When Gaurav Chaudhary began his YouTube channel alongside his career with the security systems of Dubai Police, he might not have imagined that his channel would be soon ranked as one among the top tech related channels on YouTube. He was one among the 30 Under 30 list of Forbes.
There were only two youtubers in the list and the other one was the famous comedian Bhuvan Bam after Gaurav Chaudhary’s channel “Technical Guruji'' was launched in 2015. Today he has two channels. One for his tech related contents and the other for his personal life. With more than 15 million subscribers and 1 billion views, Chaudhary has shattered all stereotypes held against making a career out of YouTube.
Lets look at the success story of popular tech youtuber - Gaurav Chaudhary aka Technical Guruji
An Ordinary Beginning
One must say that Gaurav Chaudhary was just a typical Indian engineer who easily fit into all social expectations. Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan in 1991, he did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya. He had learned coding during his 11th grade itself.
He pursued his post graduation in microelectronics from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. For this, he moved to Dubai in 2012. It was his sheer hard work and passion that helped him reach BITS Dubai. After the completion of his course, he started working as a security systems engineer for Dubai police.
These were too ordinary beginnings for the revolution that was yet to unfurl through him. He just made sure that his interests and passions were never sacrificed while doing his job and the rest was history.
The First Revolutionary Step
He always had a curiosity when it comes to technology. Having learned the basics of coding from 11th standard he never gave up on his quest for new technologies and gadgets. Although he had the idea of starting a YouTube channel since 2012, it was only in 2015 that he was able to launch his channel “Technical Guruji”.
Unlike all technology related channels of those times this channel was in Hindi and it catered to a large viewer base. And the launch of his channel was around the time when technology was gaining momentum among the common people and smartphones were becoming more common.
He was one among those lucky YouTubers who were able to make their first video hit in the country. His first video was in collaboration with another technical YouTuber named Sharmaji technical and it was a hit.
The Journey of Technical Guruji
From there Gaurav Chaudhary did not have to turn back. In 2017 his channel became the ninth most subscribed channel in YouTube that is related to technology. He also became the first tech related YouTube content creator to have more than 10 million subscribers.
Various reports also say that Technical Guruji is the largest Hindi YouTube channel in the world. Through his unique presentation and coherent content he became a millionaire in a few years and continues to upload content and inform people about the latest technology and gadgets.
Unlike many technical YouTubers that we have on the platform, Gaurav Chaudhary did not restrict himself to introducing new technologies or product reviews. He also explained in Hindi about how technology works and how it can be used. It must be acknowledged that this YouTuber has played a significant role in simplifying technology to the common people, especially the ones who do not know English.
Success Mantra of Gaurav Chaudhary
Apart from his hard work, curiosity and unique presentation of content, there are various other reasons that led to his success. The first one is that he made sure his content is simple and comprehensible to people and did not use many technological jargons in his speech.
The replacement of English with Hindi was in itself revolutionary. He made sure that he creates an engaging and management through his video. His catchphrases like “Namaskar Dosto”, “Toh chaliye, shuru karte hai” (Come, lets begin) became audience favourite and went viral.
Apart from the simplicity of the content that he creates he make sure that a person who has no prior knowledge in the respective field will also be able to understand the things that he is saying. And he is a constant presence in his YouTube channel by uploading content on a daily basis which increases audience engagement significantly. He also effectively market his channel especially by giving smartphone giveaways and other interesting activities.
Gaurav Chaudhary has had his own set of controversies. It was over a video that he created about paid partnership. He had talked about how ridiculous and shameful it is to give biased reviews for monetary benefits.
He completely took the side of the audience by stating that reviewers should completely refrain from paid reviews at least for the sake of the large number of people who depend on these reviews. A biased review is a violation of their right to know the truth about things.
However, he was labelled a hypocrite when he was spotted for the launch of a Samsung smartphone. People including the Managing Director of Xiaomi, Manu Kumar Jain called him out for his actions.
Technical Guruji - Now
As of 9 June 2021, the passionate tech YouTuber has 21.3 million subscribers on YouTube. He continues to post updates on new technologies, phones and their know-how. Chaudhary also has made it a point to never skip his daily tech news capsule. He has said that he uploads his news capsule without fail no matter what. Even if he is in flight!
If there is one thing that we must learn from him, it will be his passion. If you are passionate about something and is ready to work honestly towards it, there is nothing that will stop you and success will find you. Gaurav Chaudhary could have been just another electronics engineer who works in a random office. But he chose to stay loyal to his passion. It is a straight message to all of us to pull up our socks and make our passionate dreams come true.
What is the qualification of technical Guruji?
He pursued his post graduation in microelectronics from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus.
What is the age of technical Guruji?
The age of popular Tech youtuber Gaurav Chaudhary is 30 years.
How much money does technical Guruji make?
As per some reports the Net worth of Technical Guruji (Gaurav Chaudhary) is Approximately INR 360 crores.
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