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Nagar in 2019
Personal information
BornAjey Nagar
(1999-06-12) 12 June 1999 (age 22)
Faridabad, Harayana, India
YouTube information
Also known as
  • Carry
  • Ajey
  • CarryMinati
LocationFaridabad, Haryana, India
Years active2014–present
Subscribers32.7 million (CarryMinati)
10 million (CarryIsLive)
Total views2.6 billion (CarryMinati)
1.1 billion (CarryIsLive)
NetworkOne Digital Entertainment
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2020

Updated: 30 October 2021

Ajey Nagar (pronounced [əˈdʒeː ˈnaːɡər]; born 12 June 1999), popularly known as CarryMinati, is an Indian YouTuber and streamer from Faridabad, India. He is known for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics on his channel CarryMinati. His other channel CarryisLive is dedicated to gaming and live streams.[1]

In May 2020, his roast video titled "YouTube vs TikTok - The End" caused controversy on YouTube India. The video was removed by YouTube for violations against the platform's terms of service, citing reasons such as cyberbullying and harassment.[2]


Ajey Nagar is based in Faridabad, a city near India's national capital New Delhi.[3] Popularly referred to as CarryMinati,[4] Nagar is mainly involved in creating Hindi-language diss songs, satirical parodies and comedy, apart from live gaming.[5] Nagar and his team produce videos out of his home in Faridabad.[4]

Nagar began posting videos on YouTube at the age of 10.[3] His main YouTube channel has been active since 2014.[6] In 2014, the channel's name was AddictedA1 and Nagar would upload recorded video game footage along with his reactions to the game.[7] In 2015, he changed the channel's name to CarryDeol, uploading gameplay footage of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive while mimicking Sunny Deol. The channel was subsequently renamed to CarryMinati.[8] In May 2021, Nagar released a statement saying that the channel had more than 30 million subscribers.[9]

In early 2017, Nagar created an additional YouTube channel called CarryIsLive, where he live-streams himself playing video games.[6] He has hosted live-streams on this channel, raising funds for victims of cyclone Fani in Odisha in 2019,[10] and the flooding in Assam and Bihar in 2020.[11]

In 2019, Nagar was listed at the 10th position in the Next Generation Leaders' 2019 by Time magazine, which is an annual list of ten young people who construct innovative careers.[12] In April 2020 he was part of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia[13]

"YouTube vs TikTok–The End"

In May 2020, Nagar published a controversial YouTube video titled "YouTube Vs TikTok–The End", in response to a video shared on Instagram by TikTok user Amir Siddiqui who berated YouTube creators for roasting TikTok users. It was taken down by YouTube citing violations of its terms of service, based on multiple complaints of harassment and cyberbullying. A large number reports had been made by LGBTQ+ activists, on account of homophobic or transphobic abusive language in the video. Many of Nagar's fans were critical of YouTube's actions, and the removal led to several new trending hashtags mentioning his name. As a result, the video received several million views, and there was a concerted effort to review bomb TikTok at Google Play Store. Other fans of Nagar spoke out in favor of YouTube's decision to remove the video.[2][14] In June 2020, Nagar uploaded the music video "Yalgaar" as a further response, with renewed criticism of Siddiqui.[15]


Singles and collaborations

Year Title Artist(s) Notes Ref.
2018 Success Story of a Cringe Pop Artist CarryMinati [citation needed]
2019 Bye Pewdiepie Diss track [16]
Trigger CarryMinati, Vibgyor Single [citation needed]
2020 Zindagi CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy Single [17]
Warrior [18]
Yalgaar Remade in 2021 for the film The Big Bull [19]
Date Kar Le CarryMinati, Romy, Salim–Sulaiman [20]
2021 Vardaan CarryMinati, Wily Frenzy [citation needed]

Awards and recognition

See also


  1. ^ "CarryMinati: Everything you should know about the YouTube star". The Indian Express. 13 June 2020. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Roast, rage, jealousy, cringe. Who'll have the last laugh in YouTube vs TikTok's online 'class wars'?". The Economic Times. 26 May 2020. Archived from the original on 15 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b Kidangoor, Abhishyant (16 May 2019). "'You Should Be Yourself.' How a Viral YouTube Star Is Embracing His Indian Roots". Time. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Singh, Devika (10 February 2019). "Millionaires in the Making". Business Today. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  5. ^ Singal, Aastha (23 September 2019). "YouTube a Priority over Netflix – CarryMinati". Entrepreneur. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  6. ^ a b Hemrajani, Nikhil (31 March 2017). "The Indian gaming stars who catch your eye". Mint. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  7. ^ "10 lesser-known facts about controversial YouTuber Ajey Nagar aka CarryMinati". Archived from the original on 7 December 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  8. ^ Kamdar, Shraddha (12 July 2019). "Find your niche, says YouTuber Ajey Nagar, aka CarryMinati". Femina. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  9. ^ "CarryMinati's Youtube family reaches 30 million". OrissaPOST (Press release). 15 May 2021. Archived from the original on 15 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  10. ^ "YouTuber CarryMinati Livestreams, Raises Donation For Fani-Hit Odisha". 9 May 2019.
  11. ^ "CarryMinati raises funds for Assam and Bihar flood victims". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar named by Time magazine among Next Generation Leaders 2019". Business Standard (Press release). Press Trust of India. 16 May 2019. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Ajey Nagar". Forbes. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  14. ^ Farzeen, Sana (18 May 2020). "CarryMinati's video removed, everything you should know about TikTok vs YouTube controversy". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 31 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  15. ^ "CarryMinati returns to the YouTube vs TikTok controversy with rap song 'Yalgaar'". The Economic Times. 6 June 2020. Archived from the original on 6 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  16. ^ "Watch: Indian YouTuber CarryMinati attacks PewDiePie as T-Series 'feud' continues". 3 January 2019. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  17. ^ "CarryMinati on 30mn mark: My content has found resonance with masses". Telangana Today. 15 May 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  18. ^ "YouTuber CarryMinati Overcame Lockdown Anxiety While Shooting For His Debut Film 'Mayday'". 3 August 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  19. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan starrer The Big Bull to feature CarryMinati's single Yalgaar". 22 March 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  20. ^ "YouTube star CarryMinati collaborates with Salim-Sulaiman for new song - OrissaPOST". Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily - OrissaPOST. 28 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  21. ^ "30 Under 30 Asia 2020: Celebrities". Forbes. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.

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