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Posted: March 24, 2009 by Shishir Gupta in MTV Roadies, Television Shows
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MTV Roadies is a popular reality television show which airs on MTV India. The show was created by Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman and is hosted by Rannvijay. When asked about the show, Raghu said, “Roadies has travel, adventure, drama, touch of voyeurism…”

Also known as:   MTV Roadies
Genre:  Reality show
Presented by:  Cyrus Sahukar Season 1
                        Rannvijay Singh Season 2 onwards
Country of origin:   India
Language(s):  Hindi
No. of seasons:  6
Executive producer(s):  Raghu Ram
Location(s):  India Season 1 to 4
                     India,Thailand,Malaysia Season 5
                     India, Australia – Season 6
Original channel:  MTV India
First shown: in  2003
Original Run: 2003 – present

Auditions are held in various major cities in India. People who turn up for the audition are made to undergo a group discussion, following which, selected candidates are chosen for personal interview conducted by Raghu Ram and Nikhil Chinnappa (Rajiv Laxman was there in place of Nikhil in the sixth Season). The interview round is deliberately acrimonious to test the participant’s attitude, tolerance and patience levels. In the first two seasons, 7 Roadies were selected. Since then, this number has been increased to 13. There is no limit as to how many times a person can audition. For Season Six, 20 roadies were selected from the Interviews.

The selected Roadies are provided with Hero Honda Karizma bikes to travel on a pre-decided route. Each episode features a vote-out, at the end in which the Roadies eliminate one of their fellow Roadies by an anonymous vote, thereby decreasing the number of Roadies carrying on with the journey.
Each episode consists of number of tasks or challenges which they have to perform. These tasks can be either “Money tasks” or “Immunity tasks”. In the “Money tasks”, the Roadies add cash to their account on successful completion of these tasks while in “Immunity tasks”, the team which wins gets Immunity. The team which attains Immunity becomes safe from vote-out i.e its members cannot be voted-out in that particular episode. The above mentioned tasks are either team-based (i.e. performed between two or more teams) or individual-based (i.e. performed one-on-one). At the end of scheduled journey, the last Roadie who survives till the end is declared the winner and walks away with the total cash accumulated by performing the money tasks. The fifth season was the first time when an Advantage task was introduced. The winner(s) of an Advantage task get(s) some advantage in the vote out, which may include multiple votes or being the only one(s) to vote in the vote-out.
The Indian version of the show is based on the original MTV reality show Road Rules which started in the year 1995.


  • Season 1 – Rannvijay Singh from Jalandhar
  • Season 2 – Ayushmann Khuranna from Chandigarh
  • Season 3 – Parul Shahi from Delhi
  • Season 4 – Anthony Yeh from Kolkata
  • Season 5 – Ashutosh Kaushik from Saharanpur
  • Season 6 – Nauman Seth from Bangalore