Xyaa (Shagufta Iqbal) is an Indian gaming YouTuber and a YouTube live streamer. She is one of the few female gaming creators from India. Xyaa regularly does live streams on YouTube and also upload some intense and funny gameplay video of several games.
She plays many games on her YouTube channel and live stream. Many people are huge fan of hers and I am also one of them. She has played several games on live streams, like UNO, Battlefield, Minecraft, GTA V, God Of War, The Walking Dead, and many more games.
Xyaa aka Shagufta Iqbal was born on 15th May 1994 in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. So now, let’s have a look at her biography.
Shagufta Iqbal Wiki/Biography
|Full Name:||Shagufta Iqbal|
|Profession:||Gamer, Streamer & Software Engineer|
|Years Active:||July 2016 – present|
|Famous for:||One of the few Girl Gamers in India.|
|The name behind Xyaa:||Basically, she doesn’t even know the meaning of Xyaa. There was a girl gamer who she adores, she had a cat named Xyaa. She decided to pick that name because it sounds really good to her.|
Personal Life & Background:
Shagufta was born and brought up in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India but currently lives in Bengaluru, India. Her earliest memory was playing Nintendo TV games with her younger sister.
Because her father was a software engineer, she got interested in computers and her father had a subscription to a magazine called “diGit” with which every purchase magazine provides a gaming CD. Shagufta and her sister used to play all day long.
She is a full-time software engineer and a part-time gaming creator.
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|Date of birth:||15th May 1994|
|Family Background:||Shagufta aka Xyaa was from Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Earlier she used to live with their family there. |
Currently, she lives in Bengaluru with her boyfriend Anand, because of her job as well as her gaming career.
|Father’s Name & Profession:||Mr. Iqbal, Software Engineer|
|Mother’s Name & Profession:||Mrs. Iqbal, House Wife|
|Siblings Name & Profession:||Firdaus Iqbal (younger sister)|
|Partner’s name:||Anand Jadhao|
|Zodiac Sign:||Not Known|
|Body Measurements:||Not Known|
|Shoe Size:||UK 7|
|Hair Colour||Dyed, Naturally Black|
|Hometown:||Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India|
|Place of Residence:||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from SOA (Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University), Bhubaneswar, Orissa (2012-2016).
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As a child, everyone has a weird ambition, Shagufta also wanted to be an astronaut, then she went into fashion and beauty.
Ultimately she went on to become a gaming creator and a gamer.
She and her sister used to play Age of Empires, Captain Claw, The Goonies & Adventure Island.
Her first instinct of becoming a gamer was when she played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in her 9th standard.
Xyaa’s PC Specifications: March 2019
- Streaming PC: Legion T530 Tower
- CPU – Intel Core 15-8600k @ 4.45Ghz
- Motherboard – Asus ROG Strix Z370-E
- GPU – Nvidia RTX 2060
- RAM – 16GB Corsair Vengeance
- Case: NZXT H440
- Monitor – LG 24gm77 144hz 1ms
- Monitor 2-Dell S2240L 60hz
- Keyboard: Corsair K70, Logitech G213 Prodigy
- Mouse: Zowie FK1, Logitech G102
- Mouse Pad: goutfits
- Headset: HyperX Cloud II, Logitech G331
- Webcam: Logitech c922
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- Live Streaming External Mics: Blue Yeti Red with close-arm stand
- Her Gaming Chair: esports gaming chair z series
Other than Gaming:
Shagufta is an experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Informatic, Java, SQL, C, and C++.
- Senior Software Engineer at Capgemini, Pune (Jun2016-Sep2018)
- Software Engineer at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (Sep2018-present)
Shagufta Iqbal aka Xyaa’s Collaborations:
- Intel gaming India
- Loco – Gaming Platform
- Mortal – Indian Gamer
- HP India
- MSI Gaming
Income & Sources of Income:
- Her Monthly income is more than 8 lacs per month (Approximately) from various sources.
- Her major revenue of income comes from Brand integrations & working as a software engineer.
- Small amount of her income comes from Youtube ad revenue and her merchandise store xyaastore.in (closed now).
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Contacts & Social Media:
|Youtube:||Xyaa [269K +]|
|Instagram:||@xyaalive [117K +]|
|Facebook:||Shagufta “Xyaa” Iqbal [8K +]|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Xyaa (Shagufta Iqbal)
- Once she was so addicted to gaming that she used to bunk colleges to play games.
- She has been playing since the age of 12.
- Shagufta’s stage name Xyaa was stolen by a female YouTuber’s cat name.
- Her dog’s name is Alita, which is gifted by her boyfriend, Anand.
- She is a more introverted type in real life, but when it comes to gaming, she turns into a completely new person who is super loud and outgoing.
- To let go of her shyness and introversion, she started playing DOTA, to meet people from around the world.
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