Gaurav Taneja - The Popular YouTuber aka Flying Beast

Meghashree Das Meghashree Das
Oct 8, 2021 7 min read
Gaurav Taneja - The Popular YouTuber aka Flying Beast

Gaurav Taneja, one of the most popular Indians on YouTube, is always in the news for his rapidly growing list of admirers. He runs three YouTube channels which collectively has almost 10 million subscribers.

Gaurav is a man who wears many hats. He is a vlogger, pilot, fitness enthusiast and an aspiring lawyer. He and his wife, Ritu Taneja, are fondly known as the 'power couple'. This post discusses the story behind Gaurav Taneja's meteoric rise to becoming a youth icon and an inspiration for many.

Gaurav Taneja | The Famous Indian YouTuber | Flying Beast
Gaurav Taneja | The Famous Indian YouTuber | Flying Beast

Gaurav Taneja - Biography

Name Gaurav Taneja
DOB 9 July 1986
Birth Place Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Nationality India
Profession YouTuber, Influencer, Pilot, Bodybuilder, Nutritionist and Aspiring Lawyer
Spouse Ritu Rathee Taneja
Children Rasbhari Taneja (Kaira)
Channel Flying Beast, Fit Muscle TV, Rashbhari Ke Papa

Gaurav Taneja - Education
Gaurav Taneja - Family
Gaurav Taneja - Personal Life
Gaurav Taneja - Becoming a Pilot
Gaurav Taneja - AirAsia Controversy
Gaurav Taneja - YouTube Channels
Gaurav Taneja - Awards
FAQs

Gaurav Taneja - Education

Gaurav was born on 9 July 1986 to Yogendra Kumar and Bharti Taneja in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling at Jawahar Narvodaya Vidyalaya, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Gaurav graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree. He also pursued his diploma in Commercial Pilot.

Gaurav Taneja - Family

Gaurav Taneja was born into a middle-class family hailing from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His father Yogendra Kumar was a bank officer. His mother Bharti Taneja was a teacher. Gaurav has a sister named Swati Taneja Bhatia.

The handsome hunk got married to Ritu Rathee Taneja on 5 February 2015. They have a daughter called Rasbhari Taneja, fondly known as Kaira. Rasbhari was born on 18 May 2018.

A snapshot of Gaurav Taneja's family.
A snapshot of Gaurav Taneja's family.

Gaurav Taneja - Personal Life

Gaurav has been passionate about bodybuilding for a really long time. He took his interest in fitness to the next level during his college time at IIT Kharagpur. A winner of several bodybuilding accolades, Gaurav is a certified nutritionist and fitness coach. He vouches for MY PROTIEN's products and highly recommends them.

He is a commercial pilot as well but got suspended from his job. Being a travel enthusiast who looks forward to vacations, his stint as a pilot makes complete sense. Gaurav has relentlessly pursued his interests since childhood. If he puts his mind behind something, he gets it done. He is an ardent follower of discipline and has a strict routine. And that is how he makes time for all of his endeavours, be it his career as a pilot, his bodybuilding stint, maintaining his YouTube channels, and being the ideal family man.

He also raises his voice for social causes and talks about economics and national issues in his gaming videos. He maintains an excellent relationship with his viewers and that bond makes him a crowd favourite.

After his suspension from Air Asia, he has planned to become a lawyer. He gave the entrance exam of LLB hoping to get admission to law college in order to pursue his new dream.

Gaurav Taneja - Becoming a Pilot

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree from IIT Kharagpur, Gaurav embarked on his journey to become a pilot. He started his career as a pilot in 2011 when he joined Indigo Airlines. In April 2019 he shifted to AirAsia from Indigo.


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Gaurav Taneja - AirAsia Controversy

On June 14, 2020, Gaurav Taneja tweeted that he has been officially suspended from Air Asia for standing up for the safe operations of an aircraft and its passengers.

The next day, he uploaded a detailed video on his youtube channel (Flying Beast) where he has been seen explaining the reason behind his suspension.

