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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. 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. 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. 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.[failed verification]
|Presented by||MTV India|
|No. of seasons||17|
|Production company(s)||Diamond Pictures|
(2010- till date)
|Original network||MTV India|
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.
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.
In the tenth season, a team of former contestants mentored by Raghu Ram were pitted against a team of fresh contestants mentored by Rannvijay.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Sandeep Singh||Main Leader|
- Roadies 15 returns with Xtreme adventure and thrill. Times Now 15 February 2018
- "MTV Roadies has become a lifestyle for the youth". Bollywood Life.
- "MTV Roadies teaches you how to win friends". Forbes.
- "Raghu-Rajiv Break Tie with Roadies". Agency FAQs. 24 November 2014.
- "Roadies Xtreme: Things we know about the new season so far". India Today. 12 December 2017.
- "Roadies 5.0 goes international". Bollywood.com.
- "MTV Roadies kicks off tomorrow". Best Media Info.
10. MTV Roadies Winners List of All Seasons Just Web World.