Published: 16th November 2017
Check out the THREE cutest Indian kids on YouTube who are already going more viral than their Vlogger families
Take a look at the YouTube kids app and brings to us three adorable little Indian YouTubers. Fun fact - Most of they have a YouTube connection through their families. Check it out
Growing up, I had a classmate whose parents were doctors. Let's call her Aisha. When every random adult asked all of us the cliched, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' question, they waited for us to pour forth answers that ranged from 'Police Officer' to 'Fashion Designer'. But not Aisha. You know why? Because everyone knew that she would grow up to be a doctor. Aisha's parents even had photographs of her with a stethoscope. 'Such a natural!' everyone cooed.
This must be a relatable situation for most kids from the 90s or even the 80s. You were either Aisha or her friend. I can't tell if that's a good or bad thing.
Now let's look at the case of the generation that came after the millennials. We're talking about those kids who have their baby pictures uploaded to their parents' Facebook profile.(Do you feel old?) Some of their parents are YouTubers.
YouTube Kids is now live in 37 countries, has more than 70 billion views in the app, and more than 11 million weekly active viewers
So they're the Aishas of Gen Z. Everyone knew that these kids are talented and they weren't wrong.
Here are three adorable Indian YouTubers, who started their careers at ages 1, 2 and 5 respectively. How? Courtesy their parents or close family members who are YouTubers and of course the YouTube kids app.
Let's take a look at them:
Be like Sharmaji's daughter!
Varchasvi Sharma was busy opening presents when we caught up with her father Praval Sharma. You probably know him as Sharmaji Technical. So ever since she grew up, all this adorable little one could see was her father writing scripts, making videos, editing them and uploading them to YouTube. Therefore, no one would doubt Praval when he says, "Even before going to a play school, Varchaswi could tell YouTubers apart." That is exactly how she learnt numbers and colours, incidentally. So out of curiosity, Praval tried shooting the toddler and boy, did she love being in front of the camera! "Every other day, she'd come to my studio and say, 'Papa let's make a video.' Since my videos are mostly about smartphones, she is also eager to get a smartphone for herself," says the proud dad.
They also started making rhyme videos and kids are in love with it. "In India, you don't have many such YouTubers. We usually have animated channels for kids. People liked it and we thought we should continue this," says Praval. He decides all the content and shoots the videos himself. "Initially, Varchaswi was a bit confused. But when she saw that it was her in the video, she was very surprised," he says and adds, "She is very enthusiastic."
So what if Varchasvi does not want to be a YouTuber when she grows up? Praval says that's totally up to the child. "It's just that we are just capturing a few memories of our child that we want to preserve before she grows up," he says.
Subscribers: 31k +
Yes, Miss Anand!
It wouldn't be wrong to say that Anantya Anand (read My Miss Anand) was born with YouTube in her blood. After all, there are eight other YouTubers in this seven-year-old's family. No kidding! You might know Anantya's paternal aunt Shruti Anand, who runs a lifestyle YouTube channel with over 900k subscribers or her mother Nisha Topwal.
It all started when Anantya, who has pretty long hair, started appearing in some of Shruti's videos. Incidentally, it's Shruti's husband Arjun Sahu curates most of the contents of the My Miss Anand channel. "When she turned five, Anantya thought, Why not start a YouTube channel? and that is how it all began," says Arjun. "She was getting influenced by Shruti and it didn't seem like a bad idea," he says.
The channel is around two years old. Now a third grader, Ananteya simply loves being a YouTube star. "I like everything about YouTube. I like acting in skits particularly," says the child star excitedly, who has recently signed up for drama school. The family has a separate team that shoots and edits the videos. "Mumma (YouTuber Nisha Topwal) helps me with my vlogs and Bua (Shruti Anand) helps me with the hairstyle videos," says Anantya.
Arjun says that Anantya's entry as a YouTuber was completely serendipitous. "We never wanted to make her a star kid. She was always interested in this and she was very comfortable all the time," he says. Why would someone question that? "I want to be a YouTuber even after I grow up," Anantya shouts in the background, excitedly!
Catch her at https://www.youtube.com/user/m
Subscribers: 142k +
Hey there Daria!
Pooja Bedi is her aunt. Kabir Bedi is her grand uncle and designer Tina Bedi is her mother. But who cares? Daria Bedi is a star in her own right. Or on her own channel, we should say. Check out her channel Starrin for a few cooking and baking videos and some vocab lessons for your tiny tots. I bet no one could make smoothies or bake cupcakes cuter than she does.
The Daria show is curated by Seher Bedi of MTV. "Seher was the one who suggested that Daria is good in front of the camera. She directs it," says Tina, who is seen with the child in most of the videos. She is also excited about starting a new set of videos where the mom-daughter duo will perform yoga, taught by the kid's grandmother. "All three generations will be there in the video so it's a cool concept," she says.
Daria, who is a cute and adorable child on and off the screen is in love with the videos and her mom can't complain — because she also gets to learn a lot of new things. But as a loving mother, Tina doesn't wish to force her child into doing something she loathes. "If she says that she doesn't want to do something, I won't force her. Also, her education is important. She is learning things in the show as well. Let's see what happens when she grows up," says Tina.
"My shows are very nice. You can watch it again," we hear Daria say. Of course, they are. And we'll watch them again. Won't we?