Abdu Rozik is a Tajikistani singer, musician, blogger, and boxer. He holds the record for being the world’s smallest singer.
Abdu Rozik was born on Wednesday, 3 September 2003 (age 18 years; as of 2021) in Gishdarva, Panjakent District, Tajikistan. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Height: 3’ 3.37”
Weight (approx.): 15 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Abdu Rozik follows Islam.
Parents & Siblings
His parents are gardeners. There is not much information available about his siblings.
In childhood, he was detected with rickets, a growth hormone deficiency. As, his family’s financial condition was not good, so they could not provide him with better medical treatment. Due to this, his physical growth was stunted. In an interview, when he was asked that did his medical condition event affected his self-esteem. He replied,
Not really. I know a lot of people who have no job, no good family, and no money. I’ve had my fair share of struggles, too, but I am happy with where I’ve reached now. I shared the stage with the biggest composer in the world; what more do I want in my career? I’d like to inspire people who have a similar condition. I believe everyone is special in some way.”
At the age of six, he started his career as a singer. He has lent his voice to various Tajikistani songs like “Ohi Dili Zor” (2019), “Chaki Chaki Boron” (2020), and “Modar” (2021).
In an interview, he shared how he started singing. He said,
I learnt the songs by listening to them on cassettes. Whenever I was stressed, I used to hum and sing to distract myself. Eventually, singing became a passion. I lived in a village, and so, I used to sing at the bazaars. My social media page still has those videos from when I started,” he shares and adds, “I knew about the latest songs only after I moved to Dubai.”
His songs are available on the YouTube channel Avlod media.
Abdu has also participated in a few MMA fights with kids and dwarf players. In May 2021, the Russian TikToker and MMA fighter Hasbulla (who is also suffering from the same disease) challenged him for an MMA fight. As soon as their MMA match was announced, it created hype on social media, but the Russian Dwarf Athletic Association (RDAA) did not approve it and termed it unethical. During an interview, when Hasbulla was asked about the fight, he said,
Abdu Rozik? He’s a bum. A singer. This fight doesn’t even make sense, fighting with a singer would be a shame for me.”
Gained Popularity in India
In 2021, he uploaded a video of him singing the Hindi song ‘Enna Sona’ by Arijit Singh from the film ‘OK Jaanu’ (2017). He was invited to attend the IIFA (2022) award ceremony which was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. During the event, he sang the Hindi song “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” from the film ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994). He dedicated the song to Salman Khan, who was also present at the event. After the event, Salman Khan met him and hugged him.
Abdu was then invited to India to attend A. R. Rahman’s daughter Khatija Rahman’s wedding reception. In an interview, while talking about it, Rahman said,
Ameen (Rahman’s son and musician) knew the work I was doing and reached out to me. We continued to keep in touch, and then, we first met in Dubai. We became good friends and later, I met AR Rahmanji. I played the piano and we all had an impromptu jam session. That was my first meeting with him.”
He has also performed live with the renowned Indian singer A. R. Rahman. In an interview, while talking about the same, he said,
I sang Mustafa Mustafa along with him on stage. It was such an honour to perform with an Oscar-winning composer, who is known globally for his music. I was definitely nervous when singing his lines. But he was sweet enough to let me sing fully. To share the stage with one of my favourite musicians was a dream-come-true moment for me.”
- Abdu was first spotted by the Tajik blogger-rapper Baron (Behruz), who convinced Abdu’s father to allow him to make a career in singing. Abdu’s father gave him permission, and later, Abdu shifted to Dubai along with Baron. Initially, Baron used to help Abdu financially.
- Abdu Rozik is a popular social media influencer and has met many world-famous celebrities.
- He is well versed in playing the musical keyboard.
- Abdu Rozdik follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In his leisure time, he loves to do swimming and travelling.
- Abdu Rozik is an avid animal lover.
- In an interview, when he was asked about getting trolled on social media, he said,
I am not spared, either. But see, all fingers are not the same. Just like that, we can’t expect everyone to be the same. I’ve reached a point where negative comments don’t affect me anymore.”
- In 2022, he received the official Barcelona FC Jersey no. 10.
- He is popular on social media, and as of June 2022, he has around 2.7 million followers on his Instagram account.
- In an interview, while talking about his stay in Chennai in 2022, he said,
I love it here. People in India are so warm and loving. I am glad that they recognised me; some even took pictures with me. I went to the beach, swam in the ocean, and enjoyed eating masala dosa.”