Birthday: June 27, 1993
Boyfriend: Vrishank Khanal
Age: 27 Years, 27 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Cancer
Also Known As: MostlySane
Famous as: YouTuber
mother: Archana Koli
City: Mumbai, India
education: Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce
Prajakta Koli is an Indian YouTube celebrity, blogger, and rapper who specializes in making comedy videos about situations and happenings of daily life. She has her own YouTube channel, on which she has more than 3.5 million subscribers, more than 500 videos and sponsorships from various brands. She has also collaborated with many other YouTubers, comedians, actors, musicians, celebrities, etc. She is recognised by her audiences by her YouTube channel name ‘MostlySane’. She has won several awards for her comical videos as well as her social initiatives. She actively supports campaigns about girls’ education, anti-bullying, mental health awareness, and responsible social media usage. She comes from humble beginnings, led an ordinary middle-class life in Mumbai and knew from an early age that she wanted to entertain the masses. Her career has progressed from working as a radio station assistant to a famous YouTuber to a national representative at the UN. She continues to lead an active professional and personal life in India.
Prajakta Koli enjoyed performing on stage and dreamt of becoming an RJ (radio jockey) since she was nine years old. After graduating from college, she took up an internship at ‘Fever 104 FM’ radio station in Mumbai. After 9 months of working as a production assistant, she bagged the opportunity of hosting a late night show. She met the actor, Hrithik Roshan, during this time and shot a series of funny videos with him. She did not think much of the videos, but the VP of ‘One Digital Entertainment’ noticed that she had a talent for digital entertainment and suggested that she should start her own YouTube channel. She made a life altering decision of quitting her job soon after and started her YouTube channel with the video ‘Types of Singles’ that was uploaded on Valentine’s Day, 2015. She did not experience immediate success, but struggled quite a bit to gain followers. But with the support of her family and the guidance of her team, she uploaded a video ’10 hilarious words Delhites use’ in June 2015, which became a viral hit and she garnered 30,000 subscribers in just 2 months. In October 2016, her channel hit the 1 million subscribers milestone.
A hardworking youngster, she actively posts on her channel thrice a week about her comical take on everyday life and situations that are very relatable to Indian society. She has collaborated with several other YouTubers like ‘Ashish Chanchalani’, ‘Superwoman’, ‘BeYouNick’, and Bollywood celebrities like Kajol, Ayushmann Khurrana, Badshah, etc. She is very conscious about the social stigmas facing society today and on the occasion of ‘World Mental Health Day’ in October 2016, she started a campaign on her social media platforms titled ‘#iPledgeToBeMe’ to address mental health issues. 2017 was a big year for her; her very relatable video ‘Types of people on family Whatsapp groups’ propelled her to YouTube stardom. She also wrote and released a rap song ‘Shameless’ that addresses her own experiences with body shaming. She was part of a YouTube web series ‘P.A. Gals’. She also attended the town hall meeting hosted by ‘The Obama Foundation’ where she met former U.S. president, Barack Obama.
She accomplished a lot in 2018, for she was the face of the online store of the retail brand ‘H&M’ and also won the ‘Viral Queen’ award at the ‘IWM Digital Awards’. She also became the Indian Ambassador of YouTube’s social initiative ‘Creators For Change’. Her music video ‘No Offence’ that she created for this initiative was screened at the ‘International Day of Tolerance’ conference at the U.N. that she attended as India’s representative. She was part of YouTube’s ‘Safer Internet Week’ that dealt with cyber-bullying issues and a ‘YouTube Impact Labs’ initiative to encourage girls’ education. She also spoke about girls education as part of the ‘#GirlsCount’ campaign started by the ‘One’ campaign. She featured in the first ever Whatsapp television advertisement to spread awareness about fake news.
In February 2019, she was featured in the ‘30 Under 30’ issue of ‘Forbes India’ magazine and the ’35 Under 35’ article of ‘Entrepreneur’ magazine. In March 2019, ‘Outlook Business’ magazine presented her with the ‘Women of Worth’ award and she also won the ‘YouTuber of the Year’ award at the ‘Cosmopolitan India Blogger Awards’. In April 2019, she recorded an interview with YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, about YouTube’s social responsibility and future plans.
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Family & Personal Life
Prajakta Koli was born on June 27, 1993 in Mumbai, India, to Manoj and Archana Koli. She also has an elder brother, Nishant. She attended ‘Vasant Vihar High School’ and graduated from ‘V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce’ in Mumbai with a degree in Mass Media. She is currently dating Vrishank Khanal, a law professional. The Mumbai-based media company ‘One Digital Entertainment’ manages her career. She is an avid reader and traveller. She is a foodie as well and enjoys trying out various types of cuisines. She currently lives in Thane, India.