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Meet RJs Who Are Now Top Content Creators!  

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The trend of influencers and content creators has risen rapidly in recent years as it allows direct interaction with audiences, encouraging a sense of loyalty. These days audiences connect more with influencers than actors/celebrities, as they view them to be more relatable and authentic. A lot of celebrities have turned into content creators to widen their horizons. And it’s not just celebs, there is a whole bunch of Radio Jockeys who have turned to creating content, enabling them to reach broader audiences and diversify their careers. RJs utilize platforms like YouTube and Instagram to create video content, vlogs, and behind-the-scenes footage, expanding their presence and engaging with fans visually.

Here’s The Reel Stars presenting a list of RJs in India who are content creators and are successfully entertaining their fans and followers.

Karishma Gangwal

Karishma belongs to a Kashmiri family that was born and raised in Jammu, and later moved to Indore but now live in Mumbai. She is a well-known radio jockey from RedFm 93.5, who is also known for her significant presence as a YouTuber and social influencer. She has a show of her own called “Lights Out with RJ Karishma” where she advises on life and love. At a young age, she has amassed an impressive following with over 7 million subscribers on YouTube and 7 million followers on Instagram.

She is particularly renowned for her “Mummy Ji” comedy series on YouTube. Karishma has made India proud as she happens to be one of the content creators to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2024. Her confident walk on the red carpet has impressed the masses. Over her impactful journey in the entertainment world, Karishma has collaborated with renowned personalities across the industries like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and many more.

Naved Khan

One word that would describe Naved is ‘entertainer’. He is one of India’s top-rated radio jockeys who has become a household name in India after running his show on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, now known as Mirchi. Naved’s radio journey started in 2004 when he won the RJ hunt. Before that, he worked at a call center and wanted more people to listen to him. He then began with a program called Dr Love where he would talk to people about their relationship issues. Naved enjoys experimenting with different types of short-format content which leaves the audience in splits. His “Murga Pranks” and “Lift Pranks” often go viral on social media. He has a massive following of over 4 million subscribers on YouTube and 6.6 million followers on Instagram, continuing to take netizens on a laughter riot.

Abhinav Chand

Abhinav Chand, who is better known as RJ Abhinav, started making funny videos much before content creation on Instagram gained popularity. The 32-year-old RJ-turned-comedy-content-creator has 4.3 million and 2.53 million followers on Instagram and YouTube respectively and is immensely popular for his mehendi-wala videos. Though, Abhinav is an engineer by profession he always enjoyed listening to the radio. Furthermore, eventually wished to make his career in it. After winning a radio contest, Abhinav set his first step in the world of entertainment. He started freelancing with 98.3 radio station, Mirchi (Delhi) and simultaneously started making videos. Well, his journey from an engineer to now a renowned content creator, Abhinav is here to stay!  

 Raunac

Raunac is a famous Radio Jockey known for his character “Bauaa.” He joined the Radio Industry in 2010 and did a show on Zee News – ‘Fun Ki Baat’. He has bagged 1 million followers on Instagram where he shares relatable meme content. However, He has not 1 but 3 YouTube channels- RJ Raunac, RJ Raunac No-Po. However, Asli Bauaa where he entertains his fans with varied videos based on news, comedy, and pranks. Recently, Raunac bagged the National Creators Award 2024, making him one of the prominent creators in the digital space. RJ Raunac is making everyone’s morning better and brighter as he does a breakfast. Moreover, show which is called ‘Morning No 1’ that starts at 6 am. Tune in to listen with your morning coffee!

Raghav

RJ Raghav gained fame through his engaging and humorous style as a radio jockey for 104.8FM. His witty sense of humor and relatable content make him a beloved personality among listeners. However, he became the talk of the town after a video featuring him singing “Taal se taal mila” went viral on social media platforms. The video garnered millions of views on YouTube. Ever since then, the Kanpur-based Raghav has been bestowed the title of ‘Expression King’ by citizens for his flawless expressions, cheerful smile, and singing talent. He has 2 million followers on IG, 1.21 million subscribers on YouTube and has now completely moved into content creation.  

