After months of intense competition, stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has been declared the winner of the 17th season of Bigg Boss. He defeated co-contestant Abhishek Kumar to win the finale.
He took home a coveted trophy and cash prize of Rs 50 lakh.
Munawar Faruqui is a popular standup comedian, rapper and singer.
Munawar was one of the most popular contestants of the 17th season of the Colors show. He hogged the limelight ever since he entered the Bigg Boss house, courtesy of his shayaris.
However, his game backfired soon and he faced several hurdles mainly when Ayesha Khan entered the show making some serious allegations against him.
Ayesha blamed him for cheating on her, making false promises, and proposing to another girl for marriage. His game hit rock bottom but he managed to stand tall.
Before 'Bigg Boss 17', Munawar gained popularity with his winning stint in the 'Lock Upp' reality show.
Munawar hails from Junagarh, Gujarat and has relocated to Mumbai to earn for the family at a young age.
A school dropout, Munawar Faruqui has come up in life amidst adversities and doing odd jobs to make ends meet.
However, his innate talent of comedy made him an internet sensation.
On the TV reality show he admitted to being father of a five-year son from his earlier marriage.