What is the real age of Abdu Rozik, 'Big Boss' season 16 contestant?

Abdu Rozik with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan (via abdu_rozik on Instagram)
Abdu Rozik with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan (via abdu_rozik on Instagram)

Abdu Rozik is a 19-year-old YouTube singer from Tajikistan who became an internet sensation due to his unique ability to rap in Tajik. He is currently on the famous Indian reality game show Big Boss and competing as one of the housemates.

Rozik was born on September 23, 2003 to gardener parents in the village of Gishdarva in the Panjakent district of Tajikistan. Rozik has cleared the air on his actual age in a recent Instagram post.

Rozik went viral last year for a rumored fight with fellow internet sensation Hasbulla Magomedov.

The reason behind Abdu Rozik's physical appearance, despite being 19, is possibly a case of rickets that he developed as a child. Due to insufficient financial resources from his parents, the condition could not be treated upon diagnosis, giving Abdu Rozik the stature that he is known for today.

Abdu Rozik revisits being bullied for his condition

Abdu Rozik shot to fame with several popular singing videos on YouTube distributed by Avlod Media. His 2019 number, titled Ohi Dili Zor, has garnered more than 10 million views to date.

Watch the music video below:


While Hasbulla Magomedov continues to be involved in MMA, Abdu Rozik has moved to the glam world of Bollywood and Indian television.

The 19-year-old has won a lot of hearts within a short span of time in the Big Boss show. Rozik was also offered a role in Salman Khan's upcoming movie Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ka Jaan, when the Bollywood star noticed him at the IIFA awards earlier this year.

Rozik has been a victim of bullying in his childhood owing to his height. He revealed that he took up boxing to deal with the bullying growing up.

The 19-year-old recently told the Hindustan Times:

"I was in school when I realised I was shorter than the other kids. They were nice to me initially, and I also looked so cute. But then my school mates started making fun of me, and I got really sad. In order to fight the bullies, I wanted to show that I was strong. So, I took up boxing."

In Big Boss, housemate Shalin Bhanot was recently trolled for asking Rozik if his parents had normal height. Meanwhile, the Tajik internet sensation impressed fans by honsetly answering the question.

Rozik's response was tweeted by another fan:

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Edited by Utathya Ghosh
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