How often do you come across an individual who has been an IITian, Commercial Pilot, and professional bodybuilder in the past and now pursuing a career in Law, while already being a famous Youtuber? Not that often we reckon, until your name is Gaurav Taneja, aka Flying Beast.
While creating youtube videos on fitness, daily life, and gaming, Taneja has already crossed the 7 million mark with his Youtube subscriber base on his primary channel. He also shared the same good news on his Flying Beast twitter post, along with indicating that he is set to purchase a high-end cruiser bike to celebrate this much-awaited moment.
As of now, he is running three Youtube channels, namely “Flying Beast”, “Fit Muscle TV” and “Rasbhari Ke Papa”. The Youtube Channel Flying Beast includes videos on his daily life updates, while the Fit Muscle TV usually talks about his fitness routine. Channel Rasbhari Ke Papa, on the other hand, includes various videos on live streams related to the gaming world.
Who is Gaurav Taneja? Age, Wiki & Quick Facts
Gaurav is a renowned Indian content creator who has also served as a professional pilot in reputed airlines like Air Asia and Indigo. He was born on 9 July 1986, and as of 2021, Gaurav Taneja’s age is 35 Years.
He currently has over 2.9 million followers on Instagram and posts daily stories and updates about his life on this platform. Quite recently, Gaurav Taneja’s Instagram account was updated with the news of the birth of his second daughter and the post received more than 590k likes.
Here are some quick facts you might find interesting about the multi talented celebrity.
|Real Name||Gaurav Taneja|
|Net Worth||More than $5 Million (as of 2021)|
|Date of Birth||9 July 1986|
|Age||35 Years ( as of 2021)|
|Home town||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Graduation||Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India|
|Profession||Youtuber, Fitness instructor, Vlogger and Nutritionist|
|Pet||Dog (Named Mau)|
Gaurav Taneja – Education & Family
This muscular youtube vlogger was raised in a middle-class family from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Gaurav finished his early education at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.
He then pursued a graduation course in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal from the year 2004 – 2008.
This lifestyle guru and gym enthusiast was born to father Yogendra Kumar Taneja, a retired bank officer, and mother Bharti Taneja, who is a teacher by profession. His wife, Ritu Rathee is also in flying profession.
Gaurav Taneja – Pilot and Flying Career
Taneja graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a Civil Engineering degree and went on to become a professional pilot in 2011. The aspiring multitasker had always wanted to be a successful pilot and work in the high-flying world of aviation.
After finishing with a training program with the flight school CAE Madrid, he landed a job of First Officer at famous Indian airlines IndiGO in 2011. After working with IndiGo for around 8 years, he then joined Air Asia. The decision didn’t turn out as expected for Gaurav Taneja. He pointed towards certain safety measures violation by the airliner and the two then went into a twitter war.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) lined up a committee to investigate the matter and suspended this licensed commercial pilot eventually.
Why is Gaurav Taneja called Flying Beast?
There is no doubt in the fact that the vlogger seems like a ‘beast’ with that beefed up physique. Given his career background as a Commercial Pilot, the name ‘Flying beast’ suits him perfectly. While this is a name specifically assigned by him to one of his Youtube channels, the logic behind it stands justified.
Gaurav Taneja carried a special spot for fitness right from his teenage college years. Even during his college times, he participated in several bodybuilding competitions. With time, he took his passion for fitness to new heights by becoming a professional bodybuilder today.
What was the Flying Beast Twitter Controversy all about?
Gaurav Taneja aka ‘Flying beast’ has more than 587k followers on Twitter. Here, he usually posts about his daily life and fitness related stuff. One of his recent posts talked about the completion of 7 million Youtube subscriber base.
There is a lot to say and mention regarding Flying beast twitter controversy with Air Asia. While we all know about the reason behind, what followed afterwards turned out to be a dirty twitter war between Gaurav Taneja and Air Asia.
This commercial pilot was officially suspended from Air Asia on June 14, 2020, for advocating for the safety procedures of an airplane and its passengers. The next day, he posted a lengthy clip on his primary YouTube channel in which he explained the cause for his ban.
The video has received over 8.7 million views and 81,220 comments, the majority of which praised Gaurav Taneja’s tweets in the same context.
The clip claims that the airline has instructed its pilots to land 98 percent of the time in “Flap 3” mode, which saves fuel. It is deemed a breach of the SOP(Standard Operating Procedure) that is usually briefed to the Pilots during their training period.
Gaurav also talked about how landing in Flap 3 mode puts the onboard people’s lives at risk. He used Imphal Airport as an example, where pilots must contend with considerably steeper landings than at other Indian airports. When an airplane descends sharply, it requires drag to maintain control of its speed. A pilot must conduct a “Flap Full” landing in all such situations.
