Birthday: September 26, 1988
Nationality: Canadian, Indian
Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Libra
Also Known As: Superwoman
Born Country: India
Born in: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Famous as: YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian
Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females
father: Malwinder Singh
mother: Sukhwinder Singh
siblings: Tina (Elder Sister) - YouTuber
City: Scarborough, Canada, Toronto, Canada
education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
awards: Teen Choice Awards-Choice Web Star: Female (2016)
Teen Choice Awards-Choice Web Star: Comedy (2016)
Lilly Singh alias Superwoman, undoubtedly one of the most talented YouTube stars, rapper, actress and comedian, is the first South Asian comedian on YouTube and one of the fastest growing celebrities in the video-sharing website. Her YouTube channel ‘IISuperwomanII’ that she created in October 2010 gradually stepped up on the popularity rung garnering more than 1.4 billion views and an incredible count of almost 10 million subscribers. Still in her twenties, she has achieved great heights that many aspire to reach in their entire career. She featured in the video series YouTube Rewind in 2014 and led it the following year. Singh’s channel ‘IISuperwomanII’ was ranked by online magazine ‘New Media Rockstars’ in the 39th position among Top 100 Channels in 2014. The ‘People’ magazine listed her in September 2015 on their yearly list of ‘Ones to Watch’. She acquired 8th rank on the American business magazine ‘Forbes’ list of highest paid YouTube stars of the world in 2016. As per reports her earnings for 2015 was $3 million. The ‘Fast Company Magazine’ also featured Singh among the 100 Most Creative People in Business’. She won ‘MTV Fandom Award’ and ‘Streamy Award’ in 2015; and two ‘Teen Choice Awards’ in 2016.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
She delved into creating her YouTube channel ‘IISuperwomanII’ in October 2010 and there was no looking back after this for the mesmerizing diva. The channel that she created as a mere hobby turned into one of the most popular ones in just six years garnering more than a billion views and making her earn in millions as a professional vlogger. The videos she posts, that predominantly encompass comedic skits related to subjects such as how girls get ready and the way young adults communicate with parents, often portray Punjabi culture. Paramjeet and Manjeet, her fictional parents featuring on her popular series, are performed by her only.
She is also well-known for her motivational videos. Singh also documents her meetings with celebrities like The Rock, Shay Mitchell, Ariana Grande, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Kareena Kapoor among others. In July 2016, she started a talk-show series where she converses with renowned and inspirational people. Singh has been featured on ‘Globe and Mail’, ‘Zee TV’, ‘HelloGiggles’, ‘OMNI’, ‘The Comedy Network’ and ‘Metro’.
A second YouTube channel titled ‘SuperwomanVlogs’ was created by her in December 2011. Initially she posted videos in the channel and from August 2014, she started posting daily vlogs that basically accounts for her daily activities. By August 2016 the channel garnered 1.6 million subscribers and around 163 million views.
She is also a fabulous rapper and has individually, as also in collaboration, released songs and music videos. This multi-talented personality has also delved into films performing as a bhangra dancer in ‘Thank You’ (2011); doing a cameo in the song "Mauj Ki Malharein" in the film ‘Gulaab Gang’ (2014); playing herself in ‘Dr. Cabbie’ (2014); and voicing Bubbles/Misty in the animated film ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ (2016) among others.
Singh, an enthralling live performer, commenced on a world tour titled ‘A Trip to Unicorn Island’ in March 2015 performing music and comedy. The tour covered 27 cities across nations including India, US, Canada, Dubai, Australia and Singapore among others. She documented the trip and released her first feature film of the same name on February 10, 2016, on YouTube Red. She has also done many videos in collaboration with fellow YouTubers like Jenna Marbles, Colleen Evans, Grace Helbig and Ryan Higa.
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What Makes Lilly So Special
She makes it a point to bond with her numerous fans and in this endeavor conducts a one hour live segment in ‘IISuperwomanII’ called ‘Ask Superwoman Live’ on the 14th day of each month. The segment gives her fans an opportunity to ask her questions through social media platforms.
Behind The Curtains
She was born on September 26, 1988, in Scarborough, Toronto, in the Sikh family of Malwinder and Sukhwinder Singh, who originally hail from Punjab, India. She did her elementary studies in Mary Shadd Public School and graduated from Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute in 2006. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2010 from York University. Singh never shied away with the fact that she struggled with depression particularly when she was in third year of college.