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Viraj Ghelani Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 30 Years
Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Girlfriend: Palak Khimavat

Viraj Ghelani

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Actor, Comedian, Content Creator, YouTuber, Social Media Influencer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutWeb Series (actor): ‘2By3’ in the episode ‘Humse Na Ho Paayega’ (2017) as Veer uploaded on YouTube channel Dice Media
2By3 web series
FIlm (actor): Govinda Naam Mera as Baldev Chaddha aka Ballu
Viraj Ghelani in Govinda Naam Mera
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1993
Age (as of 2023) 30 Years
BirthplaceSouth Borivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
College/University• Abhinav Hi-Tech College of Engineering, Mumbai
• A college in Mumbai (dropped out)
• Thakur College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai
• NMIMS, Mumbai (dropped out) [1]YouTube – Digital Commentary
Educational QualificationDiploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Thakur College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai [2]YouTube – TEDx Talks
EthnicityGujarati [3]Facebook – Humans of Bombay
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPalak Khimavat
Viraj Ghelani with his girlfriend
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsBoth his parents are school teachers.
Viraj Ghelani and his mother
SiblingsBrother- Jayraj Ghelani (professional footballer)
Viraj Ghelani with his brother
Favourites
Content Creator(s)Key, Peele
Street FoodMaggie
WWE WrestlerRandy Orton
IPL TeamMumbai Indians

Viraj Ghelani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Viraj Ghelani

  • Viraj Ghelani is an Indian actor, comedian, content creator, YouTuber, and social media influencer. He has appeared in many popular videos on the YouTube channels Dice Media, Gobble, and FilterCopy.
  • While he was studying in school, he was not so good at studies, and once, he was expelled from school due to this reason.
  • When Viraj was studying at Thakur College of Science and Commerce in Mumbai, he was a part of a comic act in a college event. He played the role of Dolly Bindra, an ex-Bigg Boss contestant, in it. The audience present there applauded his performance. He then started performing acts and hosting shows at various events organised in his college.

    Viraj Ghelani performing at a college event

    Viraj Ghelani performing at a college event

  • He then dropped out of NMIMS, Mumbai, as he realised that he was not meant for engineering. He then did a few corporate jobs in HR and sales.
  • While doing corporate jobs, he realised that he wanted to make his career in the entertainment industry. He then gave several auditions at various film production houses but got rejected.
  • Viraj then started making comic videos on his Snapchat account, and gradually, his videos started gaining popularity. He got a boost in his career after the online portal BuzzFeed published an article ‘Top 20 Indians on Snapchat You Should Follow’ in which they included Viraj’s name.
  • Subsequently, Viraj shared his portfolio with various digital platforms like TVF and FilterCopy. Later, someone from the team of FilterCopy contacted Viraj and offered him a job to manage the Snapchat account of FilterCopy. Viraj agreed to it and started managing the Snapchat account of FilterCopy. He got a salary of Rs 16000-Rs 17000 pm for his job.
  • He then started working as a content creator for the YouTube channels FilterCopy and its sister concerns Dice Media and Gobble.
  • Viraj has also worked as a content creator at the Indian media company Pocket Aces Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
  • He started making comic videos on the online video-creating app Dubsmash in 2015.
  • In 2016, he worked in Dice Media’s Hindi digital series ‘Little Things’ as an assistant art director.
  • He has also acted in Dice Media’s web series like ‘Adulting’ (2018) ‘Fairy Lights’ (2019), ‘What the Folks’ (2019), and ‘Firsts’ (2020).

    Fairy Lights

    Fairy Lights

  • He appeared in the Hindi short film ‘The Test’ in 2019.
  • In the same year, he was featured in the Hindi music video ‘thank u (pls)’ by Avanti Nagral.

    A still of Viraj Ghelani from the music video thank u pls

    A still of Viraj Ghelani from the music video thank u pls

  • He was invited as a guest in the digital talk show ‘Trending Talents’ in 2019.
  • He has also started his merchandise clothing website Creative Ideas Store.

    Viraj Ghelani's Creative Ideas Store

    Viraj Ghelani’s Creative Ideas Store

  • In 2019, he bought a Hyundai car. He gifted the car to his mother.

    Viraj Ghelani with his car

    Viraj Ghelani with his car

  • In 2020, Viraj, along with a few other Indian content creators, was featured in the Hindi music video ‘The Lockdown Rap.’

    The Lockdown Rap

    The Lockdown Rap

  • He has worked in collaboration with various brands like FBB, MX player, Tinder, and Hotstar.
  • On 16 November 2020, he started his YouTube channel ‘That’s So Viraj.’ He uploads sketch videos, podcasts, informative content, and comic videos on his channel. Earlier, he used to upload videos on YouTube with the name ‘Fifty Shades Of Ghe’ in which Ghe meant Ghelani. He has also uploaded a few YouTube videos with his maternal grandmother Bhanuben Thakkar, which gained immense popularity.

  • Some of his other YouTube videos are ‘Things Gujju Moms Say’ (2020), ‘Fancy Restaurants Are The Worst’ (2021), ‘Me And My Gym Buddy’ (2022), and ‘Koffee With KJO – Writers Room’ (2022).

    ‘Fancy Restaurants Are The Worst’ (2021)

    ‘Fancy Restaurants Are The Worst’ (2021)

  • Viraj Ghelani is a dog lover and has uploaded a few pictures of him with dogs on his Instagram account.

    Viraj Ghelani with a dog

    Viraj Ghelani with a dog

  • In 2020, he appeared as a guest speaker at TEDx Talks BITS in Goa.

    Viraj Ghelani in TEDx Talks

    Viraj Ghelani in TEDx Talks

  • Viraj has also received many awards for his comic videos. In 2022, he received The Entertainer of the Year Award (2022) by Exhibit Magazine.

    Viraj Ghelani holding his award

    Viraj Ghelani holding his award

  • In 2022, he was listed in India’s Top 100 Digital Stars list by Forbes. He was ranked no. 26 on the list. [4]Forbes India