Riyas Salim is an Indian social media influencer, who is known for appearing as a wild card entry in the reality TV show Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 4).
Riyas Salim was born on Tuesday, 14 October 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022), and he hails from Karicode, Kollam, Kerala. His zodiac sign is Libra. He pursued B. Tech at Thangal Kunju Musaliar Institute of Technology, Kollam. Intrigued by performing arts since childhood, Riyas Salim grew up participating in school functions and college fests.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Not much is known about his parents. He has a sister.
While expressing his religious views during an Instagram Q&A in 2021, Riyas Salim said that he was a hardcore theist earlier, but later, he stopped believing in god.
In May 2020, Riyas Salim started gaining popularity in the Malayalam entertainment circuit via his TikTok videos. After TikTok was banned in India, Riyas Salim started uploading reels on his Instagram account. He often advocates for women’s rights and promotes feminism in his videos. He also supports the LGBTQI community via his video content.
On 7 June 2020, he started a self-titled YouTube channel. He uploads various videos like “When feminism is projected as Dominance,” “Why Acid attacks and violence against women are still a joke in Kerala?,” and “Abortion Scams in Kerela” on his channel. In April 2022, he came into the limelight when he appeared as a contestant in the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 4).
- Riyas Salim had been a big fan of Bigg Boss for the past nine years when he finally secured a place as a contestant in the show in 2022.
- Riyas has claimed to be a feminist on his social media handles, in his introduction scene for Bigg Boss, and on numerous other occasions.
- He is a huge fan of VJ Bani, an Indian fitness model, actress, and former MTV India presenter.
- He is a non-vegetarian.
- Riyas Salim is also fond of singing, and he uploads various videos on his social media handles that feature him singing and playing the guitar.
- A victim of cyberbullying, Riyas Salim is often labelled as gay in the comment section of the videos he uploads on his social media handles. On 30 March 2021, he uploaded a reel on Instagram in which he said,
So calling me a gay 1000 times is not gonna make me a gay. And I am also wondering what if somebody is gay how exactly is it gonna be your problem?….”View this post on Instagram