Humble the Poet The Poet Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 28, 2022
Kanwer Singh, aka Humble The Poet, is the son of Punjabi parents who migrated to Canada. His hip-hop rap songs are released on his YouTube channel Humble The Poet.
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About Humble the Poet

Humble the Poet, known as Kanwer Singh, is a Toronto-based spoken word artist, author, and entrepreneur. He is recognized for his uplifting messages on self-improvement, mental health, personal growth, and love.

Humble the Poet is a Canadian-born rapper. He has been featured in publications and hip-hop websites such as MTV K, MTV Iggy, Rolling Stone, World Star Hip Hop, and For Him Magazine.

Kanwer released his recorded tracks independently in 2008. It was an instant hit on social media when he uploaded his debut self-directed video on his YouTube channel.

A documentary about the poet Kanwer Singh was directed by Brendan Naumas, earning Best Short Film at the Int'l Sikh Film Fest and a 2012 Cecil Award nomination. The documentary was also titled 'Humble the Poet'.

In May 2014, Kanwer was featured as one of the Top 10 Canadian-South Asian artists to look out for. He dabbled in modeling, too, when he walked the ramp for Raji Aujla (designer) at the Toronto CitySCAPE event organized by The Fashion & Art.

Humble the Poet's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Humble the Poet's net worth?

He had an estimated net worth of $350,000 as of 2018.

How much does Humble the Poet earn per year?

His annual income is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Humble the Poet?

He is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Humble the Poet?

He is 42 years old as of November 2023.

Childhood And Education

He was born Kanwer Singh Mahl on July 12, 1981, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, to Sikh immigrants. His father was a cab driver in Ontario for about four decades. He is a post-graduate in Economics and took up a job as an elementary school teacher. In 2010, he left his job to dedicate his time to embracing his love of poetry and making a career in the MC/spoken word.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Humble the Poet dating?

He is not known to be in any relationship.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

He is a prominent social media influencer. His songs and writings are motivational. His book 'Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life' is a Heather's Pick and has been put on the Globe & Mail Bestsellers list.

He has performed at concerts and music festivals, such as Lollapalooza, and has been featured in major media outlets like Huffington Post and BuzzFeed.

What awards has Humble the Poet won?

He was nominated for the Streamy Awards Best Original Song category for his song 'Leh', for which he collaborated with another YouTube personality, Lilly Singh, whom he is friends with.

Humble the Poet's Hobbies And Interests

He converted his hobbies into his life and profession. He was so passionate about his interest in poetry that he quit his job as a teacher to focus on poetry full-time. Besides being a rapper and spoken word artist, he is also the author of three best-selling books: 'Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life', 'Beneath the Surface: 101 Honest Truths to Take Life Deeper', and 'Things No One Else Can Teach Us'.

His writings and books reflect his experiences and learnings as an immigrant and an artist. He was featured in Apple's #ShotOnIphone campaign, making him the first Canadian to participate. He was also showcased in a documentary series in Goa called 'The Dewarists', which won a Bronze at The Cannes Lions Festival.

Other Interesting Humble the Poet Facts And Trivia

The Poet Project was launched in 2009 to share his work and that of those he is inspired by; he adopted his stage name, Humble the Poet.

He has 12 known tattoos on various parts of his body as of 2023.

He founded the website called brwnppl.

He featured his nephew Zoravar on Instagram.

His Instagram posts are mostly motivational quotes about life's dos and don'ts.

He has a popular blog read by over 100,000 people monthly.


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Humble the Poet The Poet Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kanwer Singh

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




180 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?



YouTube Personality, Author, Rapper, Spoken-Word Artist

Net Worth



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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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