A top 24 finalist on the X Factor season 2 who competed on the show during his sophomore year of high school at North Hills Preparatory, the 2nd most rigorous high school in the US.
While in high school, he learned to balance school, theatre, film, and his career while playing shows in different states 1-3 times a month.
He is a long distance runner who competes in cross country and track. After high school, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music to major in music therapy.
He was born in Irving, Texas to a father from Bangladesh and a mother from Virginia. He grew up with a brother.
He competed on the same season of the X Factor as Diamond White, Emblem 3, 5th Harmony, Reed Deming, Jillian Jensen, and Beatrice Miller.