A 23-year-old rapper who grew up in a slum has hit the national spotlight in India after winning one of the country's most popular reality shows.
Until a few months ago, MC Stan, who is from the western state of Maharashtra, was popular only among hip-hop and rap fans, who loved his brash rhymes and unapologetic style. dg บาคาร่า
But his fanbase has increased by millions after he appeared on the latest season of reality show Bigg Boss, the Indian version of UK's Big Brother - his name has been trending on social media since Sunday, when the show's host, actor Salman Khan, announced he was the winner.
Viewers have gushed over Stan's "raw and real personality" while fans have hailed him as the "saviour of hip-hop" in India. His music has found new admirers, including Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and singer Honey Singh, who called Stan the "Indian Lil Wayne".