A Rags To Riches Story – Rohit Khandelwal, First Indian To Win Mr World

In 2012, a guy came to Mumbai who was shy and introvert, cut to four years down to 2016, and destiny has taken a complete U-turn!
Meet Rohit Khandelwal, the man who has won the prestigious Mr. World title on 19th July, 2016, becoming the first Asian to receive the title.

Early life and Career

Rohit was born in Hyderabad on 19 August 1989. He graduated from Aurora Degree College. He served as ground staff for SpiceJet & technical support assistant at the Dell Computers prior to entering the modelling industry.


“My transformation happened within two years of time- that’s when I lost weight. I remember the days after my college, I had worked for Spicejet, Dell & HSBC & I was interested in acting and modelling, but i never got an opportunity to come to Bombay. I have been a person who used to hog junk food which was very difficult for me to stop. As i mentioned, I am extremely disciplined and my determination is very strong. So i knew that one day I need to stop all this & have a control over it”

He got his first  break in an advertisement with Kareena Kapoor &  made his television debut by appearing in  Yeh Hai Aashiqui, an Indian television series aired on Bindass. Later he portrayed the role of Bhuvan, the leader of handloom weavers on the television series ‘’Million Dollar Girl’’ aired on Channel V.


“Being sexy has something to do with charm. It is not just about wearing good clothes or a good hairstyle, it is about the way you interact with people, the kind of words you use, the conversation you strike, your sensibility & the knowledge, all this comprises sexiness. For a person who’s physically fit describes how much discipline he has given to his body, food & his lifestyle, so a good physique definitely adds a huge factor in one’s style quotient”


From being a boy next door to representing India at Mr World 2016, his journey has been an inspiring one.


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