Rannvijay Singha is an Indian VJ, TV host, and anchor. He is famous for being the winner of the first season of ‘MTV Roadies’ (2003).
Rannvijay Singh Singha was born on Wednesday, 16 March 1983 (age 39 years; as of 2022) in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
A childhood picture of Rannvijay Singha
Due to his father’s transferable job, he changed around nine schools and completed his schooling at Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi. He then pursued BCom (Hons) from Hansraj College, Delhi.
Height (approx.): 6′
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″
Rannvijay follows Sikhism. For the past six generations, his family has served in the Indian military.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Iqbal Singh Singha, is a retired Lt. General in the Indian Army, and later, he was posted in Syria as the UN Force Commander. His mother, Baljeet Kaur, is a homemaker. His younger brother, Harman Singha, works as an actor and VJ.
Rannvijay Singha with his father
Rannvijay Singha with his mother
Rannvijay Singha with his brother
Wife & Children
On 14 April 2014, he got married to his girlfriend Prianka Vohra. The couple got married in Mombasa, Kenya and followed Sikh wedding rituals.
Rannvijay Singha’s wedding photo
On 17 January 2017, the couple was blessed with a baby girl named Kainaat. On 12 July 2021, the couple welcomed their baby boy named Jahanveer.
Rannvijay Singha with his wife and children
He once dated the Indian VJ and model Anusha Dandekar. However, later, the couple got separated. During an interview, while talking about his ex-girlfriends, he said,
I am friends with Karan and Anusha. My other ex-girlfriends are friends with me. We have shared things that normal friends don’t. It depends on the people. If your character is bad, then there’ll be problems with ex-girlfriends or for that matter even friends. If your intentions are good, then you can be friends with your enemies also.”
Rannvijay Singha with his ex-girlfriend Anusha Dandekar
Rannvijay Singha’s autograph
After completing his graduation, he started working in a construction company in New Jersey, USA.
In 2003, he participated in the Hindi reality TV show ‘MTV Roadies 1’ and won the title.
Rannvijay Singha in MTV Roadies 1
He has also participated in two seasons of the celebrity cricket league ‘Box Cricket League 1’ (2014) and ‘Box Cricket League 2’ (2016).
MTV Box Cricket League
He has worked as the presenter of MTV Roadies for 10 seasons. He gained immense popularity with the show.
Rannvijay Singha as a presenter in MTV Roadies 2
Apart from MTV Roadies, he worked as a presenter in various seasons of the Hindi dating TV show ‘MTV Splitsvilla.’ He hosted six seasons of the show.
Rannvijay Singha in MTV Splitsvilla 9
Rannvijay then appeared as a gang leader in various seasons of MTV Roadies.
He has hosted/presented many other Hindi shows like ‘MTV Force India The Fast and The Gorgeous’ (2009), ‘Savdhaan India’ (2014), ‘NBA Slam’ (2016), and ‘MTV Troll Police’ (2018).
Rannvijay Singha in MTV Troll Police
In 2021, he hosted the reality TV show ‘Shark Tank India’ (2021) aired on the Sony channel.
Rannvijay Singha with the judges of Shark Tank India
He made his TV acting debut with the 2014 TV serial ‘Pukaar – Call For The Hero’ in which he played the role of Major Rajveer Shergill. The show was aired on Like OK.
Pukaar TV show
In 2009. he made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Toss: A Flip of Destiny’ in which he played the role of Ryan.
Toss- A Flip of Destiny film poster
He has acted in a few Hindi films like ‘London Dreams’ (2009), ‘Action Replayy’ (2010), and ‘Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene’ (2015).
London Dreams film poster
In 2011, he made his Punjabi debut with the film ‘Dharti’ as Rannvijay.
Some of his other Punjabi films are ‘Taur Mittran Di’ (2012), ‘Saadi Love Story’ (2013), and ‘Ishq Garaari’ (2013).
Taur Mittran Di (2012)
Rannvijay made his debut in the Hindi web series ‘Forbidden Love’ (2020) streamed on Zee5.
Forbidden Love (2020)
He then appeared in the Hindi web series ‘Mismatched’ (2020) and ‘Mismatched 2’ (2022).
