MTV Roadies is an youth-based reality show that airs on MTV India. It first aired in 2003. In the show, a group of contestants travel to different destinations and participate in various tasks that challenge their physical and mental strength.[1] During the course of the journey, there are vote outs, vote ins, eliminations and game changing twists. Eventually the contestant who manages to survive vote outs and succeed in the final task is chosen as the winner. The show has enjoyed relative success among the youth.[2][3] When asked about the show, the executive producer said, "Roadies has travel, adventure, drama, touch of voyeurism."Raghu Ram, Rajiv Lakshman and RJ Amit, the creators of Roadies, left the show in 2014.[4] They told the media that they had done enough to popularise the show and wanted to give opportunities to the new generation to carry the show forward. With a 17 year history, it is one of India's longest running shows.[5][failed verification]

MTV Roadies
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Presented byMTV India

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Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons17
Production company(s)Diamond Pictures
Colosceum Media
(2010- till date)
Original networkMTV India
Related showsBattleground
(2006-2009, 2014-present)
(2010-2011, 2013-2014)
External links
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The first two seasons had a cap on the daily budget allocated to the contestants. During the show, apart from learning about India's diversity, they were also given tasks to get to know each other. The tasks became more challenging from the third season onwards.[1]

The fifth season was the first time when an "Advantage task" was introduced. The winner of the task would get an advantage in the vote out, which could be multiple votes or being the only one(s) to vote. This was also the first time the show went international.[6]

In the tenth season, a team of former contestants mentored by Raghu Ram were pitted against a team of fresh contestants mentored by Rannvijay.[5]

In the twelfth season, during the auditions, 4 Gang Leaders had to hit a buzzer to express their interest in a contestant. Contestants in return had the option to choose which gang they would like to be a part of.[7]

In the thirteenth season, bikes, which had been a common aspect of the show, were discontinued and the makers opted for a car. This has continued in the fourteenth season as well.[5]

Across all seasons, vote outs, vote ins, immunity, eliminations, captaincy, twists introduced by the makers and special appearances by guests like actors, sportspersons and musicians have been regular features of the show.[1][5]


Season Title Year Network Host Contestants Prize Winner Runner-up Winning Gang Leader Destinations
1 N/A 2003 MTV India Cyrus Sahukar 8 ₹5,00,000 Rannvijay Singh N/A India
2 2004 Rannvijay Singh 10 Ayushmann Khurranna
3 2005 13 ₹3,60,000 Parul Shahi Rahul Sharma
4 2006–2007 ₹3,75,500 Anthony Yeh Gurbani Judge
5 5.0 2007–2008 ₹2,30,000 Ashutosh Kaushik Nihal Nikam India
6 Hell Down Under 2008–2009 20 ₹3,62,000 Nauman Sait Lonkiri Timung India
7 7 Deadly Sins, 1 Wild Safari 2009–2010 15 ₹90,000 Anwar Syed Zaid Bin Nazir India
8 Shortcut to Hell 2011 13 ₹4,00,000 Aanchal Khurana Mohit Saggar India
9 Everything or Nothing 2012 ₹6,17,000 Vikas Khoker Himani Sharma India
United States
10 X: Battle for Glory 2013 16 ₹4,50,000 Palak Johal Ramandeep Kaur Dhillion India
11 X1: Ride for Respect 2014 15 ₹3,20,000 Nikhil Sachdeva Utkarsh Khanna
12 X2: Your Road, Your Gang 2015 Bani Judge 22 ₹5,00,000 Prince Narula Gurmeet Rehal Rannvijay India
13 X4: Your Gang, Your Glory 2016 Gaelyn Mendonca Renault Duster Balraj Singh Khehra Navdeesh Singh Karan India
14 Roadies Rising 2017 Shweta Mehta Baseer Ali Neha India
15 Roadies Xtreme 2018 Rannvijay Singh 24 Kashish Thakur Preeti Kuntal
16 Roadies: Real Heroes 2019 27 Droom Used Super Bike Arun Sharma Ankita Pathak Raftaar
17 Roadies Revolution 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Gang leadersEdit

Leader Season
X1 X2 X4 Rising Xtreme Real Heroes Revolution
Raghu Ram Main Leader
Rannvijay Singh Main Leader Head/Host
Esha Deol Main Leader
Karan Kundra Main Leader Quit, Replaced by Nikhil chinnpa
Vijender Singh Main Leader
Sushil Kumar Quit, Replaced by Prince Narula
Neha Dhupia Main Leader
Prince Narula Main Leader
Harbhajan Singh Guest Judge
Nikhil Chinapa Main Leader
Raftaar Main Leader
Sandeep Singh Main Leader

Neha Dhupia Is the most successful gang leader, Winning two seasons Roadies Rising And Roadies Xtreme


  1. ^ a b c Roadies 15 returns with Xtreme adventure and thrill. Times Now 15 February 2018
  2. ^ "MTV Roadies has become a lifestyle for the youth". Bollywood Life.
  3. ^ "MTV Roadies teaches you how to win friends". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Raghu-Rajiv Break Tie with Roadies". Agency FAQs. 24 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "Roadies Xtreme: Things we know about the new season so far". India Today. 12 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Roadies 5.0 goes international".
  7. ^ "MTV Roadies kicks off tomorrow". Best Media Info.

10. MTV Roadies Winners List of All Seasons Just Web World.

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