Lokesh Raj is a very famous YouTuber and gamer.
He has more than 13 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, LOKESH GAMER.
Lokesh Raj was born on 30 May.
He hails from Uttar Pradesh but he grew up in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Lokesh currently lives in Hyderabad.
A football player-
Before becoming popular on YouTube, Lokesh was a state level professional footballer.
He played football for Hyderabad and also for many states and his dream was to settle as a football player.
But as Lokesh started seeing success with his YouTube channel, he left football to focus on his channel.
First video game-
Rapid Roll is the first video game that Lokesh played.
He played this game in 2005 on a Nokia feature phone.
As Lokesh hailed from a middle-class family, he had to continuously persuade his parents for two years to buy him a smartphone.
Finally, he got an Oppo smartphone worth ₹10,000 and it had 3 GB RAM.
Lokesh started playing PUBG on it and at that time, he didn’t know about Free Fire.
As PUBG was a resource hungry game, his phone used to overheat and lag.
While in his 10th class, Lokesh came across an ad for Free Fire while scrolling Instagram.
He clicked on the ad and installed Free Fire and started playing the game.
During that time, Lokesh observed that there were many Free Fire YouTubers and they had thousands of subscribers.
At that time, his friend informed him about a YouTube channel by the name, Gyan Guru and this channel had 12,000 subscribers.
And by seeing that YouTube channel, Lokesh got inspired to start a YouTube channel and publish videos.
Starting a YouTube channel-
On 16 November 2017, Lokesh created his YouTube channel by the name, LOKESH GAMER and at that time, he was studying in school.
As he wanted to do something different, initially, he made videos about the updates instead of uploading the gameplay videos.
Initially, Lokesh named his YouTube channel as Lokesh Hack but six months later, he renamed it to LOKESH GAMER.
Struggling for views & his first earning-
Even though Lokesh worked on his YouTube channel for a year and a half, he used to get only 300-400 views on each of his videos.
At that time, he passed out from his tenth class and joined an inter college.
During that time, Lokesh promoted an app and earned his first ever income of ₹5000 from it.
After completing his intermediate, he studied part-time from a male-only college.
By his final year of college, Lokesh had acquired more than a million subscribers on LOKESH GAMER YouTube channel.
Lokesh didn’t inform his parents that he was working on YouTube until he received his first income from Google AdSense.
Initially, as he used to play games all day long for his YouTube channel, his parents used to scold him.
Thankfully, Lokesh’s parents started supporting him when he started earning from his YouTube channel and becoming famous.
Investing into his channel-
Lokesh invested his first earning back into his YouTube channel and made a rare item video and this video became popular.
Later, he started getting sponsorships and he used to invest all his earned money back into his channel to create unique content.
And thanks to this, Lokesh’s channel started growing.
As of 2021, he invested a total of around ₹1 crore into his YouTube channel.
Currently, Lokesh is one of India’s biggest Free Fire content creators.
In the initial days, Lokesh didn’t have enough money to conduct giveaways on his YouTube channel and during that time, one of his friends, Yasin used to financially help him.
After a while, when he stopped working on his YouTube channel, his another friend, Anurag Saitama motivated him to resume working on his channel.
In his first year, Lokesh acquired only 15,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.
And when the COVID-19 lockdown was first announced, he had completed one million subscribers.
And just within a year, his channel grew to eight million subscribers.
Around January 2021, Lokesh started his team and named it LR7 Gaming.
There are a total of five players in the team which consists of four main players and one substitute.
Now, Lokesh is a very successful YouTuber.
The main reason for his success is that he consistently publishes videos almost on a daily basis.
In September 2019, Lokesh received a Silver Play Button for his LOKESH GAMER YouTube channel.
In January 2020, he got a Gold Play Button and in 2021, he was awarded a Diamond Creator Award.
Other YouTube channels-
Apart from LOKESH GAMER YouTube channel, Lokesh has other YouTube channels which are as follows-
- LR7 GAMING
- LR7 SHORTS
- LR7 VLOGS
- LR7 HIGHLIGHTS
- LR7 ESPORTS.
His relationship status-
Lokesh has a girlfriend, Moon (Nikita) and she also runs a YouTube channel, LR7 MOON.
He met her in 2019 in a game.
Some interesting facts about him-
- Lokesh is planning to launch his app in 2021.
- He defeated Dyland PROS and became Global Top 1 Diamond King in Free Fire.
- Lokesh’s favourite Free Fire gun skins are Crazy Bunny MP40, M1014 and Dragon AK.
- His favourite games are Free Fire, Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto V.
- Lokesh’s favourite foods are Panipuri, butter chicken and Hyderabadi biryani.
- His favourite movies are Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Baahubali.
- Lokesh’s favourite actors are Tom Cruise, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar.
- His favourite singers are Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
- Lokesh owns a BMW car.
- His favourite destinations are Goa, Shimla and Dubai.
- Lokesh is very inspired by MrBeast and loves his content.
- He is greatly inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo.
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