Riyaz Aly Afreen (Born: September 14, 2003) is a viral star from India. He’s most popular on TikTok, where he has over 26 million followers and counting. His career started off with lip-synching videos. Now, he is the star of full-fledged productions.
Riyaz Aly Afreen Early Beginnings
Riyaz was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, within the Alipur Duar region of India. When he was still very young, his family uprooted to the most environmentally country in the world, Bhutan.
Technically, they live in Jaigaon. It’s on the border between Bhutan and Alipurduar subdivision of Alipurduar in West Bengal, India. So, really, he didn’t go too far!
Riyaz Aly Afreen Family
The Afreens are what Indians would describe as a middle-class family income family. His parents are still married. Riyaz Aly Afreen’s dad is Alfroz Azeem. Meanwhile, his mother is named Shabnam Afreen.
They raise him along with his older sister. She also has a TikTok and goes by the name of Riza Afreen. His sibling is yet to acquire the fame that Riyaz currently has!
Even though she’s still growing her brand, Riyaz has nothing but high praise for his sister. He credits her for all of the success he has achieved.
She is the person who records a lot of his TikTok videos. She also helps him discover new music and chats with him about the latest trends in TikTok.
This partnership has helped him tap into his creative side. It’s also forced Riyaz to continue creating new content. The two sort of keep each other in check so that they meet deadlines, engage with fans, and continue to grow their brand.
Riyaz Aly School Life
Growing up, Riyaz struggled with weight issues. He was considered overweight for a majority of his childhood. His weight problems started to impact his social life.
Kids could be mean, which Riyaz learned very early. Peers in his school made fun of him for being overweight. He felt alone and isolated from other kids he deemed normal.
This led the future fashion influencer to make some changes. At 14, Riyaz started working out regularly. The pounds dropped rather quickly. Now, nobody would ever know that the star struggled with his weight.
Currently, Afreen is enrolled at Hanuman Mandir Dharamshala (SHMD School). He’s popular with many of his friends, especially since he’s blown up on TikTok.
Riyaz Aly Instagram Videos
Riyaz loves entertaining his friends and family. He started messing around with recording himself dancing and singing. In 2017, Riyaz started sharing his videos on Instagram, Instagram Live, and Instagram Stories.
The immediate feedback from those close to him was that Riyaz had talent. Everyone was encouraging him to keep up the content. That gave Riyaz the spark he needed to become a global TikTok sensation.
Riyaz Aly TikTok Account Launches
Riyaz officially launched his TikTok account in 2017. His videos gained traction very quickly. He garnered many likes and followers.
TikTok knew they had a star on their hands. Rather quickly, his videos became recommended and integrated into the TikTok algorithm.
Initially, his videos were mostly lip-synchs. He’d integrate some dancing. However, most of the moves were yet to come.
Early videos would see Riyaz do mash-ups involving Bollywood and Punjabi music. People commented on his adorable looks and awesome hairstyle. A teen heartthrob was definitely being produced right in front of the very eyes of millions of Indian TikTok users.
Riyaz joined TikTok just before the craze took off. He didn’t realize it then, buy his timing was impeccable. By the time TikTok took off, Riyaz would be a proven commodity.
His videos started getting millions of hits. He became an undeniable presence on this growing platform. Now the whole world knows who Riyaz Aly Afreen is.
Riyaz Aly Collaborations
Everybody wants a piece of Riyaz. He became a highly sought after collaborator, making music videos, viral content, and songs with a wide variety of accomplished and up-and-coming stars.
Some of the most common TikTok users to collaborate with Riyaz include:
- Avneet Kaur
- Fasial Khan (Mr Faisu)
- Jannat Zubair
He’s also been involved in many popular music videos on YouTube, such as
- Yaari Hai by Tony Kakkar
- Pahadan by by Rajat Nagpal, stars in video with Avneet Kaur
These collabs seem to be his highest priority. Riyaz is popping up everywhere. In turn, he’s getting noticed more by advertisers. Riyaz makes bank through ads on YouTube and is currently negotiating with many big-name brands to serve as their ambassador on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media platforms.
Riyaz Aly’s Personal Life
Riyaz might be a teen heartthrob. However, he’s not flaunting himself to get any girl’s attention. He’s spending his time focusing on his schooling and TikTok career.
Part of what makes Riyez so popular is his hairstyle. He’s known to swipe it up really high. It’s amazing how it can stay in place and yet still remain flowy.
Riyaz Aly Net Worth
While he’s still very young, Riyaz has already struck it rich. Thanks to his popular YouTube and TikTok channels, Riyaz has garnered tons of ad sponsors. Additionally, he’s negotiating to be the spokesperson for many popular brands. Even though he’s still growing his business, Riyaz has already amassed a cool $2 million net worth.
Although money is coming quick, Riyaz has no issues spending it. He’s already posted many photos and videos showing off some of his new toys. He has a brand new car and motorcycle in his seemingly growing car collection.
Riyaz Aly’s Favorite Things
Riyaz Aly Afreen has gotten so famous that we sometimes forget he’s still a teenager…and that he’s a lot like us. He still idolizes many of the same celebrities we do.
His favorite actors include:
- Kartik Aaryan
- Varun Dhawan
- Shah Rukh Khan
- Rannvijay Singh
- Ranveer Singh
Meanwhile, his favorite actresses include:
- Alia Bhat
- Aashika Bhatia
- Aditi Bhatia
- Sara Ali Khan
- Avneet Kaur
- Ananya Pandey
- Kriti Sanon
- Jannat Zubair Rahmani
These actors and actresses were huge inspirations for Riyaz, especially when he first launched his TikTok page. After all, most of his posts were mashups and lip-synchs that paid homage to Bollywood.