Accused of Using Foul Language on a TV Show
In 2011, some activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Pune, blackened the faces of Raghu Ram, Rajiv Laxman, and Rannvijay Singh for using abusive language on their TV show ‘MTV Roadies.’ During the protest, when ABVP spokesperson Shailendra Dalvi was asked about the protest, he said,
We sharply protest the foul language used by Raghu on his show MTV Roadies. He is a bad influence on the youth. He is trying to attract the young people, but the youth of this country will only face degradation if they follow people like him. Small children too cannot be stopped from watching objectionable shows. Cuss words interject his every sentence. He makes the youth do senseless stunts like kissing strangers. What will happen to the culture of India if this continues?”
Faces of Rannvijay Singha, Raghu Ram, and Rajiv Laxman blackened by the ABVP activists
- Mahindra Mojo
Rannvijay Singha posing on his Mahindra Mojo motorcycle
Rannvijay Singha posing on his Hayabusa motorcycle
Rannvijay Singha posing on his Ducati motorcycle
In 2021, he charged Rs 12 Lakh per episode for MTV Roadies.
- Basketball Team: Golden State Warriors
- Food: Butter Chicken, Wasabi Prawns
- Cuisine(s): Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
- His family and friends call him Donny.
- Since his childhood, he was inclined towards sports. He used to play basketball at the state and national levels. On sports quota, he got admission to Hansraj College, Delhi. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,
I never got 94 or 95% in school, it was a little tough for me. I used to play basketball and as a basketball player if you do well in your school, you play for nationals and your ultimate goal is to go to a good college. During admission season, my dad read in one of the leading magazines that Hansraj College was ranked number one in Commerce and number two in Science. And my dad, who was in Mhow, Indore, told me that if I got admission in Hansraj College, he’d be very proud. Without being part of DU, he knew about Hansraj. And little did he know that this college would actually change my life. When I came here for the sports trials, MP Sharma sir chose me. Then he asked me, ‘Kaun sa course karna hai?’ I said, ‘Sabse zyada cut-off kiski hai?’ BCom (Hons) ki thi and I did that course.”
He further shared that while he was studying in college, his basketball team won five tournaments and after that, a basketball court was made in the college.
- In an interview, when he was asked how he developed an interest in basketball, he said,
The love for basketball came in me because of my mom. She has also been a basketball player and all these shoes and sneakers came in my life because of this woman.”
- Rannvijay loves sneakers and has a huge collection of them.
Rannvijay Singha with his collection of sneakers
- He has walked the ramp in various fashion shows.
Rannvijay Singha in a fashion show
- He is often spotted consuming alcohol at parties and events.
- He has started a group of athletes and social media influencers ‘SquadRann.’
- He loves comic superheroes, and he has a collection of Wolverine and Batman merchandise.
- Rannvijay has been featured on the cover of various magazines.
Rannvijay Singha featured on the cover of a magazine
- He has appeared in print advertisements for various brands.
Rannvijay Singha in a print advertisement
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
Rannvijay Singha’s Instagram post
- In 2018, his football team won the Hero League Champions trophy.
Rannvijay Singha holding Hero League Champions trophy
- He has also been featured in the TV commercials of various brands like Xenoh Deo Naught Ad, Reliance Mobile, and Bombay Shaving Company Cordless Beard Trimmer.
- During an interview, he was asked about acting in Hindi TV serials. He said,
All my life, I have been offered the infinite saas-bahu sagas. It was unbelievable money that I was offered for these shows, but I said no. Only if there is something finite, young and appealing in saas-bahu serials, will I do them. Like I got to do a lot of action sequences during the TV show Pukar. Woh action hero banne ka jo keeda tha, usey achhi tarah se ek baar mein satisfy kar diya maine.”
- He once received an offer to work as a host in the reality Hindi TV show ‘India’s Got Talent,’ but he rejected the offer. In an interview, while talking about the same, he said,
Rannvijay’s show. On IGT, the main man is the talent. Mera kaam kya hai wahan pe? Main ek amazing talent ko introduce kar raha hoon and then side mein khada hoon. Even for judging, there were three maharathis sitting. What am I doing on the show then? I don’t do shows for money. I love to do shows where I am part of the creative team and I am the judge.”