Mahvash Amu

Mahvash Amu started her career during her final year of college. Furthermore, when she secured a position at Radio Mirchi 98.3 as a radio jockey. She gained widespread recognition as a radio jockey with her captivating voice and dynamic interaction with listeners. She is known for her prank calls, which became a trademark of her radio shows. Apart from her radio career, she expanded her presence to social media platforms creating humorous videos. In 2022, she hosted the Amazon miniTV’s Playground Season 1 which featured Carry Minati, and Harsh Beniwal, amongst others. Her authenticity and charm have earned her a loyal fan base for herself.

Prajakta Koli

Actor and YouTuber Prajakta Koli has come a long way. She began her media career as an intern at Fever 104 FM radio station in Mumbai. After interning for a year, she was allowed to run her first show, Call Centre. She quit the radio channel after the show’s commercial failure. In 2015, Prajakta launched her channel MostlySane. She gained more than 5.4 million subscribers on her channel in just 5 short years. Besides, thanks to the popularity of her quick-witted content. Her videos are focused mostly on observational comedy related to daily life situations. She is also known for her lead role in the Netflix romantic drama Mismatched.

Here’s wishing all of them success and many such milestones!

Dharini Sanghavi is an entertainment journalist, and mom to a son. She has more than 13 years of experience and has worked with TellyChakkar and Koimoi. She is a social bird and is self-motivated by nature!

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Bigg Boss OTT 3 Contestant Shivani Kumari: If I Win Bigg Boss, It Will Be Victory Of All The Village Girls Who Are Confined To Their Houses

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Rural influencer Shivani Kumari from Uttar Pradesh is making her way in Bigg Boss OTT season 3, hosted by Bollywood star Anil Kapoor. She happens to be one of the exciting contestants to look forward to in the show.

Well, before Shivani gets into the Bigg Boss house, The Reelstars got in touch with the dancer and asked her a few questions.

In the Bigg Boss house participants get limited food and ration, so how would you deal with that?

“Well, food is never a problem of concern as I have survived without food for straight 2 days. I come from a village and unfortunately, I didn’t have a shelter to live and money to buy things for me. There have been days when I used to ask for food from others to fill my stomach. So surviving in the house without food won’t be a problem for me.”

Sometimes during the task, contestants may have to eat chilies, or shape the eyebrow, how would you deal with it?

“I can eat chillis, shape my eyebrows, and up for the challenges. All these things don’t really scare me.”

Are you entering the show with any strategy?

“I am not entering the show with any kind of pressure of strategy. I just want to enjoy my stint and won’t take things to heart.”

Are you the kind of person who gets angry easily?

“Not at all, I am a very calm person and hardly get angry. I understand the post consequences of anger. Even If I get angry, I don’t say things in a fit of anger but handle the situations smartly.”

What were your family’s reactions to participating in the show?

“My family is very supportive. They all were crying the day I left for Mumbai. But they are all happy for me and want me to win the show.”

What is your motive behind participating in Bigg Boss?

“I am here to prove that even village girls are at par and should be given platforms to showcase their talent. If I win Bigg Boss, it will be the victory of all the girls living in small villages who are confined to houses.”

About Shivani Kumari

Shivani Kumari hails from Aryari village in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district. She is a social media sensation known for showcasing her village life with her mother and sisters. She has over 4 million Instagram subscribers and a significant YouTube following. Shivani aims to make her mark like Manisha Kumari from Bihar did in Bigg Boss OTT 2.

Other confirmed contestants

This season will see social media stars like Vishal Pandey, Sana Sultan, Vada Pav girl Chandrika Dixit, Armaan Malik and his two wives, YouTubers Maxtern and Lovekesh Kataria, rapper Naezy, wrester Neeraj Goyat, actresses Sana Makbul and Paulomi Polo Das, tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani, TV actor Sai Ketan Rao, and journalist Deepak Chaurasia participating in the show.

Bigg Boss OTT 3 to premiere tonight on Jio Cinemas.

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Bigg Boss OTT 3 Contestant Vishal Pandey: Viewers Can Expect My Charming Side Of Personality

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Popular influencer Vishal Pandey who has been entertaining his fans with his engaging videos on social media, is set to take a big leap in his career. Vishal has been locked to participate in Bigg Boss OTT which is returning with season 3.

This season will be hosted by the ‘forever young’, and ‘jhakaas’ personality of Bollywood Anil Kapoor, taking over Salman Khan.

The excitement is at its peak as Bigg Boss lovers are anxiously looking forward to the new season to begin.

The Reelstars got in touch with Vishal and asked him a few questions before he began his Bigg Boss journey.

