Lilly Singh is one of the most famous content creators from Canada. She is a mega popular YouTube star, comedian, actress, host and social media influencer. She found herself enjoying most of the jobs that are related to the TV, the media and content creating overall.
You may not know her as Lilly, though, since she is wide known as IISuperwomanII.
She opened up her YouTube channel in October in 2010 since she wanted to share some of her work with her friends, but she ended up being much more popular.
Nowadays she has more than 2 billion views and over 14 million subscribers. This is a pretty big number and she falls into the “most popular” category on YouTube.
In 2017, she was the rave since Forbes decided to put her on their “best paid YouTube stars” list of the year. She earned about 11 million dollars, but we know that her popularity has grown since then and you’ll be able to read her new net worth below.
She has been in each YouTube Rewind video since 2014, when they first decided that she’s a good choice. Her appearance there made the video even more popular and brought fame to Lilly.
She got a few awards herself and those were some of the biggest moments of her life. She earned herself an MTV Fandom Award, but also gained four Streamy Awards.
Teen Choice Awards she received twice, and People’s Choice Award she received once.
She has created a feature film in 2016: A Trip to Unicorn Island.
On Instagram, she has more than 8 million followers and she decided to also create a book. She called it How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. This New York Times best-seller was soon pretty popular amongst her followers.
Lilly was born in Scarborough, which is in Ontario in Canada. Many people are surprised when they hear this because they though she was from India. The thing is, her parents are.
Malwinder and Sukhwinder Singh come from Punjab and Lilly was therefore raised like a true Sikh.
Her older sister is called Tina and she is also a YouTuber, but she isn’t as near as popular as her sister. When she was young, Lilly used to dress like a boy and act like a boy. She was often teased about it.
Her elementary school was called the Mary Shadd Public School and she went through her education to graduate from Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute.
However, many people don’t know that she has a major in psychology as well. Lilly was never disconnected from her Punjabi life and she said that she visited her homeland very often with her family.
They spent a bunch of time together there. She is gratefull for it since she feels it is a part of who she really is although she wasn’t born there.
Lilly had many serious issues to battle with during childhood and one of them was depression. She didn’t know how to fix it so she decided to try content creating.
She used to live with her parents in Markham, Ontario, but she soon felt as if it was time to move on and she went to Los Angeles in California.
Her channel called IISuperwomanII became public in 2010. Back then, she didn’t even share her name and she wanted to protect all of her info.
It’s a funny story how she came up with the name. She used to have an invisible little birthmark that said “S” and she thought that she could be a hero. So, the name “Superwoman” seemed a very good solution.
She and her parents are very connected to the Punjabi culture and she likes to create funny videos about some classic problems of Punjabi people as well. These videos are very well received and Singh never has issues with hate comments.
Her most popular video is called “How Girls Get Ready” and she also does a whole series where she acts and pretends to be her parents and then reacts to various social media content to portray the typical Punjabi old couple.
Lilly wasn’t like other YouTube creators back in the day and she became famous for collaborating with many stars. Unlike others, who collaborated amongst each other, she created a trend where she invites celebrities.
She worked with Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez, James Franco, Priyanka Chopra, Steve Aoki, Amber Rose and so on. These are all pretty popular people and therefore she gained some followers herself.
Because of the number of followers that was constantly growing, Lilly decided to maximize her income and open up another channel. This was a “vlog” channel where she posts videos of her daily life. She likes to spend a lot of time recording funny encounters with fans.
Now she has about 3 million subscribers on that channel and the number is growing as well. She is very proud of everything that she had created and gratefull too because she knows it is a very thin line from success and failure in the Youtube world.
Lilly also tried out music, but she didn’t like it as much as she enjoys acting. She was in a song by Jassi Sidhu. It was a Punjabi piece of art called Hipshaker. She also rapped for some Bollywood Drama series. She claims that she isn’t really a good singer, but that she can rap very well.
