Let’s have a look at some emotionally and physically powerful youngsters!
Roadies or should I say MTV Roadies is an Indian youth reality show. It was released in 2003 but gained its popularity after the third season as it inspired many teenage-aged people to participate in it.
The show airs on MTV India and is available to watch anytime on Voot.
MTV Roadies is one of India’s longest-running reality show as it has been in running for 17 years.
In the show, the contestants are given tasks and the one to complete it sooner than the others wins the round. The game can change anytime as it has so many twists.
One contestant that performs poorly is eliminated at the end of every week and the one who survives till the end is the Roadies winner.
The contestants have to travel to different locations for different tasks.
MTV Roadies was founded by Raghu Ram, RJ Amit, and Rajiv Lakshman in 2003. But they gave up the show in 2014 as they had done enough for this show and they wanted to give this opportunity to their young generation now.
This is what the founders told the media about giving up.
So let's check out the list of all the Roadies winners till now:
1. Rannvijay Singh - MTV Roadies Season 1(2003) Winner
He is an Indian television and film actor who is most popularly known for his appearance in Roadies.
Rannvijay Singh won the first season of the show and has been hosting the further seasons since. He was in the military earlier but left that to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor.
He has worked in many movies like Action Replayy, London Dreams, Dharti (Punjabi), and more.
He won Rs.5 lakhs and a Hero Honda Karizma bike.
Cyrus Sahukar was the host in the first season and it was produced in India.
2. Ayushmann Khurrana - MTV Roadies Season 2(2004) Winner
Ayushmann Khurrana was the Roadies winner in the second season.
He has appeared in many superhit Hindi films like Andhadhun, Dream Girl, Badhaai Ho, Bareilly Ki Barfi, etc., and is one of the highest-paid actors in the Bollywood industry now.
Ayushmann Khurrana has also won many awards including the Filmfare award.
He won Rs. 5 lakhs and a Hero Honda Karizma bike.
Rannvijay Singh hosted that season and it was produced in India.
3. Parul Shahi - MTV Roadies Season 3(2005) Winner
She is an Indian citizen from the northeast. She did not pursue a career in acting and films.
Parul Shahi won the third season of MTV Roadies and became the first woman to win the show.
She came to the show as she needed money for her higher education.
She won Rs. 3.6 lakhs and a Hero Honda Karizma bike.
Rannvijay Singh was the host in that season and it was produced in India.
4. Anthony Yeh - MTV Roadies Season 4(2006-2007) Winner
He is an Indian citizen from the east part. He also did not pursue a career in films and Bollywood.
Anthony Yeh won the fourth season of the show and has inspired so many young people from east India to take part in this show.
He is from Kolkata but has a Chinese-origin family.
He won Rs. 3.75 lakhs and a Hero Honda Karizma bike.
Rannvijay Singh hosted that season and it was produced in India.
5. Ashutosh Kaushik - MTV Roadies Season 5(2007-2008) Winner
He is an Indian television and film actor. Ashutosh Kaushik was the Roadies winner in the fifth season.
He has appeared in a few movies like Zila Ghaziabad and Shortcut Romeo.
Ashutosh Kaushik won Rs. 5 lakhs and a Hero Honda Karizma bike.
Rannvijay Singh was the host of the season and it was produced in India, Malaysia, and Thailand.
6. Nauman Sait - MTV Roadies Season 6(2008-2009) Winner
Season 6 Name: Roadies Hell Down Under
Nauman Sait is an Indian television actor and model. He won this show in the sixth season.
He was popular before as a local cricketer in Bangalore and got an addition to his fame after winning Roadies.
It also boosted his cricket career as he was chosen as the face of the local cricket coaching camp in Bangalore. Though, he has left cricket now and works in the South Indian film industry.
Nauman Sait won Rs. 3.62 lakhs.
The season was hosted by Rannvijay Singh and it was produced in India and Australia.
7. Anwar Syed - MTV Roadies Season 7(2009-2010) Winner
Season Name: Roadies: 7 Deadly Sins and 1 Wild Safari
Anwar Syed is an Indian MBA graduate. He was the Roadies winner in season 7.
He got selected for Roadies because of his good physique.
After the win, he even tried his hands in the Bollywood industry but failed badly. He couldn’t make a space for himself in the limelight.
He won Rs. 90,000.
The season was hosted by Rannvijay Singh and Gurbani Judge. It was produced in India, Egypt, and Kenya.
8. Aanchal Khurana - MTV Roadies Season 8(2011) Winner
Season Name: Roadies 8: Shortcut to Hell
Aanchal Khurana is an Indian television actress. She won this show in season 8.
She became the second girl to win the show. She got offers for many television shows right after she won this.
She has appeared in shows like CID, Savdhaan India, Arjun, etc.
Aanchal Khurana won Rs. 4 lakhs.
The season was hosted by Rannvijay Singh and it was produced in India and Brazil.
