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Munawar Faruqui is a popular Indian stand-up comedian and rapper who emerged as the winner of the 1st season of the reality television series Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel!, hosted by Kangana Ranaut. As a musician, Faruqui has worked on multiple tracks such as Nagpada Ka Rider, Jawab, Khamoshi, Kalandar, Khwahish, Hunarat, and Aazmaish. In 2023, Munawar took on a new challenge by becoming a contestant on Colors TV’s reality show, Bigg Boss 17.

Birth Name

Munawar Iqbal Faruqui

Nickname

Munawar Faruqui

Profession

Stand-up Comedian, Rapper, Musician, Television Personality

Instruments

Vocal

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Munawar Faruqui was born on the 28th of January 1992, in Junagadh, Gujarat, India.

Age

He’s currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Religion

Islam

Education

Munawar Faruqui’s educational qualifications are unknown.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown (Taxi Driver)
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Shabana (Sister)

Marital Status

Divorce

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Munawar Faruqui has dated –

  • Jasmine (2017-2022) – In 2017, Faruqui married Jasmine. But in 2022, the marriage ended in a divorce. The ex-couple has a five-year-old son named Mikael.
  • Anjali Arora (2022) – In 2022, Munawar was romantically linked with his fellow Lock Upp contestant Anjali Arora and she confessed on camera that she had developed feelings for the comedian.
  • Nazila Sitaishi (2021) – In December 2021, Faruqui had been dating social media influencer Nazila Sitaishi. In 2023, Sitaishi broke up with him on Instagram live, accusing him of cheating.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 67 kg
  • In Pounds – 147 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Faruqui is known for Being the winner of the first season of Kangana Ranaut‘s show Lock Upp. In April 2020, he uploaded a standup comedy video named, Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat on his channel, which earned him his initial stardom.

Controversy

In 2021, Munawar performed a stand-up show at Munro Cafe in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, which was interrupted by Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur accusing him of making malicious jokes about Hindu deities and the Minister of Home Affairs of India, Amit Shah. On 2nd of January, he was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police in the midst of his comic act, stating that he was arrested under the Hate speech laws in India. The police however, had no evidence against Munawar, still arrested him. Later, He was subsequently granted bail by the Supreme Court of India. He spent 37 days in the jail.

Music Debut

In 2020, Faruqui released his debut song, Jawab in collaboration with an Indian musician Spectra.

Television Debut 

In 2022, Munawar’s journey in the entertainment world began when he was discovered as a contestant on Balaji Telefilms’s reality television show Lock Upp. On 8 May 2022, he was declared the show’s winner.

Munawar Faruqui Net worth

Munawar Faruqui has an estimated net worth of $500K dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Munawar Faruqui

  • Due to financial constraints, he left school after the 5th class.
  • Faruqui was on his tour where he was performing comedy in different cities of India.
  • In April 2020, he uploaded a standup comedy video named, Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat on his channel, which earned him his initial stardom.
  • In 2021, he uploaded a standup comedy video named, Ghost Story on his YouTube Channel.
  • In 2022, Munawar did a Punjabi song named, Todh along with Prince Narula and Rony Ajnali.
  • In 2022, he confessed to Siddharth Kannan in an interview that she had remained unfaithful in his relationships and had cheated on his partner. He, however, had regretted this behavior of his.
  • In 2022, 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.
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