Rishab Karanwal is an Indian award-winning eGamer who is most famous for his GTA V roleplay videos and streams on both YouTube and Twitch. He was awarded the Streamer of the Year Award in 2018.
Rishab Karanwal (aka RakaZone Gaming) was born on Sunday, 28 March 1993 (age 29; as of 2022) in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling in Delhi and got admission through sports quota in badminton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Keshav Mahavidyalaya in Delhi, followed by an MBA diploma in Digital Marketing.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38 inches, Waist: 30 inches, Biceps: 13 inches
Parents & Siblings
He has an elder brother named Sagar Karnwal.
Rishab Karanwal with his brother, Sagar Karnwal
Rishab Karanwal with his parents
He worked as Senior Analyst at Accenture in Gurgaon for four years while he lived in Ghaziabad. During an interview, while talking about time management, Rishab said,
My daily routine is to report at my workplace between 9-10 am. Almost ten hours of shift and I start streaming at night by around 10 pm. There have been times when I have not eaten my dinner. I often tell this on my stream that I do not like to eat food when I am streaming. At times I have eaten dinner at 3-4 am. It has been possible only because of support from everyone in an around my life. My family and friends have supported me throughout all the stages.
His profession in MNC was short-lived as he quit it to choose the eGaming path professionally.
He broadcasts himself in real-time while playing video games and streams through online platforms like Twitch. He created his own YouTube channel in 2016 and named it RakaZone Gaming. He drew a lot of audience by creating Grand Theft Auto V role videos and playing other popular games including Counter-Strike, PUBG, etc. The other games RakaZone plays include PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlegrounds Mobile India, and Call of Duty.
A snip of Rishab Karanwal’s YouTube channel
During an interview, while talking about how much he earns through his channel, Rishab said,
One should not start a YouTube channel or live streaming thinking about huge money involved. I make around Rs 1 Lakh a month which includes brand collaborations, memberships and super chats.”
- During an interview, while talking about Rishab’s streaming journey, he said that he doesn’t like when people treat him as a celebrity.
- As his favourite subject was chemistry, he wanted to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He also wanted to pursue cricket. His parents wanted him to build a career in the army, navy or air force but he couldn’t clear the National Defence Academy exam.
- Rishab Karanwal said that, unlike other streamers, he does not repeat games in his live streams.
- When he was 8 years old, he used to play cassette games. Later, he switched to arcade games and in 6 standard, his father got the PC set up for him.
- He bought a second-hand PlayStation worth Rs. 15000/- from his salary.
- His favourite animal is Panda.
- His wording KYA DESYNC HAI YAAR YEH is popular among his audience and he even sold his merchandise t-shirts with this phrase. Rishab Karanwal’s merch
- In 2018, he was awarded the Streamer Of The Year Award at the Indian Gaming Awards.
I don’t know how to thank each one of you for supporting me throughout this journey. This award is dedicated to all of you ❤️ “Streamer Of The Year 2018” #RakaArmy pic.twitter.com/Hx79GXbCXH
— Rishab Karanwal (@rakazonegaming) August 4, 2018