By Priya Prakashan
MTV Roadies is one of the most popular reality shows amongst youngsters. The popular reality show is an opportunity that several youngsters use as a getaway to share screen space on television or if possible even the occasional commercial feature films. The intense show is always a hit with everyone, no matter how crass the judges turn. We bring you a list of roadies who turned into actors:
The season one finalist made huge strides as he’s best known as the host and judge for the same show along with producers Raghu Ram. The stud has also hosted other shows on MTV like Stuntmania, Splitsvilla and Teen Diva. Ranvijay has also acted in few Hindi and Punjabi movies.
The adorable Ayushmann Khurrana turned out to be the most successful of the Roadies flock. Ayushmaan who was the season 2 winner, was initially a DJ in a radio channel. He then turned into a VJ before breaking into the film industry with Vicky Donor. The film was a huge success, for which Khurrana received positive reviews. Ayushmaan is also a good singer and has crooned fine songs.
Shubhi was a season 3 participant, before starring in movies like Chak de India and Aamras. She later turned to the small screen with Bairi Piya.
Better known as VJ Bani was the season 4 winner who was a beloved contestant and most famous amongst people. She gained the most fame from the reality show. She is known for her bold and confident attitude she later became an anchor on MTV.
The modish engineer-turned-model and now an actor started off in MTV Roadies season 4. He played a small part in the movie Student of the Year and later bagged the lead role in’ Babloo Happy hai’.
Shaleen Malhotra was a contestant in the 2006 season of MTV roadies. Later he went on to host a couple of shows for the channel. His big break came through the Star Plus show Arjun.
Vishal came into limelight after he participated in MTV roadies season 4, he later starred on MTV Splitsvilla season 1 which he won. He also participated in BIGG Boss 6. He debuted in the film industry in a Punjabi movie and will be seen in a Vikram Bhatt project 1920 London.
Emerging as the winner of MTV Roadies season 5, and later Bigg Boss season 2 as well, Ashutosh went on to host a bunch of shows on small screen. The star later landed movie roles in Zila Ghaziabad, Bhadaas and Shortcut Romeo.
The cute Shambhavi was part of season 5 along with Ashutosh and made a name for herself with her flirtatious yet cunningways. After making a mark in the show, she landed roles in daily soaps and later said hello to the Tollywood industry with a Telugu movie.