Bhuvan Bam - The First Indian to Set Foot on 10 Million Subscribers in YouTube

Anagha S Anagha S
Jun 21, 2021 6 min read
Bhuvan Bam - The First Indian to Set Foot on 10 Million Subscribers in YouTube

When it comes to being successful in life, your scores in school and college do not matter. All that matters is your will to persevere and grow against all the odds. It is the very reason why you see many people doing great in life even though they were drop outs. Like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Sachin Tendulkar etc. They are people who believe in themselves and their passion. Bhuvan Bam is one such person who can be added to the list.

Bhuvan Bam is the first Indian to cross 10 million subscribers on YouTube. He is a comedian, singer, songwriter and what not! Through his mockery of the things going around and the realistic depictions of the life of an urban teenager, his channel BB ki Vines has won the hearts of many.

Early Life

Bhuvan Bam was born in Baroda, Gujarat in 1994. However, he was brought up in Delhi where he finished his schooling and under-graduation. He admits that he was never a brilliant student. He was just an average student who struggled to get good marks. That being said, he strongly advocates against pressuring students to score good marks and get into good colleges.

He shows through his own life that all those are unnecessary for being successful. After his schooling, he did his undergraduate degree in History from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Delhi University.

He had recently uploaded his mark sheet where he was seen to have scored 74% in his board exams. This was to sensitise people about the meaninglessness of scoring high marks. He revealed that he was also under high pressure to score more and get admission in an excellent college as a kid. However, what is important is to realise oneโ€™s own strengths and weaknesses and work accordingly.

Realising New Passion

It was during the break between his school and college that he realised his passion for music. He took training in classical music and other forms of music. Even though his parents were not so supportive, he continued to stay firm in his decisions.

Slowly, he started to perform in restaurants and bars which in itself was a happy start for Bhuvan Bam. He was very patient with his growth. Like all other parents, his parents were also very disappointed with him singing in bars.

Fortunately, he was able to convince his family about what he wants and proved to them that he is ready to work hard for it. One important thing that he shares with this regard is that he was very patient with himself, his learning and his growth. He did not rush into anything.

BB Ki Vines

BB Ki Vines came as an unexpected idea to Bhuvan. He had never expected the first video that he uploaded would be a hit. It was a mockery of a reporter who was asking insensitive questions to a woman during the Kashmir floods. His approach and critique was well received and went viral on the platform.

Soon he uploaded the video after creating a channel named BB Ki Vines. He hasnโ€™t looked back since then. Today his 2-12 minutes video has different popular characters like Bancho, Titu mama, Bablu Janki etc. It is part of his talk show named โ€œTitu Talksโ€.

Reports say that he makes an average of three to four lakhs per video. The margin of his profit becomes more evident when you learn that he shoots his videos with the front camera of his own phone. Additionally, all the characters in his video are played by himself.

Which means he spends absolutely nothing in creating a video and earns in lakhs. BB Ki Vines continues to win the hearts of people by curating content for his 20.5 million subscribers and many more viewers.

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As his YouTube channel flourished, he did not hesitate to set foot in the music industry as well. And one must accept that his efforts did not go in vain. So far, he has released 5 songs which were written and sung by Bhuvan Bam. They were โ€œTeri Mere Kahaaniโ€, โ€œSang Hoon Tereโ€, โ€œSafarโ€, โ€œRahguzzaarโ€ and โ€œAjnabeeโ€. They were not just well received but became viral with millions of views. He was not just the writer and singer of these songs, but also composed and directed them.

Short film

It was another big step for Bhuvan Bam in September 2018 when his first short film was released. The short film, โ€œPlus Minusโ€ talks about Captain Harbajan Singh played by Bhuvan Bam himself. Directed by Jyothi Kapur Das, it stars Divya Dutta, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Neelu Kohli apart from Bhuvan Bam.

Bhuvan's Bam First Short Film- Plus Minus
Bhuvan's Bam First Short Film- Plus Minus

The story is about a train conversation between a woman who is frustrated with her mother in law and captain Harbajan Singh who was posthumously awarded with Maha Vir Chakra in 1968. The film ends with valuable reflections of plus and minus that the woman gains after the conversation with the captain.

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On to the Forbes List

Bhuvan Bamโ€™s journey did not stop at short films and songs. As he innovated better and better contents for his short film, he was even invited to the World Economic Forum. Shattering all the odds, he became one among the 30 under 30 list of Forbes in 2020.

Bhuvan Bam in the list of Forbes 30 under 30
Bhuvan Bam in the list of Forbes 30 under 30

He was one out of the two YouTube content creators who made it into the list. His witty one liners, excellent scripts and hilarious jokes helped him reach the zenith of his career in such a short time.


One of the major takeaways from the life of Bhuvan Bam is his life in itself. He is a living testament to the phrase โ€œLive your passionโ€. He also says out loud that having a passion is not enough. One must be ready to work for it and make a better version of you from it with every passing day. He also flouts the idea of permanence.

People should keep on exploring newer avenues to be better off in this competitive world. Another thing that we have to learn from him is his confidence. He was able to be there for himself even when he was nothing in societyโ€™s eyes. And that is a big message - Be there, for you.


What is the Net worth of Bhuvan Bam?

The estimated net worth of Bhuvan Bam is $ 3.5 Million as of 2021.

Who is the richest YouTuber in India?

With his interesting and unique content Bhuvan Bam is one of the Highest paid youtubers in India.

How much does Bhuvan Bam earn?

As per the reports BB ki Vines, the famous YouTuber Bhuvan Bam earns approximately 20+ lakhs per month.

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