|Munawar Faruqui Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 28, 1992|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Munawar Faruqui is an Indian stand-up comedian, rapper, musician, and reality television personality who emerged as the winner of the 1st season of the reality television series Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel!, hosted by Kangana Ranaut, in 2022. As a musician, Faruqui has worked on multiple tracks such as Nagpada Ka Rider, Dus Lakh, Jawab, Khamoshi, Kalandar, Khwahish, Hunarat, and Aazmaish.
Munawar Iqbal Faruqui
Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Stand-up Comedian, Rapper, Musician, Reality Television Personality
- Father – He was a driver.
- Siblings – Shabana (Sister). Munawar Faruqui has 2 more sisters.
- Comedy – Black Comedy, Satire, Character Comedy
- Music – Hip Hop
Bollywood, Indian Culture Satire, Everyday Life
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Munawar Faruqui has dated –
- He was previously married and has a son from the relationship.
- Nazila – Munawar Faruqui has been romantically involved with Nazila.
- Anjali Arora (2022) – He was romantically linked with his fellow Lock Upp contestant Anjali Arora in 2022 and she confessed on camera that she had developed feelings for the comedian. However, things fell apart after it was revealed that Munawar was married to a woman with whom he shares a son.
Race / Ethnicity
Munawar Faruqui Facts
- His family was a victim of the 2002 communal riots of Gujarat and their home was destroyed during the riots. Thereafter, the family shifted to Mumbai.
- Munawar Faruqui was 16 years old when his mother committed suicide.
- When he was 17, his father faced health issues and Munawar was forced to work in order to support the family. So, he started working at a utensil store while also attending school.
- He was employed as a graphic designer in his early 20s.
- Faruqui became aware of comedy as a prospective career option around the year 2017 when several OTT platforms were getting introduced in India.
- He uploaded a standup comedy video named Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat on his YouTube channel in April 2020 and it became very popular among the audience.
- Along with musician Spectra, Munawar Faruqui released his first official music video for the song Jawab in 2020.
- He was performing a stand-up show at Munro Cafe in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on January 1, 2021, which was interrupted by Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur. Eklavya Singh Gaur accused him of making malicious jokes about Hindu deities and the Minister of Home Affairs of India, Amit Shah. Subsequently, Munawar Faruqui was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police the following day in the midst of his comic act and it was stated that he was arrested under the Hate speech laws in India. However, the police did not have any evidence against the comedian.
- Munawar Faruqui’s arrest received much backlash for not respecting a comedian’s freedom of speech. He was later granted bail by the Supreme Court of India.
- In 2022, he appeared as a contestant on the premiere season of Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel!. The show is created by Ekta Kapoor.
- His fellow Lock Upp contestants were Ali Merchant, Chetan Hansraj, Karanvir Bohra, Swami Chakrapani, Tehseen Poonawala, Mandana Karimi, Nisha Rawal, Payal Rohatgi (runner-up), Poonam Pandey, Sara Khan, Vinit Kakar, Zeeshan Khan, and others.
- In 2022, Munawar Faruqui was revealed as one of the contestants on the 12th season of the Hindi-language stunt-based reality television series Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Featured Image by Munawar Faruqui / Instagram