Lesser Known Facts about Munawar Faruqui – Lock Upp Contestant, Comedian

Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui is currently in the Lock Upp reality show with Kangana Ranaut. This reality show is going to be quite a hit and Munavvar is also seen as the most famous and powerful contestant of the show. However, no one has much information about Munavvar’s life. Especially about his personal life.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Comedian Munawar Faruqui

Munawar Faruqui is a resident of Junagadh, Gujarat.

Munawar is a resident of Junagadh in Gujarat. In the year 2002, his house was destroyed during the Gujarat riots. After that, he came to Mumbai at the age of just 10 years. Here he started living in Dongri with his family. Since then he has been living in Mumbai only.

Went through all the difficulties, but did not give up hard work and courage

Munawar Faruqui came to Mumbai at the age of 10, but the troubles did not end here. His mother passed away. At an early age, the responsibility of earning money came to him. He used to work during the day and do computer courses in the evening.

He sold utensils, and sometimes worked as a salesman in a shop

He did everything that he could to support himself and his family. Did different types of jobs in different cities. Sometimes he sold utensils, and sometimes worked as a salesman in a shop. For some time he also worked as a graphic artist in Mumbai. Now he does stand-up comedy and is very popular.

He went to Jail for one of his Stand Up Comedy Videos

He also had to go to jail for making fun of Hindu gods and goddesses. At present, that case is going on in the court. 

Here’s a report by Time: How An Indian Stand Up Comic Found Himself Arrested for a Joke He Didn’t Tell

Here’s the video

Started the journey of becoming a stand-up comedian from open mic

Munawar started his stand-up with an open mic. He did not know much about the comedy scene, he started it just for fun, but later he started taking it serially. 

Balraj Singh Ghai, is a friend of Munawar Faruqui and owner of The Habitat, a popular stand-up place in Mumbai. Farooqui’s friend and comedian Samay Raina said, ‘Munawwar is very humble. He travels from Dongri to places like Khar and Bandra for just 5 minutes of stage time. He does all his work himself. Without anyone’s help.

He is Married and Has 3-year-Old Son

He is married and has a three-year-old child. This has been revealed during the reality show Lock Upp and the picture of Munavvar’s wife and child is also going viral on social media. However, Munawar no longer lives with his wife. A case related to this is also going on in his court. So he can’t talk much about it.

His entry to Lock Upp: The Reality Show

He is one of the highest-paid contestants in the lock upp show and is also quite popular in the show. Several of his videos are trending on social media now.

Here are some of his stand up videos

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