Animesh Agarwal (Gamer) Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 28 Years
Girlfriend: Ruby Jain
Religion: Hinduism

Animesh Agarwal

Other name8bit Thug
Profession(s)• Streamer & YouTuber
• Gamer
• Gaming Influencer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Awards• Content Group of the Year by Esports Awards 2022
• Game XX Awards 2023
• Global Impact on Mobile Gaming’ award at the MOBIES Awards 2024
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 March 1996 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024) 28 Years
BirthplaceGuwahati, Assam India
Zodiac signPisces
College/UniversityHansraj College, University of Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce in Finance
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsRuby Jain
Animesh Agarwal with his girlfriend Ruby Jain
ParentsFather- Bijoy Agarwala (Chartered Accountant, Builder)
Mother- Kanta Agarwal (Homemaker)
Animesh Agarwal with his parents and brother
SiblingsBrother- 1
Animesh Agarwal with his brother
Sister- Sona Agarwal
Animesh Agarwal with his sister
FoodIdli, Maggi
Style Quotient
Car Collection• MG Hector (First Car)
• Porsche 911
Animesh Agarwal posing with his new car
Expensive Things/Valuables• Rolex Day-Date Watch (costs Rs. 45,72,000)
• Rolex Yacht-Master Everose gold (costs Rs. 24,99,999)
• Rolex Submariner Blue Dial (costs Rs. 17,99,999)
• Rolex Oyster Perpetual Turquoise (costs Rs. 14,99,999)
• Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 Low by Virgil Abloh (costs Rs.11,99,999)
• Jordan x Dior Air Jordan 1 Retro High sneakers (costs Rs. 8,99,999)
• Nike SB Dunk Low Pure Blood (costs Rs. 3,99,999)
• LV Trainer Sneaker Blue; Monogram denim (costs Rs. 1,29,999)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 2 Crores annualy (as of 2023)
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 29 crores (as of 2023)
Social Media
Facebook8bit Thug
TwitterAnimesh 'Thug' Agarwal
YouTube8bit Thug
LinkedInAnimesh Agarwal (THUG)

Animesh Agarwal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Animesh Agarwal

  • Animesh was preparing for the final level of the CA course before coming into gaming. He has also completed the level one of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and FRM (Financial Risk Manager).
  • Animesh started gaming during his college days; the first game he played was Boom Beach.
  • Animesh picked his gaming name ‘8bit Thug’ from a song in the movie The Dictator.
  • Animesh has more than 100 sneakers in his collection of expensive shoes.

    Animesh Agarwal's sneakers collection

    Animesh Agarwal’s sneakers collection

  • After Animesh achieved his desired academic results, he took a year’s break from his studies to pursue a gaming career to which his parents agreed.
  • In 2018, Animesh began his professional Esports journey as a PUBG Mobile player.
  • Animesh represented India at the Asia finals of the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge 2018 (PMSC 2018) in Thailand. It was one of the first official PUBG Mobile events, and he was part of the first Indian roster to participate in it.

    Animesh Agarwal at the PMSC 2018 event in Thailand

    Animesh Agarwal at the PMSC 2018 event in Thailand

  • Animesh’s perception of the gaming industry changed after meeting Krafton’s former CEO Brendan Greene and head of localization Jay Kim.
  • After PMSC 2018, Animesh decided to quit professional gaming. He later collaborated with Team SouL and merged their organizations to form S8UL Esports.

    Photo of Animesh Agarwal (8 Bit) and Naman Mathur (Soul) from 2018

    Photo of Animesh Agarwal (8 Bit) and Naman Mathur (Soul) from 2018

  • In late 2020, Animesh launched 8-bit creatives to nurture gaming talent in the country.
  • Animesh made significant progress in promoting gaming & Esports in India in partnership with Nodwin Gaming & LOCO.
  • Some popular gaming influencers managed by the 8Bit Creatives are Mortal, Scout, Mavi, Snax, Thug, Payal, Kaashvi, 8bit Goldy, and 8bit Sid.

    Animesh Agarwal with 8bit Goldy (center) and Mortal (left)

    Animesh Agarwal with 8bit Goldy (centre) and Mortal (left)

  • Animesh’s company 8bit Creatives has collaborated with top-notch brands like Netflix, Coca-Cola, Reliance Digital, Mx Players, OnePlus, Realme Narzo, Flipkart, and Airtel.