Grasim Mr. India

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.[1][2]

Mister India
SuccessorMr India World
Formation1996
Dissolved2012
TypeBeauty Pageant
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Membership
Mister World
Mr. International
Mr. Intercontinental
Best Model of the World
Official language
Hindi, English
Formerly called
Adonis - Graviera Man of the Year

HistoryEdit

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.

The PageantEdit

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.

WinnersEdit

1994 Bikram Saluja Punjab
1995 Tarun Raghavan Maharashtra
1996 Sachin Khurana Delhi
1997 Deepinder Gill Punjab
1998 Diwakar Pundir Uttarakhand
1999 Abhijit Sanyal Maharashtra
2000 Aryan Vaid Rajasthan
2001 Vivan Bhatena Maharashtra
2002 Raghu Mukherjee Karnataka
2003 Rajneesh Duggal Delhi
2004 Sunil Mann Delhi
2005 Viraf Patel[3] Maharashtra
2006 Rajveer Singh Delhi
2007 Bharat Kundra Delhi
2008 Pravesh Rana Uttar Pradesh
2010 Inder Bajwa Punjab

India representatives to international pageantsEdit

The following male models have represented India in international pageants:

Winner Runner Up Finalist/Semifinalist

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[4] Punjab Top 10
1998 Sachin Khurana Delhi
Unplaced
2007 Kawaljit Anand Singh Assam Top 12
2010 Inder Bajwa[5] Punjab Top 15 Mister World Top Model - Top 20
Mister World Talent - Top 20
2012 Taher Ali[6] Maharashtra
Unplaced

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.
Year Representative State Ranking
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

Year Representative State Ranking
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

Year Representative State Ranking
1999 Vishal Yadav Delhi
2nd Runner Up

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr India World 2014: Miss India Organisation Launches Mr India World 2014". www.mensxp.com.
  2. ^ "Prateik Jain is the winner of Provogue MensXP Mr. India 2014". news.biharprabha.com. Indo-Asian News Service. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Pune Sailor is Grasim Mr. India 2005". Grasim.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Handsome Indian Men-Bikram Saluja". webindia123.com. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  5. ^ "SuperModel Alert: Inder Bajwa". news.avstv.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Mister World India 2012: Taher Ali". mensxp.com. Retrieved 5 June 2014.