Munawar Faruqui: Why did he get arrested?

Quick Facts

Name Munawar Faruqui
Age 30 Years Old
Nick Name Munawar
Birth Name Munawar Iqbal Faruqui
Birth Date 1992-01-28
Gender Male
Profession Comedian
Birth Nation India
Place Of Birth Junagadh, Gujarat
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Indian-Muslim
Horoscope Aquarius
Famous For Famous as an Indian stand up-comedian, writer and rapper
Best Known For Known for being a contestant on the Indian reality television series “Lock Upp”
Net Worth $260k
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Sisters 3
Height 5ft 8 inches(1.73m)
Weight 63kg(138 lbs)
Shoe Size 7(US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Links Twitter, Instagram

Munawar Faruqui is an Indian stand-up comedian, writer, and rapper best known for competing in the first season of the Kangana Ranaut-hosted reality television program “Lock Upp” in India. The program debuted on February 27, 2022. He has become into one of the show’s most well-liked and well-known participants.

In cooperation with Indian musician Spectra, he released his first official video song, Jawab, in August 2020. #His verified Instagram account, @munawar.faruqui, has about 1.6 million followers, while his verified Twitter account, @munawar0018, has about 162,000 followers. He is also active on social media.

How much is the Net worth of Munawar Faruqui?

Munawar Faruqui is a stand-up comedian, writer, and rapper who has amassed a sizable fortune through his work. Additionally, he receives about $4500 weekly as a participant on the program “Lock Upp.” His main sources of income are his stand-up comedy performances and YouTube videos. On his own YouTube channel, he has 2.35 million+ subscribers. Munawar’s total earnings put together are expected to bring in $260k by 2020.

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Munawar Faruqui riding a bike. via Los Angeles Times

Early Years: From what country is Munawar Faruqui?

In Junagadh, Gujarat, India, on January 28, 1992, Munawar Faruqui was born. Munawar Iqbal Faruqui is his real name. He is of Indian descent. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he is an Indian-Muslim. His faith is Islam. Along with his three sisters, Munawar spent the most of his formative years in Junagadh, where he was born.  However, his family moved to Mumbai after his house was destroyed in the 2002 sectarian violence in Gujarat, and his mother passed away soon after when he was only 16 years old.

To support the family, his father Iqbal began working as a driver in Mumbai. But when his father became ill, the entire burden of taking care of his family fell on him. At the age of 17, he started working at a utensil store while going to school. In 2020, his father passed away. In his early twenties, after finishing his computer course, he began working as a graphic designer. When various OTT channels were created in India in 2017, he became aware of humor and started working as a comedian.

What is the Professional Career of Munawar Faruqui?

Munawar Faruqui debuted his first hour-long Gujrati show, “Dodh Dahyo,” at Malad, Mumbai, in July 2019, and then he started his professional comedy career. In 2020, he began posting stand-up comedy, roasts, and his singles to his “Munawar Faruqui” YouTube account. Munawar’s stand-up comedy video, “Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat,” which he posted on his YouTube page in April 2020, marked the beginning of a successful professional run for him. Over 13 million people have watched the video. In cooperation with Indian musician Spectra, he released his first official video song, Jawab, in August 2020. His other hip hop music videos include “Khwahish,” “Nagpada Ka Rider,” “Aazmaish,” “Dus Lakh,” “Kalandar,” and “Khamoshi.”

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Munawar Faruqui debuted his first hour-long Gujrati show, “Dodh Dahyo,” in 2019. Via The News Minute

He posted his stand-up comedy clip “Ghost Story” on his Youtube channel on February 28, 2021. The video has already gotten over 14 million views. Munawar rose to fame after appearing as one of the contestants on the first season of the Kangana Ranaut-hosted Indian reality television program “Lock Upp.” The program debuted on February 27, 2022. It is broadcast on MX Player and ALTBalaji. He has become into one of the show’s most well-liked and well-known participants. Also, He has almost 2.35 million subscribers to his verified YouTube channel, Munawar Faruqui. He has more than 189k subscribers on his second YouTube channel, “Munawar Faruqui 2.0.”

Who is the wife of Munawar Faruqui?

On April 9, 2022, Munawar Faruqui revealed during an episode of the reality series “Lock Upp” that he is married. The host of the show, Kangana Ranaut, handed Munawar a photo and asked him if he would like to elaborate on the image that had gained popularity on social media. Following that, he acknowledged getting married while he was young and having a son from that union.

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Munawar Faruqui with his wife and son. Via Hindustan Times

He did make it clear, though, that he hasn’t been residing with his wife and child for the previous 1.5 years, and that the divorce between the two has already been litigated. He had kept his private life a secret up until that point. Additionally, the romantic relationship that developed on-screen between Munawar and Anjali Arora, another competitor on Lock Upp, was adored by viewers.

Controversy and Arrest

In Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on January 1, 2021, Eklavya Singh Gaur, the son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, ended his stand-up performance after accusing him of making hurtful jokes against Hindu deities and India’s Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah.

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Munawar Faruqui was arrested. Via Opindia

He was arrested on January 2 by Madhya Pradesh Police in the midst of his comedy routine, claiming India’s laws against hate speech as the justification. Munawar was detained even though the police had no evidence to use against him. But following his arrest, the Supreme Court of India gave him bail, and he came under fire for not honoring a comedian’s right to free expression.

Body Stats: What is Munawar Faruqui’s height?

Munawar Faruqui is a charming man in his early 30s with a well-kept athletic body physique. 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). Also, He wears size 7 shoes (US).


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  • 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