Lilly Singh was born on September 26, 1988, in Scarborough, Ontario. She is a Canadian comedian, actress, former talk show host, and YouTuber who previously worked under the pseudonym “Superwoman.” Singh began making YouTube videos in 2010 and was included on the “Forbes” list of the world’s highest-paid YouTubers, ranking third and earning a reported $7.5 million in 2016. She has received multiple awards for her work, including two Teen Choice Awards, an M.T.V. Fandom Award, a People’s Choice Award, and more.
Lilly Singh was born in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on September 26, 1988. She was born to Malvindar Kaur and Sukvindar Singh. They were Indian immigrants from Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India, and raised her as a Sikh. Singh has an older sister named Tina, a YouTuber who makes videos about her family life with her husband and their three sons. Singh admits she was a tomboy growing up. She attended the Mary Shadd Public School. In 2006, she graduated from Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute in Malvern, Toronto. Four years later, she graduated from York University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
In 2010, Singh started her YouTube channel under the pseudonym “Superwoman,” which stemmed from a childhood idea that she could do anything. In December 2011, Singh created her second channel titled “SuperwomanVlogs,” now known as “Lilly Singh Vlogs.” She posted vlogs about her everyday routine and activities on her new channel.
Singh has appeared as a background dancer in Bollywood films like “Speedy Singhs” and “Thank You,” both released in 2011. Two years later, she featured alongside Jassi Sidhu in his Punjabi song ‘Hipshaker.’ In July 2013, Singh released a song titled ‘#LEH’ in collaboration with her friend, author, and rapper, Kanwar Singh, who goes professionally by the pseudonym “Humble the Poet.” In 2014, she appeared in a small role in the Canadian production “Dr. Cabbie,” and in the same year, her YouTube channel ranked number 39 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels.
Singh raps in the song ‘Mauj Ki Malharein,’ which plays in the Bollywood drama series titled “Gulaab Gang.”
Singh gets the “Social Superstar of the Year” award at the M.T.V. Fandom Awards.
Singh releases her first film, a documentary showing her world tour.
In March, Singh releases her first book titled “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,” a “New York Times” Number Bestseller.
She hosts a late-night talk show titled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.”
Why We Love Lilly Singh
She’s very popular
As of February 2022, Singh has gained 14.7 million subscribers and over three billion views on her YouTube channel. “Forbes” even named her one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy in 2019!
She’s a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Singh became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2017. She actively advocates for children's rights and speaks against bullying and classroom violence.
She attended a Black Lives Matter protest
Singh has expressed her support for the George Floyd protests in early 2020. She attended one herself in Los Angeles.
5 Surprising Facts
Lilly Singh talked about coming out in an interview with “Vogue” saying, “No matter how many boxes are checked, I encourage everyone to do the same and embrace themselves.”
She’s besties with The Rock
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was her idol, and they’ve become good friends!
She hosts a late-night talk show
Singh is the first person of Indian descent to host an American major broadcast network late-night talk show.
She has a celebrity crush
In an interview, Singh expressed how she has a massive crush on Selena Gomez!
She visits India often
Singh’s constant visits to Punjab made her admire her heritage much more.
Lilly Singh FAQs
Did Lilly Singh get married?
Singh used to be in a relationship with YouTuber Yousef Erakat.
How is Lilly Singh related to Priyanka Chopra?
Singh is a close friend of Chopra’s but not a family member — as far as we know.
How much does Lilly Singh make a year?
Every year, Singh earns around $8 million from her various online endeavors. For instance, she made an estimated $10.5 million in 2016, $9 million in 2017, and roughly $10 million in 2019.
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