Sandeep Kumar – The visionary gentleman who catapulted India’s male pageant industry to a new level

India’s Sandeep Kumar with Mister Colombia, Mister Ecuador and Mister Ukraine in Seoul.
India’s Sandeep Kumar with Mister Colombia, Mister Ecuador and Mister Ukraine in Seoul.

Male pageant industry has not flourished much as compared to its counterpart – female pageantry. However, across the world, continuous efforts are being made to promote and appreciate the male pageant industry, and help it prosper. One such gentleman who has made significant contribution to the male pageant industry is Sandeep Kumar from India. He is often referred to as the ‘King’ or ‘Tsar’ of male pageantry in India.

Sandeep Kumar is the founder and president of India’s biggest male pageant – Rubaru Mr. India. Kumar is counted amongst some of the most successful beauty pageant owners in the world.  In his very well-decorated career in pageantry, spanning over more than 17 years, he has won numerous awards and accolades including four best pageant director awards and 265 awards in Fine Arts category. Kumar has won 4 best pageant director awards in last 6 six years.

He is also the first Asian and Indian pageant director to get honored with Best Pageant Director award. He also holds the record of winning the best pageant director award multiple times in the same year. In 2014, he won two best pageant director award. Firstly, in Dominican Republic and later in Korea. In 2019, he again won 2 best pageant award – firstly in the Philippines and later in Thailand.

His pageant – Rubaru Mr. India is referred to as one of the most successful national level male pageants in the world. The pageant holds the record of producing the maximum number of international awards winners in male pageantry from India. Apart from being the president of the pageant, Sandeep is also the mentor and trainer of the candidates. He has played a crucial role is catapulting the Indian male pageantry to a whole new level. His efforts have been recognized by some of the most well-established international pageant organizations in the world.  


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