At the conclusion of the event, previous year’s winner, Rubaru Mr India 2018, Balaji Murugadoss passed on his title to his successor. The evening also saw an elaborated fashion show by ace designer Rohit Verma. Among the guests were Nisha Rawal, Karan Mehra, Kawaljeet Singh, Vindu Dara Singh, Karan, Rakesh Paul, Gulfam Khan, Rehan Shah, Gia Manek, and many more.

Sandeep Kumar (President) & Pankaj Kharbanda (Vice President) said thepageant is often referred to as “the goldmine of handsome faces” in India for producing exceptionally handsome and good-looking models and winners. The grooming sessions which were given to them by our expert groomers take classes on voice modulation, personality development, image building, dining etiquette, the importance of their signatures, etc.”.

Pankaj Kharbanda (Vice President RuBaRu Mr India) with the winner of RUBARU Mr India 2019
Pankaj Kharbanda (Vice President RuBaRu Mr India) with Syed Zain, the winner of RUBARU Mr India 2019

Sandeep Kumar (President) & Pankaj Kharbanda (Vice President) said “We decided to give an opportunity to differently abled men to come forward and showcase their talent and skills to the world. We believe that the pageant should be open to individuals who are capable of various things; however in a different way as compared to how the majority of people do them. That is why we have decided to open the doors for differently abled people for the pageant. The organisation wants that such talented men should come forward and show the world what they can do. In today’s world, there are very limited platforms that recognise and appreciate the talents of these special individuals. That is why the Organisation took this prominent decision to have a special segment for differently-abled men in 2019 Edition”.

Pankaj Kharbanda (Vice President RuBaRu Mr.India)
Pankaj Kharbanda (Vice President RuBaRu Mr India)

The pageant is regarded as the foremost and oldest surviving annual male pageant in India. It is regarded as the nation’s longest running male pageant. The pageant was created in the year 2004. Since the pageant’s inception in the year 2004, it has sent India’s representatives to more than 15 different international modelling competitions for men, and it also holds the record of being associated to the maximum number of international modelling organisations and pageants in India. The winners have won the maximum number of awards at international pageant than any other male model hunt event in India. The pageant is organised every year by the Rubaru Group, an NGO and talent promoting organisation based in the North Indian state of Haryana.

The Pageant has targeted almost 30000+ contestants from 8 states of India. It’s a four days event which is full of international guests, shoots, media, Social awareness campaigns and Bollywood celebrities.

Pankaj Kharbanda with Rohit Verma and Gunjan Utreja
Pankaj Kharbanda with Rohit Verma and Gunjan Utreja

THE RUBARU MR INDIA – Mega Model Contest 2019, This year, 38 of the most handsome men were shortlisted from all across the nation for the final event. They went through a rigorous training and grooming process conducted by the experts.

The Pageant is associated with more than ten international male pageants and has produced various national and international winners who have brought laurels and pride to the Indian nation. Apart from all its glitzy and glamorous side, the pageant also supports a very noble cause of women empowerment. During their reign as titleholders, the winners of the pageant get the opportunity to work for this cause. Apart from that, they spend the next 12 months taking part in various social and fashion events.

Vindu Dara Singh with Pankaj Kharbanda
Vindu Dara Singh with Pankaj Kharbanda

The official organiser of national Pageants like Mr India Global 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Mega Model Contest and Miss India Elite 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Beauty Contest etc. many more and have carved a niche for ourselves in this industry. We are official License Holder for some of the best International pageants worldwide. (Like Mister International (Singapore), Mister Model International (Miami ,USA), Mister Universe (Dominican Republic), Mister National Universal (Thailand), Mister United Continents (Philippines), Miss Supermodel International (South Korea), Miss Globe (Canada), and Mister Tourism International (Italy), Face of Beauty International (New Zealand), Miss world Beauty Queen (Seoul) etc). Winners of the national pageants represent the country in the above-esteemed pageants among more than 40 other countries worldwide.

Rubaru Mr India Organisation opens the door for differently abled men to join the competition. Along with models from all over the nation competing for the title of the pageant, there will also be a special category for differently abled men in the show. They will have a different set of pre-pageant activities and will be judged in various segments. The most deserving of them all will be awarded with a special award at the conclusion of the competition along with the election of the new winner.

The event was co-powered by the brand Rohit Verma, owned by celebrity fashion designer, actor, entrepreneur and television personality, Rohit Verma. Award-winning fashion photographer, actor, director and scriptwriter, Amit Khanna was the official photographer for the pageant and shot all the important segments of the event. The candidates were seen walking down the runway wearing exquisite creations by ace Indian fashion designer, Seema Mehta, the founder and owner of Seema Mehta – Label of Luxury.

During the pageant, the candidates were groomed and trained by Parmila Mehta, the founder and owner of Parimal Modelling Academy. Prestigious fashion brands Wero and Horra were the gift part of the event. Celebrity choreographer, Lubna Adam was the show director for pageant. India’s leading hair care and makeover salon, Time Machine performed the significant task for making these already very charming gentlemen even better-looking as they were the hair care and makeover partner of the event. The nation’s foremost dental and facial aesthetic centre, Studio 32 owned by Dr Chetan Zode and Kinjal Shah Zode was smile care partner for the pageant.

Famous cosmetologist and aesthetic trainer, Dr Rinku Aher conducted grooming workshops during the pageant and pageant’s skincare partner. One of the most prestigious and renowned men’s style and grooming brands, Gatsby was the style partner for this year’s Rubaru Mr India pageant. Travel home was the pageant’s Travel partner; Ozone Events was the event partner; Fit Krate was the nutrition partner; Gautam Faldu Photography was the cinematography partner; Jeyanjali was the associate partner and Preity and Pixie was the state zone partner of the event.

The event was organised in association with Redefine, and OK Sir and Picture N Kraft was the media partner for the pageant. The candidates this year were mentored by three former Rubaru Mr India winners, Akash Choudhary, Ashwani Neeraj and Pardeep Kharera, who walked the ramp and runway trainer, health and nutrition expert and fitness coach respectively. The finale of the pageant was hosted by Bollywood actor, Gunjan Utreja. Often cited as the most handsome Mr India winner, Rubaru Mr India 2016, Mudit Malhotra also graced this year’s Rubaru Mr India pageant.

The Water Kingdom, Asia’s largest Water Park made a perfectly cool location for the body photoshoot for the contestants of Rubaru Mr India in this scorching summer!