One of India’s most popular reality shows, Bigg Boss, had its final on Sunday, 28 January 2024. If you want to know details on the Bigg Boss 17 winner–Munawar Faruqui, you have come to the right place.
For 17 consecutive years, Bigg Boss has been the limelight show in India hosted by Salman Khan, the “Bhai” of the industry. His charm and personality have significantly contributed to the show’s popularity, and he has undoubtedly maintained his position all these years.
Yesterday, the winner of the 17th season of the show was announced, and much anticipated Munawar Faruqui lifted the trophy. However, if you wish to know more about him and his game in the Bigg Boss house, continue reading below.
But before we step into the game, let us learn a bit about Munawar:-
Who is Munawar Faruqui?
Munawar Faruqui–Bigg Boss 17 winner, is an Indian comedian, social media influencer, and rapper. He has over one crore followers on Instagram. People love him for his stand-up comedy skills, a talent that flows into his performances, and, of course, his personality and attitude.
Faruqui was born in a middle-class Muslim family in Junagadh, Gujarat, on 28 January 1992. During the early years of his life, he saw great struggle and experienced life in an unexpected turn of events.
Because of financial crises, Munawar had to drop out of school after class 5. His father came under huge debt, which pushed him to work and make money from his end. During his childhood, he ran various chores and helped his mother and grandmother.
When Faruqui was just 14 years old, his mother committed suicide. After which, he had to relocate to Mumbai at his aunt’s request. He started doing some odd jobs to make money for himself.
Munawar Faruqui Career and Success
Munawar Faruqui made his first social appearance in April 2020. He uploaded a stand-up comedy video named “Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat” on his YouTube channel. Following this, he made his debut song, “Jawab,” with an Indian musician Spectra in August 2020.
His next stand-up comedy video, “Ghost Story,” also gained significant popularity. Seeing his emerging success, producers invited him to Balaji Telefilms’s reality television show “Lock Upp” hosted by Kangana Ranaut. He won the show on 8 May 2022.
But, the most turned on event of his career was Bigg Boss 17. He became the Bigg Boss 17 winner on 28 January 2024. ColorsTV awarded him Rs. 50,00,000 and a trophy as a winning prize.
Journey in the Bigg Boss House
Munawar’s journey in the Bigg Boss house has really been a game of Dil, Dimaag, aur Dum ka khel.
The 17th season of the Indian-Hindi language reality television has been life-changing for Faruqui. The show premiered on 15 October 2023 on Colors TV and JioCinema and had the Grand Final on 28 January 2024, announcing Munawar–Bigg Boss 17 winner.
Many fans and even past contestants have claimed that it was a “Fixed win.” However, Munawar has not pinned anything more than “Mujhe Nahi Pata” on his social media profiles.
He told India today, “I always thought I had a 50-50 chance as Abhishek equally deserved this win. This tag only sounds very fixed. I know I made some mistakes and I had to bear the brunt of the same. I was also judged for it. However, in the real world, I have done some good deeds, and because of this, I have gained love from fans.” It is yet to see what the Bigg Boss 17 winner will say next!
Bigg Boss 17 Contestants And Eviction
Before we dive into the details of Bigg Boss 17 winner and Grand Final events, let us see some contestant portfolio:-
Below is a list of Bigg Boss 17 Contestants who entered the show on the first day:-
- Mannara Chopra
- Munawar Faruqui
- Aishwarya Sharma
- Neil Bhatt
- Navid Sole
- Anurag Dobhal
- Sana Raees Khan
- Jigna Vora
- Ankita Lokhande
- Vikki Jain
- Soniya Bansal
- Firoza Khan
- Sunny Arya
- Rinku Dhawan
- Arun Srikanth Mashettey
- Abhishek Kumar
- Isha Malviya
Wild Card Entrants
Here is a list of Bigg Boss 17 Contestants who entered the show as wild card entrants:-
- Manasvi Mamgai
- Samarth Jurel
- Park Min-jun
- Ayesha Khan
|Day 1 Day 84
|Day 83 Day 107
|Ejected By Captain1st Runner-up
|Day 64Day 78
|Day 77Day 97
|Evicted By Housemates
|Evicted By Captain
|Evicted By Housemates
|Evicted By Housemates
Bigg Boss 17 Grand Final: Finalists
In the last Bigg Boss 17 episode, we had grand finalists Ankita Lokhande, Mannara Chopra, Munawar Faruqui, Abhishek Kumar, and Arun Mashettey. They walked the ramp in style as the show said goodbye to ColorsTV for the seventeenth time.
The five finalists made the last Bigg Boss 17 episode memorable and epic with their dance performances.
