‘Lilliput’ is a comedy actor in TV series and Bollywood films. His real name is M. M. Faruqui. He is known as the comedian in Jaya Bachchan’s produced TV serial, ‘
Dekh Bhai Dekh
’. In this serial, he appeared in various characters and left a huge impact on the minds of the audience. But, more than an actor, he is a gifted theater actor and scriptwriter even.
After the huge success of ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, the actor got chances to play various roles, such as in the horror serial, ‘
’. Although he adopted his screen name as Lilliput, which he lifted from the children's classic novel, “Gulliver's Travels”, he says that due to his short stature he does not get the kind of roles that he had anticipated. He had a higher anticipation after the success of ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, which kept the viewers stunned by his comic antics. It is not just the small screen where the actor left his impact, but he kept people entertaining through his comic performances in movies like ‘
Bunty Aur Babli
’. In this movie, he played the role of a band trumpet player.
In another highly acclaimed movie, ‘
’, he played the role of Cheena. ‘Saagar’ was directed by 'Sholay' fame,
. Other movies where he was seen in small characters include ‘Swarg’, and ‘Shatranj’. Lilliput is a veteran theater artist and has a root in acting, which he owns to stage and plays. He has been appearing on stage right from his childhood.
Besides acting on stages, he has even written various scripts for plays that were staged live. However, Lilliput believes that there has been no mad rush to see his plays, as people loved watching Bollywood superstars on screens rather than watching Lilliput performing on stage shows. After writing scripts for dramas and plays, the versatile actor moved to Bollywood for penning scripts for some mainstream Hindi movies too.
He is, today, an illustrious theater, television and film actor, and writer par excellence. The actor takes an interest in teaching students even in the Indian Film and Television Institute.