Disability is a strong factor that hinders a lot of people from achieving their desired goals. But BigNik was never ready to succumb to the overwhelming and obvious pressure laid on him by his disabilities. He overcame that pressure and today, he is known as one of the most talented and popular YouTubers of his time.
To most people with disabilities, it might seem like the beginning of an end to their career, but Nik could only make lemonade from the lemons life handed to him from birth.
Who Is Bignik, How Old is He? Ethnicity
Nik Keswani, also known as BigNik, is the eldest child of his parents which includes his other two sisters Sarina and Devina his transgender sister. BigNik was born on September 11, 1998, in Boca Raton, Florida. He has an American nationality and Indian ethnicity. His mum Vaishali Keswani is an optometrist and his dad Anil Keswani is also a medical practitioner. His family can be defined as an open-minded and modern family. His sister Sarina Keswani is a model who made her debut in the pageantry world in 2015 and has continued in the line of posing in bikinis. The younger of his siblings, Devina is only 9 years old and a transgender. She made the decision to become a cross-dresser when she was 5 years old. Nik initially found it difficult to believe that his little brother was now a girl, knowing he could no longer fulfil his wish of playing sports with his kid brother.
Nik attended Torrey Pines high school in San Diego, California. He also enrolled for an online high school during his junior year in Laurel springs academy.
Nik is a comedian, famous for his funny videos on the Vine network and also a YouTube star. BigNik has inspired millions of people through his comedy videos on Vine and YouTube. After undergoing several surgeries on his legs, ankles and hips, Nik needed a distraction from the pain he was passing through which condemned him to the wheelchair for a couple of months. His best approach to overcoming these pains which have so far defined his unbelievably successful career today was to make funny videos and upload them online. His videos were initially meant to be a distraction from the pain he was feeling but it ended up catching the hearts of millions of his viewers.
He started making funny videos and uploading them on the Vine in 2013 and it blew up just after two months. His first video on the Vine was when you’re home alone and just want to let loose. He made and uploaded more videos on the Vine and his views and followers continued to rise beyond expectations. His success on the Vine attracted fellow Vine stars like Jack Paul, Allicatt, Elizabeth, Kosy and Gabs Erwin. They all sought to collaborate with him in the online business. As at 2017, following the closure of Vine, his Vine account BigNik accumulated an incredible number of followers of over 2.9 million.
Nik started making and uploading more videos on YouTube shortly after Vine was shut down, and as of today he has close to a million subscribers on his channel The NikKeswani and has gotten over 70 million views on his videos. Some of his most popular videos are We need to talk which ranked up over 3.4million views, The truth about my galaxy eye, with over 3.4million views and I visited my old high school and got bullied which raked in over 3.2 million views.
He has an old YouTube channel that most people do not know about because he made the videos private, where he and his best friend in Chicago used to make unedited funny videos just for fun. He is also on other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He has over a million followers on his Instagram page @RealBigNik and about three hundred thousand followers on his Twitter account @BigNik. Nick also has over 300k likes on his Facebook fan page. His influence on social media platforms has earned him the opportunity to feature in People magazine, LA Times, Vogue and MTV News.
Aside from uploading videos on social media, he loves playing video games, tennis, swimming and hanging out with friends. Nik is a huge fan of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé songs.
BigNik suffered from a rare case of disability at birth called dwarfism. He stands at a height of 3’ 9” (1.19m) tall. He weighs about 40kg.
With the number of subscribers and views Nik gets from his YouTube videos, he definitely is monetizing his channel. As a Google partner, he earns depending on his number of views, which tends to range from $2 to $5 per one thousand views. Monetizing his over 70 million views would earn him about $70,000 to $150,000, and as the views continue to grow, the figure increases. He gets around 40k views per day, which should generate around $70 per day from ads and about $25,000 a year. BigNik is reportedly worth an estimate of $300,000.