Here are some of the names that rose to fame thanks to social media.
The internet has made many stars overnight, especially in the past few years. Here are some of the names that rose to fame thanks to social media.
Peanut seller Bhuban Badyakar from rural West Bengal was living his life selling peanuts, calling people to sing kacha padam. However, one fine day someone recorded his voice and his life was no longer the same. The song started trending on Instagram reels and many celebrities performed the song through videos. The peanut seller is also reported to be in talks with an international artist who wants to adopt his song. Badyakar, who has received many offers from Bollywood, got a makeover.
Kanta Prasad, owner of the Delhi-based ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ restaurant he runs with his wife, went viral after a YouTuber posted a video praising his food and asking the public to visit his joint food restaurant to support the elderly couple. The video went viral as many sympathized with the elderly couple. However, controversy erupted after Prasad claimed that YouTuber had used the money the couple had earned for himself and gave him bad publicity. He also said that publicity affected his work, and he slipped into depression after viewers began to blame him. He pleaded with everyone to leave him alone.
In 2020, a video of Anushrut boy went viral on social media. In the video, the boy is seen cutting his hair with a sad expression. While the barber is cutting his hair, the boy is shown crying and innocently threatening the barber. “Taklo is a Gaunga,” he says to the barber. The internet fainted at the boy’s cute expressions. A few months later, the second part of his haircut video went viral and the boy was seen threatening the barber again while the barber and his parents laughed.
The little boy is clearly not a fan of scissors and barbers. The boy hails from Nagpur.
If Somvati Mahawar’s name doesn’t resonate, her viral phrase that launched the meme festival in 2018 and has run until now, will. Almost all tea lovers in India remember “Hello friends, Chai Pee Lo” – the viral sentence from the Somvati video. Her video garnered millions of views. She often appears in her videos asking viewers for tea. She can also be seen sharing other such videos on her social media platforms. Popular brands like Netflix and Mother Dairy also posted the “Chai Pee Lo” meme after the woman became an internet sensation overnight.
Rano Mondal rose to fame in 2019 after a passenger recorded her singing the Hindi film song Ek pyaar ka nagma hai on a railway platform. As soon as the video went viral, people started praising her for her tender voice. The video garnered 2.5 million views in a day or two after it was uploaded. Mondal got many offers from Bollywood, got arrangements and was invited to perform in reality shows. She was offered to sing a song in Himesh Reshammiya’s movie, and recently she sang Manike mage hithe which went viral on social media.
In 2019, when Vipin Sahu went paragliding, he made netizens laugh because he panicked with his hand over his chest. He can be seen parachuting with the coach looking frightened and gasping for breath. He could be seen screaming and closing his eyes as he begged the coach to go down. The video has been widely shared on social media, and users have also made memes of Sahu. He is now a YouTuber and has also been seen as a contestant on the MTV Roadies reality show.
Last year, a little boy named Sahdev Derdu was recorded singing Bachpan Ka Pyar in a viral video. The video was widely circulated on various social media platforms and users made reels and videos using the delivery. The boy was praised for his skills and received offers from Bollywood. In fact, the musician Badshah linked the boy to a music video with singer Asta Gill. It was reported that the boy had an accident a few months ago. Badshah later came forward to say that the boy was recovering.