20 July 1974
|Occupation||actor, producer, journalist, presenter|
Riku Rantala (born 20 July 1974) is a Finnish journalist, best known from traveling series Madventures. He has also co-written a book, Isänmaan asialla - matkaopas syrjäytettyjen Suomeen (Johnny Kniga, 2004), with Ari Lahdenmäki. In 2007, Rantala, Lahdenmäki and Tuomas "Tunna" Milonoff, the 2nd of Madventures' presenters, published Madventures: Kansainvälisen seikkailijan opas (Johnny Kniga, 2007). The book is a guidebook for new travelers and gives advice and insight into the world of backpacking.
In 2010, Riku Rantala was selected as the best male TV-person in the Kultainen TV (literally Golden TV) awards. In the same event, Madventures won the award for best television program. Both awards were decided in a vote by television viewers.
In 2012 the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland awarded Rantala and Milonoff for advancing the geographical and global knowledge especially among the young people.
- Bisi, Päivi (15 December 2010). "Aivot lautasella kuumottavat tai jopa päräyttävät". Kainuun Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 26 December 2010.
- Sanna Hovi (10 January 2010). "Kultaisen TV:n voittanut Riku Rantala pian leikkaukseen". Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
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