Faisal Shaikh

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Faisal Shaikh
Born (1994-10-05) October 5, 1994 (age 27)
Mumbai, Maharashtra
🏳️ NationalityIndian
Mr Faisu
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2018-present
👴 👵 Parent(s)Javed Shaikh (Father) Tanzila Shaikh (Mother)

Faisal Shaikh (5 October 1994), also known as Mr Faisu is an Indian actor and model known for his videos on TikTok.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Early life[edit]

Shaikh was born and brought up in Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai. He graduated with Bachelor of Commerce degree.[9][10]


Shaikh began to record videos on Dubsmash while studying at college. He later moved to musical.ly, which became TikTok.[11]

In July 2019, Shaikh was banned by TikTok, after he appeared in videos denouncing the 2019 Jharkhand mob lynching. His comments were interpreted as inciting violence.[12][13][14]

After TikTok was banned in India in June 2020, Shaikh moved to Instagram, where he was reported to has gained lots of new followers in the week following the ban.[15]

Music albums[edit]

Year Title
2019 Tere Bin Kive[16]
Nazar Na Lag Jaye[18]
Fruity Lagdi Hai[19]
Viah Nai Karauna[20]
Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi [21]
Kaali Meri Gaddi[22]
2020 Aeroplane[23]
Maalik Mere[25]
Maangi Duaein[26]


Year Award Category Awarded For Result Reference
2019 MTV IWMBuzz Digital Awards Most Popular Social Media Star (Male) Social Media Star Won [27]


  1. "From Riyaz Aly to Faisal Shaikh: Earnings of India's top 20 TikTok stars". The Free Press Journal. Indian National Press. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  2. Tewari, Saumya (9 July 2020). "TikTok ban led to ₹120 crore loss in influencer earnings in India: Report". Livemint. HT Media. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  3. Taneja, Parina (22 May 2020). "TikTok star Faisal Shaikh aka Mr Faisu in trouble over violence against women in video". India TV News. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  4. "TikTok star Faisal Shaikh shares a video on Instagram; asks fans to not believe on the false allegations made against him". The Times of India. 4 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  5. "TikTok star Faisal Shaikh wants to work with Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan". Gulf Today. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  6. "#Coronaviruslockdown: TikTok star Faisal Shaikh in trouble for shooting a video outdoor". The Times of India. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. "Faisal Shaikh reacts to claims of threatening advocate, says 'some people with dubious intentions spreading false news about me'". Hindustan Times. 2020-04-04. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  8. Aastha Atray Banan (2020-02-23). "The sultan of Insta". mid-day.com. Jagran Prakashan Limited. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  9. Aastha Atray Banan (2020-02-23). "The sultan of Insta". mid-day.com. Jagran Prakashan Limited. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  10. "Digital Disruptors 2.0: Why Influencer Marketing Has Been The Biggest Trend Of The Decade". MensXP.com. The Times Group. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  11. "Shooting for the stars..." DNA India. Essel Group. 2019-06-02. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  12. "TikTok suspends accounts of three users for posting content about lynching of Tabrez Ansari". Firstpost. Network18 Group. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  13. Srinath Rao; Sadaf Modak; Sanya Runwal (2019-07-22). "Men at centre of TikTok video row are a social media rage". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  14. Snigdha Poonam (2019-07-24). "TikTok suspends accounts of three users after Shiv Sena's IT Cell files FIR". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  15. Chaturvedi, Anumeha (2 July 2020). "TikTok stars get lakhs of new followers on Instagram". The Economic Times. Mumbai: The Times Group. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  16. "Tere Bin Kive song launch, Jannat Zubair, Mr Faisu, Ramji Gulati". Times Now. 30 August 2019.
  17. "TikTok star Faisu's new video for the song Tharak released!". IWMBuzz. 19 September 2019.
  18. "India is listening to Ramji Gulati's "Nazar Na Lag Jaye"". The Indian Express. 22 September 2019.
  19. "टॉप ट्रेंड कर रहा फैजू और जन्नत जुबैर का गाना 'फ्रूटी लगदी है'". India Times. 17 October 2019.
  20. "Tik Tok फेम मिस्‍टर फैजू के पंजाबी गाने Viah Nai Karauna ने मचाई धूम, यहां देखें वीड‍ियो". Times Now. 24 October 2019.
  21. "Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi song out: Divya Khosla Kumar recreates Falguni Pathak's original". India Today. 16 November 2019.
  22. "Ramji Gulati's song 'Kaali Meri Gaddi' features Tik Tok stars Mr. Faisu, Avneet Kaur". Radio Music. 17 December 2019.
  23. "Aeroplane song: Faisu and Jannat Zubair's crackling chemistry makes it a must watch". IWMBuzz. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  24. "Check Out Latest Heart-Wrenching Single 2020 'Bewafai' Sung By Sachet Tandon Featuring Mr. Faisu, Musskan Sethi & Aadil Khan". Times Of India. 20 April 2020.
  25. "Salim-Sulaiman to release a new song 'Maalik Mere' for Eid". The Hindu. 19 May 2020.
  26. "Maangi Duaein: This Salim-Sulaiman track is an earworm". The Indian Express. 13 July 2020.
  27. "Full List of Winners – MTV IWMBuzz Digital Awards 2019". IWMBuzz.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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