Abdu Rozik is a name that has been making waves in the Indian entertainment industry lately. He is a Tajikistani singer who participated in the popular reality show Bigg Boss 16 on Colors TV, where he voluntarily exited at 11th place. He is also known as the world’s smallest singer, as he stands at 3 ft 1 in (0.94 m) due to a medical condition called growth hormone deficiency. In this blog post, we will explore his journey from a street performer in Tajikistan to a celebrity in India and beyond.
Early life and struggles
Abdu Rozik was born Muhammadroziqi Savriqul on 23 September 2003 in Ghizhdarva, Panjakent, Tajikistan. He was born into a Muslim family of father Savriqul Muhammad and mother Rooh Afza, who both worked as gardeners. He has two brothers and two sisters
As a child, Rozik was diagnosed with rickets, a growth hormone deficiency which could be cured with appropriate medical treatment. However, his family could not afford to have him treated, leading to his stunted growth
Due to his family’s poverty, Rozik was often out of school. He sang for tips in markets and on streets of Panjakent
Career breakthrough and fame
Beginning in 2019, he received mentorship and financial support from Tajikistani rapper-blogger Baron (Behruz). Baron even convinced Rozik’s father to let Rozik pursue singing. After getting permission, Rozik and Baron moved to Dubai
Rozik sang various Tajikistani songs like Ohi Dili Zor, Chaki Chaki Boron and Modar. In 2021, he uploaded a video of him singing the Hindi song Enna Sona by Arijit Singh
In 2022, he was invited to attend the 22nd IIFA Awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he sang the Hindi song “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” from the 1994 film 1942: A Love Story. He dedicated the song to Salman Khan.
In 2021, he challenged Russian MMA fighter Hasbulla Magomedov, who also has dwarfism, to a fight, but the Russian Dwarf Athletic Association (RDAA) did not approve, calling it unethical.
In October 2022, he participated in Bigg Boss 16 before which he acted in the Hindi film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.
Discography and filmography
Rozik has released several songs in different languages such as Tajik, Turkish, Farsi, Hindi and Arabic. Some of his most well-known songs are:
- Chota Bhaijaan (2022)
- Pyar (2023)
- Chi Dili Zor
- Vatan Modar
- Chaki Chaki Boron
He has also appeared in several television shows and films such as:
- Bigg Boss 16 (2022-2023) – Contestant
- Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull (2023) – Guest
- Bigg Boss OTT 2 (2023) – Guest
- Pyar Ka Pehla Naam: Radha Mohan (2023) – Chota Bhaijaan (Abdu)
- Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan (2022) – Actor
Achievements and recognition
Rozik has achieved many milestones and accolades in his short but remarkable career. Some of them are:
- He holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s smallest singer.
- He has over 4 million followers on his verified social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.
- He has performed with some of Bollywood’s biggest Grammy and Oscar winning artists such as AR Rahman and Sonu Nigam.
- He has received appreciation and admiration from celebrities such as Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Kapil Sharma and Nora Fatehi.
- He has inspired millions of people with his talent, courage and positivity.
Abdu Rozik is a shining example of how one can overcome any obstacle and achieve their dreams with passion and perseverance. He is a role model for many people who face challenges and discrimination due to their physical appearance or disability. He is a living proof that size does not matter, but talent and personality do. He is a star who has brightened the world with his music and charm.