Rohit Khandelwal become the first Indian who won the title of Mr. World. It is for the first time when any Indian have won the contest of Mr World from last 20 Years. Mr. World Contest was organized in the UK at South Port Floral Hall. There were 47 participants from across the world. 27 years old Rohit have won 50 thousand dollars (about Rs 33 lakh 60 thousand rupees) as prize money. Special planning team of 20 people have helped Rohit. He has worn designer dress designed by Nivedita Saboo.
Rohit was born in Hyderabad on 19 August 1989. He graduated from Aurora Degree College. He served as ground staff for SpiceJet and technical support assistant at the Dell Computers prior to entering the modelling industry.
He got his first television advertisement break in a jewelley advertisement with Kareena Kapoor. He made his television debut by appearing in the Episode 76 of Yeh Hai Aashiqui, an Indian television series that presented dramatization of love stories aired on Bindass. Later he portrayed the 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.
In 2015, he won 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. He represent India at the Mister World 2016 contest and was declared the winner. Rohit Khandelwal becomes the first Asian to win at the contest.
– Rohit have also won Mister World Pageant in Multimedia Awards, Mr World Talent, Mobstar People’s Choice Award, received several awards such as Mister World Sports Event.
– In addition to Mr. Rohit Scotland Extreme Challenge, Mr. England Sports Challenge, Mr. China Style and Fashion Talent Challenge award and Mr. Poland.
– Mr. Pageant. First runner-up and Mr. Pyurtoriko. Mexico are second runner-up.