What are you expecting from your journey in the Bigg Boss house?

“I am expecting my journey to be authentic. With the work I have done on social media and entertaining viewers, I hope to receive love from my fans and Bigg Boss audience.”

What are your strengths to be the potential winner of the show?

“I am a very strong-headed, opinionated kind of a person. I respect others’ feelings which makes me different from others.”

Will you play games to impress show host Anil Kapoor?

“I am going play well in the show to impress my fans and janta.”

What can one expect from you in the show?

“Viewers can expect my charming side of personality. I want to be real and see myself going far in the show.”

Who has been your favourite Bigg Boss host?

“The one and all only Salman Khan. I am his huge fan and the kind of work he has done over the decades.”

About Vishal Pandey

Vishal Pandey is quite popular on Instagram for his lip-sync videos with Samiksha Sud and Bhavin Bhanushali. With a massive 9 million followers on his social media handles, he has also appeared in numerous music videos.

Other confirmed contestants

This season will see social media stars like Shivani Kumari, Sana Sultan, Vada Pav girl Chandrika Dixit, Armaan Malik and his two wives, YouTubers Maxtern and Lovekesh Kataria, rapper Naezy, wrester Neeraj Goyat, actresses Sana Makbul and Paulomi Polo Das, tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani, TV actor Sai Ketan Rao, and journalist Deepak Chaurasia participating in the show.

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Know Which Social Media Stars Are Confirmed Participants on Bigg Boss OTT 3

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As the premiere of Bigg Boss OTT season 3 nears, The Reelstars brings you the list of social media stars and Youtubers. Besides, who have been locked for the Anil Kapoor-hosted show.

This season of Bigg Boss OTT 3 will see a mix of TV actors, influencers, newsmakers, musicians, and sports personalities participating.

YouTubers Maxtern and Lovekesh Kataria

This season of Bigg Boss OTT 3 will see two popular YouTubers – Sagar Thakur. Furthermore, he popularly known as Maxtern and Luv Kataria aka Lovekesh, entering the show. Maxtern recently grabbed headlines after he accused fellow YouTuber Elvish Yadav of attacking him during a late-night meeting in Gurugram. Ironically, perhaps, Lovekesh happens to be Elvish’s dear friend. He is known for creating prank videos and engaging vlogs on his YouTube channel. Expect fireworks!

Rural influencer Shivani Kumari

Shivani hails from the tiny Aryari village in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district. She is a social media sensation known for showcasing her village life with her mother and sisters. She has over 4 million Instagram subscribers and a significant YouTube following. Shivani aims to make her mark like Manisha Kumari from Bihar did in Bigg Boss OTT 2.

Participants on Bigg Boss OTT 3 - Shivani Kumari

Social media star Vishal Pandey

Vishal Pandey is quite popular on Instagram for his lip-sync videos with Samiksha Sud and Bhavin Bhanushali. With a massive 9 million followers on his social media handles, he has also appeared in numerous music videos.

Participants on Bigg Boss OTT 3 - Vishal Pandey

Delhi’s Viral Vada Pav Girl Chandrika Dixit

Vada Pav girl Chandrika Dixit is also making her way into Bigg Boss OTT. With her bindaas attitude and dynamic personality, her fans would be looking forward to her journey in the reality show.

Participants on Bigg Boss OTT 3 - Chandrika Dixit

Influencer Sana Sultan

Sana Sultan is a popular model and was a TikTok content creator. With an eye watering 7 million following on Instagram. However, she has appeared in several popular Punjabi music videos, including ‘Dilwale’ by Sharry Mann and ‘Gustaakhi’ by Kaka. Her unique Urdu-speaking style sets her apart.

Participants on Bigg Boss OTT 3 - Sana Sultan

Content creator Armaan Malik and his two wives

Armaan Malik, who is known for creating engaging content and made headlines for having two wives. Moreover, he is entering the show along with both his better halves. For the first time in history, a contestant will participate in a show with not one but two wives. This should be interesting!

Participants on Bigg Boss OTT 3 - Armaan Malik

Other popular celebrities who are also getting locked in the house are rapper Naezy, wrester Neeraj Goyat, actresses Sana Makbul and Paulomi Polo Das, tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani, TV actor Sai Ketan Rao, and journalist Deepak Chaurasia.

Bigg Boss OTT 3 will launch on 22 June on Jio Cinema at 9 pm.

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