Grasim Mr. India (formerly Adonis - Graviera Man of the Year) was a national male beauty pageant in India that annually selected representatives to compete globally at Mr. International, Mister World, Mr. Intercontinental and Best Model of the World. In the years 1996 and 1998, the winner of the contest represented India at Mister World contest. Later the title was changed to "Mr. India" International and the winner was sent to compete at Mr. International pageant. Later in 2007 and 2008, Hayward 5000 organized Mr India pageant and the winner was sent to Mister World. In 2010 and 2012, Grasim Mr. India again sent its winner to Mister World and the title was renamed Mr India World. Since 2014, The Times Group owns the right to organize Mr India World contest and its winner represents India at Mister World.
|Successor||Mr India World|
Best Model of the World
|Adonis - Graviera Man of the Year|
The first Mister India called Graviera Adonis Man of the Year contest was held in 1995. Bikram Saluja of Punjab was named the first ever Mister India and represented India at Mister World, where he was placed among top 10 finalists.
In earlier years, the winner of Grasim Mr. India Pageant used to represent India at Mister World contest. From 1997 to 2003 the winner was sent to Mr. International and on some occasions the winner was also sent to compete at other international pageants like Mr. Intercontinental or Best Model of the World.
|2008||Pravesh Rana||Uttar Pradesh|
India representatives to international pageantsEdit
The following male models have represented India in international pageants:
Representatives to Mister WorldEdit
- Usually the winner of Mister India pageant represented India at Mister World but if for any reason the winner is unable to compete then a runner up was sent to the pageant.
- India has been participating in Mister World since its inception in 1996. India did not compete in the Mister World from 2000 & 2003. Since 2014 representatives to Mister World are being sent by Mr India World
|Year||Mister World India||State||Ranking||Special Awards|
|1996||Bikram Saluja||Punjab||Top 10|
|2007||Kawaljit Anand Singh||Assam||Top 12|
|2010||Inder Bajwa||Punjab||Top 15||Mister World Top Model - Top 20|
Mister World Talent - Top 20
Representatives to Mr. InternationalEdit
- Usually the winner of Mister India pageant represented India at Mr. International but if for any reason the winner is unable to compete then a runner up is sent to compete at the pageant.
|1998||Diwakar Pundir||Uttarakhand||Top 12|
|1999||Abhijit Sanyal||Maharashtra||2nd Runner Up|
|2000||Aryan Vaid||Rajasthan||Mr. International 2000|
|2001||Vivan Bhatena||Maharashtra||Top 11|
|2002||Raghu Mukherjee||Karnataka||Mr. International 2002|
|2003||Rajneesh Duggal||Delhi||1st Runner Up|
Representatives to Mr. IntercontinentalEdit
|1998||Diwakar Pundir||Uttarakhand||2nd Runner Up|
|1999||Raqesh Bapat||Maharashtra||1st Runner Up|
|2000||Bikram Singh Sandhu||Punjab||Unplaced|
|2001||Savio Bruto Da Costa||Goa|
1st Runner Up
|2002||Saumik Rao||Maharashtra||Top 12|
Representatives to Best Model of the WorldEdit
2nd Runner Up
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