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12 June 1999
|Also known as|
|Subscribers||30.8 million (CarryMinati)|
9.3 million (CarryIsLive)
|Total views||2.4 billion (CarryMinati)|
1 billion (CarryIsLive)
|Network||One Digital Entertainment|
Updated: 6 June 2021
Ajey Nagar (pronounced [əˈdʒeː ˈnaːɡər]), popularly known as CarryMinati, is an Indian YouTuber and streamer from Faridabad, India. He is known for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics on his channel CarryMinati. His other channel CarryisLive is dedicated to gaming and live streams.
In May 2020, his roast video titled "YouTube Vs TikTok - The End" caused controversy on YouTube India. The video was removed by YouTube for violations against the platform's terms of service, citing reasons such as cyberbullying and harassment.
Ajey Nagar was born on 12 June 1999 in Faridabad,a city near India's national capital New Delhi, where he is based. He attended school till 2016, when he dropped out to pursue his YouTube career; skipping his Class-XII Board examination because of his nervousness about passing the economics exam. He later completed his schooling through long-distance learning.
Nagar's elder brother, Yash Nagar, is a music producer and composer who has collaborated with him as Wily Frenzy.
Popularly referred to as CarryMinati,  Nagar is mainly involved in creating Hindi-language diss songs, satirical parodies and comedy, apart from live gaming. Nagar and his team produce videos out of his home in Faridabad.
Nagar began posting videos on YouTube at the age of 10. His main YouTube channel has been active since 2014. In 2014, the channel's name was AddictedA1 and Nagar would upload recorded video game footage along with his reactions to the game. 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. In May 2021, Nagar released a statement saying that the channel had more than 30 million subscribers.
In early 2017, Nagar created an additional YouTube channel called CarryIsLive, where he live-streams himself playing video games. He has hosted live-streams on this channel, raising funds for victims of cyclone Fani in Odisha in 2019, and the flooding in Assam and Bihar in 2020.
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. In April 2020 he was part of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia
"YouTube Vs Tiktok–The End"
In May 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. It was taken down by YouTube citing violations of its terms of service, based on multiple complaints of harassment and cyberbullying. A large number reports had been made by LGBTQ+ activists, on account of homophobic or transphobic abusive language in the video. Many of Nagar's fans were critical of YouTube's actions, and the removal led to several new trending hashtags mentioning his name. As a result, the video received several million views, and there was a concerted effort to review bomb TikTok at Google Play Store. Other fans of Nagar spoke out in favour of YouTube's decision to remove the video. In June 2020, Nagar uploaded the music video "Yalgaar" as a further response, with renewed criticism of Siddiqui.
Singles and collaborations
|2018||"Success Story of a Cringe Pop Artist"||CarryMinati|||
|2019||"Bye Pewdiepie"||CarryMinati||Diss track|||
|2020||"Zindagi"||CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy||Album|
|"Warrior"||CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy|
|"Yalgaar"||CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy||Remade in 2021 for the film The Big Bull|||
|"Date Kar Le"||CarryMinati, Romy, Salim Suleiman|||
|2021||"Vardaan"||CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy|||
Awards and recognition
- "CarryMinati: Everything you should know about the YouTube star". The Indian Express. 13 June 2020. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
- "Roast, rage, jealousy, cringe. Who'll have the last laugh in YouTube vs TikTok's online 'class wars'?". The Economic Times. 26 May 2020. Archived from the original on 15 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
- World, Republic (20 September 2019). "CarryMinati: How the boy from Haryana became the Roast King of India". Republic World. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
- Kidangoor, Abhishyant (16 May 2019). "'You Should Be Yourself.' How a Viral YouTube Star Is Embracing His Indian Roots". Time. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
- Hemrajani, Nikhil (31 March 2017). "The Indian gaming stars who catch your eye". Mint. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
- "Did You Know Wily Frenzy aka Yash Nagar is CarryMinati's Elder Brother?". Republic World. Archived from the original on 3 July 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
- Singh, Devika (10 February 2019). "Millionaires in the Making". Business Today. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
- Singal, Aastha (23 September 2019). "YouTube a Priority over Netflix – CarryMinati". Entrepreneur. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
- "10 lesser-known facts about controversial YouTuber Ajey Nagar aka CarryMinati". in.news.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 7 December 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
- World, Republic. "Interesting facts about CarryMinati that you probably didn't know". Republic World. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
- Kamdar, Shraddha (12 July 2019). "Find your niche, says YouTuber Ajey Nagar, aka CarryMinati". Femina. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
- "CarryMinati's Youtube family reaches 30 million". OrissaPOST (Press release). 15 May 2021. Archived from the original on 15 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
- "YouTuber CarryMinati Livestreams, Raises Donation For Fani-Hit Odisha". 9 May 2019.
- "CarryMinati raises funds for Assam and Bihar flood victims - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
- "Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar named by Time magazine among Next Generation Leaders 2019". Business Standard (Press release). Press Trust of India. 16 May 2019. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
- "Ajey Nagar". Forbes. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
- Menezes, Gladwin (25 May 2020). "CarryMinatiRoast: What was 'CarryMinati roast' about & why did it trend on social media?". Republic World. Archived from the original on 3 July 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
- Farzeen, Sana (18 May 2020). "CarryMinati's video removed, everything you should know about TikTok vs YouTube controversy". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 31 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
- "CarryMinati returns to the YouTube vs TikTok controversy with rap song 'Yalgaar'". The Economic Times. 6 June 2020. Archived from the original on 6 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
- "Success Story of a Cringe Pop Artist". IMDb. January 2018. Archived from the original on 3 July 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
- "Watch: Indian YouTuber CarryMinati attacks PewDiePie as T-Series 'feud' continues". Scroll.in. 3 January 2019. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
- Suri, Rishabh (2 April 2021). "CarryMinati on shooting for MayDay in pandemic: I never imagined I could be a one take artist". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 30 April 2021. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
- "YouTube star CarryMinati collaborates with Salim-Sulaiman for new song - OrissaPOST". Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily - OrissaPOST. 28 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
- World, Republic. "CarryMinati's 'Vardaan' bags No. 1 spot on YouTube's trending list". Republic World. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
- "CarryMinati on shooting for MayDay in pandemic: I never imagined I could be a one take artist". Hindustan Times. 2 April 2021. Archived from the original on 29 April 2021. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
- "30 Under 30 Asia 2020: Celebrities". Forbes. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
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