MTV Roadies (2003- ) Seasons, Episodes, Gang Leaders, Winners, Hosts, Years, Prize Money, Location, Photos

MTV Roadies

August 15, 2003
Season: 19
Episodes: 370
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch MTV Roadies Online (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

MTV Roadies Details:

Also known asRoadies
Country India
Language Hindi
GenreReality Show
Release date15 August 2003 – present
Running time30min-1hr
Judgessee below
Presented byCyrus Sahukar (2003)
Rannvijay Singha(2004–2012, 2018–2020)
Bani J (2009–2010, 2013–2015)
Gaelyn Mendonca (2016–2017)
Sonu Sood (2022–2023)
Created byNikhil J Alva
Directed by Udit Singh
Sagar More
Nishant Maniar
Raghu Ram
Executive producersNikhil J Alva
Niret Alva
Raghu Ram
Rajiv Ram
Production CompanyMiditech Studios (2003–2005)
Colosceum Media (2010–2021)
Pippip Media (2022)
Banijay Asia (2023–present)
Distributor MTV India

About MTV Roadies:

MTV Roadies is a youth-based reality show of India. It was launched on 15 August 2003 and aired on MTV India. The show is also digitally available on Voot and JioCinema.

In this show, a group of contestants travel to different destinations and participate in various tasks that challenge their physical, social, and mental strength.

MTV Roadies History

The Roadies format was created by Nikhil J Alva, founder of Miditech Studios. Miditech Studios produced the first 2 seasons of the Roadies series. In those early days, the format creator, Nikhil J Alva, had conceptualized the format as one that would unite the youth of India through social work and random acts of kindness as the contestants traveled across India.

Seeing its popularity soar, the series was taken over by MTV from Miditech, to be produced in-house after the second season. Raghu Ram and Rajiv Ram, former Miditech Studio employees, were tasked with producing and anchoring the show for MTV. Under Raghu and Rajiv’s guidance, the show took a dramatic turn away from its feel-good-social-flavor, to a more crass, and in-your-face tone. Raghu and Rajiv left the show in 2014. They told the media that they had done enough to popularise the show and wanted to give opportunities to the new generation to carry the show forward. With a 17-year history, it is one of India’s longest-running reality shows.

During the course of the journey, there are vote-outs, vote-ins, eliminations, and game-changing twists. Eventually, the contestant who manages to survive vote-outs and succeed in the finale is chosen as the winner. The show has enjoyed relative success among the youth.

MTV Roadies Format

The first two seasons had a cap on the daily budget allocated to the contestants. During the show, apart from learning about India’s diversity, they were also given tasks to get to know each other. The tasks became more aggressive with over-the-top-reality sequences, from the third season onwards, when it was taken over from Miditech Studios by MTV.

Since the fourth season, Battleground (2006-2009, 2014–present) later known as Graveyard (2010-2011, 2013-2014) the show introduced the choice wild cards.

In the fifth season, The “Advantage task” was introduced. The winner of the task would get an advantage in the vote out, which could be multiple votes or being the only one(s) to vote. That was the first time the show went international.

In the tenth season, a team of former contestants mentored by Raghu Ram were pitted against a team of fresh contestants mentored by Rannvijay Singha, who was the winner of the first version of the contest.

In the twelfth season, during the auditions, “Gang Leaders” were introduced. Four Gang Leaders had to hit a buzzer to express their interest in a contestant. Contestants in return had the option to choose which gang they would like to be a part of.

In the fourteenth season, bikes, which had been a common aspect of the show, were discontinued and the makers opted for a car. That continued into the fifteenth season as well and so on.

Season nineteen was introduced with a new concept of debut roadies and ex-roadies competing against each other for the title. Bikes, which had been a common aspect of the earlier seasons, were introduced again. That was the first season without the presence of Rannvijay Singha.

Across all seasons, vote outs, vote ins, immunity, eliminations, captaincy, twists introduced by the makers, and special appearances by guests like actors, sportspersons and musicians have been regular features of the show.

MTV Roadies Seasons Summary:

Note: The Producers skipped X3 for the season’s title and went for X4.

