Rohit Khandelwal Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Rohit Khandelwal Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Rohit Khandelwal (born August 19, 1989) is an Indian model, actor, and television personality who won Mr India in 2015 and became the first Indian to be crowned Mister World in 2016.

Khandelwal was born in Hyderabad in his early years. He is a Marwari with Rajasthani ancestors. He attended Aurora Degree College and worked as a ground crew for SpiceJet before becoming a technical support assistant for Dell Computers.

His first television commercial featured Kareena Kapoor in a jewelry advertisement. He later appeared in other commercials.

In episode 76 of Yeh Hai Aashiqui, an Indian television series that dramatized love stories and aired on Bindass, he made his television show debut. Later, he portrayed Bhuvan, the leader of handloom weavers, in the Channel V television series "Million Dollar Girl." He was not fluent in Hindi growing up in Hyderabad, so he had to take Hindi diction classes to learn the language.

He won the Mr India 2015 contest on July 23, 2015, at Club Royalty in Mumbai, Maharashtra. At the contest, he also won two special awards: "Stay-On Mr Active" and "Provogue Personal Care Best Actor."

In 2016, he handed over his Mr India crown to Vishnu Raj Menon, who was announced as Mr India 2016 by Hrithik Roshan, who attended the gala event in Mumbai as the main guest.



2011The JourneySiddarthShort film
2022Chalti Rahe ZindagiAkash


2014Yeh Hai AashiquiVeerEpisodic appearance
Million Dollar GirlBhuvan
2015Pyaar Tune Kya KiyaChrisEpisodic appearance
MTV Big FVarun KohliEpisode: "Pati, Patni aur Pilot"
2016Pyaar Tune Kya KiyaSreedharSeason 6, Episode 19

Music videos

2021RihaeeYasser Desai
2022Jo Mujhe Deewana KardeTulsi Kumar, Manan Bhardwaj
Heer RanjhaRito Riba

Mr World 2016

Khandelwal became the first Asian to win the title of Mister World on 19 July 2016 at Southport Theatre, Floral Hall, The Promenade, Southport. The competition saw 47 participants from around the world. Khandelwal received a cash prize of $50,000. He also competed for various sub-titles at the pageant, including Mr. World Multimedia Award, Mr. World Talent, Mobstar People's Choice Awards and Mr. World Sports Event, winning Mr. World Multimedia Award.

During his reign as Mister World, Rohit has travelled to PhilippinesSouth KoreaSouth AfricaChina, in addition to numerous trips to India and United Kingdom.

Profession(s)Model, Actor, Television Personality
Famous ForBeing the first Asian to win Mr World 2016 title [1]Telegraph India
Physical Stats & More
[2]YouTube – Beauty Pageants Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutShort Film: The Journey (2011) as Siddarth
TV: Yeh Hai Aashiqui (2014) as Veer; aired on Bindass
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 August 1989 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022)33 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana)
Zodiac signLeo
HometownHyderabad, Telangana
College/UniversityAurora’s Degree College, Hyderabad, Telangana
Educational QualificationB.Com [3]Deccan Chronicle [4]Mumbai Mirror
EthnicityMarwari [5]The Telegraph Online
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Raj Kumar Khandelwal (businessman)
Mother- Suman Latha Khandelwal
SiblingsBrother- Rahul Khandelwal (works at a private firm named Rosetta Stone; image in parents' section)
Sister- None
Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Will Smith
ActressDeepika Padukone
Song(s)Kaise Hua from Kabir Singh (2019), Million Dollars by Lady Gaga
FoodFrench Toast, Masala Dosa
EmojiHug Emoji
AuthorRobin Sharma
BookThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by the Canadian writer Robin Sharma

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Khandelwal

  • Rohit Khandelwal is an Indian model, actor, and television personality. In 2015, he won the Mr India title and went on to win the Mr World title in 2016. [6]Telegraph India
  • He belongs to a Marwari family from Rajasthan. [7]The Telegraph Online
  • He used to be an introvert while he was studying in school. [8]The Times of India He once shared that he was even bullied by his classmates in school. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,

    I feel this is my second life and my parents would agree with that. I don’t even remember having one friend in school. I don’t even have one memorable day from school. I hated school a lot. I used to fail in five subjects out of eight subjects. I was bullied a lot in school and maybe all that frustration piled up and I started working on myself. I felt I was put aside, not good enough. So, I don’t remember anything about school days, college life was good. Studies went really well, I made a lot of friends, and started participating in dance competitions.”