However, while going with Flap 3 landing, the pilot frequently ignores the passengers’ safety. Gaurav Taneja was dubbed a whistle-blower to report these safety violations, and people praised him for his bravery to expose wrongful practices.
A Sneak Peek into Fame of Gaurav Taneja on Instagram
All the controversies led to further rise in the popularity of the pilot and Youtuber. As of now, Gaurav Taneja’s Instagram followers list is about to touch the 3 million mark. The pilot-turned Vlogger and bodybuilding enthusiast has so far created more than 1000 posts and is following 282 people on this social platform. After taking a detailed overview of his Instagram profile, you will get to see that most of the posts are related to his personal life.
We must mention here that Gaurav Taneja’s wife Ritu Taneja is also a Pilot with the IndiGo airlines. You can easily see this ‘Power couple’ posting about their life stories on various platforms every now and then.
Gaurav Taneja and Ritu Rathee Love Story
Gaurav Taneja and Ritu Rathee crossed paths during their pilot training at IndiGo airlines. While both began their career journey in the aviation industry from the same airliner, Gaurav was still senior to Ritu Rathee.
In fact, Ritu got a big crush on Taneja during the same time. Being the bolder one from the duo, Ritu made the first move in the same direction.
Ritu started gathering more information about Gaurav and even reached out to him over social media. They quickly began communicating with one another over platforms like Facebook. Eventually, they became very close friends. Their connection was clear as they shared a common passion and even worked in the same field.
After dating for nearly a decade, both Gaurav Taneja and Ritu Rathee decided to tie knots with the blessing of their families. It’s been six years to their marriage and they are currently proud parents of two lovely daughters. Hence, we can say that after a lot of efforts, Ritu finally became Gaurav Taneja’s wife.
How Gaurav Taneja Entered into an Online Feud with Prateek Rathi ?
Recently, few rumors on social media pointed towards a possible altercation between Gaurav Taneja and Prateek Rathee. While there’s no confirmation of the same from either of the parties, we can say that the speculations regarding a Gaurav Taneja and Prateek Rathee fight are baseless.
Prateek is Gaurav’s brother in law and they both seem to be sharing a good bond in the past. Still, the former’s absence from Flying beast youtube vlogs has sparked these rumors recently.
The Ever Adorable Rasbhari – Eldest Daughter of Popular Youtuber
The eldest daughter of the power couple is lovingly named Rasbhari and one can easily see her in almost every other video posted on Flying beast youtube channel. She recently turned 3 years old and her real name is Kaira Taneja.
Rasbhari also has her own Instagram account named @rasbhari.taneja. Additionally, she is followed by many famous social media influencers like Bhuvan Bam, Ashish Chanchalani and so on.
Gaurav Taneja – New Car and Villa Details
Gaurav Taneja, aka the flying beast, got some of the best luxury cars in his stable and the list includes brands like BMW, Volvo V90 and Toyota Fortuner. This fitness enthusiast also owns property and assets worth crores across locations like New Delhi and NCR.
How Much the Popular Youtuber Earns From Youtube ?
According to several reports published across various media outlets, Gaurav Taneja’s monthly income from youtube is around Rs 20 to 25 lakhs. Additionally, the Indian Youtuber has collaborated for multiple Youtube videos with some of the biggest names in the social media industry like Technical Guruji, Mumbiker Nikhil, etc.
Talking about his Youtube growth, he is today counted amongst one of the most successful Indian youtubers. Having joined in 2016 with his channel, “FitMuscle TV”, this account currently has a following of more than 2 M subscribers. His very first video on FitMuscle TV, in fact on youtube as whole, was “Is Aamir Khan’s Dangal Movie Transformation Natural?”
Gaurav Taneja – Net Worth and Monthly Income
As reported by several trusted sources, Gaurav Taneja’s Net Worth in Indian Rupees comes over as approx. 84 Crore (Over $5 Million) in 2021. He is one of the topmost content creators of videos in the Indian social fraternity. Gaurav Taneja’s monthly income is reportedly more than 30 Lakhs in Indian rupees.
How to Connect with Gaurav Taneja ?
Taneja holds big reputation as an Indian content creator. Besides, his life journey comes as a big inspiration for many around the world. So, just in case you want to connect with this ever popular social media personality, you can do so by simply dropping him an email on email@example.com.
Gaurav Taneja is flying nice and high with his Youtube vlogging career and bodybuilding. Besides, he will soon be initiating his profession as a lawyer. We wish him all the good luck for his future endeavors. Keep checking this space to know more about your favorite celebs and social personalities.