The reason behind the suspension of Gaurav Taneja from Air Asia

The video has garnered over 8.7 million views and over 81,220 comments, mostly appreciating the pilot for his move.

In the video, he alleged the airline has asked its pilots to do 98% of landings in "Flap 3" mode, which allows it to save fuel. And if not done so, it is considered as a violation of the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).

Gaurav also discussed how landing in Flap 3 mode disregards the safety of the passengers. He gave the example of Imphal Airport where pilots have to deal with much steeper landings as compared to other Indian airports. When an aircraft comes down steeply, it needs drag to keep its speed under control. In these circumstances, a pilot has to perform a "Flap Full" landing.

But in order to fulfil the SOP's requirements, the pilot often disregards the safety of the passengers and does the Flap 3 landing. Gaurav Taneja was tagged as a whistle-blower for disclosing this safety lapse and people appreciated him for his braveness.

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

Fit Muscle TV

To carry forward the interest in bodybuilding, Gaurav Taneja started his health and fitness channel named "Fit Muscle TV".
To carry forward the interest in bodybuilding, Gaurav Taneja started his health and fitness channel named "Fit Muscle TV".
  • Fit Muscle TV was his first channel on youtube.
  • Gaurav shares fitness tips and guides with people who are into bodybuilding and fitness through this YouTube channel.
  • As of October 2021, Fit Muscle TV has more than 1.99 million subscribers.

Flying Beast

Flying Beast is one of the most popular channels of Gaurav Taneja as he posts daily vlogs on this channel.
Flying Beast is one of the most popular channels of Gaurav Taneja as he posts daily vlogs on this channel.
  • Gaurav Taneja started this YouTube channel in December 2017.
  • He hit 1 million subscribers on 26 March 2019.
  • The YouTube channel now has more than 6.45 million subscribers.
  • Flying Beast is all about Gaurav's day-to-day happenings, travelling plans, and lifestyle.
  • His wife Ritu Taneja and daughter Rasbhari are often seen in the videos uploaded on Flying Beast.

Rasbhari Ke Papa

Rasbhari Ke Papa is the third channel that is run by Gaurav Taneja where he live-streams while playing video games.
Rasbhari Ke Papa is the third channel that is run by Gaurav Taneja where he live-streams while playing video games.
  • Gaurav Taneja started his third YouTube channel on 8 July 2020 and named it after his daughter's name.
  • This is his gaming channel where he live-streams while playing video games.
  • Before launching 'Rasbhari Ke Papa', Gaurav requested his subscribers to make it the fastest YouTube channel to reach 100,000 subscribers. And it worked.
  • In just 98 minutes, the YouTube channel reached 100,000 subscribers, creating a world record in the process.
  • Rasbhari Ke Papa then reached 500,000 subscribers in less than 24 hours. Yet another impressive feat.
  • Currently, the channel has more than 1.29 million subscribers.
  • It is also claimed that about 100 fake YouTube channels with the same name were up within just 24 hours of this channel's launch.

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Gaurav Taneja - Awards

He was awarded the golden play button by YouTube for achieving the coveted tag of 1 million subscribers.

He won 'The Great Visioners Award 2020' for best lifestyle and travel content creation.

FAQs

Who is Gaurav Taneja?

Gaurav Taneja is the most famous Indian YouTuber aka Flying Beast. He is a fitness enthusiast and a vlogger.

What is Gaurav Taneja's education?

Gaurav Taneja did his schooling at Jawahar Narvodaya Vidyalaya, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree. He also pursued his diploma in Commercial Pilot.

Who is Gaurav Taneja's wife?

Ritu Rathee Taneja.

How did Gaurav Taneja become a pilot?

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree from IIT Kharagpur, Gaurav embarked on his journey to become a pilot. He started his career as a pilot in 2011 when he joined Indigo Airlines. In April 2019, he shifted to AirAsia from Indigo.

Is Gaurav Taneja still a pilot?

Gaurav Taneja used to be a commercial pilot but got suspended from his pilot's job for standing up for the safe operations of an aircraft and its passengers.

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