Here are some names that have become famous thanks to social media.
In recent years, in particular, the internet has turned several people into stars. Here are some names that have become famous thanks to social media.
Peanut seller Bhuban Badyakar from rural West Bengal lived his life selling peanuts and called out to people by singing the song Kacha Badam. But one fine day someone picked up his voice and his life was never the same. The song started trending on Instagram roles and several celebrities have performed on the song via videos. It has also been reported that the peanut seller is now in talks with an international artist who wants to adopt his song. Badyakar, who received multiple offers from Bollywood, has also received a makeover.
Kanta Prasad, the owner of the Delhi-based eatery ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ that he runs with his wife, went viral after a YouTuber created a video praising his food and asking the public to visit his eatery to help the elderly support the couple. The video went viral as many empathized with the elderly couple. However, controversy arose after Prasad claimed that the YouTuber had used the money he received for the couple for himself and gave him bad publicity. He also said the publicity had taken its toll on his work and he had fallen into depression after viewers started blaming him. He urged everyone to leave him alone.
In 2020, a video of a young boy Anushrut went viral on social media. The video shows the boy being cut with a sad expression. While the barber is cutting his hair, the boy is seen crying and the barber innocently threatened. He says to the barber ‘taklu ho jaunga’. The internet swooned over the boy’s adorable expressions. A few months later, part two of his haircut video went viral and the boy was again threatened by the hairdresser while the hairdresser and his parents laughed.
It is clear that the young boy is not a fan of the scissors and the hairdresser. The boy is from Nagpur.
If the name Somvati Mahawar doesn’t resonate, her viral phrase that sparked a meme fest in 2018 and continues to do so to this day will suffice. Almost everyone in India who is a fan of tea will remember ‘Hello friends, Chai Pee Lo’ – the viral phrase from Somvati’s video. Her video has been viewed millions of times. Her videos often show her asking the viewers for tea. She can also be seen sharing other such videos on her social media platforms. Popular brands such as Netflix and Mother Dairy have also posted the meme ‘Chai Pee Lo’ after the woman became an overnight internet sensation.
Ranu Mondal rose to fame in 2019 after being recorded by a traveler singing the Hindi movie song Ek pyaar ka nagma hai on a railway platform. Once the video went viral, people started praising her for her melodious voice. The video was viewed 2.5 million times within a day or two of uploading. Mondal got several offers from Bollywood, got a makeover and was invited to act in reality shows. She was offered to sing a song in Himesh Reshammiya’s film, and recently sang “Manike mage hithe” which went viral on social media.
In 2019, when Vipin Sahu went paragliding, he made the internet users laugh while panicking with one hand over his chest. You can watch him paraglide with the instructor while looking scared and gasping for breath. You can see him screaming and closing his eyes as he begs the instructor to go to the landing. The video was widely shared on social media and users also made memes of Sahu. He is now a YouTuber and has also appeared as a contestant on the reality show MTV Roadies.
Last year, a young boy named Sahdev Dirdo was recorded singing Bachpan ka pyaar in a viral video. The video was widely circulated on various social media platforms and users created roles and videos using the view. The boy was praised for his skills and received offers from Bollywood. Musician Badshah even roped the boy for a music video, together with singer Aastha Gill. It was reported that the boy had been in an accident a few months ago. Badshah later came forward to say that the boy was recovering.