|Starting a YouTube channel 'Abhinay Maths' where he teaches many students how to solve maths problems easily
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Date of Birth
|19 November 1991 (Tuesday)
|Age (as of 2022)
|Rampur village, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
|Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
|He attended a government primary Hindi medium school in his village.
|He pursued engineering. The Better India
|Relationships & More
|Name Not Known
|He has two children.
|Father- Name Not Known (labourer)
Mother- Name Not Known (homemaker)
|Brother- Name Not Known
|Reportedly, he owns 10 cars. The Better India
Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhinay Sharma
- Abhinay Sharma is an Indian educator who is known for his YouTube channel ‘Abhinay Maths’ where he teaches many students how to solve maths problems easily.
- He was born into a family that was not very financially strong. His father ran a small construction business and his mother was a homemaker.
- According to him, there was no stove in their home and his mother used to burn papers to heat milk for him and his brother. His family was often insulted by their other relatives for their poor financial condition. Their relatives did not invite them to the family gatherings because they did not have good clothes and they would not even offer them a ride in their cars.
- In an interview, he said, he used to wear the same uniform for a week and wash it only on Sundays to wear it again the next week. His classmates used to make fun of him and did not speak to him. His father’s construction business was not very stable and they could not afford two meals a day sometimes.
- He was good at studies and had a talent for solving math problems easily. He was the topper of the school. He started taking tuition for aptitude tests to support his family financially while pursuing his graduation.
- With his strong aptitude skills, he got a job at Tata Consultancy Services with a low salary but he did not join have to join the office immediately. During this period, his mother suggested that he take the government exams to get a government job, which would give him financial security and stability. He followed his mother’s advice and moved to Greater Noida in 2011 with his family after his graduation. He prepared for the Staff Selection Committee (SSC) examination there. They rented a low-cost flat and he received a lot of support from his family. While preparing for the SSC exams, he began giving tuition to school students to support his family and earned Rs. 6000. He struggled a lot at that time. He used to walk for long distances and would eat only Maggie for the whole day because that was the only thing he could afford.
- But in 2013, Abhinay fell in love and was unable to concentrate because of which he quit the coaching job.
- In 2016, he got a job as an Audit officer in Mumbai and he took the opportunity.
- He kept giving the SSC exam and cleared the SSC exam in 2017 after which he was placed in Dehradun as an Income Tax Department Officer. He was very happy about his job, but the salary was not enough to end his difficulties.
- He did not renew the rent agreement for the flat in Delhi because of which the landlord asked them to vacate it. His family had to leave the apartment after which, his father took a loan of Rs. 70 lakh from the bank and Rs. 40 lakh from a friend to buy a new house but he was unable to pay it on time. Abhinay’s salary alone could not pay the loan. The family was in debt after which his parents had significant health problems. In an interview, he said that there came a time when he had to struggle for even an Rs. 10 recharge on his phone. Later, his mother suffered facial paralysis, and his father was diagnosed with diabetes. He was very worried at that time but he did not leave hope and decided to remain positive.
- In 2017, he started his job as an income tax officer, but after four months, he quit his job and went back to his home. After coming back, he started teaching and sold his phone to rent a 1 BHK flat with his brother. They used to sleep at the flat in the night and turned it into a tuition class in the morning.
- When he started teaching, he used to teach only 20 students. His dedication and hard work helped his coaching centre gain a lot of popularity. According to his students, Abhinay used to have a simplified approach to Mathematics and his innovative teaching techniques helped them learn difficult concepts easily.
- In 2017, one of his students suggested that he should upload a video of his concepts on YouTube because his concepts were fresh and no one taught such concepts. He uploaded a video and within six days, the video received over one million views. In the video description, they added a link to one of the books written by Abhinay.
- In the book, he taught how Algebra and Trigonometry were easy using zero. The sale of the book increased and the number of students in his coaching increased to 400. He started to earn Rs. 5-7 Lakhs a month.
- In October 2017, he started his own YouTube channel with the name ‘Abhinay Maths.’ In just eight months, the channel became one of the first few education channels on YouTube to reach one million subscribers. He was earning well so he started taking tuition in a hall which had a capacity of 150 students.
- In November 2017, around 500 students approached him to take admission to his coaching centre. In March 2018, the number went up to 1000.
- He used to teach students in remote areas with his YouTube channel. H used to give free books to students who were unable to afford education.
- In an interview, he said that he never saw education as a business. He thought that education was a source to strengthen his relationship with his students.
- In 2017, he launched an app called Abhinay Maths because he noticed that YouTube lacked features required for better learning, like monitoring student growth and mock tests. The app focused on competitive exam preparation for SSC (CGL, CPO, CHSL, etc.), Bank (Clerk, PO), Railways and several other government exams with India’s top educators.
- The app helped over two lakh students from 500 cities and towns. It provided a majority of government job seekers from Tier II, III, and IV cities who cannot afford education. He also offers a one-stop solution for students’ learning needs in preparing for government exams, such as mock tests, books, recorded sessions, and problem-solving.
- After becoming successful, he was able to repay his loans. He bought a car, a Mercedes Benz, and a house for himself and his family members. In an interview, he said that he was able to answer all the relatives who used to mock his family when they had nothing.
- During the pandemic, he used to work as a full-time educator for an Edtech unicorn and became a legendary educator with 280 million watch minutes. He left the platform after some time and decided to focus on building a free education community on YouTube where he provided free books and content for students who cannot afford education. On Facebook, he created a community of more than 4 lakh students and 21 crore views on his YouTube.
- His app, Abhinay Maths, has over 250K downloads. There is a dedicated team in his app that helps in supporting students who are unable to pay for courses and coaching. He also helps in solving all students’ queries.
- He provided free education to over 10 million students from small towns and cities and over 10,000 students he taught passed government exams.
- In February 2023, he raised an undisclosed amount from the Noida-based Indian ed-tech firm Classplus. In an interview, he talked about this investment and said,
We are thrilled to have the support of Classplus… This strategic investment from Classplus will also allow us to use the leverage of technology and provide cost-effective test prep coaching to millions of government job seekers from tier 2, 3, and 4 cities, where affordability is a major concern.”
- In an interview, he said that he wanted to help students who were not able to afford education because when he was preparing for the SSC CGL exam, he used to study from only one book and was not exposed to free YouTube classes. he used to expect people to help him, but nobody helped him because he was poor.