Abdu Rozik is a Tajik singer, actor, blogger and boxer who is famous as the world’s smallest singer. His real name is Savriqul Muhammadroziqi. He was born and raised in Tajikistan and is now based at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Abdu was born on 23rd September 2003 in a farmer family to Savriqul Muhammad and his wife Rooh Afza in Gishdarva Village, Panjakent District, Tajikistan. He has 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
In his childhood, he was detected with rickets, a growth hormone deficiency. It could have been cured in his childhood but he could not get the right medical treatment due to his family’s poor financial condition which resulted in his stunted growth and left his height at a mere 3 feets 1 inches.
He did not completed his schooling and attended school for only 20 days. Later on, he started learning to read and write.
He can speak in Tajik, Farsi and is also learning Russian.
Abdu Rozik started singing on the streets of Gishdarva to financially support his family. In 2019, he was spotted by a Tajik blogger-rapper named Baron (Behruz), who saw him singing on the streets and was mesmerized by his voice. Baron convinced Abdu’s father to allow him to take Abdu to Dubai with him and make a career in singing.
At the age of 17, he received the Golden Visa to UAE. The UAE government has now promoted him as a UAE resident.
He is managed by IFCM Event Management, an UAE based company.
He has his own channel on youtube having more than 60,000 subscribers.
Abdu was once asked in an interview whether his medical condition 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.“
He has released 9 songs in Tajik, Turkish and Farsi languages. His most famous songs are Ohi Dili Zor (2019), Modar (2021) and Chaki Chaki Boron (2020).
Ohi Dili Zor (2019)
Chaki Chaki Boron (2020)
In 2021, La Liga & Puma selected Abdu to present the official design of the match ball.
He has also participated in a few MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights with kids and other dwarf players. In May 2021, Russian TikToker and MMA fighter Hasbulla Magomedov challenged Abdu Rozik for a MMA fight but the Russian Dwarf Athletic Association (RDAA) did not approve the fight and termed it unethical.
In 2021, The President of The International Boxing Association (IBA) personally invited him to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Boxing Championship in Serbia.
He has more than 4 million followers on instagram.
His songs are available on Avlod media’s YouTube channel.
In June 2022, he sang ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ song at A.R. Rahman’s daughter Khatija Rahman’s wedding reception which went viral on social media.
In 2022, he was invited at IIFA Awards which was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. During the event, he sang ‘Papa Kehte Hai’ & ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ songs for Salman Khan.
Abdu Rozik met Salman Khan during IIFA 2022. Salman Khan offered him the role of a gangster in his movie ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ which was earlier titled ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’.
He was awarded the Best Celebrity Influencer of the year 2022 at IIIA (India International Influencer Award).
He has also performed live with the Oscar-winning indian singer & composer A. R. Rahman on ‘Mustafa Mustafa’ song.
In September 2022, Abdu Rozik along with JustSul was featured on the cover of HT Brunch.
Abdu Rozik is currently participating in the reality show Bigg Boss 16 (2022) as a contestant and has become one of Bigg Boss 16’s most-loved contestants. He talked about participating in the show. He said, “I am excited and nervous but I can’t wait to embark on the next chapter of my life with Bigg Boss 16. Being short and small used to be such a hindrance as people always underestimated my aptitude. People always bad-mouthed me as being the unfortunate child of God and mocked me for my disability throughout my childhood, but now look where I have reached today.“