Know more about Rubaru Mister India, the biggest and most prestigious pageant for men in India

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The Rubaru Mister India 2019 pageant is around the corner and soon we all shall learn the names of the new Rubaru Mister India winner and titleholders. Nationwide auditions are taking place and the dates of the remaining auditions will soon be released by the organization. As we are all geared up for this year’s extravagant event, let’s have a look at the journey of the pageant since its inception in the 2004 and the milestone that it achieved last year (2018).

The fifteenth Rubaru Mister India titleholders. (From left to right) Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India (1st Runner up), Dilip Patel; Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India International, Balaji Murugadoss; Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India, Suraj Dahiya; Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India (2nd Runner up), Kamlesh Solanki and Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India (3rd Runner up), Gaurav Sharma.
The fifteenth Rubaru Mister India titleholders. (From left to right) Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India (1st Runner up), Dilip Patel; Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India International, Balaji Murugadoss; Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India, Suraj Dahiya; Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India (2nd Runner up), Kamlesh Solanki and Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India (3rd Runner up), Gaurav Sharma.
Suraj Dahiya, the winner of Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 and India’s representative to the Mister Model Worldwide 2018 competition
Suraj Dahiya, the winner of Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 and India’s representative to the Mister Model Worldwide 2018 competition

Last year (2018) the pageant celebrated its fifteenth edition last year (2018). On the special occasion the pageant was moved to Goa and joined hands with the world’s leading automobile company, Audi, which was the title sponsor for the 2018 Rubaru Mister India pageant. The Rubaru Mister India pageant is regarded as the biggest and foremost annual pageant for men in India. It is organized by Rubaru Group, an NGO and talent promoting group, headed by Indian entrepreneur and painter, Sandeep Kumar based in the North Indian state of Haryana. The pageant was launched in the year 2004 as a modelling event and has been happening annually ever since its inception. Having being held every year since its establishment in the year 2004, the Rubaru Mister India pageant is the oldest surviving annual national level pageant for men in India.

Balaji Murugadoss’ winning moments at Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 contest.
Balaji Murugadoss’ winning moments at Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 contest.

The pageant is associated with various international pageants and modelling competitions for men. Every year, Rubaru Mister India pageant elects India’s representatives for these well-established and prominent international events. Some of the international pageants that are associated with the Rubaru Mister India pageants are Mister International, Mister Model International, Mister Model Worldwide, Mister United Continents, Mister Eco International, Mister Tourism World, Mister National Universe and Master of the Misters to name a few.

The class of Rubaru Mister India 2018 contest.
The class of Rubaru Mister India 2018 contest.

Over the years, the pageant has produced various notable titleholders who have excelled in various fields including arts, television, showbiz, medicine, fashion, politics, technology and many more. The Rubaru Mr India Organization holds the record of being associated with the maximum number of international pageants and modelling organizations in India. Every year, the pageant is attended by various notable people from the modelling industry and pageant world. Since 2014, the Rubaru Mr India organization has sent India’s delegates to more than 10 different international male pageants taking place in different parts of the world.

(From left to right) The founder and president of Rubaru Group, Sandeep Kumar; Rubaru Mister India International 2017 Darasing Khurana and the vice-president of Rubaru Group, Pankaj Kharbanda.
(From left to right) The founder and president of Rubaru Group, Sandeep Kumar; Rubaru Mister India International 2017 Darasing Khurana and the vice-president of Rubaru Group, Pankaj Kharbanda.

The president and founder of Rubaru Mister India pageant, Sandeep Kumar has also been named the best pageant organizer and national director not just once but twice. He is the first and only Indian till date to have been honoured with such an award.

Rubaru Mister India 2018 titleholders with model, actor, reality TV celebrity and Rubaru Mister India 2016, Akash Choudhary.
Rubaru Mister India 2018 titleholders with model, actor, reality TV celebrity and Rubaru Mister India 2016, Akash Choudhary.
Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India International 2018, Balaji Murugadoss with his predecessor, Rubaru Mister India International 2017, Darasing Khurana.
Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India International 2018, Balaji Murugadoss with his predecessor, Rubaru Mister India International 2017, Darasing Khurana.

Coinciding with its fifteenth anniversary in the year 2018, the organizers decided to make the event the most celebrated and extravagant one. The pageant was moved to Goa for the first in the pageant’s history. The pageant concluded lavishly on March 10, 2018 at Las Olas hotel in Goa with the election of the new Rubaru Mister India titleholders. Suarj Dahiya from New Delhi was proclaimed as the winner of Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 and was presented with an Audi Q3 car; Suraj represented India at Mister Model Worldwide 2018 pageant and won second runner up title and Best Body award at the event; Balaji Murugadoss from Tamil Nadu was declared Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India International 2018 and will represent India at the thirteenth edition Mister International pageant to take place in the Philippines this month of February (2019); Dilip Patel from Maharashtra won Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 (first runner up) title, Kamlesh Solanki from Tamil Nadu won Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 (second runner up) title and Gaurav Sharma from Ghaziabad won Audi Goa Rubaru Mister India 2018 (third runner up) award. In a separate special ceremony, the Indian representatives for various other international pageants for men were also announced. Famous Goan model, Dalton D’Souza was declared Audi Goa Rubaru Mr  India Model International 2018; Pardeep Kharera from New Delhi was adjudged Audi Goa Rubaru  Mr India United Continents; Zulfi Aziz SK from Assam won the Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India Tourism World title; Farhan Qureshi from Madhya Pradesh was announced Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India National Universe 2018; Ashwani Neeraj from New Delhi won the Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India Eco International award and Anjum Varis from New Delhi won Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India Master of the Misters title.

Often referred to as the most handsome Mister India in recent times, Rubaru Mister India International 2016, Mudit Malhotra with Pedro Mendes, Mister International 2015 from Switzerland.
Often referred to as the most handsome Mister India in recent times, Rubaru Mister India International 2016, Mudit Malhotra with Pedro Mendes, Mister International 2015 from Switzerland.

Apart from representing India at international pageants, the winners also spend the next 12 months of their tenure as Rubaru Mr India titleholder, attending several fashion and social events and working for the causes supported by the Rubaru Group.  From creating awareness on importance of education to supporting the noble cause of “women empowerment”, the Rubaru Group has been making consistent efforts in improving the lives of the less fortunate. 

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