MTV Roadies has been popular among the country’s young and is one of the longest-running reality TV series. Over the years, the programme has presented us with numerous exciting candidates who have left a lasting impression.
1) Rannvijay Singha (Season 1)
One of the first contestants of the longest-running show Roadies, and the first winner of the show, Rannvijay, is believed to be one of the most popular and respected in the industry.
Rannvijay Singh Singha is an actor, television personality, and VJ from India. Rannvijay is well known for his appearance on MTV Roadies and hosts different shows like Splitsvilla and now, Shark Tank India. He’s been a member of the show since 2004, first as a gang leader and now as a host, and he’s still doing it. He has served on the jury for auditions ranging from 8: Shortcut to Hell to 16: Roadies Real Heroes. In Toss: A Flip of Destiny, he made his Bollywood debut (2009). In addition to London Dreams (2009) and Action Replayy, Rannvijay has appeared in more films (2010). Singha made his Punjabi film debut in Jimmy Shergill’s Dharti in 2011.
2) Ayushmann Khurrana (Season 2)
Very few people know that Ayushmann Khurrana rose to fame after being a part of the show’s second instalment. Eventually, he won the Roadies season Two. He is believed to be the most successful actor in the industry.
Ayushmann Khurrana is a Hindi film actor, musician, writer, and television personality. He is the recipient of multiple honours, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards, for his representations of regular folks frequently defying social standards. He is one of India’s highest-paid actors. In 2013 and 2019, he was included in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. In 2020, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
3) Bani J (Season 4)
Bani became a VJ after finishing second in Season 4 of Roadies. Following that, she experimented in acting and was cast in the film Four More Shots Please!, which was just nominated for an Emmy Award.
Gurbani Judge, commonly known as VJ Bani and Bani J, is a former MTV India presenter and an Indian fitness model. She is well-known for her appearances on MTV Roadies. She was a competitor on Bigg Boss 10 and finished as the first runner-up.
The judge began her career by finishing second in the reality programme MTV Roadies (season 4), in which she competed. With season 5, she resumed her work with MTV. She was also a contender on Khatron Ke Khiladi‘s fourth season. Her appearances have supplemented bani’s work on MTV on the big screen. Her most recent appearance was in the Telugu film Thikka.
4) Prince Narula (Roadies X2)
Who can forget about the angry young man of the Show, Prince Narula. With his brother Gurmeet, he participated in the X2 instalment of the show. He further won the show and was known for his arrogance and outstanding performance.
Prince Narula is an Indian model and actor born on November 24, 1990. He is best recognised for his work on reality shows, although he has also appeared in fiction serials. He is the only reality show champion in the Indian television business who has won four reality series.
Narula has won MTV Roadies 12 (2015), MTV Splitsvilla 8 (2015), Bigg Boss 9 (2015–2016), and Nach Baliye 9 (2015–2016). (2019). He played wrestler Lakhan “Lucky” Singh Ahlawat in Badho Bahu (2016–2018) and Shahnawaz “Shaan” Ali in Naagin 3 (2016–2018). (2018).
5) Priyank Sharma (Season X4)
Priyank was one of the successful participants in the show. You might know him because of his attractive personality and commendable performance on the show.
Following his Time on Roadies, Priyank appeared on Splitsvilla X and Bigg Boss 11, among other reality series. He’s also a part of the Punch Beat online series, which can be seen on ALTBalaji. He began his career as a choreographer, spending three years with Shiamak Davar. Later in life, he began performing. Before competing in Bigg Boss 11, he made his acting debut in the serial Pyaar Tune Kya Kia and appeared in two reality programmes – Roadies Rising and Spitsvilla 10.
6) Varun Sood (Season X2)
Even though he did not win the competition, he quickly became a fan favourite. Following Roadies, he took part in MTV Splitsvilla’s Ace Of Space. On Roadies, he is presently a gang leader.
In 2017, he made his episodic acting debut in MTV Big F season 2. In January 2018, Varun and actress Ayesha Adlakha presented UCypher, India’s first multi-platform eSports league. Sood was a contestant on MTV’s Ace Of Space in 2018, and he came in second place.
As a Roadies Insider alongside Divya Agarwal, he hosted Roadies: Real Heroes on MTV India in 2019. He is a Dance Ki Takkar participant. Varun Sood and Rannvijay Singha co-hosted three episodes of NBA Slam.
7) Ayyaz Ahmed (Season 5)
Ahmed debuted in the renowned reality show MTV Roadies 5 as a competitor. Following his tenure in Roadies, he appeared in Kitani Mohabbat Hai in a minor capacity.
He starred in programmes like Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna, Ishaan, and Meri Toh Lag Gayi… I Love My India, Naukri, Do Dil Ek Jaan, Ishq Kills, MTV Webbed, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, Santoshi Maa, and Agniphera are among the films produced by Parvarrish.
8) Sahil Anand (Season 4)
After Roadies, Sahil became a well-known face. He appeared in films like Student of the Year and Babloo Happy Hai. He’s also been in a slew of commercials.
Sahil Anand (born January 1, 1989) is an Indian actor. He has appeared in films such as Student of the Year Parts 1 and 2 and Babloo Happy Hai, the web series Banned on Voot Select and the television series Kasautii Zindagii Kay. He made his television debut on MTV Roadies 4 and was also a celebrity participant on Bigg Boss 10. He has appeared in around 60 television advertisements and three music videos.
9) Ashutosh Kaushik (Season 5)
After winning Season 5 of Roadies, he joined Bigg Boss 2 as a contestant. He also appeared in a number of television series, including Savdhaan India and Kitchen Champion. He is currently a Youtuber with a channel of his own.
10) Vishal Karwal (Season 4)
Dwarkadheesh– Bhagwaan Shri Krishn, Naagarjuna – Ek Yodha, and Paramavtar Shri Krishn are three serials in which Karwal played Lord Krishna. Karwal rose to prominence after appearing in MTV Roadies Season 4, a youth entertainment adventure reality TV show that aired on MTV India in 2006. In episode 4, he was voted off the show.
In 2008, he won another youth reality TV competition, MTV Splitsvilla Season 1, on the same TV channel. He continued his MTV India run by hosting a show called Couplesutra. The Indian television business flooded him with offers.
11) Pooja Bannerjee (Season 8)
Pooja Banerjee Sejwal is an Indian television actress who works in Hindi. Tejal Mazumdar in Star Plus’ Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum and Nivedita Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 are two of her most well-known roles.
She is now seen on Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya as Rhea Mehra. In 2011, she took part in MTV India’s MTV Roadies 8, and in 2019, she took part in Nach Baliye 9.
12) Shaleen Malhotra (Season 3)
In the Colors TV show Laado – Veerpur Ki Mardani, he portrayed Yuvraj Choudhary, the male lead. He is now starring alongside Kaveri Priyam in Sunshine Productions’ Ziddi Dil Maane Na as Special Agent Karan Shergill.
Shaleen debuted on television after being a part of Roadies. He has been in television programmes such as Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai, Laado 2 and, most recently, Mere Dad Ki Dulhan.
Conclusion: Roadies has always been the centre of attraction for the youths. It has given platform for many young talents, who wanted to be one of the faces of the industry. Logically, it has given many popular faces and currently inspires thousands of youth to become one of them.