2018 was a huge year for Viners, Instagrammers and YouTubers. Everyone had an audience, and few were selected to lead the way. There were lucky flukes, and a handful of people that gained popularity. With billions of views and millions of subscribers, these homegrown YouTubers made it big this year. Some of them were even featured on YouTube rewind – it was crazy!
BB Ki Vines
BB has been on a tear, collaborating with international stars and YouTube celebrities. He’s the hottest thing right now, when it comes to YouTube, and he’s pulling in millions of views every video. He’s YouTube God right now, in India, and he’s growing every day. He’s got 9 million subscribers, and he’s got 1.1 Billion views. That’s right Billion with a ‘B’. That’s BB ki Vines, as he’s attempting his second billion views. His last video got 13 million hits and 800K likes. The video also got 60K comments. That’s when you know a channel is booming.
Ashish Chanchlani Vines
His channel is getting similar traction to BB, but with higher production value. It’s surprising how much YouTube can offer you when it comes to growth and views. He’s got a targeted audience and he understands exactly what they want. He just finished a video with Akshay Kumar, which got 10 Million views. Ashish understands the YouTube game better than anyone here, and he’s all fire-power stocked inside one body.
Carry started off as a YouTube reactor/commentator in the early days, moving onto to become a full-time YouTube content creator. He still reacts to interesting and funny videos, but his own unique taste is quite engaging. Word of Caution – He doesn’t hold back on his opinions, including gaalis. His videos repeatedly get around 2-5 Million views, and his channel is growing steadily. His audience loves what he does and support his many different channels. He does it all from his bedroom.
With 8 Million subscribers and 15 Million views per video, Amit is one of the highest viewed stars right now. He’s making videos that are pulling incredible numbers. His honesty, relatability, and understanding of what sells is key. He started off quite a long time ago, but he’s got a huge community now of YouTube subscribers. The best part about his videos is the amount of effort put into them. He ensures that his skits are always high quality and relatable.
Harsh has been rising for a few months now, having a few videos on the Trending Tab. His videos always have an interesting turn to them, and he loves picking on new characters and outfits. His latest video “If Google Was a Jaat” was a high-quality production that got 3.4 Million hits. That’s a great appreciation from a fan group that’s loyal to the creator.
He’s a quirky YouTuber that’s been rising steadily across many months now. His videos repeatedly get multiples of millions of views and he’s collaborated with many creators on the platform. He’s also got a dedicated fan base that repeatedly watches his videos. He rakes in millions of views per video and has about 2.5 Million subscribers.
These guys are frequently on your timeline if you’re younger and in college. Their skits are hilarious and don’t have much production value. Their homegrown efforts are really paying off, with millions of subscribers and viewers. Some people even created a YouTube account just to follow them. They’re some of the funniest ones on the list.
The Screen Patti
If you love high-quality scripted comedy, then this is the channel for you. TSP is a growing channel that makes hilarious content on interesting topics. They’re thought provoking, funny and touch upon a deeper niche in Indian comedy content. They’re riding the train of relatable comedy in Indian YouTube and are growing steadily.
His channel is perfect for all things technology. With more than 7 Million subscribers, he’s reviewed everything from mobiles to laptops. You can’t buy a new piece of hardware without consulting with his videos. He gets hundreds of thousands of views per video, and his channel is an exhaustive library of tech-opinions.
These two are changing the way that high-quality content works on the platform. They’re definitely changing the landscape of content consumption in India. Their videos get multi-million hits on the platform, and even more on Facebook and Instagram.