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Who is Lilly Singh?
Lilly Singh is a YouTube sensation, comedian, entertainer, talk show host, as well as actress from Canada. Specifically, Lilly rose to prominence on social media networks under the moniker ‘IISuperwomanII’.
Moreover, she is recognized for her sharp wit and quirky videos. In addition, she is also the founding member of “GirlLove” and a New York Times best-selling novelist.
Profile of Lilly Singh
|Full Name||Lilly Saini Singh|
|Popular As||Lilly Singh|
|Birthdate||26th September, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Scarborough, Ontario, Canada|
|Profession||YouTuber, Comedian, Talk Show Host, Actress|
|Race / Ethnicity||Indian|
|Institution||Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute & York University|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Parents||Malwinder Kaur (Mother) & Sukhwinder Singh (Father)|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Lilly Singh, popularly known as IISuperwomanII, is a Canadian YouTuber. Besides, she is also a comedian, actress, vlogger, as well as an author.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Lilly Singh, originally Lilly Saini Singh was born on 26th September, 1988 in Ontario, Canada. Meanwhile, she is of Indian origin and her parents are Sukhwinder Singh and Malwinder Kaur who are devoted Sikhs. Accordingly, she has an elder sister named Tina Singh (born in 1982). Nonetheless, she travels to India periodically and is very attached to her Punjabi roots.
Apparently, she grew up in Ontario, Canada, before relocating to the United States in 2015. In addition, Lilly used to be a tomboy when she was younger and was a member of the Girls Guides of Canada during her school years taking part in their youth programs.
As regards to her academic background, Lilly received her diploma from Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute in 2006. Later on, she went York University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2010.
YouTube & Fame
Lilly Singh is the YouTube sensation behind the wildly famous “IISuperWomanII” channel. With her Indian-Canadian background, she has a widely popular YouTube channel as well as a vlog channel. Apparently, after overcoming a bout of despair, she coined the moniker ‘Superwoman,’ and now believes that anyone can be their own superhero.
Lilly Singh started her YouTube channel titled ‘IISuperwomanII’ in 2010 and eventually became known by the same moniker. She then released a variety of videos, with an emphasis on Punjabi culture. In addition, her videos are satirical takes on people’s frustrations and the most relevant subjects. Moreover, her video content also include her parents’ complaints and her daily life.
Nevertheless, her YouTube videos have had over two billion views, and she boasts more than 15 million subscribers. Meanwhile, her videos have also featured many celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson, Caleb McLaughlin, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Noah Schnapp, Selena Gomez and many more.
Besides, she also has a vlog channel called “SuperwomanVlogs”. Lilly updates her vlog channel with behind-the-scenes footage from her daily activities. Furthermore, her vlog channel, too, has racked up over 303 million views and 2.5 million subscribers.
Singh’s Career as an Actress
Lily Singh rose to prominence in the entertainment industry because to her massively popular YouTube channel ‘IISuperwomanII’. Recently, she appeared in the second season of the Hulu comedy ‘Dollface’. Apart from this, Lily has worked as an actress in the films ‘Thank You’ and ‘SPEEDY Singh’ in 2011. In addition, ‘Bad Moms,’ ‘Dr. Cabbie,’ and ‘Fahrenheit 451’ are among her other film performances. Furthermore, she also contributed her voice to the movie ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’. And she has also appeared in the television programs ‘Bizzardvark’ and ‘Life in Pieces’.
Specifically, Singh went on a world tour called “A Trip to Unicorn Island” in 2015. Besides, she has starred in Jassi Sindhu’s music video for “Hipshaker.” She has also performed in the film ‘Gulaab Gang’ and rapped in the single ‘Maju Ki Malharein’. Subsequently, she released the single ‘The Clean Up Anthem’ in 2015. ‘Voices,’ her new track was also released.
Lilly Singh has established herself as a versatile and talented persona in the entertainment industry and is still prominent on YouTube. Her channel receives sponsorship from major brands such as Coca-Cola, Pantene, Calvin Klein, Olay, Cotton, Smashbox Cosmetics, and others. In addition, she also goes on touring every once a while. Meanwhile, Lilly was announced as the host of a new late-night talk show called ‘A Little Late With Lilly’ by NBC in March 2019, and the show premiered in September 2019.
Moreover, she has launched a red lipstick called “Bawse” in collaboration with Smashbox. Further, she promotes products like Kate Spade by posting sponsored content on her social media accounts.
Further, Lilly has also dabbled in the book sector with her book ‘How To Be A Bawse’ in 2017, as well as the music industry with a handful of tracks.
Singh’s Philanthropic Works
Parallel to her entertainment ventures, Singh is also involved in philanthropy, having been named UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador in 2017 and working to promote children’s rights. As a matter of fact, she has traveled to various nations as a Goodwill Ambassador and for charitable purposes. Additionally, she’s also the founder of the ‘GirlLove’ campaign, which encourages girls to stop bullying other girls.
Honors & Achievements
Lilly Singh has received numerous awards in her prolific career. In 2014, her channel was named one of the “New Media Rockstars”. Similarly, Lilly received the MTV Fandom Awards’ Social Superstar of the Year Award in 2015. In the same year, she was named to People’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list. In addition, she was named to Variety magazine’s list of “10 Comics to Watch.” In 2015, she won the Streamy Awards, as well as two Teen Choice Awards in 2016. Likewise, she’s also the 2017 People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star. Further, she’s also been nominated for a Shorty Award.
Lilly Singh & Cultural Appropriation
Lilly has repeatedly been accused of cultural imperialism. In fact, several publications have accused Singh of African-American culture appropriation. Many have called Lilly out on using both Black and Indo-Caribbean culture on her YouTube channel. She has been called out for her inclination to wear a “blaccent” while recording rap videos with chains, slangs, Caribbean accents, and cornrows.
Moreover, she has been labeled amongst the non-Black people of color in entertainment who have amassed large followings by imitating Black culture and relying heavily on preconceptions about Black people. In her defense, Lilly claims that her demeanor as well as mannerism is a result of her upbringing environment.
Does Lily Singh have Cancer?
No, Lily Singh does not have cancer. However, on 24th February, 2022, comedian Lilly Singh revealed that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. Accordingly, she confirmed the news with a video from the hospital room and a text message.
Lilly’s Personal-life & Relationships
Lilly Singh came out publicly as a bisexual in February, 2019. Reportedly, Singh come out as bisexual in a tweet that celebrated her sexuality, race and gender. Following her revelation via tweet “Female, coloured, bisexual” to her 6 million+ Twitter followers; she received a massive outpouring of love from fans after.
Nonetheless, there are no information about her present love interest and relationship. Previously, Lilly was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Yousef Erakat.
Lilly Singh stands at 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall and weighs around 60 kilograms. Similarly, she has long black luscious hair and dark brown eyes.
Social Media Handles of Lilly Singh
Singh has over 11 million Instagram followers and is prominent personality on numerous social media platforms. Similarly, she has more than 5.4 million Twitter followers and 5.4 million Facebook fans. Likewise, she has more than 14.7 million YouTube subscribers with billions of views.
Net Worth of Lilly Singh
Reportedly, Lilly has an estimated personal worth in millions with the majority of her earnings coming from her YouTube channel. However, she has diversified her sources of income. As of March 2022, Lilly Singh’s estimated net worth is more than $20 million.