MTV Roadies

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MTV Roadies
MTV Roadies official logo.jpg
Genre Reality
Presented by
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 13 (they skipped directly to 14th)
Original network MTV India (2003–present)
Related shows Graveyard (2010-2011, 2013-present)
External links
Roadies official website

MTV Roadies is a youth-based popular reality television show on MTV India. When asked about the show, executive producer said, "Roadies has travel, adventure, drama, touch of voyeurism...".[1]

Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman, the creators of Roadies, have left the show in 2014. They told the media that they wanted to give chance to the new generation to carry forward the show and they have done enough to popularise the show.


The auditions of this reality TV show were conducted by popular VJ's like Raghu Ram, Nikhil Chinapa and Rajiv Laxman. From 12th season onwards, the auditions are conducted by Rannvijay Singh, Vijender Singh, Karan Kundra and Esha Deol. In the 13th season, Vijender Singh & Esha Deol were replaced by Sushil Kumar and Neha Dhupia respectively. Sushil Kumar was later replaced by Prince Narula, the winner of Roadies X2, Splitsvilla 8 and Bigg Boss 9.

The applicants are first asked to fill out a form and then attend a Group Discussion (GD). The form consists of basic questions regarding the applicant and includes some questions like "Why do you want to be a Roadie?" and "What is the greatest regret of your life?" etc.

Moderators watch the performance of all the applicants in this GD and then they shortlist some people who are called on the next day for the Personal Interview round.

This personal interview takes place with some of the above-mentioned VJ's. And These interviews are known to be intense and try to bring out the true nature of the participant. These interviews often have abusive language and the interviewers don't like applicants who have lied on the application form. The interviewers always stress on not lying in the application form and showing who they really are, instead of portraying a false personality in front of them.


The fifth season was the first time when an "Advantage task" was introduced. The winner of the "Advantage task" gets some advantage in the vote out, which may multiple votes or being the only one(s) to vote. There are also some "Karizma Tasks" which can also be one of the other tasks. Due to lack of budget, the contestants were given Hero Impulse bikes instead of Hero Karizma and also the tradition of shooting few episodes abroad was also discontinued. But the seasons kept coming one after the other.

Series details[edit]

Season Year Network Host Contestants Prize Money Winner Destination(s)
1 2003 MTV India Cyrus Sahukar 8 ₹5,00,000 Ranvijay Singh India
2 2004 Ranvijay Singh 10 Ayushmann Khurrana
3 2005 13 ₹3,60,000 Parul Shahi
4 2006-07 ₹3,75,500 Anthony Yeh
5 2007-08 ₹2,30,000 Ashutosh Kaushik India, Thailand, Malaysia
6 2008-9 20 ₹3,62,000 Nauman Sait India, Australia
7 2009-10 15 ₹90,000 Anwar Syed India, Kenya, Egypt
8 2011 13 ₹4,00,000 Anchal Khurana India, Brazil
9 2012 ₹6,17,000 Vikas Khoker India, United States
X 2013 16 (8 returnees) ₹4,50,000 Palak Johal India
X1 2014 15 ₹3,20,000 Nikhil Sachdeva
X2 2015 Gurbani Judge (VJ Bani) 22 ₹5,00,000 Prince Narula India, Nepal
X4 2016 VJ Gaelyn Mendonca 22 Renault Duster Balraj Khera India,Bhutan

Notable Contestants[edit]


  1. ^ George, Liza (2006-09-08). "Tough guys last the courses". Hindu newspaper. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 

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