Madan Gowri is an Indian YouTuber, who mainly uploads videos in the Tamil language. As of February 2022, he has around 6 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel. He is considered one of the most popular South Indian vloggers in India.
Madan Gowri was born on Friday, 28 May 1993 (age 29 years; as of 2022) in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
He attended various schools including Siddhu Matriculation School, Madurai, Sainik School, Amaravathinagar, and Dolphin Public School, Madurai. He pursued B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education, Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu. He then did an MBA from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. From 2015 to 2017, he pursued a Master of Science (MS), Management, and Business Analytics degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, United States.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his family.
On 11 February 2022, he got married to his long-time girlfriend Nithya Kalyani. The couple dated for almost 11 years before tying the knot.
In 2013, he started his self-titled YouTube channel. In an interview, he shared how he thought of becoming a YouTuber. He said,
During my final year of college, I had a tough time as I suffered a break up. As I went into depression, I found solace in YouTube and used it as a tool to redirect my energy. In the initial stages, I didn’t have much of a reach but after a few months, my channel gained momentum. One thing led to another and now, I’m a million-and-a-half subscribers strong.”
I had tried to get myself into talk shows, debates, or group discussions all my childhood but never really got many opportunities. I have always been the person that wants to share things I find different and of worth with everyone around me. When I discovered YouTube, I found a platform to reach out to millions of people and share information with reference to history, social issues, and facts, among others. That became my journey as a YouTuber.”
After completing his graduation, he worked with various organisations for a short span including echoVME as a content writer, Cognizant as a program analyst, and Business Solutions as a marketing intern. He then joined a private company Zoho Corporation as a marketing analyst. Soon, he started getting more views on his YouTube channel, and his channel got monetised. In 2019, he decided to quit his job and opt for a full-time YouTuber. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,
During my baby steps, I made a promise to myself that I’ll quit my job if I gained a million subscribers. To be honest, I loved my full-time job. But I couldn’t do justice to my channel by setting aside few hours a day. Now that I’ve taken the plunge, I’m gearing up to improve the quality of my videos in the days to come.”
Later, he even got a job offer from a US-based company, but he rejected the offer and focused on his YouTube channel. On his channel, he uploads videos on social awareness, vlogs and various other topics. He has also interviewed a few Indian celebrities for his YouTube channel.
He has also lent his voice for various Tamil songs such as “Bathroom Song” (2021), “Ex Lover Song” (2021), “Monkeys With 5G” (2021), and “Naan” (2022). He received a huge backlash from the audience for his song “Monkeys With 5G” (2021). In an interview, while giving the clarification, Gowri said,
I just wanted to be satirical about those issues happening. Caste is a dangerous mindset, it needs to be annihilated from every mind. The pain is the same, I just don’t want to be sad anymore. This approach is to create a discussion with the world, more like a friend. Let’s join hands to drive caste away from society.”
He is also the founder of the app “Kokru,” which is available in six languages and provides a snippet of the latest news.
- BW Gold Best Digital Content Creator 2020
- Blacksheep Digital Award 2020 for Favourite Vlogger
- Cuisine: South Indian
- Cricketer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- In 2021, a chapter in the book “Booming Digital Stars’ was published on Madan.
- In an interview, he talked about gaining immense success within a few years. He said,
No, not even in my wildest dreams I thought of becoming successful. In the beginning, the only aim was to be out there and share my content with everyone and later, it slowly began to pick up. That was when I knew I can achieve a lot through this medium and decided to branch out to other social media platforms.”
- He is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and events.
- During an interview, while talking about his team who worked with him on YouTube, he said,
I work alone. Once I post a video, the viewers take it up on themselves to improvise my points and correct my errors. I would say each one of the 1.5 million subscribers has contributed to the channel. However, I have plans of forming a team soon.”
- In 2021, he tweeted a picture of a black Tesla car and tagged the businessman Elon Musk in the tweet. He tweeted,
Dear @elonmusk please launch Tesla cars in India ASAP!”
In reply, Elon tweeted,
India has one of the highest import duties and that clean energy vehicles are treated the same way as petrol and diesel vehicles, which are inconsistent with India’s climate goals. If the import duties are lowered, a Tesla factory is “quite likely” in India.”