Lilly also rapped in a part of the single “Mauj Ki Malharein”, included in a music album for the Bollywood movie titled “Gulaab Gang”, which was released in 2014.
She also made a song called #LEH with her friend Kanwer Singh, also called Humble the Poet. She says that she enjoys creating visual music pieces for YouTube (like her work called Voices), but she doesn’t really plan on creating a career in music.
In 2018, many people recognized her in the music video for Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You”. This is a piece by Maroon 5, but it’s featuring Cardi B. It was a great success to become one of these women in their music video.
When it comes to acting, Lilly has been in many movies. She was a dancer in Speedy Singhs and in Thank You. Dancing is something she really enjoys.
She was also in Dr. Cabbie in 2014, it’s a comedy from Canada but it features many Indian stars. In 2016, she was the voice of two unicors in Ice Age: Collision Course.
Many didn’t notice it, but she also had a really minor role in Bad Moms. In the summer of 2017, she was accepted by HBO to do the movie adaptation of Fahrenheit 451.
The funny thing is that she created the audition when she was outside of a café and she actually got hired, although she had no professional equipment along.
Her tour started in 2015, since she wanted to connect with her fans and see them live. It’s called A Trip to Unicorn Island and she does many things on the set: dancing, singing, performing, comedy acts…
She basically does everything that she does on her channel, but live and she can communicate with the crowd, which is really important for her.
Lilly made a documentary movie about this tour. It was also named “A trip to Unicorn Island”, and it was released in 2016.
It includes everything about her tour in 27 countries, including interviews with her friends, colleagues and family.
Some of the most popular people in the world also appear in her documentary. Dwayne Johnson and Grace Helbig are two of those.
She has been in almost 30 countries, including her parent’s birthcountry India.
She especially liked it in Australia and Hong Kong. She plans on visiting many more, but time is flying by.
She decided to create a movie about the tour as well and it’s called the same as the tour is. It was released on YouTube Red. She wanted to gain the real connection with her fans and she somehow managed to do it.
Singh does many work for charity, since she had a tough childhood being a foreign girl. She never speaks about it in details but she says that she always felt she couldn’t completely blend in.
She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and she is all aboutrights. She has a campaign called “GirlLove”. It’s about how girls should stop seeing each other as competitors and should start helping each other out more often.
She has created bracelets that sold out quickly and the money went to charity. She also traveled so South Africa where she met many students. She said that it was a wonderful experience.
In 2014, her channel was named #39 mo st popular one. It was a great year for her because she got all of the rewards we talked about in the first paragraph, along with a Calvin Klein sponsorship and a Pantene sponsorship.
Lilly loves the fact that her popularity and her work can make changes for the better in people’s lives. That is why she was happy to start her collaboration with MEtoWe in 2016.
Together they started selling #GirlLove Rafiki Bracelet and the money they collected went to Kenya, to improve the education of girls in that country.
Her management agency is William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Lilly is very close to her parents and always treasures their support. Since she wanted to become a rapper from her early childhood she succeeded in making her parents also like that kind of music.
She once told a reporter in her interview that her mother knows all the lyrics from all songs rapped by Drake which is hillarious. Her parents love what she does but are impatient to get grandchildren.
Lilly does not like to share too much about her personal life since, because of the fact that she is very famous, information travel around very fast. Her boyfriend is called Yousef Erakat and she had to confess that after the couple was seen together too often.
They started dating in August of 2015 and they have been seen in restaurants pretty often. They do not say anything else, though.
Lilly has been open about her experiences with bullying. She said that she was often one of the most unpopular kids since she was a tomboy and she was a foreigner as well.
She soon came to the conclusion that her humor can be used in order to attract people and that’s how she got many friends.
Singh takes her YouTube content very seriously, although most of it is comedy. It does take time to create videos of such quality and therefore people often ask her when she’s going to upload soon. Her answer is always the same: soon enough.
Full name: Lilly Singh
Date of birth: 26 September 1988
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Profession: actor, host, comedian, YouTube star
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Net Worth: $16 million