Internet Sensations: The Internet has made many people into stars overnight, especially in recent years
Here are some names that have become famous through social media.
The internet has made many people into stars overnight, especially in recent years. Here are some names that have become famous through social media.
Peanut vendor Bhuban Badyakar from rural West Bengal lived his life selling peanuts, calling people by singing the Kacha Badam song. However, one fine day someone recorded his voice and his life was never the same again. The song started trending on Instagram reels and several celebrities performed on the song through videos. It has also been reported that the peanut seller is currently in talks with an international artist who wants to adopt his song. Badyakar, who has received several offers from Bollywood, has also had a makeover.
Kanta Prasad, the owner of Delhi-based restaurant Baba Ka Dhaba, which he runs with his wife, went viral after a YouTuber made a video praising his food and asked the public to visit his restaurant to support the elderly couple. The video has gone viral as many have sympathized with the elderly couple. However, controversy erupted after Prasad alleged that the YouTuber used the money received for the couple for himself and gave him bad publicity. He also said that the publicity had hurt his work and that he fell into depression after viewers started blaming him. He called on everyone to leave him alone.
In 2020, a video of a young Anushrut boy went viral on social media. In the video, the boy is seen getting a haircut with a sad expression. As the barber cuts his hair, the boy is seen crying and innocently threatening the barber. He says to the barber “taklu ho jaunga”. The internet swooned over 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 as the barber and his parents laughed.
Decidedly, the young boy is not a fan of scissors and the barber. 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 do. Almost every tea fan in India remembers “Hello friends, Chai Pee Lo” – the viral phrase from Somvati’s video. His video has garnered millions of views. In her videos, she is often seen 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 released the ‘Chai Pee Lo’ meme after the woman became an internet sensation overnight.
Ranu Mondal rose to fame in 2019 after being recorded by a traveler singing the Hindi film song Ek pyaar ka nagma hai on a train platform. As soon as the video went viral, people started praising her for her melodious voice. The video garnered 2.5 million views within a day or two of being uploaded. Mondal received several offers from Bollywood, got a makeover and was invited to perform on 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 netizens laugh by panicking with a hand on his chest. He can be seen paragliding with the instructor as he looks scared and out of breath. He can be seen screaming and closing his eyes as he begs the instructor to go land. The video was widely shared on social media and users also made Sahu memes. He is now a YouTuber and was also seen as a contestant on the MTV reality show Roadies.
Last year, a young boy named Sahdev Dirdo was recorded singing Bachpan ka pyaar in a viral video. The video was shared widely on several social media platforms and users created reels and videos using the render. The boy was praised for his skills and received offers from Bollywood. In fact, musician Badshah hired the boy for a music video with singer Aastha Gill. It was reported that the boy had an accident a few months ago. Badshah later came forward to share that the boy was recovering.