Rohit Khandelwal

Rohit Khandelwal (born 19 August 1989), is an Indian model, actor, television personality, winner of Mr India 2015 and the first ever Asian to be crowned Mister World in the 2016 contest.[3][4][5][6]

Rohit Khandelwal
Rohit Khandelwal at Femina Miss India 2018 cropped.jpg
Born (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 31)
Alma materAurora Degree College[2]
Years active2012–present
Beauty pageant titleholder
Mister World 2016 (winner)
Mister World Asia & Oceania
Mister World Multimedia (winner)
Mister World Mobstar People's Choice (winner)
Mr India 2015 (winner)
(Stay-On Mr Active)
(Provogue Personal Care Best Actor)

Early lifeEdit

Khandelwal was born in Hyderabad. He is a Marwari with family roots in Rajasthan.[7][8] He is a graduate from Aurora Degree College and worked as a ground staff for SpiceJet and then as a technical support assistant for Dell Computers.[2]

His first television advertisement was a jewellery advertisement with Kareena Kapoor. Later he appeared in other advertisements.[2][9]

He made his television show debut in episode 76 of Yeh Hai Aashiqui, an Indian television series that presented dramatisation of love stories and aired on Bindass. Later he played role of Bhuvan, the leader of handloom weavers on the television series ‘’Million Dollar Girl’’, which was televised by Channel V. Growing up in Hyderabad, he was not fluent in Hindi so he had to take Hindi diction classes to learn the language.[2][10]

In 2015, he won the Mr India 2015 contest held on 23 July 2015 at Club Royalty in Mumbai, Maharashta. He also won two special awards at the contest, "Stay-On Mr Active" and "Provogue Personal Care Best Actor".[6][11]

In 2016, he passed down his Mr India crown to Vishnu Raj Menon who was announced as Mr India 2016 by Hrithik Roshan who attended as main guest to the gala event which was held in Mumbai.[12][13]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Veer Television debut
2014 Million Dollar Girl Bhuvan
2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Chris
2015 MTV Big F Varun Kohli Episode 7 (Pilot)
2016 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Sreedhar Episode 19 of season 6
2021-present Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 Contestant

Mr World 2016Edit

Khandelwal became the first Asian to win the title of Mister World on 19 July 2016 at Southport Theatre, Floral Hall, The Promenade, Southport. The competition saw 47 participants from around the world. Khandelwal received a cash prize of $50,000. He also competed for various sub-titles at the pageant, including Mr. World Multimedia Award, Mr. World Talent, Mobstar People’s Choice Awards and Mr. World Sports Event, winning Mr. World Mutimedia Award.[14]

During his reign as Mister World, Rohit has travelled to Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, China, in addition to numerous trips to India and United Kingdom.


  1. ^ "Hyderabad boy Rohit Khandelwal announced Mr. India 2016". Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "The amazing journey of Mr India 2015 Rohit Khandelwal". 28 July 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Rohit Khandelwal from India wins Mister World 2016". 19 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Contestants — Mr. India — Beauty Pageants — Indiatimes".
  5. ^ "Rohit Khandelwal declared Mr India 2015". 24 July 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Mehta, Ankita (24 July 2015). "Mr India 2015: Rohit Khandelwal Bags Title; Complete List Of Winners". IB TImes. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. ^ "10 things you should know about Rohit Khandelwal, first Indian to win Mr World title". Yahoo News. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ TT Bureau (18 September 2016). "Man of the world". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  9. ^ Shruti Shrivastava (25 July 2015). "Provogue Mr India 2015 Rohit Khandelwal has an old connection with Kareena Kapoor who was a guest on the event". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  10. ^ Sanchita Dash (31 January 2015). "Shuddh Hindi was tough: Rohit Khandelwal". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  11. ^ IANS (25 July 2015). "Rohit Khandelwal is Provogue Personal Care Mr India 2015". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Vishnu Raj Crowned Mr India World 2016". News18. Press Trust of India. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  13. ^ Sharma, Bulbul (25 November 2016). "Guest of honour Hrithik turns heads at Mr. India Pageant 2016!". PINKVILLA. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Rohit Khandelwal becomes the first Indian to win Mr World Title" (20*7*2016). ET Panache. Economic Times. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nicklas Pedersen
Mister World
Succeeded by
Jack Heslewood
Preceded by
Prateik Jain
Mister World - Asia and Oceania
Succeeded by
Jody Baines Tejano Saliba
Preceded by
  Demian Overduijn
Mister World - Multimedia Award
Succeeded by
Akshay Jung Rayamajhi
Preceded by
Prateik Jain
Mr India World
Succeeded by
Vishnu Raj Menon