Who is Mawaan Rizwan and does he have a partner?

FANS of Taskmaster have been enjoying the return of the Channel 4 show.

The new series features comedian and rising star Mawaan Rizwan.

Who is Mawaan Rizwan?

Mawaan, 28, was born on August 18, 1992, in Pakistan and is a British actor, writer and comedian.

Mawaan began his career as a YouTuber.

He directed award-winning short Jimmy Will Play, and presented Channel 4’s Battlefront show, a double Emmy award-winning project about young campaigners making social change.

He has created a range of comedic characters for his online comedy show MalumTV, which has attracted over 11.5 million views.

Mawaan's mother Shahnaz, who became a Bollywood star after appearing alongside her son in his videos, brought him and his sister to the UK alone.

His father later joined them and they had another son, Informer actor Nabhaan Rizwan.

What has Mawaan Rizwan been in?

In 2020 Mawaan starred in comedy series Two Weeks To Live on Sky One.

Other acting credits include Omar Shirani in Next Of Kin and Imi in Murdered By My Father.

He's received recognition for being a writer on Netflix series Sex Education.

In September 2020 he appeared in Jonathan Ross's Comedy Club as co-host.

Then in October 2020 he joined the 10th series of Taskmaster.

Does Mawaan Rizwan have a partner?

Rizwan came out as gay to his traditional Muslim parents at the age of 24.

He has told how they were not supportive and he was told to suppress and hide his sexuality.

In 2016 he hosted the documentary How Gay Is Pakistan? which explored the issues faced by other LGBTQ Muslims living under Islamic law that deems homosexuality illegal.

Mawaan wanted to explore what is life as a gay man would have been like if his family had stayed in Pakistan.

Mawaan has openly spoken about his partner at comedy gigs, however he hasn’t revealed his name. 

When is Taskmaster next on?

You can catch Mawaan on Taskmaster TONIGHT (November 26, 2020).

The show is on at 9pm on Channel 4.

Each episode is being repeated on E4 on Saturday evenings.

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