Lilly Singh, also known by her screen name Superwoman, has won millions of hearts through her YouTube videos. Lilly is a famous YouTuber, rapper, vlogger, author, motivational speaker and actress! Still wondering why she is Superwoman? So here are some things you should know about her, plus some of her most hilarious videos!
1. Trumping depression with humour
Lilly took to making funny videos while she was struggling with depression. What started as therapy for her is now a blessing to the world. Also, she is ranked 8th on the Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars, amazing isn’t it?
2. Origin of Lilly’s “Parents”
Although Lilly was born and brought up in Scarborough, Toronto, she is strongly connected with her Punjabi heritage. So while we are half a world away from her, Indian youth can actually relate with her rantings about typical Punjabi parents!
3. Major Rapping Entry in Bollywood
Lilly Singh rapped in the song “Mauj Ki Malharein” in the Madhuri Dixit-starrer Gulaab Gang. Bollywood finally found someone after Hard Kaur, and Lilly is so much better than other rappers who have the last name “Singh”. Yes you know what we mean!
4. Why Superwoman?
As a child, Lilly had an S-shaped ring. It is from there that the idea of “Superwoman” came to her.
5. Awards for the Superwoman
It’s been 6 years and Lilly has won many awards for the work she does. Her first award was the MTV Fandom Award and she was also featured in the Fast Company Magazine in the 100 Most Creative People in Business. She was honored at the Just For Laughs Film Festival in Montreal and won two Teen Choice Awards.
6. Her first step in the world of laughter!
Lilly’s first wildly successful video was successful was “Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say”. Since then her videos have received over 1.4 billion views, and her channel has accumulated over 9.7 million subscribers.
7. Beware, the Superwoman knows Psychology!
Lilly graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2010. On being asked in an interview what she wanted to do, she replied that in her family one was taught to follow elders’ footsteps and so she also went for Psychology just like her elder sister although she never intended to do it.
8. Author of How To Be a Bawse
Lilly recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and she announced her first book, titled How To Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. The book will be launched on 28 March, 2017.
We wish Superwoman another great year of being the Bawse she is!
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