Gaurav Taneja- The Flying Beast

Gaurav Taneja, his fast growing popularity is no news. He just crossed around thousand subscribers within 98 mins on his gaming channel which he started on July 8th. He is a man of passion. He is a pilot, a fitness freak and also a blogger. He and his wife are even considered as the 'power couple'. Read ahead to know how this man became the most popular Youtuber within just a couple of years.

Gaurav Taneja
Gaurav Taneja

Gaurav Taneja- Biography

Name Gaurav Taneja
DOB 9th July, 1986
Nationality Indian
Profession Pilot, Youtuber
Spouse Ritu Taneja
Children Kaira (Rashbhari )
Channel Flying Beast, Fit Muscle TV, Rashbhari ke Papa

Gaurav Taneja- Early Life
Gaurav Taneja- Family
Gaurav Taneja- Personal Life
Gaurav Taneja- Journey to become a Pilot
Gaurav Taneja- Controversy in AirAsia
Gaurav Taneja- YouTube Channels
Gaurav Taneja- Awards

Gaurav Taneja- Early Life

He was born on 9th July, 1986. He did is schooling from a local English Medium School in Kanpur.

Gaurav Taneja is a famous fitness freak and youtuber in India. Currently, he runs two youtube channels Flying Beast and Fit Muscle TV. He completed his degree from IIT Kharagpur in the year 2008. He is a pilot by profession now.

Not just him, his wife is also a pilot by profession. They both worked with Indigo Airlines.


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Gaurav Taneja- Family

  • Gourav Taneja was born into a middle class family from Kanpur, Utter Pradesh. His father Yogendra Kumar was a bank officer.
  • And his mother Bharti Taneja, a teacher.
  • He also has a sister named Swati Taneja Bhatia.
  • His wife's name is Ritu Taneja whom he has been married for 5 years now. He got married on 5 February, 2015.
  • He also have a 2 years old daughter who was born on 18 May, 2018.
Gaurav Taneja with his wife Ritu Taneja and his daughter Kaira
Gaurav Taneja with his wife Ritu Taneja and his daughter Kaira

Gaurav Taneja- Personal Life

  • Taneja just turned 36 this July.
  • He was very much interested in body building from the very beginning which slowly grew into his fitness freak. He is very deep into bodybuilding and is also an excellent nutritionist.  
  • He is a travel enthusiast and every vacation he gets he packs his baggage and flies off.
  • He is also a certified nutritionist. And he vouches for MY PROTIEN's products and highly recommends them.
  • He is person who wants to chase after everything since his childhood. And that is how he makes time for everything, his career as a pilot, body building, his YouTube channels and also taking out time for his family.
  • He never wastes a second. And he follows his routine very strictly.
  • Apart from that he also raises his voice for social cause and talks about economics and national issues in his videos- game plays. He maintains a decent relationship with his viewers and that is why people support and appreciates him.

Gaurav Taneja- Journey to become a Pilot

  • After graduating his B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur, he pursued his passion to become a pilot.
  • He joined the aviation sector.
  • By 2011 he started his career as a pilot. He joined Indigo.
  • But in April 2019 he changed from Indigo to AirAsia.

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Gaurav Taneja- Controversy in AirAsia

On June 14 of this year he tweeted that he was suspended from AirAsia. And the next day, he posted a detailed video on his channel, Flying Beast, titled "Reasons behind suspension from my pilot job".

There he explained that all AirAsia pilots are required to do their 98% of their landing in "Flap 3" mode that allows them to save fuel. And if not done so it is considered a violation of SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).

He explains in this video how landing in Flap 3 mode disregards the safety of the passengers. He explains better giving the example of Imphal Airport, where the plane lands more steeply than other airports. He says when an aircraft is coming down steeply, it needs to have a drag so that it remains slow, and in these circumstances a pilot has to do a "Flap full" landing.

But in order to full-fill the SOP requirement, the pilot often disregards the safety of the passengers and do the Flap 3 landing. He was considered as a whistle-blower but people considered him as brave.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Twitter,"DGCA has taken note of the concerns raised by some stakeholders against a particular airline and its approach to safety. DGCA has already started an investigation into the issues flagged and shall take appropriate action based on the outcome of the said investigation".

Gaurav Taneja- YouTube Channels

Flying Beast

  • He started his channel in December, 2019.
  • He hit his 1 million subscribers 26th March, 2019.
  • And now is staggering at 3.2 million subscribers.
  • This is his personal blogging channel.
  • He basically shows about his  lifestyle and his travelling in it.
  • His family (wife- Reetu Taneja and daughter Rashbhai ) accompanies him in this channel.

Fit Muscle TV

  • In this channel he shares fitness tips and guidance for people who like body-building and gym.
  • As of August 2020, this channel has 16.2 lakhs subscribers.

Rashbhari ke Papa

  • He started this channel on 8th July of this year named after his daughter aka Kaira.
  • Before creating this channel he had requested his subscribers to subscribe this channel as soon as it goes out to reach 100k in the shortest time. And holla!! it worked.
  • In just 40 mins his channel reached 1,00,000 subscribers creating a World Record.
  • And by July 13 he reached his 1 Million subscribers. Again breaking the world to reach the golden milestone in just about 4 days.
  • It is also claimed that this channel got about 100 fakes just within 24 hours of it's creation.
  • The record says that they could have gone there in just 1 day but there was some YouTube glitch. Because of which subscribers where automatically unsubscribed.
  • This is his gaming channel where he live-streams his game play.

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Gaurav Taneja- Awards

He was awarded by YouTube the golden play button for reaching more than 1 Million subscribers.

He won the great visioners award 2020 for best lifestyle and travel content creator.

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