|Profession(s)||YouTuber and Author|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Eye Colour||Hazel Blue|
|Hair Colour||Dark Blonde|
|Date of Birth||Year 1985|
|Age (as of 2021)||36 Years|
|Birthplace||Auckland City, New Zealand|
|Nationality||New Zealander (Kiwi)|
|Hometown||Auckland City, New Zealand|
|College/University||• Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand
• University of Auckland, New Zealand
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production (2001-2002)
• Bachelor of Arts in Television and Media Studies (2003-2006)
• Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (2010) YouTube
|Controversy||In July 2021, the YouTuber was blacklisted by the Union Home Ministry for allegedly violating visa norms. According to the Ministry - "He was found to be taking part in business activities on a tourist visa and also violating other visa condition.” Later, the YouTuber defended himself and tagged New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a tweet for seeking her help. NDTV|
|Relationships & More|
• Chaitali from Mumbai
• Pre from Fiji
• Manisha Malik
|Marriage Date||Year 2018|
|Parents||Father- Doug (Works in a government agency in New Zealand)
Mother- Kate (Works in a bank in New Zealand)
|Siblings||Brother- Nick (Younger; works as a business manager in an export company in New Zealand)
Sister- Chloe (School teacher in New Zealand)
|Actor(s)||Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Karl Rock
- Karl Rock is a YouTube vlogger and author from New Zealand.
- He was born and brought up in New Zealand, and in 2016, he moved to India.
- He started doing small jobs from the age of 13 to earn money for his pocket money.
- He started working at Recording Industry Association, New Zealand, in December 2006.
- After working there for two years, he worked as an anti-piracy investigator at New Zealand Federation Against Copyright Theft. A few years later, he was promoted in the same company as the manager of digital services.
- He joined Tech Futures Lab in New Zealand in 2016 as a network and security technologist.
- Later, he quit his job and moved to India to pursue his career as a vlogger. He started uploading videos related to travelling and family vlogs on his self titled YouTube channel.
- He gained immense popularity with his YouTube videos, and he has received silver and gold play buttons from YouTube. He has 1.57 million subscribers on his YouTube channel as of May 2021.
- Karl and his fellow YouTuber Jim Browning has also conducted a scamming operation in association with the BBC Panorama team and exposed the fraud call centre in Gurugram, Haryana, who targeted computer-illiterate and elderly people in the United Kingdom and the United States.
- He authored two books ‘India Survival Guide’ (2017) and ‘Learn Hindi Faster Than I Did!’ (2018).
- He met Manisha in 2016 and after two years of their relationship, they did court marriage under the Special Marriages Act in 2018. In an interview, he talked about meeting Manisha’s parents. He said,
I was living in a hostel during that time, and the day before I met her parents, I told a hostel mate about the impending meeting. He advised me to touch her parents’ feet when I met them. He couldn’t have been more right! When I met them the next day, I immediately bent down and touched their feet, and they appreciated the gesture. For them, it meant that I could integrate myself into an Indian family. My wife is from Haryana so the Haryanvi culture in the house is powerful and they have happily made me part of that.”
- He is a dog lover and owns a few pet dogs.
- Karl owns a Royal Enfield Motorcycle.
- In an interview, he talked about living in India and learning Hindi. He said,
I started learning Hindi to assimilate. Often, menus and road instructions and other travel basics aren’t in English. Learning Hindi helps you connect with everyone.”
- He donated plasma to Delhi’s government Plasma bank after recovering from COVID-19 in 2020. In an interview, he talked about donating Plasma. He said,
Long ago, when I had heard that the Tablighi Jamaatis had donated plasma, I made up my mind that if I ever got infected, I’d donate too. So when I recovered, I went to the clinic and was blown away with the facilities and the hygiene. It was a fairly simple and safe procedure.”
- On 10 July 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reposted Karl’s video on Twitter praising him for donating Plasma.