Who is Munawar Faruqui? Winner of Lock upp S-1.
Munawar Faruqui Bio
Munawar Faruqui is an Indian Stand-up comedian rapper and writer. He was born on 28 January 1992 in Junagadh district, Gujarat. He has been doing stand up comedy since 2018 and has emerged as one of the most famous contestant after winning the Trophy of first ever season of Lock-Upp, hosted by The queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut.
Journey to Fame
No doubt, that he got immense Fame among the masses after being the contestant in Lock-Up season-1, But in 2020 he uploaded a Stand-up comedy video named “Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat on his Youtube channel ” which made him popular and as a matter of fact this video was considered to be his initial success towards stardom.
Munawar Faruqui in Lock- Upp season 1.
He won the Lock-up season 1 on 8th may 2022, hosted by Kangana Ranaut. Payal Rastogi and Anjali Arora was declared the 1st and 2nd runner up of the Reality show respectively.
Munawar has reveled many secrets related to his personal life which shocked the viewers and eventually he end up becoming the winner of the show along with a cash price of 20 lakh rupees and a brand- new car.
Personal Details and Net worth.
|Born Name||Munawar Ibal Faruqui|
|Address||Dongari ,Mumbai, India|
|Age||30 Years (as in 2022)|
|Date of Birth||28 january 1992|
|Occupation||Comedian, Rapper, writer.|
|Place of Birth||Junagadh, Gujarat , india|
|Hometown||Dongari, Maharashtra, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||writing, Traveling, singing|
|Salary(Approx)||2-4 lakh per/show (INR)|
|Net worth (Approx)||1 crore aprrox|
Height and Physical Stats.
|Height||In inches 5’7″ |
In cm 170
In mtrs 1.70
|Distinctive Features||His humble nature|
Bike and Car collection.
|Bikes||Jawa and KTM RC 200|
|Cars||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga|
Career and Controversies
Munawar Faruqui Arrest.
As we all know that Faruqui has started his career from youtube with his Stand up comedy, along with his songs but he got into trouble when he was arrested for passing derogatory comments on hindu Deities.
On 1 Jaunary 2021 During his stand-up show at Munro Cafe in Indore,Madhya Pradesh, which was interrupted by Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur assaulted him of making jokes on Hindu Deities and BJP Home Minister Amit Shah.
You call this stand up comedy @FaruquiMunawar ? Can you make fun and use such words about other religion and God including your own ? You are disgusting. @MumbaiPolice needs to take action against this nonsense. @Dev_Fadnavis @DevangVDave @Rajput_Ramesh pic.twitter.com/mq6FGL3pUY— Punit Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@Punitspeaks) April 15, 2020
After this many prominent Celebrities like Vir Das, Varun Grover, Rohan Joshi came up to his support and criticized his arrest. However Madhya Pradesh Police could not find any evidence against Munawar, still he was arrested on 2 January 2021 under the Hate speech laws in India.
His arrest was criticized heavily on social media by people for not respecting a comedian’s “Freedom of speech“. Later on he was granted interim bail by Supreme Court.
You can’t stop jokes and laughter. Not because comedians are performing it, but because people need to laugh. Harder you try, the more you’re going to be laughed at, now, and by history.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) January 3, 2021
Anyone who has ever tried to control humour, now has a category of jokes devoted to them.
I’m just going to leave this here. pic.twitter.com/C8eqqDzPya— Vir Das (@thevirdas) January 3, 2021
Munwar Faruqui’s Relationship
Munawar Faruqui’s Favourite Things
|Geners||Black comedy, Character comedy|
|Subjects[comedy]||Bollywood, Indian culture, Satire on everyday life|
Lesser knwon Facts
- Does he smoke: Occasionally,
- Does he drink Alcohol: N/a
- His home was destroyed during the 2002 communal riots of Gujarat . He moved to Mumbai and soon after his mother died when he was just 16 years old.
- He used to work at a Utensils Store on a daily wages of Rs60.
- He is a certified Graphic designer and has also worked as a graphic designer in his early twenties.
- After winning the trophy of Lock-Upp season 1, he also won a paid trip to Italy along with a brand new Car with a cash collection of 20 Lakh rupees.
- He had also reveled some secrets during the reality show of being sexually assaulted as a child .He had also confirmed that he has a wife and a 3 year old son, but there is no specific information reveled about his past life on the show.
- His first Title track “ Jawab” was released in the lockdown period of 2020 followed by “Nagpada Ka Rider“, “Aazmaish“, Hunarat“, Dus Lakh, “Khwahish” etc
- He had also won some award as a comedian including Comic Kaun 4.0  by pizza burst and Open mic competition at Synergy Fest.