Tiktok, an app for lip-syncing and micro-video content, has taken the social media world by storm. The viral video sharing app is extremely popular with the Generation Z and has redefined the social media demographics with 1-billion users all over the world.
The platform previously known as Musical.ly has over 500 million active users worldwide and was one of the most downloaded apps in 2019. The trending app offers diverse ways to interact in the digital world, with the variety of tools that come in handy for the emerging video creators. One such video creator and a known Tiktok star is Awez Darbar, a 27-year-old talented choreographer, is stealing hearts through his inspiring and fun videos.
Early Life, Education and Start of the Career
Awez Darbar, a professional dancer, a choreographer, and a social media influencer, was born on March 16, 1993. He hails from a Muslim family in Mumbai. His father is a famous composer, Ismail Darbar, and mother’s name is Farzana Shaikh. He has four siblings, two of them are fellow TikTok stars, Zaid Darbar and Anam.
Awez has been passionate about dance since his childhood and used to take part in different competitions in his school. He studied at St.Stanislaus High School and later attended the University of Mumbai.
The talented individual started his YouTube channel in September 2014. His first dance video featured the dance group that he had formed in his college days, currently known as “Ace Productions”. Throughout these years he has gathered over 2.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
His family supported him to pursue his career in the field of music and dance. He also told in one of his interviews that his father wanted him to learn music since his childhood. Awez started posting his own choreography videos on various songs on his YouTube channel and his one-of-a-kind dance style soon made his videos popular. The YouTuber collaborates with fellow dancers to keep his content engaging and interesting for his audience. He featured Norah Fatehi to celebrate 2 million subscribers on his channel which has over 4.5M views.
He made his way to the hearts of people through his grooving dance moves. His choreography videos, shot in various parks and other corners of the city, shows that you don’t necessarily need a huge studio and stage to showcase your talent. The key is to have passion, dedication, and a splash of creativity to stand out on the ever-emerging social media platforms.
Fame and TikTok career:
Awez’s passion and commitment did gain him a lot of subscribers on his YouTube channel but his career took off and soared high after he joined the famous video-sharing app-TikTok in February 2018. As of now, the TikTok Star is about to hit 26 Million followers and has 1.1 billion likes on his TikTok account making him one of the crowned and highest-paid TikTok celebrities of India.
He regularly posts content that varies from his choreography dance videos to the playful lip-syncs, from thoughtful messages to raising awareness on various issues, from cute romantic collaborations with his friend Nagma Mirajkar to comedy skits. The Social media star also features his family quite often in his videos.
The choreographer turned celebrity thinks it is crucial to stay connected to the fans. He actively interacts with his followers through live sessions and comment sections of his social media handles. His charismatic and down-to-earth personality is one of the reasons that has gained him a huge following on all of his social media platforms.
Awez, in one of his recent interviews, talked about how he used to create videos at a place which was a local hangout spot for youngsters in Andheri. Soon after his career skyrocketed, people started recreating his videos, and in no time the spot turned into the famous TikTok spot of the town.
The popular muser has made viral TikToks with various Bollywood stars, including Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aryan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Badshah, Priyanka Chopra, and Ritesh Deshmukh.
The rising star, Awez made an appearance in TikTok’s rewind video in 2018. He was also nominated as the TikToker of the year at the 11th Annual Shorty Awards. Darbar also has a career beyond TikTok, continue reading to find about his interests beyond TikTok.
Career Beyond TikTok
Awez has a verified Instagram account with a family of 6.7 million followers. He regularly shares his content on the photo-sharing app. He is also part of the “no filter” group on Instagram.
The content creator also showed an interest in pursuing a career in acting. Recently, Awez and his friend Nagma made appearances in the music video of the song “Half Boyfriend” by Shriya Jain and Danish Alfaaz. Later in 2020, the duo was also featured in the music video of the song “Tum Na Ho” by Arjun Kanungo and Prakriti Kakar.
While gaining popularity, Awez, along with his brother Zaid and Tejal Pimpley, set up their own dance Academy “B You”, in July 2019. The launch was inaugurated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Interested in getting a peek at our favorite star’s personal life, keep reading.
Awez is a true Pisces with an artistic mind and a craze for music which could be seen through his videos. He also loves to pet cats. He also loves cars and has recently added a Rolls Royce to his car collection.
His friendship with the fellow TikTok star, Nagma Mirajkar, is often mistaken as being in a relationship while he has stated in a few interviews that they are just good friends.
The influencer takes inspiration from his favorite celebrities, Salman Khan and Tiger Shroff.
Awez is just in his late twenties and through his constant dedication has built an empire of his own. He has a reported net worth of 2 Crore Indian Rupees and is one of the highest-paid Indian TikTokers.