It’s the 21st century, a time when social media knows no boundaries, a time when YouTube stars are emerging from different parts of the world, even from parts where the video-sharing platform is not allowed. Take, for example, the Pakistani-Canadian media personality Sham Idrees, who has become extremely popular online, especially on YouTube, a platform blocked by the airwaves of his home country. With more than 6.5 million favors on his Facebook account, more than 1.4 million subscribers to his primary YouTube channel, and more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram, Sham Idres is easily Pakistan’s number one social media sensation. Here is what we found out about the gray-blue-eyed superstar.
Who Is Sham Idrees? – Bio & Age
“Who is Sham Idrees?” is the question that many have been asking themselves in recent years. Interest in the Pakistani YouTube personality skyrocketed in May 2018 in the wake of his infamous feud with his Pakistani YouTuber colleague Ducky Bhai. The feud tarnished his reputation considerably and even cost him many followers, but Sham has a loyal fan base of at least one million people.
Sham Idrees is a musician, music director, and YouTuber of Pakistani origin. He was born on October 16, 1988, in England as Ehtesham Idrees. Although he grew up far from his home country, Idrees has remained true to his roots and speaks his native language fluently. There is not much information about his parents and how he grew up, but it is a proven fact that he is the second cousin of former One Direction star Zayn Malik. He also has a younger sister named Anna, who has appeared in a number of his videos. She got married in August 2018.
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Idrees and his family would later move to Ontario, Canada, where he still lives today. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ontario. Sham Idrees’ first fame came in 2012 when his debut single “Bolo Na”, released in the summer of 2012, topped the British Asian charts. He subsequently released other successful songs such as “Pyar Hoa”, “London 2 Paris” and “Fame and a Girl”.
In order to boost his music career, Sham Idrees set up a YouTube channel on November 19, 2013, where he began publishing his music videos. In addition, he began to show his comic side by publishing funny video clips including string videos.
Thanks to his incredible wit and originality, the channel soon gained a lot of traction and helped Sham gain widespread recognition. Today he owns three YouTube channels, including Sham Idrees VLOGS and Sham Idrees Fitness. The former had more than 1 million subscribers in June 2018, earning him his second YouTube Gold Play Button.
Sham’s remix of “Dil Dil Pakistan” produced by Kemyst was one of his earliest works to go viral in the Pakistani media. It was featured on many popular television stations, including PTV and GEOTV, and was also widely broadcast on the radio.
Sham Idrees became his undoing in April 2018 when he went into the social media to report the immediate consequences of an accident in which he and his frequent collaborator, Queen Froggy, were involved. Immediately after the accident, which was a head-on collision between her car and another, Sham pulled out his phone and recorded the incident, whereupon he posted it online. Unfortunately, the video was not well received by the majority of his fans, who saw it as a desperate attempt to gather opinions on his channel.
Idrees was a subject of counter-reaction in the following weeks, and the situation was exacerbated by Pakistani YouTuber Ducky Bhai, who made a video accusing Sham and his partner Froggy of posting fake videos and scripted pranks while exposing their tactics. Ducky Bhai’s video immediately became the number one trend video on YouTube and was immediately viewed 2.3 million times. However, Idrees did not go down without a fight when he made a video to refute Bhai’s claims. They dragged each other back and forth until there was obviously nothing left to drag.
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Since then, both parties have focused on their respective careers. Like most popular YouTube stars, Sham Idrees increases his YouTube income by selling his goods, a clothing line called Rebel, through his official website of the same name. At the 6th annual Shorty Awards, Idrees was the finalist for Best Director, but the award was won by Paul Feig.
Contrary to speculation, Sham Idrees is not married to his frequent collaborator Queen Froggy (real name Seher), who appears in his comedy sketches as his wife and girlfriend, the two are simply very good friends who want to support each other in their careers. As far as we can tell, Sham Idrees is not married. There was also a rumor that he is together with Nayab, a girl he often shows in his videos, but this rumor was never confirmed. Sham has never really come forward with details of his love life.
Sham Idrees Height, Body Stats
Sham Idrees is 1.8 m tall, which corresponds to 5 feet 9 inch. He has black hair and gray-blue eyes. His weight is estimated at 78 kg. Idrees is one of these fitness freaks, he has an athletic build.