named to the Times Magazine’s Top 10 Next Generation Leaders at the age of 19. Nagar, on the other hand, has a total of five YouTube Creator Awards, including two Silver Play Buttons ( for Carry Minati and CarryisLive), two Golden Play Buttons (for Carry Minati and CarryisLive), and one Diamond Play Button (for Carry Minati).
Carry Minati and Controversies
Ajey is known for his unique style of roasting and presentation on YouTube but the man is not that far from controversies. Here are some of the most ‘Famous Controversies’ that he got into:
- Accused of using Homophobic Slurs
His video on ‘YouTube vs TikTok-The End’ went viral due to many reasons and one of them was being accused of using homophobic slurs. The video was eventually pulled off by YouTube
- Plagiarism over his rap ‘Yalgaar’
Soon after his YouTube vs Tik-Tok controversy, Carry Minati came up with his rap, ‘Yalgaar Ho’ about his career and his hard work. But soon after the release, comedian Kunal Kamra alleged that the rap song was copied from rapper-singer Babu Haabi’s ‘Bobocanta’.
- Roasting YouTube
Carry Minati stayed a lot in headlines due to his unending controversies but this added another one as his expletive-heavy video titled ‘Art of Bad Words’ on YouTube took a dig on the platform itself and many other topics. While most of his fans loved it, many thought why he was liked in the first place.
So this was everything about Ajey Nagar. It will not be false to state that Carry Minati is a self-made and talented individual and a very popular Indian YouTuber who has made his presence felt on YouTube as an Indian video and content creator. For more such awesome and amazing reads, stay tuned with Leverage Edu.