Who is Munawar Faruqui: Biography, Comedian Career & Why He Got Jailed?
The young Indian stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has been arrested in January. Photo: Bar and Bench

Who is Munawar Faruqui?

Munawar Faruqui is a Stand-up Comedian. He was born in 1992 (Age: 30 years old), in Gujarat, India. Faruqui in star time worked at Canvas Laugh Club.

He started his Youtube Channel in January 2020, he got famous by commenting on Hindu God and Politics Leader. PM Narendra Modi and other politicians are the targets on which he most of the time talk. Even being a new Youtuber, he has got Millions of Views of his Youtube Video. As a Graphic Designer, he has worked, in 2009, before been a Stand Up Comedian.

For using abusive language on religion, many leaders have filed FIR against him.

Net Worth

According to Stardom1.com, Munawar Faruqui's primary net worth income comes from the Show and Secondary income comes from Youtube Show, Brands, Ads, and Others. Munawar Faruqui Net Worth is approx 1 Million.


Munawar has done a Graphic Designer course. ​His Highest Degree in Educational Qualification is Graphic Designing.

Munawar Faruqui (Comedian)

Bio in short.

Real Name

Munawar Faruqui

Nick Name




Date of Birth



30 (as of 2021)



Famous as


Current City


Gujarat, India.

Gujarat, India.


Feet: 5.6 Feet.


68 kg.




Graphic Designer Degree.

Net worth

1 Million. (Approx)


One of the popular Stand-up Comedian.

Current relation status




Career Life

Munawar is a Muslim Stand-up comedian. Born and survived in Gujarat, now Lives in Mumbai. He is the quintessential cute guy for every girl out there but he's also funny. He has won various competitions organized by the local buildings for the musical chairs.

Who is Munawar Faruqui: Biography, Comedian Career & Why He Got Jailed?
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He fights like a hero in PUBG battles. Has 5k followers on Instagram to show off. After 100+ houseful shows he finally left his job as Ticket Blacker at Maratha mandir and now he is pursuing his career as a Stand Up Comedian, Book My Show cites. He was listed as the #1 comedian in an imaginary article by Scoopwhoop and Buzzfeed of Top 10 comedians you should watch before they stop doing comedy.

Why was Munawar Faruqui arrested?

The news about Munawar Faruqui hit all the headlines in very early January. The 30-year-old Faruqui and four other people were arrested on January 1 just before he was about to start his performance at a cafe in the popular 56 Dukan locality of Indore, one more person was arrested later, for allegedly making objectionable remarks about Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show in Indore on New Year’s Day, as cited by Los Angeles Times.

Who is Munawar Faruqui: Biography, Comedian Career & Why He Got Jailed?
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Soon after the show, Eklavya Singh Gaud, son of BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaud, had filed a complaint against Faruqui and others.

Gaud had said that he and his associates went to watch the show and they witnessed Faruqui allegedly make indecent jokes about Hindu deities. Gaud further said that he forced the organizers to stop the show soon after that.

Reports also emerged that Faruqui and his associates were beaten by members of the audience. According to Outlook India, Faruqui was then arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including section 295-A which deals with deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class.

Denied bail three times by a state court, Faruqui appealed to the country’s Supreme Court, which ordered Friday that he be released from jail pending a trial. Critics say he has become a prominent example of an escalating crackdown against free speech in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s India.

A growing number of entertainers, activists, lawyers, and academics who have spoken against Modi’s Hindu nationalist government have been arrested, charged with sedition and other serious crimes, or viciously attacked on social media.

In recent days, India has filed criminal charges against journalists who covered a Jan. 26 protest by farmers against proposed agricultural laws. It ordered Twitter to block hundreds of accounts critical of the prime minister and threatened the company’s employees with jail time if they didn’t comply. Last month, the producers of a fictional Amazon Prime Video series called “Tandav” apologized after politicians from Modi’s party claimed the show had insulted Hindus.

Latest update: Munawar Faruqui was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court on Friday

The Supreme Court on Friday took less than a minute to order interim bail for Munawar Faruqui, as cited by Hindustan Times.

“The petitioner (Faruqui) is released on ad-interim bail on conditions to the satisfaction of the trial court,” said a bench of justices Rohinton F Nariman and BR Gavai. The bench seemed to be in agreement with Faruqui’s advocate Saurabh Kirpal, who argued that Indore police did not follow the procedure laid out by the SC in its 2014 order in the Arnesh Kumar case on the process of the police probe.

Staying the Madhya Pradesh high court judgment that declined bail to Faruqui, the apex court issued notices to the state police as well as to the complainant in the case, Hindu Rakshak Sangathan convener Eklavya Singh Gaud, son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Malini Singh Gaud.

The bench also restrained the Uttar Pradesh police from arresting Faruqui in a separate case registered against him at Prayagraj for allegedly offending religious feelings through his jokes.

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