Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Males
Also Known As: Raunak Pandey
Born in: New Delhi
Famous as: YouTuber
education: Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology
Who is Aashqeen?
Aashqeen or Raunak Pandey is an Indian YouTuber, actor and social media influencer. He is famous for his funny skits and humorous observational videos on Facebook and YouTube. He started making videos for fun during his college days and had no idea that he would become a social media star someday. His acting talent and humorous take on life made his videos very popular on Facebook and YouTube. He has a following of millions of users on various social media platforms, leading to major ecommerce brands like Myntra, Jabong, etc. signing sponsorship deals with him. Aashqeen’s most viewed videos on YouTube include ‘Parents Teacher Meeting ft. Ashish Chanchlani’, ‘The Interview: When You Meet Your Ex’, ‘Story of Every Indian Muslim’ and ‘Life after Engineering’. His success can be attributed to originality and quality of the content that he produces. Aashqeen is also the owner of ‘Wildlings Entertainment Pvt Ltd’, which is not only involved in the creation of his videos, but also manages his brand sponsorships and endorsements.
Rise to Stardom
Aashqeen was studying in engineering college when he decided to make videos for fun. He wanted to express his feelings about his dropping grades, and making videos seemed like a natural choice for the budding actor. His first Facebook videos were recorded on an iPhone. Since he lacked video editing skills, a friend helped him out in that department. His Facebook first video, published on January 29, 2015, was titled ‘Group Study (Expectations v/s Reality)’. The 1 minute and 28 seconds long video was a humorous take on the life of an engineering student. It became viral and earned more than 38k views, inspiring Aashqeen to take content creation more seriously.
His second video entitled ‘When You Carry a New Look (Expectations v/s Reality)’ was published on Facebook on February 2, 2015. The 59 seconds video gained more than 21k views thanks to how relatable its concept was. Aashqeen’s unique take on the day to day life of a college student began to resonate with Indian Facebook users, and he soon started gaining a steady following. His popularity as a comedy video star reached new heights when he simultaneously started posting videos on YouTube. The funny video entitled ‘Dance (Girls v/s Boys)’, published on February 4, 2015, gained more than 777k views.
Aashqeen’s initial success was solely reliant on the concept of his videos, but the quality was still lagging behind. He recognized this and started using a friend’s DSLR camera to improve the quality of his videos. This change began to bring more viewers and subscribers to his platforms. ‘Things We do During Night Stay (Girls v/s Boys)’, published on July 20, 2015, became Aashqeen’s first video to get more than a million views. It has gained more than 2.1 million views to date. His fame reached its peak in 2016, when most of his videos started getting at least a million views each. ‘Picking Up Girl with an I-Phone’, ‘Aaj Se Gaali Band BC’, ‘Story of Every Single Guy’, and ‘Single v/s Relationship’ are some of his most popular videos. Around this time, he started playing the comic character of a spurned lover-turned-rickshaw puller ‘Bhaiyaji’ in his ‘Inteqam’ series of videos, which are immensely popular.
‘The Generation Gap (90s v/s 2018)’, ‘Picking Up a Girl with Big Size’ and ‘Every Girl’s Fart Story’ became some of his most viewed videos in 2017. In recent years, he has collaborated with many popular YouTubers, which has helped increase his popularity. ‘Parents Teacher Meeting ft. Ashish Chanchlani’, published on June 30, 2018, has become the most viewed Aashqeen video, with over 14 million views to its credit. ‘How Girls Act When Nobody is Watching’ (February 2017) and ‘When Angrezi Babu Meets Desi Mem feat. Sapna Choudhary’ (April 2018) are some of his other videos that earned more than 8 million views each.
Apart from YouTubers, Aashqeen has also featured several Bollywood celebrities in his videos like ‘Lul Ki Dulhania… ft. Sunil Grover’ (September 2018), ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke ft. Sharman Joshi’ (October 2018) and ‘Education System in India / Feat. Emraan Hashmi & Lul’ (January 2019). He currently has more than 2.2 million subscribers on YouTube and over 4 million followers on Facebook. The popular Indian comedy YouTuber gave a TEDx talk on February 8, 2019.
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Family & Personal Life
Aashqeen’s real name is Raunak Pandey. His online alias ‘Aashqeen’ is an Arabic word, which refers to someone who loves all and is loved by all. He was born in 1993 in New Delhi, India. He graduated in engineering from the ‘Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology’. It is unknown whether the social media influencer is dating anyone or not, as he has kept his personal life very private.