SeasonYearTitleHostGang LeadersNo. of episodesContestants DestinationsPrize MoneyWinning Gang LeadersWinner
12003Roadies – Challenges Har Kadam Par Cyrus Sahukar None27 10 India₹5,00,000 NoneRannvijay Singha
22004Roadies ReturnsRannvijay SinghaNone3010India₹5,00,000 NoneAayushmann Khurrana
32005Roadies 3 – Triple The DangerRannvijay SinghaNone1317India₹3,60,000NoneParul Shahi
42006-07Roadies – Road To Fear Rannvijay SinghaNone1713India₹3,75,500NoneAnthony Yeh
52007-08Roadies 5.0Rannvijay SinghaNone2015India,
₹2,30,000NoneAshutosh Kaushik
62008-09Roadies Hell Down UnderRannvijay SinghaNone2120India,
₹3,62,000NoneNauman Sait
72009-10Roadies:7 Deadly Sins & 1 Wild SafariRannvijay Singha & Bani JNone2215India,
₹90,000NoneAnwar Syed
82011Roadies 8: Shortcut to HellRannvijay SinghaNone2813India,
₹4,00,000NoneAanchal Khurana
92012Roadies 9: Everything or NothingRannvijay SinghaNone2713India,
United States
₹6,17,000NoneVikas Khoker
102013Roadies X: Battle for GloryBani JRaghu Ram
Rannvijay Singh
1716India₹4,50,000Raghu Ram Palak Johal
112014Roadies X1: Ride for Respect Bani JNone1815India₹3,20,000NoneNikhil Sachdeva
122015Roadies X2: Your Road, Your GangBani JRannvijay Singh
Esha Deol
Karan Kundra
Vijender Singh
22 22India,
₹5,00,000Rannvijay SinghaPrince Narula
132016Roadies X4: Your Gang, Your GloryGaelyn MendoncaRannvijay Singh
Neha Dhupia
Karan Kundra
Sushil Kumar
Prince Narula
Renault DusterKaran Kundra Balraj Singh Khehra
142017Roadies RisingGaelyn MendoncaRannvijay Singh
Neha Dhupia
Karan Kundra
Nikhil Chinapa
Gurmeet Singh Rehal
Prince Narula
Harbhajan Singh
2622IndiaRenault DusterNeha DhupiaShweta Mehta
152018Roadies XtremeRannvijay SinghaRaftaar
Neha Dhupia
Nikhil Chinapa
Prince Narula
2824IndiaRenault DusterNeha DhupiaKashish Thakur
162019Roadies: Real Heroes Rannvijay SinghaRaftaar
Neha Dhupia
Nikhil Chinapa
Prince Narula
Sandeep Singh
2827IndiaDroom Used Super BikeRaftaarArun Sharma
172020-21Roadies: RevolutionRannvijay SinghaRaftaar
Varun Sood
Neha Dhupia
Nikhil Chinapa
Prince Narula
3625IndiaJawa Bike and ₹3,00,000 to Nikhil Chinapa’s causeNikhil ChinapaHamid Barkzi
182022Roadies: Journey in South AfricaSonu SoodNone3420South Africa₹10,00,000NoneAshish Bhatia &
Nandini G
192023Roadies: Karm Ya KaandSonu SoodGautam Gulati
Rhea Chakraborty
Prince Narula
4033India₹6,00,000Rhea Chakraborty Vashu Jain

Did you know?

  • Rannvijay Singha participated in Roadies only intending to win a bike. And, had he not made it, he had plans to join the army.
  • Ayushmann Khurrana has also donated sperm IRL as a part of a challenge during season 2, much like his on-screen counterpart in debut film Vicky Donor.
  • Two winners from Roadies have also won two separate editions of Bigg Boss – Ashutosh Kaushik (winner of Roadies 5) won Bigg Boss 2, and Prince Narula (winner of Roadies X2) won Bigg Boss 9.
  • In 2015, Rannvijay Singh, Karan Kundra, Vijender Singh and Esha Deol, Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Evelyn Sharma, and Mohit Dutta featured on “Comedy Nights with Kapil” to promotion of Roadies X2.
  • In 2016, gang leaders Neha, Karan, Rannvijay, and Prince appeared in the “Comedy Nights Bachao”.
  • Himalaya Roadies (2017) is an adventure-based Nepalese reality show franchise of the MTV Roadies series.