Sheikh Akbar is an American YouTube personality who is famous for conducting social experiments and pranks on the general public which he shares on his self-titled channel on YouTube. His channel’s content also includes skits, challenges, and other amusing videos. The American YouTuber currently has a secondary channel as well on which he shares his vlogs. Akbar was once also in a team that has many partners who create comedic content for the prank and vlog channel TrueStoryASA. All of his channels are doing great and have a decent fan following. An aspiring criminal lawyer once upon a time, Akbar is today one of the most entertaining pranksters on YouTube! He is one of those people who want to amuse people and inspire them at the same time. He wants to make people laugh and strives to distract them from their stressful lives at least for as long as they are watching his videos. The social media phenomenon also talks about the society and important social issues in his videos.
Rise to Stardom
Sheikh Akbar began his entertainment career in 2011 when he and his partner Adam Saleh launched a collaborative channel on YouTube on New Year’s Eve, uploading their first ever video on January 6, 2012. Around the same time, Akbar also launched his self-titled channel on the social platform. He simultaneously began working for the prank and vlog channel TrueStoryASA as well. This channel employs a group of pranksters to prank common people and to carry out various social experiments.
After working for the channel for a period of time and subsequently gaining considerable popularity through it, Akbar left the channel. Since then he has been focusing on his solo channel. His channel has over 78k subscribers and features pranks, skits, social experiments, challenges and other amusing videos. One of the most recent videos on his solo channel is titled 'Men Are Dogs! Valentines Day Special.' Published on February 9, 2018, this is a comedy skit video. The most popular video on this channel is a social experiment on how people treat the rich vs. the poor.
Currently, the American YouTube personality also runs a side channel titled ‘Sheikh Akbar Vlogs’. Launched on May 9, 2015, this channel features vlogs concerning Akbar’s crazy life with his friends and family. Talking about the popularity of this vlog channel, it has amassed a subscriber base of 64k and has received more than 4 million views. The most watched video on this channel is titled ‘Last Words On 3MH Drama!’ which has more than 295k views as of May 2018.
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Sheikh Akbar was born on November 4, 1993 in Brooklyn, NY, USA. He has a sister and three brothers. He initially aspired to be a lawyer and studied criminal justice at John Jay College. His parents hail from Bangladesh.