From creating vines to becoming Second-most subscribed YouTuber in India - Success story of Ashish Chanchlani

Anagha S Anagha S
Jun 19, 2021 5 min read
From creating vines to becoming Second-most subscribed YouTuber in India - Success story of Ashish Chanchlani

Ardent desire and honest preparation will always lead you to the success that you wished for. The story of Ashish Chanchlani is a striking example in this regard. Hailing from Maharashtra, this famous YouTuber has flouted all obstacles on his path through hard work.

He could have been another engineering graduate working for an MNC had he not believed in himself and trusted his gut feelings. The life of Ashish Chanchlani helps us understand that luck happens when hard work meets opportunity. He is definitely a great role model for people who think that they won't succeed just because they don't fit into the standards set by the society. Success, happiness and acceptance are much beyond the benchmarks set by society.

Early Life
Lingering Dreams
Life Turning Vines
Chanchlani Vines
Mounting Responsibility
Meeting the Khiladi and the Stars

Early Life

His connection with the media can be established right from his childhood. He was born to Anil Chanchlani and Deepa Chanchlani who owned a multiplex in Mumbai. He grew up watching a lot of films and had an ardent desire to be an actor one day.

He used to mimic people while in school and with his friends. He entertained and impressed his teachers and friends through his acting skills, miming and dialogue delivery. He was sure about what he will take up for a career.

However, his parents were concerned about him like any other Indian parents. They were apprehensive about the opportunities and success that an industry as insecure as film can offer. Ashish had to halt his acting dreams for an engineering degree as per his parents wishes.

Lingering Dreams

Even as he pursued a degree in engineering, he did not give up on his passion. He continued to look for ways he can improve his acting and mimicry while he worked towards securing his education and future.

He was able to improve his skills and personality which helped him trust himself more than anybody. He went to Barry John Acting Studio to improve his skills. Although he never thought things would turn out the way they did, he was active in social media by observing and enjoying the contents hosted. He had started his YouTube account in 2009 although it was not until 2014 that he uploaded his first video.

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Life Turning Vines

It was in 2014 that he came across 6 seconds vines in his Facebook feed. He instantly liked the very idea of it. It was also a time when many westerners were trying their luck on social media platforms. Especially YouTube.

He also realised that there was none from India who had tried out vines. This motivated Ashish Chanchlani to create vines in an Indian way. He in fact took vines with a pinch of salt. It resulted in the desi style of vines. There were many viewers for his videos in Facebook and without further ado, he uploaded his first video in YouTube in December 2014.

Chanchlani Vines

Since the release of his first YouTube video in December 2014, Chanchlaniโ€™s audience base has been ever growing. Most of his videos are trending on YouTube which is not an easy task. He was also the fourth Indian youtuber to get a diamond play button.

Ashish Chanchlani Diamond Play Button
Ashish Chanchlani Diamond Play Button

After his vines became popular, he became a full time Youtuber who creates excellent content for his viewers. One of the biggest assets that he has is his fan base whom he has never disappointed.

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Mounting Responsibility

Ashish Chanchlani also realises that โ€œwith great power comes great responsibilityโ€. He has mentioned several times and has exhibited through his actions that he makes sure his contents are appropriate and well intended.

He exaggerates things only for fun, he says. Laughter is a great remedy and a person who makes people laugh has got lots of things to be careful of. He is also aware how things have changed as his videos started becoming popular.

He remembers how he used to make vines on everything he stumbles upon. But now, unlike before, his team thinks and works on the themes at least for 20 days. He realises that having to meet the standards set by his viral videos is very important.

Meeting the Khiladi and the Stars

Ashish had a life that was closely knit to the film industry. Especially Bollywood films. Since his parents owned a multiplex he grew up watching new films every single time. There is no doubt about how his interest in acting came along.

All this while, he was an ardent fan of Akshay Kumar, the Khiladi of Bollywood. Meeting this legend was a dream of Ashish from a young age. And in 2018, he made his dream come true. Not only did he meet Akshay Kumar, but also did a video with him which he released on his channel. Ashish Chanchlani also did a video with Shahid Kapoor which became very popular on YouTube at that time.

His journey has gone so high that his Youtube channel got an opportunity to have a cameo appearance in the movie โ€œMen in Black Internationalโ€. During this time he was also able to meet Chris Hemsworth.


Today Ashish Chanclani has over 20 million subscribers on YouTube. Even now he loves to be called an entertainer rather than an influencer. His life and success is a blow to the notion that social media platforms like YouTube is not a place where you are successful.

He has proved that all you need is the willpower, confidence and the mindset to work hard. Ashish also warns that the journey to success is not easy and there will be a lot of people to pull you down. All that matters is the quality of your content and your engagement with the audience.

The way he has changed from his first video to the last video also teaches us the important lesson of learning from your surroundings. If you are a person who is willing to work hard and improve, then no obstacles in your way that will block your path.


What is the net worth of Ashish Chanchlani?

The estimated net worth of Ashish Chanchlani is $4 million as of 2021.

What is the monthly income of Ashish Chanchlani?

The monthly income of Ashish Chanchlani is approximately 20 Lakh.

Who is the father of Ashish Chanchlani?

The father of Ashish Chanchlani is Anil Chanchlani, he is the Owner of Ashok-Anil Multiplex.

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