Kingani is a Turkish-American social media influencer who is best known for her YouTube channel kingani on which she mostly posts comedic reaction videos, primarily reacting to popular memes, with fellow YouTubers like Wildspartanz and Bluesdank. Also a Twitch streamer, she uploads Twitch highlights on the channel kinganiTV and has another channel called ani for uploading song covers. She is active on Instagram and Twitter with the handle @kinganiii.
Before YouTube, Kingani worked as a manager for a company.
Kingani started her social media career as a gamer and Twitch streamer. After a few years, she decided to consider YouTube because she wanted to gain a partnership with the Discord app, which is an important tool to gamers that provides online chat and file sharing opportunities among communities or “servers”. She created her YouTube channel on January 17, 2016 and uploaded several vlogs and facecam videos that are no longer available on the channel.
She began taking YouTube seriously in 2018 when she uploaded reaction videos starting with Hotdogs in Places They Shouldn't Be, featuring her friends like other popular YouTubers Bluesdank and Wildspartanz, on May 20, 2018. The video was very popular thanks to its unique content, as well as her funny commentary. It was followed by more successful videos like Rage Comics and Wikihow Memes, and she continued to upload more reaction videos, which became her signature content. Starting on June 16, 2018, she began posting a series called Instant Regret Playlist, which went viral and spawned several later episodes that remain some of her most watched videos.
She also had a second channel titled ani on May 13, 2018 on which she uploaded song covers. She eventually created another channel called kinganiTV on October 21, 2019, on which she shared Twitch highlights. Moreover, she had a channel called catclub to feature edited cat videos, but it is not available anymore. She has made appearances on the channels of other YouTubers like Wildspartanz, Bluesdank and CallMeCarson. Apart from YouTube and Twitch, Kingani has been active on Twitter since October 2016 and started posting on her Instagram account on October 9, 2017.
Although Kingani was born as Ani Tilki in Küçükköy, Balikesir, Turkey, she spent the majority of her life in the United States and holds both American and Turkish citizenship. She has a brother and is very close to her grandmother. She shared a picture with both her brother and her grandmother on her Instagram in June 2017.
Kingani, who is bisexual, was in a relationship with British YouTuber, Alex Elmslie or ImAllexx, in 2017. They even shared a YouTube channel which had reached 16,000 subscribers before it was deleted due to their break up. She is very good friends with WildSpartanz and the two have lived with each other at one point.
A huge fan of the pop band One Direction, she shared a video from her visit to a concert after driving seven hours on Twitter on May 21, 2023.