9. Vikas Khoker - MTV Roadies Season 9(2012) Winner
Season Name: Roadies 9: Everything or Nothing
Vikas Khoker is an Indian citizen who wanted to make a personality in the Indian film and television industry but failed terribly. He was the Roadies winner in season 9.
He was a very strong participant in the show and yet couldn’t use that image to entertain the audience much.
Vikas Khoke won Rs. 6.17 lakhs.
Rannvijay Singh hosted the season and it was produced in India and United States.
10. Palak Johal - MTV Roadies Season 10(2013) Winner
Season Name: Roadies X: Battle for Glory
Palak Johal is an Indian television and film actress. She won this show in season 10.
She has appeared in a few music videos, nothing more than that. She is still trying to make a name in the film industry.
When she won Roadies, she claimed in front of the media that the show was scripted.
Palak Johal won Rs. 4.5 lakhs.
The season was hosted by Gurbani Judge and it was produced in India.
11. Nikhil Sachdeva - MTV Roadies Season 11(2014) Winner
Season Name: Roadies X1: Ride for Respect
Nikhil Sachdeva is an Indian television actor. He won this show in season 11.
He had some weight issues before the show, but he made him a perfect fit with a lot of hard work and dedication. He is also a fitness trainer now.
He appears in small roles in many MTV shows.
Nikhil Sachdeva won Rs. 3.32 lakhs.
Gurbani Judge hosted the season and it was produced in India.
12. Prince Narula - MTV Roadies Season 12(2015) Winner
Season Name: Roadies X2: Your Road, Your Gang
Prince Narula is an Indian actor and model. He was the Roadies winner in season 12.
He has appeared in many reality shows, music videos, and web series. Some of his famous works are Bombers, Badho Bahu, Laal Ishq, Naagin 3, etc.
He is also the winner of Bigg Boss season 9.
Prince Narula won Rs.5 lakhs as the Roadies X2: Your Road, Your Gang winner.
The season was hosted by Gurbani Judge and it was produced in India and Nepal.
13. There was no season 13 for MTV Roadies.
The reasons are still unknown.
14. Balraj Singh Khehra - MTV Roadies Season 14(2016) Winner
Balraj Singh Khehra is an Indian actor. He won this show in season 14.
He is from Jalandhar and mainly works in the Punjabi film industry. He failed to make a name in Bollywood.
Balraj Singh Khehra won Rs. 5 lakhs and a Renault Duster car.
The season was hosted by Gaelyn Mendonca and was produced in India and Bhutan.
15. Shweta Mehta - MTV Roadies Season 15(2017) Winner
Season Name: Roadies Rising
Shweta Mehta is an Indian citizen who trains people in health and fitness. She was the Roadies winner in season 15.
She is a fitness freak and is very good at boxing. She has no relations to the film industry.
Shweta Mehta won Rs. 10 lakhs and a Renault Duster car.
Gaelyn Mendonca hosted the season and it was produced in India.
16. Kashish Thakur - MTV Roadies Season 16(2018) Winner
Season Name: Roadies Xtreme
Kashish Thakur is an Indian Cross Fit Trainer. He won Roadies in season 16.
He is a civil engineer by profession but also has a very good martial arts skills. He prefers to remain away from the limelight.
Kashish Thakur won Rs. 5 lakhs and a Renault Duster car.
The season was hosted by Rannvijay Singh and it was produced in India.
17. Arun Sharma - MTV Roadies Season 17(2019) Winner
Season Name: Roadies: Real Heroes
Arun Sharma is an Indian citizen who participated in Roadies with the aim to create an identity for himself in the Indian film industry.
He won Roadies in season 17. He has shifted to Mumbai and is still working on his dream to work in a film.
Arun Sharma won 10 lakhs as the winner of MTV Roadies: Real Heroes.
Rannvijay Singh hosted the season and it was produced in India.
18. Hamid Barkzi - MTV Roadies Season 18(2020-2021) Winner
Season Name: Roadies Revolution
Hamid Barkzi is an Indian citizen and has no connections with the film industry yet. He was the Roadies winner in season 18.
Hamid Barkzi won MTV Real Heroes up to 10 lakhs.
The season was again hosted by Rannvijay Singh and it was produced in India.
Most youngsters participate in a reality show with the aim to be recognized by the media and to create a buzz among people so that this can help them in creating an identity in the film industry.
It really makes sense because reality shows play a very important part in a person’s image if he or she is willing to enter the television or film industry.
Roadies have 18 seasons yet. The production house has declared that there will be a season 19 soon.
The dates and the contestants of the 19th season have not been confirmed yet.
MTV Roadies has gained a large popularity among the people, that is why it has been still in the market.
The tasks are given in the show test a contestant’s mental, social and physical strength.
So, that concluded the list of all Roadies winners to date. Hope these people inspired you and somewhere down the line made you realize that dreams can be achieved if we don't give up on them.
The best person, according to me, to take inspiration from these winners is Ayushmann Khurrana. The success he achieved after all this time is the result of his dedication.