Prajakta Koli: Indian YouTube sensation collaborates with Michelle Obama

Thembe Mahlaba, left, and Prajakta Koli of "Creators for Change with Michelle Obama: Girl's Education" speak on stage during the YouTube segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Jan. 18, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

That’s common between Prajakta Koli, Liza Koshy and Thembe Mahlaba? All three are YouTube stars and are set to collaborate with Michelle Obama on the ‘Creators For Change’ series.

Koli, 25, who runs a YouTube channel - ‘Mostly Sane’ - with over 3.2 million subscribers - will work with the former first lady on a YouTube original docuseries about girl’s education. She and the two other creators will open up about their learning. The discussion will be shot this month, and the series will debut in March. But this is not the first time that Koli is a ‘Creators For Change’ ambassador.

Last year, she participated in a project against hate speech that was screened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “No Offense,” the song she composed and shot for the project has garnered over 11 million views so far. Koli, who loved the stage from her childhood, always wanted to be radio jockey.

She eventually worked as an RJ-cum-production assistant with a radio station, but quit after a year. Koli uploaded her first YouTube video, “Types of Singles,” on Valentine’s Day in 2015. The Mumbai native hasn’t looked back then and posts three videos a week, taking inspiration from life and her experiences.

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