Saloni Pawar Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More


Saloni Pawar- proGamer

Saloni Pawar is an Indian professional gamer, YouTuber, and live streamer. She is a professional Counter-Strike GO player, who represented India at Central Asia qualifiers for Legion by Lenovo in 2019.


Saloni Pawar (aka Meow16k) [1]Instagram – Saloni Pawar was born on Monday, 20 September 1999 (age 23 years; as of 2022) in Thane, Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. In an interview, Saloni said that her brother was fond of video games. One day, she started playing Counter-Strike 1.6 out of boredom and got fascinated by it. In an episode of season 1 of the MX Player series Gamer’s Den, Saloni said that it was her brother who recognized her gaming skills and encouraged her to become a professional gamer. [2]MX Player

A childhood picture of Saloni Pawar with her mother

A childhood picture of Saloni Pawar with her mother

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

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Parents & Siblings

Her father’s name is Shirish Pawar. Saloni has an elder brother named Sukrut Pawar.

Saloni Pawar's parents

Saloni Pawar’s parents

Saloni Pawar and his brother, Sukrut Pawar

Saloni Pawar and his brother, Sukrut Pawar


eGaming Streamer

She started playing video games at the age of 13. [3]The Quint It was the beginning of her career when Saloni played Counter Strike 1.6. Later, she played other games including Road rash, GTA Vice City, and Far Cry. In 2013, she created her YouTube channel, Meow16k. In an interview, Saloni talked about her screen time and said,

I play for approx. 4 hours every day. I share my system with my brother so I have to limit its use as he needs to work on it most of the time.”


Saloni ‘Meow16k’ Pawar represented India with her team GE. Rayne, all-female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) division, in Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie 2019 held in Thailand. Her team secured the second position in the competition and won prize money of USD 3000. [4]The Times of India

Team GE. Rayne- 1st runner up in Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie 2019

Team GE. Rayne- 1st runner-up in Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie 2019

In 2020, Saloni and Team Rayne eSports participated in Valiant Women’s tournament by Acer Predator India.


On 18 July 2022, she hosted a live watch party at Redbull Flick National Finals. [5]Instagram – Saloni Pawar


  • In an interview, Saloni Pawar was asked three words to describe herself to which she replied,

    Stubborn, determined, and lazy.”

  • Being a female pro gamer, Saloni kept her identity hidden online for some time to avoid gender discrimination and cyberbullying. [6]MX Player
  • In an interview, while talking about her nickname ‘Meow16,’ she said,

    It’s ‘Meow’ because I’m afraid of cats and ’16K’ because I was 16 when I started playing CSGO, it was 2016 and 16K is the maximum money you get in CSGO.”

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