Gaurav Taneja is a popular Indian YouTuber and a commercial pilot. He is well known for his YouTube videos on fitness and daily vlogs.
Gaurav Taneja was born on Wednesday, 9 July 1986 (age 36 years; as of 2022) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He did his schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. In 2011, he did training in A320 type rating from CAE Madrid; a flight school in Madrid, Spain. In 2004, he pursued B.Tech in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
His father, Yogendra Kumar Taneja works at Bank of Baroda. His mother, Bharti Taneja, works as a teacher. He has a sister, Swati Taneja.
Relationships, Wife & Children
On 5 February 2016, he got married to his long time girlfriend Ritu Taneja who is a pilot in a domestic airline. The couple has two daughters named Rashi and Pihu.
In 2011, he joined IndiGo airlines as a first officer, and in 2014, he started working as a captain in IndiGo in New Delhi. In May 2019, he joined AirAsia as captain in New Delhi. In 2016, he started his YouTube channel ‘FitMuscle TV’ which is mainly about fitness and health. His first video on this channel was ‘Is Aamir Khan’s Dangal Movie transformation Natural??’ He has more than 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel ‘FitMuscle TV.’
In 2017, he started his daily vlog channel ‘Flying Beast,’ and his first video on this channel was “Flying a Drone Inside a Hotel Room. BAD IDEA!!” He has more than 4 million subscribers on this channel. In 2020, he started one more YouTube channel ‘Rasbhari Ke Papa,’ which is a travel vlogging channel.
Suspended by AirAsia India
On 14 June 2020, he tweeted that he was suspended by AirAsia India after he made the statement that,
Air Asia is neglecting the safety measures which they have to take for the safety of their pilots, passengers, and the aircraft.”
Later, he uploaded a YouTube video on his channel related to his suspension. In this video, he said,
In order to achieve targets, what would people do? They will do Flap 3 landings without giving consideration whether it is safe or unsafe.. “This directly impacts the passenger safety. If something happens during a Flap 3 landing, then the question would be asked to the pilot if he or she cares more about saving fuel or 180 passengers.”
Birthday Celebration at Metro
On 9 July 2022, a large fan of Taneja gathered at a metro station to celebrate his birthday following which the YouTuber was arrested by the Noida police under sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC); he was released on the same day. After his release, the YouTuber and his wife, Ritu, took to social media to announce that they would take legal action against the Noida police against his arrest.
Car & Bike Collection
- Mercedes-Benz G
- Hayabusa Motorcycle
- Food: Chicken Breast and Rice
- Gaurav Taneja’s wife calls him Motey.
- He has launched a few hand signed products online like a Metal Shaker.
- He has appeared as a guest in a few online shows like ‘Loan’ly’ (2012), ‘Son of Abish’ (2014), ‘By Invite Only’ (2019), and ‘Access Allowed’ (2020).
- Gaurav is a tea lover and often talks about his love for tea in his vlogs.
- In 2019, he met the former American President Barack Obama.
- He has won many state level body building competitions.
- Gaurav has been featured on the cover of various renowned magazines like MensXP.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In an interview, when he was asked how he developed an interest in body building, he said,
Well, I started working out when I was in school. Like most of the people even I got inspired by Salman Khan. However, at that time, my dad had a pair of dumbbells so I used them for my workouts (should be around 20-25 lbs). Moreover, my school in Kanpur use to have a gym, thus I use to reach 45 mins before my classes just to workout there. I still remember, I used to carry an extra set of clothes for my early morning gym session. In fact, since school time, I was always keen to read extensively about nutrition and bodybuilding. It was during college, when this fitness word became a part of my lifestyle and rest is history!”
- In September 2022, Gaurav Taneja and his wife, Ritu Taneja, became the first Indian content creators to make runway debuts at New York Fashion Week after noted Indian couturiere Archana Kochhar roped them as showstoppers for her fashion outing at New York Fashion Week.
- On 26 January 2023, he created history by drawing the largest Indian map in the air. He made the map by drawing a 350 km long Indian map in three hours.
We created History, the largest map of Bharat .Flew for almost 3 hrs and made a, 350 Km long map..Aapke support auur Bharat Mata ke aashirvaad ke bina possible nahi tha..#AasmanMeinBharat #HappyRepublicDay @captriturathee pic.twitter.com/EtGMw2ZeHy
— Gaurav Taneja (@flyingbeast320) January 26, 2023