Gopinath Ravi from Tamil Nadu was elected the new Mr. India at the national finale of India’s biggest pageant for men – Rubaru Mr. India, culminated on April 8, 2021, in Goa. This year’s championship was a combined event for the years 2020 and 2021. Originally, the event was scheduled to take place in March-April in 2020, however it was postponed to 2021. As a result of which, the organizers of the pageant mentioned that the new winner would carry the title for both the years – 2020 and 2021. Thus, the event was organized as Rubaru Mr. India 2020-21 and the winner was designated a dual year title. Along with wining this prestigious title, Gopinath also won People’s Choice award after receiving the highest number of votes online.
This was the 17th edition of the Rubaru Mr. India championship. It witnessed the participation of 34 of the most handsome and talented gentlemen from all across the nation. They competed against each other in several pre-finale challenges that included Formal Wear round, Health and Fitness round, National Costume competition, social impact and awareness round, interview segments and many more prior to making their way to the grand finale.
The new Mr. India winner, Gopinath Ravi hails from Pollachi and is currently based in Chennai. He stands 5 ft. and 11 inches tall, and holds a degree in Software Architecture and Engineering. He began his career as a software architect, and later switched to modelling. He has done a series of ramp shows and photo shoots, and soon he is going to make his Kollywood debut with Adhik Ravichandaran’s ‘Bagheera’. The movie also features the superstar, Prabhudeva and Sakshi Agrawal. Along with winning this title, Gopinath also won the opportunity of representing India at an international championship.