Comedian, YouTuber, talk-show host, motivational speaker, actress and world ambassador for children’s rights Lilly Singh was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. She is of Indian descent and was raised as a Sikh by her parents Malwinder Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh, who emigrated there from India.
From a young age, Lilly was a tomboy and, eventually, became a Girl Guide. She graduated high school in 2006, then went on to attend York University in Toronto, from which she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
In 2010, Lilly Singh launched her YouTube channel IISuperwomanII, the move that launched her into superstardom. The name was inspired by her belief as a child that she could do anything she wanted. When the channel hit 10 million subscribers in 2016 in time for her 28th birthday, YouTube granted her the Diamond Play Button. In 2017, Forbes Magazine ranked her the number one Highest Earning Female YouTuber. Today, Lilly Singh’s YouTube channel boasts around 15 million subscribers and has received over three billion views.
Lilly also launched a second channel one year after launching her first, called Superwoman Vlogs. This one primarily documented her daily life and gave behind-the-scenes peeks into the making of her videos.
In Lilly’s videos, she often parodies her Punjabi culture. Frequently, she plays her own fictionalized parents, Paramjeet and Manjeet, reacting to different controversial or trending YouTube videos.
Initially, Lilly’s parents wanted her to earn a master’s degree, but in light of their daughter’s internet success, they’ve become quite supportive. In fact, they often appear as featured guests in Lilly’s YouTube videos.
Since December 2015, she’s lived in Los Angeles, California, where she relocated from Markahm, Ontario in order to advance her career.
In November 2018, Lilly took a much-needed break from YouTube. In a video she posted entitled “I’ll See You Soon,” she explained that she was exhausted and needed to take care of her own mental health. One month later, she resumed posting videos on her channel.
On February 25, 2019, Lilly Singh announced on Twitter that she was bisexual, tweeting an image with checkmarks next to the words “Female,” “Colored” and “Bisexual.” She added words of inspiration about overcoming obstacles in her life and embracing her superpowers and encouraging others to do the same.
Between September 2019 and June 2021, Lilly Singh hosted her own talk show on NBC late night called “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” She also served as its executive producer. The show ran for two seasons and featured a blend of comedy sketches and in-studio interviews with significant participation by people of color and women.
As an actress Lilly Singh has appeared in several movies in smaller roles. In 2016, she appeared alongside Kirsten Bell, Christina Applegate and Mila Kunis in the film “Bad Moms” and voiced the characters of Bubbles and Misty in the animated film “Ice Age: Collision Course.” In 2018, she appeared in HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451” as a blogger called Raven. Other films in which she’s acted include “Dr. Cabbie” and “The Tube’s Hautest,” both released in 2014, and “Lana Steele : Make Up Spy,” released in 2015. She was also in the YouTube series “Giving Back Glam” in 2014. Upcoming projects for Lilly Singh include the TV movie “Bright Futures,” the TV series “The Muppets Mayhem” and the film “Hitpig.”
Lilly Singh has written two books: “How to Be a Bawse” and “Be a Triangle.” She’s also appeared in several documentaries.
She’s even ventured into the music arena, becoming known for her rapping skills in tracks like the July 2014 “#LEH feat. Humble The Poet.” Other songs she’s put out include “Voices” and “#IVIVI feat. Humble The Poet.” Jassi Sidhu also featured her in the 2013 song “Hipshaker.”
Some fun facts a regular biography of Lilly Singh may leave out include her February 2020 appearance with Busy Phillips and Taraji P. Henson in a TV commercial for Olay Rengenist or that she’s friends with the “American Beauty” TV series star Ashely Graham. She is also an official UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador advocating for children’s rights.
On her website, Lilly Singh sells her own line of merchandise, including hoodies, sweatshirts and jogging pants. She also sells her own Team Super ring.
Lilly Singh is perhaps best known for her YouTube channel IISuperwomanII, which she started in October 2010.
Lilly Singh initially started her career as a Bhangra background dancer in Bollywood films like “Speedy Singhs” and “Thank You.”
Since 2015, YouTube has listed Lilly Singh as one of its highest paid broadcasters. Today, Forbes places her net worth at $20 million.
Lilly Singh was born on September, 26, 1988. At the time of this writing in mid-2022, that would make Lilly Singh age 33 years old.
Lilly Singh is currently unmarried, as far as anybody knows. She hasn’t even confirmed whether she’s currently dating anyone. This is in line with what she told Vogue in an April 2018 video interview about how she preferred to keep that part of her life private.