Samay Raina is an Indian stand-up comedian, YouTuber, and chess enthusiast. He was the co-winner of the second season of the stand-up comedy contest Comicstaan .
|26th October 1997
|Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir , India
|5ft 10 in (165 cm)
Samay Raina, born on 26th October 1997 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir to a Kashmiri Pandit family, was brought up in Delhi and Hyderabad. As of the year 2024, Samay is around 26 years old.
Samay Raina’s Father, Rajesh Raina is a Journalist and His mother’s name is Sweeti Raina. They shifted to Delhi and later on Hyderabad due to the exodus from Kashmir.
Samay completed his schooling in Hyderabad. He then pursued his graduation degree in Printing Engineering from Pune Vidhyarthi Griha College of Engineering and Technology.
After performing at multiple open mics since 27 August 2017, Raina began opening for well-known comedians like Anirban Dasgupta and Abhishek Upmanyu in Pune. As he gained recognition, he moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in stand-up comedy and gave several successful shows in Mumbai and several cities across the nation.
Eventually, he joined Comicstaan 2 from a suggestion from his co-winner Aakash Gupta. Later, he became the joint winner of Comicstaan 2 with Aakash Gupta, aired on Amazon Prime Video.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the government cancelled all outdoor events, and thus, Raina could no longer perform stand-up comedy. He then began streaming chess games on his YouTube channel at the fellow comedian Tanmay Bhat’s suggestion. His viewership boosted when he invited YouTuber Antonio Radić, popularly known as Agadmator, to his channel. In response to this, Indian GM Vidit Gujrathi tweeted that he would like to join Raina on his track.
Eventually, Gujrathi appeared on Raina’s channel, giving another boost to Raina’s viewership. Since then, the two have fostered a strong relationship and frequently feature on each other’s channels. Gujrathi attributes his moving from Twitch to YouTube to Raina’s suggestion.
He also organized chess tournaments featuring Indian celebrities such as cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.
Several well-known chess personalities like Pentala Harikrishna, Judit Polgár, former world chess champions Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand and the current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen have appeared on Raina’s channel.
- 2019: Comicstaan 2 Amazon Prime Video Co-winner
- 2021: Comedy Premium League Netflix Winner
- 2021: One Mic Stand 2 Amazon Prime Video Mentor
As of 22 Feb 2024, Raina has a rating of 1642 at rapid chess on chess.com, while the highest recorded rating was 1942. On 5 May 2021, Raina won the $10,000 Botez Bullet Invitational, a one-hour amateur bullet arena tournament sponsored by Chess.com and hosted by the Botez sisters. He was the only Indian streamer competing among some of the top international streamers.
Comedians on Board (COB)
He started organizing online chess tournaments on his channel to attract the online audience to chess, called Comedians On Board (COB), inviting many of his comedian friends and other celebrities.
Samay Raina Net Worth
Talking about Samay Raina’s net worth, He is one of the top comics in India. Samay Raina’s net worth is estimated around $240K which is approx ₹ 2 crores in Indian rupees.
YouTube is one of the major income sources of Samay Raina as YouTube Revenue, Brand Collborations, Sponsored Streams, etc.
Stand – Up
As Samay is a stand up comedian, He performs in multiples comedy clubs and event from which he makes good amount of money.
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees
|₹ 2 crores INR
|Monthly Income And Salary
|2-3 Lakhs +
|20 Lakh +
|Stand-up Comedian, Youtuber
Social Media of Samay Raina
Samay has a quite good amount of social media fan following . He consistently post on all his social media accounts.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is the monthly income of Samay Raina?
Ans. Samay Raina monthly income is around 2-3 Lakhs rupees.
2. Where is Samay Raina from?
Ans. Samay Raina was born on 26th October 1997 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir to a Kashmiri Pandit family.
3. Is Samay Raina related to chess ?
Ans. yes samay raina is a chess player he played and streamed chess on his youtube channel too.
4. How much Samay Raina qualified?
Ans. Samay Raina is an engeneering graduate.
5. Is Samay raina married ?
Ans. No samay raina is currently single.
6. Who won the Comicstaan Season 2 ?
Ans. Samay Raina and Aakash Gupta are the joint winners of the Comicstaan Season 2.