The story of Technical Guruji who talked his way to the Forbes India 30 under 30 list - in Hindi

The story of Technical Guruji who talked his way to the Forbes India 30 under 30 list - in Hindi
Gaurav Chaudhary
  • Gaurav Chaudhary is one of the two YouTubers in Forbes India's 30 under 30 list.
  • Holding a Masters degree from BITS Pilani, Gaurav’s channel Technical Guruji has over 15 million subscribers and over 1.6 billion views.
  • His channel includes a daily summary of tech news, videos on the latest smartphones and other tech-related content.
Reviewing smartphones and other gadgets on YouTube can make you a millionaire. Don’t believe us? Just ask Gaurav Chaudhary, known to many as Technical Guruji, who just made it to the Forbes India's 30 under 30 list.

Gaurav is one of the two YouTubers who have made it to the list – the other being comedian Bhuvan Bam of BB Ki Vines. Let’s take a look at the man behind Technical Guruji known for his famous tagline - Toh chaliye shuru karte hain.

The boy from Hindi Medium

Gaurav Chaudhary attended Kendriya Vidyalaya, studied coding and enrolled himself into a Masters course in microelectronics in BITS Pilani. So far, you’re looking at a young engineering student from India who fits into the the most common stereotype.

After pursuing his Masters from BITS Pilani, he started working as a security engineer for the Dubai Police. Nothing out of the ordinary, not yet.

World’s largest Hindi tech YouTube channel


Though the idea of starting a YouTube channel was eating into him since 2012, he got around to starting Technical Guruji only in 2015. But his first attempt was a breakthrough of sorts in the crowded tech YouTube market - as it was in Hindi.

For his first video, he collaborated with another YouTuber Sharmaji Technical. And, it was an instant hit in a country which was willing to try new technologies as mobile data became cheaper and smartphones a norm.

Since then, Gaurav uploaded over 2,800 videos reviewing phones and other gadgets and has over 15 million subscribers. He has accumulated over 1.6 billion views so far, according to Social Blade.

According to another report, Technical Guruji is the world’s largest Hindi tech channel on YouTube. Within a few years, he turned into a millionaire, and also dishes out information on trending issues be it Coronavirus or the Tesla Cybertruck.

Gaurav’s success mantra - Reliance Jio

In an interview, Gaurav credited Jio as one of the reasons for his success and says that the Indian YouTube scene has benefited greatly from it.

Jio offers cheap, fast 4G data and it is available pan-India. Combine this with the availability of 4G phones at affordable prices - resulting in youth that is captivated by technology -- providing him with his perfect target audience.

Catering to Bharat on YouTube

One of the reasons for Chaudhary’s massive subscriber and fan-base is his simplicity of thought along with Hindi and the unmissable boy-next-door appeal.

His catchphrases like “Toh chaliye shuru karte hain”, “Namaskar doston” and more have made him an audience-favourite.

In addition to this, his videos are also easy to understand and don’t require extensive knowledge of the topic at hand. He posts one video on a daily basis with a summary of Indian smartphone industry news. He also organizes smartphone giveaways on a regular basis to keep his audience engaged.

Chaudhary however has his own share of controversies. After educating his viewers about paid reviews, he was also on the receiving end from brands like Xiaomi. The company’s India managing director Manu Kumar Jain questioned him if he can be unbiased after he went on-stage to launch a Samsung phone.

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Social media influencers, start-up founders and sportsmen dominate Forbes India's 30 under 30 list

YouTuber Bhuvan Bam of BB Ki Vines makes to Forbes India’s 30 under 30 list