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 34 years; as of 2020) 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. LinkedIn
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 2015, he got married to his long time girlfriend Ritu Taneja who is a pilot in a domestic airline. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Kaira (Ras Bhari) on 18 May 2018 (Friday).
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.
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.” News 18
Car & Bike Collection
- Mercedes-Benz G
- Volvo V90
- Hayabusa Motorcycle
- Food: Chicken Breast and Rice
- Actor: Salman Khan
- 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!”