Sandeep Kumar’s inspiring journey from being a painter to becoming the King of male pageantry in India.

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Sandeep Kumar is no stranger to the world of beauty pageants. He is often cited as “the king of Indian male pageantry”. However, things were not the same for this Indian gentleman hailing from the Indian state of Haryana. He has come a long way from being a freelance painter to becoming the czar of Indian male pageantry. In this article, we shall have a look at the incredible journey that he has covered to achieve name, fame and respect.

Sandeep Kumar with the class of Rubaru Mister India 2016.
Sandeep Kumar with the class of Rubaru Mister India 2016.

Male pageantry came into existence quite later than the female pageantry. However, in recent times male pageants have gained immense success and have been recognised as one of the most anticipated and widely watched recurring events in the world. Sandeep Kumar took the Indian male pageantry to a whole new level. His pageant, the Rubaru Mister India pageant is regarded as one of the biggest and oldest surviving national male pageants in Asia. The pageant today holds the record of being associated with the maximum number of international male pageants and modelling competitions in India.

A masterpiece created by Kumar.
A masterpiece created by Kumar.

Sandeep’s tryst with male pageantry began in mid-2000s when he established the Rubaru Group. He started his journey by organizing a regional male pageant in Northern India named Rubaru Mr Bahadurgarh that later went on to become India’s biggest and most renowned annual competition for men and is now known by the name, the Rubaru Mister India contest. The year 2014 marked a turning point in Sandeep’s life as this was the year when Rubaru Group formed an association with an international organization. In 2014, the winner of Rubaru Mister India 2014 contest, Pratik Virk from Punjab represented India at one of the most prestigious annual international male pageants, the Mister Model International Pageant and was adjudged fourth runner up. This was also the year when Sandeep was awarded with the title of “Best National Director of Year” by the TIM Management Group, owned by Luis Trujillo, the founder of Mister Model International Pageant. This was also for the first time an Indian pageant organizer received an award of “Best National Director and Pageant Organizer”.

Sandeep Kumar being awarded with the title of “Best National Director” by Luis Trujillo, the president of Mister Model International Pageant in 2014 in Dominican Republic.
Sandeep Kumar being awarded with the title of “Best National Director” by Luis Trujillo, the president of Mister Model International Pageant in 2014 in Dominican Republic.

 

Sandeep Kumar with Pratik Virk, the winner of Rubaru Mister India 2014 and Mister Model International 2014 (4th runner up).
Sandeep Kumar with Pratik Virk, the winner of Rubaru Mister India 2014 and Mister Model International 2014 (4th runner up).

Sandeep is the first and only Indian till date to have been awarded with the title of “Best National Director” and that even twice. Since then, there was no looking back for him, from producing splendid editions of the Mister India contest to selecting the best representatives for international contests to making the entire nation proud, this man has left no stone unturned in bringing glory and laurels to India.

Sandeep Kumar with the owner of Mister International Organization, Alan Sim.
Sandeep Kumar with the owner of Mister International Organization, Alan Sim.

 

Sandeep Kumar with Mister Colombia, Mister Ecuador and Mister Ukraine in Seoul, South Korea
Sandeep Kumar with Mister Colombia, Mister Ecuador and Mister Ukraine in Seoul, South Korea

Within a short span of three (5) years (from 2014 – 2018), Rubaru Mister India contest has produced 2 international winners, 7 international runners-up and numerous international finalists and international special award winners. Apart from being the president of Rubaru Mister India, this gentleman also happens to be the mentor and groomer of the Rubaru Mister India titleholders as well.

Sandeep Kumar with the contestants of Mister Model International 2016 (Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and Colombia)  in New Delhi India.
Sandeep Kumar with the contestants of Mister Model International 2016 (Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and Colombia) in New Delhi India.

In 2016, he created history by bringing Mister Model International 2016 pageant to India. It was the very first time that such a big modelling competition for men took place in India. It was also the very first time that this prestigious international male pageant moved out of its homeland, the Americas and took place in Asia. Other than that, he has also brought several other international beauty pageants to India that never took place in India earlier like Supermodel International and Face of Beauty International pageant. No other Indian pageant organization has organized such events in India apart from Sandeep Kumar’s Rubaru Group.

Sandeep Kumar with the brand ambassador of Miss Supermodel Worldwide competition and Malaysian supermodel, Josphine Tan
Sandeep Kumar with the brand ambassador of Miss Supermodel Worldwide competition and Malaysian supermodel, Josphine Tan

 

Sandeep Kumar with the first ever winner of Miss Supermodel Worldwide competition, Aleksandra Liashkova.
Sandeep Kumar with the first ever winner of Miss Supermodel Worldwide competition, Aleksandra Liashkova.

The year 2018, turned out to be even more special for Sandeep as this was the year when the Rubaru Group organized its very own international modelling competition in India. It was Miss Supermodel Worldwide. The pageant happened in the month of April with the election of Miss Belarus, Aleksandra Liashkova as the eventual winner. The competition was attended by delegates from 43 nations all over the world. The contest created history as it was the very first that the inaugural edition of an international modelling competition had such a high number of candidates competing for the title. The pageant is the first ever international modelling event based in India. Also, this December, Sandeep is also launching the first  ever international modelling competition for men in India. The name of the contest is Mister Model Worldwide. Models from all over the world shall be travelling to India  to compete for the coveted title.

Other than organizing, fashion events and pageants, Rubaru Group also supports various causes in India. One of the main causes that the organization supports is “women empowerment” and also helps in improving the lives of the less fortunate. Such a great and noble purpose, it was an initiative started by Sandeep to serve his motherland.

Kumar while talking to Indian media about his campaign for “women empowerment”.
Kumar while talking to Indian media about his campaign for “women empowerment”.

No other Indian pageant organizer has achieved these kinds of milestones in his/her life apart from Sandeep Kumar. He is indeed the “King / Czar / Emperor” of male pageantry and one of the greatest personalities to join Indian pageantry. We, at Misterology would like to congratulate him for all his accomplishments and wish him all the very best for his future endeavours.  May he bring more pride and more glory to the world’s largest democracy, India!

 

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