Before the Bigg Boss 17 contestants said their final “Goodbye,” the show welcomed Rohit Shetty, who threw unpredictable questions at the contestants.
The show organised an entertainment-packed “Final” for the audience before announcing the Bigg Boss 17 winner.
Grand Final Events
If you missed the Grand Final of Bigg Boss 17, here are the major details that you should know:-
Arun Mashetty Evicted
The fourth runner-up of the show–Arun Mashetty , gets evicted from the show at the very beginning, giving us the list of the top 4 finalists. Salman Khan waits on the stage for him as Devgan and R Madhavan escort Arun from the house.
Madhuri Dixit And Sunil Shetty Entry
What can be more pleasing than Salman Khan welcoming Madhuri Dixit onstage. Still refreshing the memories from “Hum Apke Hai Kon,” both the stars set the stage on joy with their petty talk and jokes.
Abhishek’s Kumar laughter never end
Following this, Sunil Shetty joins Salman Khan for an epic dance performance. Krushna Abhishek makes sure the laughter does not end, giving us a dose of comedy with contestants.
Ankita Lokhande Is Evicted From Top 4
Ankita Lokhande gets evicted from the show, giving us a list of the top 3 runner-ups. The Bigg Boss himself invites all four finalists inside the house to announce the names of the top 3 finalists to the Bigg Boss family.
Khan Brothers On The Show
Salman Khan’s brothers, Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan bless us with their entry Khan along with Bharti Singh. Following this, Bharti reads fan letters for the contestants, adding some “Masala” with her comedy skills.
Mannara Chopra Evicted From Top 3
Mannara Chopra gets evicted from the top 3 finalists and joins Ankita for a sensational dance performance.
Munawar Faruqui Is Bigg Boss 17 Winner
Munawar and Abhishek say goodbye to the house and join Salman Khan for the “winner reveal.” Fans praise Munawar Faruqui as Salman Khan announces him as the Bigg Boss 17 winner.
Who Is The Bigg Boss 17 Winner And What Does He Say?
The real controversy post announcing the name of the Bigg Boss 17 winner is whether the game was “Fixed.”
Most of the allegations made by many social media influencers and fans were that the game favoured Munawar Faruqui.
After lifting the trophy, he became the top trend on Twitter, aka “X.” The Bigg Boss 17 winner shares a photograph with Salam Khan, saying, “Bohot Bohot Shukriya Janta?? Aapke pyaar aur support ke liye Aakhir kar Trophy Dongri aa hi gayi ??? Special thanks to Bade Bhai @beingsalmankhan Sir for all your guidance ?? Saari #munawarkijanta aur #munawarkewarrior ka dil se shukriya ?? #Karliya ?.“
People Welcome Bigg Boss 17 Winner To Dongri With Epic Celebration
Watch here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1751711150352572805
Munawar Faruqui fans stand on the streets to welcome him after he was announced Bigg Boss 17 Winner, on Sunday, 28 January 2024.
On Sunday night, the fans of the stand-up comedian flooded the Mumbai Dongri streets on Sunday night as Salman Khan announced Munawar as the Bigg Boss 17 Winner.
Following the victory, Faruqui leaves a thankful message for his supporters and the show’s host Salman Khan, on Instagram. He showed a sense of love and guidance by sharing a photo with Salman Khan while holding the Bigg Boss 17 trophy. He wrote, “Bohot Bohot Shukriya Janta.”
Bigg Boss 17 winner Munawar Faruqui receives great love and affection from his fans as he lifts the trophy on Sunday Night. Upon great struggle and hardship, the Indian stand-up comedian seems to really touch the heights of success during the last few years.
However, some past contestants and social media influencers believe the game favored Faruqui. Controversies are on, and no judgment or statement from the comedian has passed except saying, “I Don’t Know.”
Q. Who is Big Boss winner 2024?
Ans… Bigg Boss 17 winner 2024 is Munawar Faruqui. On Sunday, 28 January 2024, he lifted the trophy, taking home Rs 50 Lakhs and a New Car.
Q. Is Abhishek Kumar winner of Bigg Boss?
Ans… No, Abhishek Kumar is not the winner, rather he became the first runner-up of Bigg Boss Season 17.
Q. Who is 2nd runner up of Bigg Boss 17?
Ans… Mannara Chopra is the second runner up of ‘Bigg Boss 17’. She was evicted from the house, leaving Abhishek Kumar and Munawar Faruqui in the Top 2.
Q. How old is Big Boss India?
Ans… Bigg Boss first premiered on television in 2006 through Sony TV with Arshad Warsi as the host.