  • After completing his graduation, he started working at SpiceJet as a ground staff.
  • He worked there for almost six months, and then he joined Dell Computers as a technical support assistant. In an interview, while talking about doing corporate jobs, he said,

    It all started when I joined the Spicejet as a ground staff member, somehow I found that place not very suitable for me as it has lot of restrictions and then I started working in Dell as a technical support assistant. They gave me a graveyard timing for the shift at night 12 0′ clock I didn’t find myself fitting there. I was clueless. I wanted to achieve something more and that is when I moved to Mumbai -the city of dreams.”

  • Later, he worked at the financial services company HSBC. He worked there for a few months, and then he moved from Hyderabad to Mumbai to pursue an MBA and make his career in acting. However, in Mumbai, he did not pursue MBA and started giving auditions for various acting projects.
  • He was once rejected from an audition for a TV commercial for not being handsome according to the ad filmmakers. Rohit then realised that while doing corporate jobs, he had gained a lot of weight. He then joined a gym and within a few months, he lost around 15kg. [9]Deccan Chronicle In an interview, while remembering his initial days in Mumbai, he said,

    I faced a lot of failures in Mumbai for 3 years, I tried badly to get into serials which did not even pay me. I never got a big shoot, literally I was idle for 2-3  months I didn’t get any work, I was out of funds. I was staying with 5 people in a 2 bhk and there was a time I was travelling by bus as well, but I never gave up. Somewhere I had an intuition that hard work pays in our life.”

  • Rohit was even rejected from a few acting projects as his Hindi pronunciation was not good. To get a command over Hindi, he attended a few dictation classes.
  • In 2013, he did his first TV commercial with Malabar Gold’s commercial. He was featured along with the Indian actress Kareena Kapoor in the ad.
  • Some of his other TV commercials are Duhita & Manav, Himalaya Quista PRO, Jio, and Kamal Watch Company.
  • He has also walked the ramp for many ace Indian fashion designers.
  • Rohit has worked in print advertisements for many brands including Raymond and Myntra.
  • He has appeared in Hindi TV serials such as ‘Million Dollar Girl’ (2014; Channel V), ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ (2015; Zing), and ‘MTV Big F’ (2015; MTV).
  • On 23 July 2015, he won the Mr India contest held in Club Royalty, Mumbai. Rahul Rajasekharan Nair and Prateek Gujral finished as the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively. Rohit won Stay-On Mr Active and Provogue Personal Care Best Actor in the sub-contest of the pageant.
  • In 2016, he represented India at the Mr World contest held in England at Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Southport on 19 July 2016. He was declared the winner of the title, and Fernando Álvarez from Puerto Rico and Aldo Ramirez from Mexico finished as first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

    On winning the title, Rohit received a cash prize of $50,000. In the final round of the beauty pageant, Rohit was asked to propose the host of the event Megan Young (Miss World 2013). Rohit proposed to her in Shah Rukh Khan’s style by saying a dialogue ‘Kitni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai’ from the Hindi film ‘Om Shanti Om’ (2007).

  • He was honoured with the Indian of the Year Award (2016) at the annual 21 Young Guns Award in Goa.
  • In 2019, Rohit was selected to play the lead role in the sequel of the Hindi film ‘Dhadkan’ (2000). Later, the film got shelved.
  • Rohit Khandelwal has appeared in various Hindi and Punjabi music videos. Some of the music videos in which he has appeared are “Rehne Do Zara” (2019; by Madhubanti Bagchi), “Puchda Hi Nahin” (2019; by Neha Kakkar), “Nikaah” (2022; by Ipsitaa Khullar), and “Khuda Badal Diya” (2022; by Sumit Bhalla).
  • He acted in the 2022 Hindi short film ‘Chalti Rahe Zindagi’ in which he played the role of Akash.
  • He has been working on various social awareness campaigns for a few years. He has worked for the Versova beach clean program, helping poor children, and promoting education among the children.
  • He enjoys reading books, travelling, playing table tennis, and cooking in his leisure time.
  • He is a religious person and regularly visits temples and other religious places.
  • Rohit has appeared as a guest speaker at various TEDx Talks events.
  • He has been featured on many magazines’ covers such as TMM, Society, and Tulip.

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