TVF, one of India’s triumphant YouTube channels, initiated a revolution in content creation within the nation. Arunabh Kumar, hailing from a small town in Bihar, played a vital role in the channel’s accomplishment.
Arunabh Kumar, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, founded and previously served as the CEO of TVF. This renowned YouTube channel in India gained fame through notable web series such as Kota Factory, Panchayat, TVF Pitchers, and Tripling.
Having completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, Arunabh Kumar aspired to work in the film production industry. To pursue his dream, he dispatched letters to several production houses following his graduation.
Despite facing rejections from numerous production houses, Arunabh’s letter eventually landed on director Farah Khan’s desk. Impressed, she offered him a position at Red Chillies Entertainment, the film production company owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
For Arunabh, originating from a small town in Bihar, this opportunity was a dream realized. He commenced working under Farah Khan, even serving as the assistant director for Om Shanti Om, where he closely collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
Gaining experience in shooting TV commercials and advertisements, Arunabh Kumar ventured to establish his own channel, The Viral Fever, in 2010. Although TVF had a sluggish start, it gained immense popularity following the release of the parody video “Rowdies,” inspired by the MTV show Roadies.
Soon after the success of shows like Pitchers, Tripling, and Kota Factory, Arunabh Kumar’s TVF soared in prominence, accumulating over 11 million subscribers to date. While the exact valuation remains unknown, it is anticipated that Arunabh’s net worth is in crores.
In 2017, Arunabh Kumar resigned as the CEO of TVF amidst multiple allegations of sexual harassment. However, following his acquittal by a Mumbai court, he returned to the company, resuming his position.