Prajakta Koli (born on 27th June 1993) is an Indian YouTuber, Actress and Philanthropist from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is famously known for her YouTube Channel called “Mostly Sane”. She has a strong social media presence on Instagram as well, by the same channel name. She makes videos mostly on the genre of observational comedy, inspired by daily life events.
Prajakta Koli Biography
|Nickname||Praju / Desi Superwoman|
|Profession||YouTuber and Actress|
|Date of Birth||27th June, 1993 (27 years old as of 2020)|
|Place of Birth||Mulund, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Hometown||Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Residence||Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Food Habit||Non vegetarian|
|School||Vasant Vihar High School, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College||V G Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Mulund, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Educational Qualifications||BA in Mass Media|
|Height||165cm or 1.65m or 5’5”|
|Tattoos||5 (2 on right arm, 2 on back shoulders, right ankle|
|Hobbies||Traveling, reading and cooking|
Early life and Background
Prajakta was born in Mulund, Maharashtra, India and was brought up in Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is the only child of her parents. Her father Manoj Koli, is a real estate businessman who is now a restaurateur. Her mother Archana Koli, is a teacher of phonetic and language. She did her schooling from Vasant Vihar High School, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra and graduated from V. G Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mulund, Mumbai, Maharashtra with a Bachelor of Mass Media. Her college is affiliated to Mumbai University. Ever since class 6 she was especially fond of the radio and decided to be a radio jockey.
Koli is in a relationship with Vrishank Khanal for the past 7-8 years. He is a lawyer by profession and belongs to the Nepalese ancestry. As per one of her YouTube videos about her personal life in which she answers questions asked by the audience she mentioned how once after a tough day at her radio station she walked out and met Vrishank in the studio itself and later on the both hit it on. She is often seen posting pictures and videos with him on her social media.
|Actress||Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhat|
|Singer||Tochi Raina and Raftaar|
|YouTuber||JusReign and Superwoman|
|Food||Fried Chicken and Momo|
Prajakta Koli started her career as an intern at Fever 104 FM radio station in Mumbai. After interning for a year in the radio station she got her first show called Call Centre at midnight, the show flopped and she quit her job as she was unhappy with the work. Sudeep Lahiri who later took off as a vice president at one digital entertainment encouraged her to open her own comedy YouTube channel. On the insistence of Sudeep, she started her channel in February 2015.
She performed at the YouTube fan fest in Delhi in 2018 and in Mumbai in 2019. In December 2018 she recorded a national television commercial for WhatsApp which deals with the prevention of propaganda and spreading fake news through the messaging app. In February 2019 she was part of Forbe’s list of 30 under 30 and in Outlook Business Magazine’s list of Women of Worth and Entrepreneur India’s list of 35 under 35 along with winning Cosmopolitan’s YouTuber of the Year award. In January 2020 she was included in the annual Cool list of the gossip magazine Grazier India, and in April 2020 she was featured on the cover of the magazine BW Businessworld as part of the Most Influential Women’s List.
In 2020 announced the launch of her own YouTube originals show called Pretty Fit, in which she interviews other celebrities. Till now she has interviewed celebrities including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Neha Kakkar, Sanya Malhotra, RJ Malishka, Mithila Palkar and Sumukhi Suresh where the celebrities are made to perform various task. The first episode of Pretty Fit was released on 21st January 2020. In July 2020 she released a short film called Khayali Pulao, a film about female empowerment in rural Haryana. She has also acted in a Netflix series called Mismatched which was released in November 2020. She will be further seen acting in Dharma Production’s film Jug Jugg Jeeyo.
Other than being a successful YouTube personality and actress she is also a philanthropist and has taken part in social initiatives such as #iPledgeToBeMe, #GirlsCount, The UN and Goalkeepers Initiative, Creators for Change and The Call to Unite / Room to Read. The actress also has three songs to her credit.
- Khayali Pulao in 2020 as Asha
- Mismatched in 2020 as Dimple
- Jug Jugg Jeeyo in 2021 (to be released)
- Shameless in 2017 featuring Raftaar
- No Offense in 2018
- Yeh Diss Gaana Hai in 2020
Lesser Known Facts
- Prajakta started working as an anchor and theatre artist by the age of 15.
- Before launching a YouTube channel she interned as a radio jockey in the radio channel fever 104 after which she got her own show which was recorded at midnight but the show did not work well and turned out to be a flop, after which she quit the job.
- During her student life, she participated in various debates and extracurricular activities given her interest in the matter.
- The YouTuber was elected as the face of H&M online store in 2018. The same year she was also selected as the Indian Ambassador for YouTube creators for change initiative and was among the 50 YouTubers selected from across the world.
- She is the first female comedy creator in India to cross 1 million subscribers in 2018.
- Prajakta represented India in the virtual graduation ceremony “Class of 2020” and “The Call To Unite” event in 2020.