Faisal Shaikh, known on social media as Mr. Faisu, is one of the most popular Indian celebrities on social media. He is known for his fashion videos, his lip sync videos and his acting videos on TikTok and frequently collaborates with other Indian celebrities.
The Mumbai native first started posting videos to YouTube with his friends and later joined TikTok, where he quickly became one of the most-followed Indian personalities.
Faisal Shaikh was born on October 5, 1994 in Mumbai, India. Faisal lives with his parents and sisters in Mumbai.
Faisal graduated from IES New England School in Mumbai and later joined the Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Mumbai.
The social media personality first started posting to YouTube with his friends, the Team 07. The group consists of five members: Faisal Shaikh, Hasnain Khan, Adnaan Shaikh, Faiz Baloch and Shadan Farooqui.
The group uploaded their first YouTube video in 2018. Soon after, Faisal downloaded TikTok and started posting videos to the app. Faisal is known for his fashion videos, his lip sync videos and his acting videos on the platform.
Since joining, Faisal regularly uploads 13 to 14 videos to TikTok each day. He is one of the most-followed Indian TikTok stars.
As of July 2020, Faisal has 13 million followers on Instagram, 31 million followers on TikTok and 33,000 followers on Twitter. He does not have an official Facebook account at this time.
In addition to posting his own videos, Faisal will upload collaborations with other artists, including fellow TikTok stars Avneet Kaur, RIyaz Aly, Jannat Zubair Rahmani and Awez Dardar.
Faisal has also appeared in a number of music videos. He’s made appearances in the videos “Viah Nai Karauna,” “Kaali Meri Gadi,” “Fruity Lagdi Hai” and “Nazar Na Lag Jaye” alongside fellow TikTok stars and social media personalities.
The actor has run into some controversy on his rise to fame. In 2019, Faisal and his friends in 07 posted a video to TikTok based on the lynching of Tabrez, taking a political stance. In the video, the group took a controversial political stance on the lynching and terrorism.
The group received widespread criticism for creating hatred and bitterness. Later, several groups, including the Shiv Sena activist, filed a First Information Report, or FIR, against them. Following this controversy, three members of the 07 team had their TikTok accounts suspended for violating community guidelines. The team later published statements on their Instagram accounts apologizing.
In May 2020, there were rumors that Faisal called up a YouTube star and threatened him. However, Faisal wrote a long statement on Instagram saying the people who started these rumors were trying to malign his name and he never placed any such calls, nor did he ask anyone to place those calls on his behalf.
In the past, there have been rumors that Faisal was dating fellow TikTok star Jumana Khan. The pair later separated. He has also been romantically linked to fellow TikTok star and actress Jannat Zubair Rahmani.