Alakh Pandey (Physics Wallah) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Alakh Pandey (Physics Wallah) is an Indian online educator and motivational speaker. He is known for being the founder and CEO of Physics Wallah, an online ed-tech platform.
Alakh Pandey was born on Wednesday, 2 October 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Libra. He did his schooling at Bishop Johnson School & College, Allahabad (2010). In 2011, he started studying BTech in Mechanical Engineering at Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. However, in his third year of his college, he dropped out of college as he was not happy with the teaching style of his college teachers. He also realised that he was not meant for mechanical engineering.
Alakh Pandey during his college days
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father, Satish Pandey, used to work as a private contractor. His mother, Rajat Pandey, used to work as a teacher at Vishnu Bhagwan Public School, Uttar Pradesh. His sister, Aditi Pandey, works in a software company.
Alakh Pandey with his parents and sister
After dating a girl named Shivani Dubey for two and a half years, Alakh got engaged to her in June 2022.
Alakh Pandey on his engagement day
While he was in class 11, Alakh started his career as a tutor with an educational institute in Allahabad for which he used to get a salary of Rs 5000 per month. After working there for a few years, he realised that the reach of the offline classes to the students is less. In 2016, he decided to start a YouTube channel through which he could provide free online classes to students. He named his channel Physics Wallah – Alakh Pandey and started uploading lectures on Physics on his channel.
Initially, his videos gained a few views, he then decided to improve the quality of the content of his lectures for which he bought study material from Kota, Rajasthan, and used that study material in his lectures. Slowly, his videos started gaining more views.
Alakh Pandey with his YouTube play buttons
As of December 2022, his YouTube channel Physics Wallah – Alakh Pandey has more than 9.25 million subscribers.
Alakh Pandey’s YouTube channel Physics Wallah- Alakh Pandey
In 2018, he provided study materials for class 10, class 11, class 12, and IIT JEE/NEET exam through his mobile app Physics Wallah App. Within four days from the date of launching the app, more than 35,000 people enrolled in the courses available on the app.
Physics Wallah mobile app
In 2022, Alakh started an educational institute in Kota, Rajasthan.
Alakh Pandey with his team
Apart from Physics, he has started making YouTube videos on other subjects. Some of his YouTube videos are MBA Wallah, GATE Wallah, and Teaching Wallah. He is also a motivational speaker, and he has been invited as a guest speaker at various events like TEDx Talks.
Fued with the Indian YouTuber Aman Dhattarwal
On 30 October 2022, the Indian YouTuber Aman Dhattarwal accused Alakh of poaching his students and teachers. Aman uploaded a video on his YouTube channel where he talked about it and also presented relevant proof. Soon after the video was uploaded, fans of Aman and Alakh started having a comments war in the video’s comment section.
Awards & Honours
- 2021: Rising EdTech Startup of India’ at ZEE Rise Startup by Piyush Goyal
Alakh Pandey receiving an award from Piyush Goyal
- 2022: Received an Award from Arvind Kejriwal for his work in the field of education
- 2022: Times 40 Under 40 North -2022 Leaders
- 2022: e4m D2C Revolution Summit and Awards 2022
- Hyundai I20
Alakh Pandey with his car
- Ford EcoSport
Alakh Pandey sitting on his Ford EcoSport car
As of 2022, his net worth is around Rs 4000 crore.
- When he was a kid, his family’s financial condition was poor. While he was studying in class 3, his father sold a portion of their house as his father’s salary was not enough to meet the financial expenses of the family. Later, his father sold the whole house and the family moved to a rented apartment in a slum area. When Alakh was in class 6, he started a small job for Rs 200 only for which he had to travel 5 km on a cycle. While studying in class 8, he started taking the tuition of students of class 5. In class 11, he joined an academy named Achievers Academy as a tutor.
- While he was studying in class 10, he started developing an interest in acting. He used to perform in various nukkad nataks and plays.
Alakh Pandey in a nukkad natak
- He has got four tattoos inked on his body. On his right bicep- a tattoo of π (Pi), on his left bicep- a tattoo of h (Planck constant), on his right forearm– a tattoo of m=e/c², and on his left hand- a picture of Albert Einstein.
Alakh Pandey’s tattoos
Alakh Pandey’s Albert Einstein tattoo
- In 2022, his start-up company became the 101st Indian company to enter the Unicorn list.
- He once shared that to provide low-cost education to the students he chose to work on his start-up rather than accepting a job offer of Rs 75 crore salary.
- Alakh has been featured on the cover of renowned magazines like Outlook (Hindi) and Entrepreneur’s Startups.
Alakh Pandey featured on cover of Outlook magazine
- In 2021, he started a self-titled YouTube channel on which he uploads videos of his personal life, and as of December 2022, he has more than 2.3 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel.
Alakh Pandey’s YouTube channel
- On 15 December 2022, the OTT platform Amazon Mini TV released a Hindi web series titled ‘Physics Wallah’ on the life of Alakh. The Indian actor Shridhar Dubey played the role of Alakh in the series.
Physics Wallah web series