Munawar Faruqui is an Indian stand-up comedian, rapper, and singer. His full name is Munawwar Iqbal Farooqui. Munawar is well versed in art director and graphic design.

If you want to know more about Munawar Faruqui, you’re in the right place.

We’re going to talk about his life story, including his work, family, and other interesting facts.

So, keep reading till the end of this article.


Munawar Faruqui was born on 28th January 1992 in Junagadh, which is located in Gujarat. Since birth, he was born and brought up in an Indian Muslim family.

In 2002, he and his family relocated to Mumbai due to unavoidable circumstances. They settled in Mumbai because their house in Gujarat was demolished due to the riots in the year 2002.

Full NameMunawar Iqbal Faruqui
ProfessionStand-up Comedian, Rapper, singer
Known ForYouTuber, Standup Comedian, and in Lock Upp won the first season of the show in 2022.
Date of Birth28 January 1992 (Tuesday)
Age 32 years
Zodiac signAquarius
Place of BirthJunagadh, Gujarat
HometownDongri, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Current ResidenceDongri, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Education, Qualification

At night, Munawar learned computer programming while working. He also went to college for his Bachelor’s degree and did a Graphics design course. He left school after 5th class to work and even worked at a gift shop as a child.

SchoolYet to be Updated
College Yet to be Updated
Degree/GraduationGraphics Designing

Relationship Status (Husband, Boyfriend, Affairs)

Munawar Faruqui Wife
Munawar Faruqui Wife
Relationship StatusSeparated
WifeYet to be Updated
ChildrenSon: Mikael

Munawar Faruqui’s Family, Siblings

Munawar Faruqui’s father’s name is Iqbal Faruqui and he is a driver. Munawar Faruqui’s mother is a housewife and In one of the episodes of Lock Upp, Munawar revealed that her mother committed suicide. Munawar has a 3 sisters one of them is named Shabana. 

Parent’s NameFather:  Iqbal Faruqui (Driver)
Mother:  Yet to be Updated (Housewife)
Siblings/CousinsSister: 3 Sister 
Brother:  Yet to be Updated 

Munawar Faruqui Height, Weight (Physical Appearance)

Height (approx.)in centimeters: 175 cm
in meters: 1.75 m
in feet & inches: 5’ 9”
Weightin kilogram: 75 kg  
in pounds: 165 lbs 
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourDark Brown


In July 2019, Munawar did his first show called “Dodh Dahyo” in Malad. After that, he began posting comedy videos on his YouTube channel, which made him popular. 

In January 2020, his video “Politics in India” became a big hit, marking his breakthrough. Other videos like “Dawood Yamraaj aur Aurat,” “Ghost Story,” “Doctor,” and “Engineer” also went viral quickly. Since then, Munawar has been a well-known comedian. 

In 2022, he appeared as a contestant on Kangana Ranaut’s reality TV show ‘Lock Upp season 1, and he won the show.

July 2019

  • First show: “Dodh Dahyo”
  • Started posting comedy videos on his YouTube channel

January 2020

  • Shifted focus to politics in India
  • Released videos like “Dawood Yamraaj aur Aurat,” “Ghost Story,” “Doctor,” and “Engineer”


  • Joined reality TV show “Lock Upp” season 1
  • Won the show

Munawar Faruqui’s Net Worth and Salary

Munawar Faruqui makes between 1.5 and 2.5 lakh for every performance. As far as his net worth is concerned, it is estimated to be Rs. 2 crore.

Net Worth In Indian RupeesINR 2 Crore
Salary1.5 and 2.5 lakh 

Munawar Faruqui Car/Bike Collection

  • Car: BMW, Black Range Rover
  • Bike: Jawa Classic Legends

Munawar Faruqui Awards

  • The winner of Comic Kaun 4.0 by Pizza Burst in 2018.
  • The winner of Open Mic at the Synergy Fest in 2018.
  • The winner of Lock Upp Season 1 in 2022.

Munawar Faruqui Controversies

In April 2020, Munawar faced backlash for jokes about Ram and Sita and references to the Godhra massacre in his popular YouTube video. Complaints were filed against him in Mumbai, leading to negative reactions on Twitter with the hashtag “#ArrestMunawarFaruqui.” Despite this, Munawar apologized for offending Hindu sentiments.

Munawar remained calm when accused of hurting Hindu sentiments, as no video evidence supported the claim. Many comedians criticized his arrest, and he was released on bail in February.

On 1st January 2021, Munawar got arrested during a show in Indore for making disrespectful comments about Hindu idols and mocking Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister.

In December 2021, Munawar was barred from performing at a festival in Gurgaon due to opposition, with police complaints filed against him alleging disrespect towards Hindu deities.

Munawar Bangalore’s show was canceled in November 2021 due to law and order concerns, prompting him to consider quitting performing altogether.

In May 2023, The sports channel Star Sports became embroiled in a controversy when comedian Munawar Faruqui was featured in one of their IPL shows, leading to calls for a boycott of the channel.

On 26th March 2024, Munawar was caught during a police raid for smoking hookah at a Hookah Bar in Mumbai. Munawar Bangalore was given a warning and then allowed to go.

Interesting Facts about Munawar Faruqui

  • At just 16, Munawar’s mother died, reportedly by suicide.
  • At 17, Munawar Faruqui took on household duties and worked as a salesperson.
  • In his early 20s, he became a graphic designer after computer courses.
  • Munawar’s stand-up career began in 2019 in Mumbai with ‘Dodh Dahyo’.
  • In October 2020, during a national tour, Munawar Faruqui was arrested in Indore.
  • Threats led to the cancellation of 12 of his shows in a few months.
  • His YouTube channel, started in 2020, has 3.61 million subscribers.
  • In 2018, Munawar Faruqui won Comic Kaun 4.0 and Synergy Fest’s Open Mic.
  • He began a tour named ‘Dongri to Nowhere’ in October 2020 but faced controversy.
  • Munawar debuted a hip-hop song, “Aazmaish”, in March 2021.
  • Munawar Faruqui wrote many Shayari in his career journey.

Social Media

InstagramInstagram Profile@munawar.faruqui


Where does Munawar live?

Munawar currently lives in Mumbai.

Does Munawar have a son?

Yes, Munawar have a son Mikael.

Who is the winner of Lockup 2022?

Munawar Faruqui is the winner of Lockup 2022.

Which car does Munawar have?

Munawar has a black Range Rover car.