Male Pageants are not very famous when it comes to a country like India. However, it is also a platform which helped India to get lot of recognition at international arena as well as in Indian Fashion and Film Industry. We have listed down the Top 10 Handsome Hunks of all time who represented India at an international male pageant. Check them out.
10. Prateek Baid
This model and automobile engineer from Rajasthan created history by winning India its first ever award in the “Best Model” category of an international male beauty pageant. Prateek Baid won the annual Rubaru Mister India 2016 pageant and represented India at Mister Global 2016. Not only he won the “Best Model” award at Mister Global 2016 but also managed to enter the top 16 of the pageant and became the first Indian to have this accomplishment. Having a physique like a Greek God, a perfectly chiselled face and remarkable intellect, he is certainly one of the best Mister India winners the world has ever witnessed
9. Parmeet Wahi
The first and only Mister India till date to hold 2 titles. He was Mister International India 2014 and won Mister Universal Ambassador India 2016 at Rubaru Mister India 2016. With a towering height of 6 foot 3 inches and a pair of sparkling eyes, he manages to steal the show everytime. He became an overnight sensation after being crowned Mister International India 2014. One of the most congenial Mister India winners, Parmeet is still.considered as one of most promising Mister India winners in recent times by many Indians.
8. Aryan Vaid
He created history by becoming the first ever Mister India winner to win an international pageant. Aryan Vaid, the winner of Grasim Mr India 2000 went on to win the Mr. International 2000 pageant organized by the Grasim Industries based in India. He later became a successful model and worked in several movies including Apne, Right Yaaa Wrong and Veer to name a few. In 2006, he appeared in India’s most popular reality TV series Bigg Boss. He recently essayed the role of Coach Kabir in Indian TV series Udaan. His contribution to the Indian pageantry is priceless.
7. Phany Padaraju
PhanyPadaraju, the winner of Rubaru Mister India 2015 represented India at Mister Model International Pageant 2015 held in the United States and placed as first runner up. This very dashing hunk was brought up in Germany. He started his career with Germany’s biggest modelling agency, Louisa Models and has worked with some of the top notch international brands. With his very exotic looks and remarkable stage presence, he is certainly one of the best looking men in India to enter the world of glitz and glamour.
.6. Rajneesh Duggal
The winner of Grasim Mr India 2003, Rajneesh placed as first runner up at Mr. International 2003 pageant. Hailing from the national capital city of New Delhi, Rajneesh became the last winner of Grasim Mr. India pageant. With his very English looks and a charming persona, he is one of the most desirable men in the country. Apart from being a model he is also an actor and has appeared in several Bollywood movies like 1920, Phhir and Leela: Ek Paheli. He also won the Indian reality TV series, Khatron ke Khilaadi Season 5.
5. Zulfi Syed
One of the most successful Indian supermodels, Zulfi began his career by winning the annual Gladrags Manhunt contest and later bagged the fourth runner up position at Manhunt International 1997 contest. Like other Mister India winners Zulfi also joined Bollywood and worked appeared in many Bollywood films. He became a huge sensation after he appeared in the Euro TV commercial.
4. Dino Morea
Another Indian supermodel who started his journey with Gladrags Manhunt. Dino, the winner of Gladrags Manhunt contest of 1995 represented India at Manhunt International 1995 and bagged the first runner up position. With his killer looks and remarkable sex appeal he is surely one of the finest models ever produced by India. Having a successful career in the field of modelling, Dino also joined Bollywood. He gained a lot of appreciation for his role in the super successful movie Raaz opposite another Indian supermodel and ultimate diva, Bipasha Basu.
3. Rajeev Singh
Rajeev created history by becoming the first ever Asian to the Manhunt International contest in the year 2001. The winner of Gladrags Manhunt, Rajeev also won the Best National Costume and Best Dressed Gentleman award at the prestigious international pageant. Hailing from Rajasthan, this very charming gentleman later ruled the fashion industry not just in India but on the international level as well and became one of the most successful models of Indian origin. He also did a few Bollywood movies but returned to modelling later. With a very charming face and great physique he is certainly one of the best looking men in India.
2. Siddharth Shukla
SiddharthShukla created history by becoming the first ever Asian to win the Best Model of the World contest held in 2005 in Turkey. Siddharth also started his journey with Gladrags by becoming a runner up at Gladrags Manhunt in 2004. After having a successful career as a model he joined the Indian Television industry and appeared in several immensely popular Indian TV show including BalikaVadhu. In 2014, he entered Bollywood and won accolades for his role as AngadBedi in Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania. This movie also fetched him the Best Supporting Actor award at the annual Stardust Awards.
1. John Abraham
And here the No,1 spot goes to the Indian hunk, John Abraham. Perhaps the only name on the list that needs no introduction. A Bollywood superstar, supermodel, fashion icon, trendsetter and there is no proper superlative to describe him. The winner of Gladrags Manhunt 1999, John bagged the first runner up position at the Manhunt International 1999 pageant. In 2003, he joined Bollywood by making his debut in movie Jism and then there was no looking back eventually he became one of the most successful Bollywood actors and has been named the “Sexiest Asian Alive” multiple times by several international magazines and websites.