Cassian Baliarsingh

PM Narendra Modi recently presented the Best Travel Creator award to none other than the very popular YouTuber Kamiya Jani at the National Creators Award. The popular YouTuber enjoys a massive 798K followers on Instagram and goes by the name Curly Tales on YouTube with 2.97M subscribers.

While she is a well-known face today, there was a time when no one knew her. She got a national award for travelling around, discovering new places, making videos of the same, and sharing with her followers. Seems simple right?

No, it took at least 6 years for her. What started as a personal food and travel blog, gradually moved to become a video platform, to now a digital platform with various verticals. From starting her own food & travel app ‘curly tales’ to opening restaurants to now being awarded by the Prime Minister of India.

However, the journey of success hasn’t been a cakewalk for Kamiya. She had to work 7 days a week for almost more than 14 hours a day. Born on May 25, 1988, in Mumbai, Kamiya’s father had two rickshaws. He would rent them for Rs 20 a day to earn a livelihood for the family.

Despite all the obstacles, her parents encouraged her to study well and enroll in mass media. After completing her graduation from R.D. National College, she went on to study at GJ Advani College, where she concentrated on Law and obtained her LLB degree.

After working as a freelance journalist, she did research and wrote articles on a variety of topics, such as corporate lifestyle, personal finance, corporate travel, health, fitness, style, and grooming. A pivotal moment came in Kamiya’s career when she decided to launch her own YouTube channel ‘Curly Tales’ in November 2016.

She documented her experience and indulged her passions for food, travel, and extravagances through her YouTube channel which resonated well with her subscribers. With time, she went on to become the Most Influential Content Marketing Professional. Today, she is a prominent figure in the field of digital content creation.