|Full name||Rannvijay Singh Singha DNA India|
|Nickname||Donny Twitter- Rannvijay Singha|
|Profession(s)||VJ, TV Host, Anchor|
|Famous For||Being winner of ‘MTV Roadies’ (2003) and presenting various seasons of MTV Roadies|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||TV (contestant): MTV Roadies 1 (2003)
TV (actor): Pukaar – Call For The Hero (2014) as Major Rajveer Shergill; aired on Like OK
Film (Hindi; As an actor): Toss: A Flip of Destiny (2009) as Ryan
Film (Punjabi; As an actor): Dharti (2011) as Rannvijay
Web Series (Hindi; As an actor): Forbidden Love (2020) as Aditya; streamed on Zee5
|Date of Birth||16 March 1983 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||40 Years|
|Birthplace||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|Hometown||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|School||Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi
Note: Due to his father’s transferable job, he changed around nine schools.
|College/University||Hansraj College, Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||BCom (Hons) The Times of India|
|Religion||Sikhism Bollywood Shaadis|
|Controversy||Received Criticism For Using Foul Lnaguage on a TV Show
In 2011, faces of Raghu Ram, Rajiv Laxman, and Ranvijay Singha were blackened by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Pune for using foul language on their TV show 'MTV Roadies.' The Hindu 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?”
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Anusha Dandekar (VJ and Model)
• Prianka Vohra
|Marriage Date||14 April 2014
|Marriage Place||Mombasa, Kenya|
|Children||Son(s)- Jahanveer Singha (born on 12 July 2021)
Daughter(s)- Kainaat Singha (born on 17 January 2017)
|Parents||Father- Iqbal Singh Singha (retired Lt. General in the Indian Army and UN Force Commander in Syria)|
Mother- Baljeet Kaur
|Siblings||Brother- Harman Singha (actor and VJ)
|Basketball Team||Golden State Warriors|
|Food||Butter Chicken, Wasabi Prawns|
|Cuisine(s)||Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese|
|Medium Bike Collection||• Mahindra Mojo
• Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7
• 225cc Hero Honda Karizma
• 50cc Pocket bike
• Royal Enfield Bullet
|Income/Fees||In 2021, he charged Rs 12 Lakh per episode for MTV Roadies. Bollywood Life|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rannvijay Singha
- Rannvijay Singha is an Indian VJ, TV host, and anchor, who is known for presenting various seasons of the reality TV show ‘MTV Roadies.’
- His past six generations have served in the Indian military.
- He had a keen interest in sports since childhood, especially basketball. He played basketball at the state and national levels in his school, and on sports quota, he got admission to Hansraj College, Delhi. During an interview, he talked 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.”
- While he was in college, his college basketball team won five tournaments and after that, a basketball court was constructed in his college. During an interview, he shared 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.”
- After graduating, he joined a construction company in New Jersey, USA.
- In 2003, he won the first season of the popular reality TV show ‘MTV Roadies.’ He then worked as a presenter/host in various seasons of MTV Roadies. Later, he appeared as a gang leader in a few seasons of MTV Roadies.
- He has also hosted various seasons of the Hindi dating TV show ‘MTV Splitsvilla.’
- Rannvijay once dated the VJ and model Anusha Dandekar, but later, they got separated. In an interview, Rannvijay talked 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.”
- He has worked as a host/presenter in many Hindi shows such as ‘MTV Force India The Fast and The Gorgeous’ (2009), ‘Savdhaan India’ (2014), ‘NBA Slam’ (2016), and ‘MTV Troll Police’ (2018).
- Rannvijay has worked as an actor in a few Hindi films such as ‘London Dreams’ (2009), ‘Action Replayy’ (2010), and ‘Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene’ (2015).
- He has also acted in a few Punjabi films like ‘Taur Mittran Di’ (2012), ‘Saadi Love Story’ (2013), and ‘Ishq Garaari’ (2013).
- He has participated in the celebrity TV cricket league ‘Box Cricket League 1’ (2014) and ‘Box Cricket League 2’ (2016).
- His football team won the Hero League Champions trophy in 2018.
- He hosted the reality TV show ‘Shark Tank India’ (2021), which was aired on Sony channel.
- Rannvijay appeared in the two seasons of the Hindi web series ‘Mismatched’ (2020) and ‘Mismatched 2’ (2022).
- He is an avid lover of sneakers, and he has a huge collection of them.
- He has walked the ramp for many ace Indian fashion designers.
- Rannvijay has shared a few pictures of him drinking alcohol on his Instagram account. Instagram- Rannvijay Singha
- He has formed a group ‘SquadRann’ which mainly consists of various athletes and social media influencers.
- He has a collection of Wolverine and Batman merchandise, and he is also a fan of comic superheroes.
- He has been featured on the cover page of various magazines.
- Rannvijay has also appeared in various print advertisements and TV commercials like Xenoh Deo Naught Ad, Reliance Mobile, and Bombay Shaving Company Cordless Beard Trimmer.
- In an interview, when he was asked about acting in the Hindi daily soaps, 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 further shared that once he got an offer to host the reality Hindi TV show ‘India’s Got Talent,’ but he rejected the offer. He said,
I want to work in the show which can be called as 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.”