Bhuvan Goes Bam Bam!

We catch up with funnyman Bhuvan Bam, the first Indian YouTuber to earn 10 million subscribers.

Published On Mar 23, 2021 | Updated On Mar 07, 2024


Twenty-five year old Bhuvan Bam, the YouTube star, lists his Google Nexus as one of his best purchases because he began making his videos on it. And are we glad! The funnyman starred in a popular short film, Plus Minus, and even launched his own merchandise line called Youthiapa.

We take a peek at what his real life is like behind those one-liners on reel.

I was the funny kid in class; did a lot of drama, but never thought I could actually make a career out of comedy and acting! So BB Ki Vines has been a great platform for me, it connected me with a lot of people, and I could do what I love and even be a part of a film that won a Filmfare award. It's surreal!

It’s the people around me; my friends and family, quirky people I’ve met, observed and known. I use all the fun and drama we have in our lives and turn it into a video. The topics are relatable, and so people enjoy the content. That’s what people tell me, hey that’s a character we can relate with!

This one time, someone came up to me and asked for a picture and I obliged. Then he asked me what my name was and before I could answer, he said, “Acha choro, Facebook pe upload karunga toh pata chal jayega”.

OMG, there was this one time when I was walking out of a mall after a film and this girl comes up to me and starts sobbing. I’m befuddled, she’s sobbing and people are staring. I try to ask her what’s wrong, how can I help? She says she’s a huge fan and wants an autograph. I agree to do that. I sign in her book, but then things get weird. She wants me to sign her back. I get nervous because I don’t want to poke her, so I am being very careful and suddenly she says, “stab me!” I was so taken aback, I quickly signed on her back and ran away. It was crazy!

My family and friends. They are brutally honest with me, whether they agree with me or not. Our relationship has remained unchanged despite the popularity.

Will Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Superwoman (Lily Singh), Karan Johar and sometimes even Rakhi Sawant, just for interesting content.

Comedy is about looking at everyday humour. For me, it’s my eyes that observe people and situations; my mind because I make them funnier and exaggerate them, and my heart because that what I put it into whatever I do.

Seafood. It’s the best!

I can’t even fill ice trays without dropping all the water, so…


A few times when I was at the airport, some people started calling me ‘Bancho Bancho’, and at the YouTube FanFest 15,000 people were chanting ‘Bancho Bancho’. I don’t want to be called Bancho, ha ha ha.

12th Kar Lo Phir Toh Aish Hai”

I can bite my toenails.

Sara Ali Khan

I read my horoscope this week which said a lot about the incoming money. I don’t believe in horoscopes but this one time, I wish it comes true.

That all of this will go away someday

Reading people’s minds

Will you go on a date with me and my boyfriend?

I suffered a wardrobe malfunction in my school’s fancy dress competition. I was wearing a saree.

Cardi B and Atif Aslam.

Songs by Bruno Mars and John Mayer.

Photo: Bhuvan Bam