By Khushi Pal
Published Dec 20, 2023

Hindustan Times

Photo Credits: Instagram/munawar.faruqui

Meet Bigg Boss 17 contestant Munawar Faruqui: 8 things to know 

Munawar Faruqui has been making headlines over his appearance on the Salman Khan-hosted reality show Bigg Boss 17. From comedy to controversies, here are 8 things to know about the stand-up comedian. 

Munawar is a stand-up comedian and rapper. 

He hails from the Junagadh district in Gujarat.

Before participating in Bigg Boss 17, the 31-year-old also featured in Kangana Ranaut's reality show Lock Upp where he emerged as the winner.

In January 2021, FIRs were lodged against him for allegedly making remarks on Hindu deities and hurting religious sentiments.

He was arrested on January 1, 2021 ahead of his show in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The comedian was later granted interim bail.  

He has also been vocal about his financial struggles following his mother's death in 2007.

He revealed that before making in big in showbiz, he worked at a gift shop and sold samosas at a stall. 

Munawar has become a household name in the comedy circuit. He enjoys a huge following of over 9 million followers on Instagram.