Rishab Karanwal is an award-winning Indian eGamer who is known for his GTA V roleplay videos. He streams on live-streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. He was awarded the streamer of the year award in the 2018 Indian Gaming Awards.
Rishab Karanwal (aka RakaZone Gaming) TEDx Talks was born on Sunday, 28 March 1993 (age 29 years; as of 2022) in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Firstpost He did his schooling in Delhi and got admission through sports quota in badminton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Keshav Mahavidyalaya in Delhi, followed by an MBA diploma in Digital Marketing. TEDx Talks
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38 inches, Waist: 30 inches, Biceps: 13 inches
Parents & Siblings
He has an elder brother named Sagar Karnwal.
He worked as Senior Analyst at Accenture in Gurgaon for four years while he lived in Ghaziabad. In an interview, while talking about time management in the corporate world, Rishab said,
My daily routine is to report at my workplace between 9-10 am. Almost ten hours of shift and I start streaming at night by around 10 pm. There have been times when I have not eaten my dinner. I often tell this on my stream that I do not like to eat food when I am streaming. At times I have eaten dinner at 3-4 am. It has been possible only because of support from everyone in an around my life. My family and friends have supported me throughout all the stages.
His profession in MNC was short-lived as he quit it to choose the eGaming path professionally.
He broadcasts himself in real-time while playing video games and streams through online platforms like Twitch. He created his own YouTube channel in 2016 and named it RakaZone Gaming. He drew a lot of audience by creating Grand Theft Auto V role videos and playing other popular games including Counter-Strike, PUBG, etc. The other games RakaZone plays include PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlegrounds Mobile India, and Call of Duty.
During an interview, while talking about how much he earns through his channel, Rishab said,
One should not start a YouTube channel or live streaming thinking about huge money involved. I make around Rs 1 Lakh a month which includes brand collaborations, memberships and super chats.”
- In an interview, while talking about Rishab’s streaming journey, he said that he did not like when people treat him as a celebrity.
- Rishabh’s favourite subject was chemistry which is why he wanted to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the said field. He also wanted to pursue cricket. His parents wanted him to build a career in the army, navy or air force; however, he couldn’t clear the National Defence Academy exam. MX Player
- Rishab Karanwal said that, unlike other streamers, he does not repeat games in his live streams.
- When he was 8 years old, he used to play cassette games. Later, he switched to arcade games and in 6 standard, his father got the PC set up for him. MX Player
- His wording KYA DESYNC HAI YAAR YEH is popular among his audience and he even sold his merchandise t-shirts with this phrase.
- In 2018, he was awarded the Streamer Of The Year Award at the Indian Gaming Awards.
I don't know how to thank each one of you for supporting me throughout this journey. This award is dedicated to all of you ❤️ "Streamer Of The Year 2018" #RakaArmy pic.twitter.com/Hx79GXbCXH
— Rishab Karanwal (@rakazonegaming) August 4, 2018