Munawar Faruqui - Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Parents, Facts, Siblings
Munawar Faruqui is an Indian stand-up comedian, writer, and rapper who is best known for being a contestant on the first season of the Indian reality television series "Lock Upp", hosted by an actress, Kangana Ranaut. The show got premiered on 27 February 2022. He has become one of the most popular and well-loved contestants on the show. He released his first official video single, Jawab, in August 2020, in collaboration with Indian musician Spectra.
Besides, he is active on the social media platform with around 1.6 million followers on his verified Instagram account: @munawar.faruqui and has around 162k followers on his Twitter account: @munawar0018
What is Munawar Faruqui famous for?
- Famous as an Indian stand-up comedian, writer, and rapper
- Known for being a contestant on the Indian reality television series "Lock Upp"
Where is Munawar Faruqui from?
Munawar Faruqui was born on 28 January 1992 in Junagadh, Gujarat, India. His birth name is Munawar Iqbal Faruqui. He holds Indian nationality. His ethnicity is Indian-Muslim while Aquarius is his zodiac sign. He is Muslim by religion.
Munawar spent most of his childhood days in his hometown, Junagadh along with his three sisters. However, after his house got destroyed during the Gujarat sectarian riots in 2002, his family relocated to Mumbai, and his mother died shortly after when he was just 16 years old.
His father, Iqbal started working as a driver in Mumbai to continue the family's living. However, when his father fell sick, the whole responsibility of his family came into his shoulders, and at the age of 17, he began to work at a utensil store while attending school. Later, his father died in 2020.
After completing his computer course, he started working as a graphic designer in his early twenties. He got aware of humor in 2017 when several OTT channels were introduced in India, and he began working as a comedian.
Munawar Faruqui's Career
- Munawar Faruqui began his professional comedy career in July 2019 after performing his first one-hour Gujrati show, "Dodh Dahyo," at Malad, Mumbai.
- He then started uploading standup comedy videos, roast videos, and his singles on his Youtube channel "Munawar Faruqui" in 2020.
- Munawar got his career breakthrough in April 2020 after he uploaded a standup comedy video named "Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat" on his Youtube channel. The video has over 13 million views.
- He released his first official video single, Jawab, in August 2020, in collaboration with Indian musician Spectra.
- "Khwahish," "Nagpada Ka Rider," "Aazmaish," "Dus Lakh," "Kalandar," and "Khamoshi" are some of his other hip hop music videos.
- On February 28, 2021, he uploaded his stand-up comedy video "Ghost Story" on his Youtube account. So far, the video has received over 14 million views.
- Munawar came into prominence after he became one of the contestants on the first season of the Indian reality television series "Lock Upp", hosted by actress, Kangana Ranaut. The show got premiered on 27 February 2022. It airs on ALTBalaji and MX Player. He has become one of the most popular and well-loved contestants on the show.
- On his verified YouTube account "Munawar Faruqui," he has roughly 2.35 million followers. On his second YouTube channel, "Munawar Faruqui 2.0," he has over 189k subscribers.
Who is Munawar Faruqui's wife?
Munawar Faruqui is a married guy, as he confessed on an episode of the reality show "Lock Upp" on April 9, 2022. In the program, Kangana Ranaut, the host, gave Munawar a photo and asked him if he'd want to expound on the photo that had gone popular on social media. After that, he admitted to being married at a young age and having a son from that marriage. He did clarify, however, that he has not been living with his wife and kid for the past 1.5 years and that the couple's separation is already in court. Until that day, he had kept his personal life a secret. Moreover, the fans were loving the romantic bond between Munawar and his fellow Lock Upp contestant, Anjali Arora in the show.
Munawar Faruqui Controversy and Arrest
Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, stopped his stand-up gig at Munro Cafe in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on January 1, 2021, accusing him of making damaging jokes against Hindu deities and India's Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah. On the 2nd of January, he was detained by Madhya Pradesh Police in the middle of his comedy performance, citing India's hate speech legislation as the reason for his detention. Even though the police had no proof against Munawar, he was detained. However, he was subsequently granted bail by the Supreme Court of India after his arrest and was heavily criticized for not respecting a comedian's freedom of speech.
How much is Munawar Faruqui worth?
Munawar Faruqui has earned a handsome sum of money from his profession as a stand-up comedian, writer, and rapper. He also earns around $4500 per week as a contestant on the show "Lock Upp". His stand-up comedy shows and YouTube videos are his major sources of revenue. He has over 2.35 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel. Including all of his earnings, Munawar has an estimated net worth of $260k in 2020.
How tall is Munawar Faruqui?
Munawar Faruqui is a handsome man with a well-maintained athletic body physique in his early 30s. He has a fair complexion with black hair and a pair of brown eyes. He stands tall with a height of 5ft 8 inches(1.73m) and has a bodyweight of 63kg(138 lbs). His shoe size is 7(US).
Trivias About Munawar Faruqui You Need To Know.
- Munawar Faruqui is married man and has a son.
- When his father fell sick, the whole responsibility of his family came into his shoulders and at the age of 17, he began to work at a utensil store while attending school.
- He has over 2.35 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel.
- He started working as a graphic designer in his early twenties