Rohit Khandelwal is Mr World 2016, First Indian Winner of the Pageant

Rohit Khandelwal after his win. Image courtesy: Mr World


  • Rohit Khandelwal won the pageant in Southport, UK
  • He also won the sub-title of Mr Multimedia
  • The first and second runner-up were Mr Puerto Rico and Mr Mexico
Model and actor Rohit Khandelwal, 26, has become the first Indian – in fact, the first Asian – to have won the Mr World beauty pageant.

Rohit competed with 46 contestants and was awarded the title at the grand finale held in Southport, UK on July 19.

“I feel so privileged and humbled to be Mr World 2016. I would like to thank all my fans and all the people who have been giving me all their blessings. It is only your love and support that has been my inspiration to win Mr World 2016. It has been an amazing journey to this point, and I cannot wait to see what happens next,” Rohit was quoted as saying on Mr World’s official website.


He Instagrammed a picture of himself with Mr World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen after winning the title.

Mr World’s Facebook page posted pictures from the ceremony. Mr Puerto Rico, Fernando Alvarez, 21, was the first runner-up while Mr Mexico, Aldo Esparza Ramirez, 26, was awarded the second-runner up trophy.

Nivedita Saboo, the designer who dressed Rohit at the pageant, also Instagrammmed a collage of pictures.

The 12-day pageant comprised of 5 challenge events, of which Rohit Khandelwal also won the sub-title of ‘Mr Multimedia.’ Have a look at what he was upto:

Love for dogs This cutie on the streets of beautiful southport With @amilomoxie

A photo posted by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jul 15, 2016 at 11:49am PDT

Rohit Khandelwal has worked in TV shows like Pyar Tune Kya Kiya , MTV Big F, Yeh Hai Aashiqui and .