Rohit Khandelwal

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Rohit Khandelwal
Born (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 30)
Alma materAurora Degree College[2]
OccupationModel, actor, television personality
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)

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]

Early life[edit]

Khandelwal was born in Hyderabad. He is a Marwari with family roots are 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 dramatization 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 Television show Role Channel Notes
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Veer Bindass Television debut
2014 Million Dollar Girl Bhuvan Channel V
2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Chris Zing
2015 MTV Big F Varun Kohli MTV India (Episode 7) (Pilot)
2016 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Sreedhar Zing (Episode 19 season 6)

Mr World 2016[edit]

Mr. Rohit Khandelwal became the first Asian to win the title of Mister World at a ceremony on 19 July 2016 at Southport Theatre, Floral Hall, The Promenade, Southport. The competition saw 47 participants from around the world. Rohit Khandelwal received a cash prize of $50,000/- from winning the pageant. He also competed for various sub-titles at the pageant, including but not limited to Mr. World Multimedia Award, Mr. World Talent, Mobstar People’s Choice Awards, Mr. World Sports Event and won the subtitle of Mr. World Mutimedia Award.[14]

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

See also[edit]


  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". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Rohit Khandelwal from India wins Mister World 2016". Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Contestants — Mr. India — Beauty Pageants — Indiatimes".
  5. ^ "Rohit Khandelwal declared Mr India 2015". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Ankita Mehta (24 July 2015). "Mr India 2015: Rohit Khandelwal Bags Title; Complete List Of Winners". 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. ^ India, Press Trust of (26 November 2016). "Vishnu Raj Crowned Mr India World 2016". News18. 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
Preceded by
Prateik Jain
Mister World - Asia and Oceania
Preceded by
Netherlands Demian Overduijn
Mister World - Multimedia Award
Preceded by
Prateik Jain
Mr India World
Succeeded by
Vishnu Raj Menon