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This IITian Conquered YouTube Like a Pro - The Tale of Flying Beast

Hey, hey, hey! buckle up as we take off into the inspiring journey of one of India's most celebrated YouTubers, Gaurav Taneja, famously known as Flying Beast. I am super excited for this journey to uncover.

Flying Beast - Indian youtuber

Flying Beast’s a jack of all trades

People trolling Flying Beast for Desh Ka Dhoni Mission

So, picture this - back in 2004, Gaurav cracked the IIT entrance exam. Off he went to IIT Kharagpur to conquer civil engineering. But hey, guess what? That was just the beginning! Fast forward to 2011, and Gaurav fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a commercial pilot! Talk about taking flight, quite literally!

But hold on tight because the fun doesn't stop there. Amidst conquering the skies, he felt very passionate about bodybuilding. Yes, you heard that right! Flying Beast became a national-level bodybuilding champion! He's got muscles and a passion that can lift your spirits, people!

Getting onboarded on YouTube

Now, here comes the real twist in the tale - in 2017, he took off on a whole new adventure and started his YouTube journey. The Fit Muscle TV channel was born, and Gaurav was on a roll! He was a natural entertainer sharing fitness tips.

Desh Ka Dhoni - Flying Beast aka Gaurav Taneja

Finding love and becoming a dad

Gaurav Taneja and Ritu Rathee

Now, here's the sweet icing on the cake - love was in the air! Gaurav found his perfect co-pilot in Ritu Rathee, who's also a pilot and a social media influencer. Together, they are the power couple, soaring high with love, and guess what? They're proud parents of two adorable little angels!

The Birth of Flying Beast

But guess what? Gaurav's not the one to stop at just one channel. Oh no! He went on to create not one, but two more YouTube channels! Flying Beast, and Rasbhari Ke Papa - he's got content galore!

The Flying Beast youtube channel took flight like a rocket, attracting over 8.26 million subscribers! It is a heartwarming family vlogging channel where Gaurav Taneja and his wife Ritu Rathee Taneja share incredibly relatable content. Fit Muscle TV and Rasbhari Ke Papa were not far behind, with millions of fans swooning over his charismatic content.

A Creator with a Cause - The Air Asia Controversy

Beyond the glitz and glamour, Gaurav Taneja demonstrated his true mettle when he raised concerns about safety protocols at Air Asia during the pandemic. His courageous stand led to his termination from the airline, but it also sparked an investigation by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Flying Beast's Income and Passion

With all the hard work and creativity, Flying Beast’s YouTube success has also translated into some serious cash! Reportedly earning around 2-3 crore rupees a year - that's some sky-high income, isn't it?

The Flying Beast is also very passionate about everything he does. He says, "Flying, working out, and vlogging gives me a rush and will always be part of my life!" And oh boy, what a rush it has been!

Insights from Flying Beast aka Gaurav Taneja’s Journey

The lesson here? First and Foremost - Dreams do come true when you put your heart and soul into what you love!

Embrace Relatability

Flying Beast's success is a result of his relatable and casual style. Viewers connect with creators who are genuine and down-to-earth, so don't be afraid to be yourself on camera.

Transparency Builds Trust

Flying Beast's openness about his life, struggles, and achievements makes him relatable and endearing to his audience. Being transparent with your viewers can establish trust and foster a genuine connection.

Never Stop Learning

Despite all his achievements, Gaurav continues to pursue education, currently studying law. Never stop learning and growing. Acquiring new skills can enrich your content and open up new opportunities.


The extraordinary journey of Gaurav Taneja, the Flying Beast, is a testament to the power of determination, passion, and embracing the unknown. From an IITian to a pilot, bodybuilder, and YouTube sensation, he has proven that the sky's the limit when you dare to dream big and never back down.

If you feel inspired by Flying Beast's story, you should also check out the creator journeys of Prajakta Koli, Bhuvan Bam and Kullu Baazi.

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