Ever since MTV channel was launched in 28 October 1996, the music world was taken by storm. MTV is a personification of glamour, style and fashion in every sense. Way back in the first 10 years of launch, we enjoyed a horde of fantastic TV shows like MTV most wanted, MTV Select, MTV Style Check and many more.
MTV has been India’s Number One Youth Brand since 2016 to present.
How can we forget the extremely stylish Nikhil Chinappa, the style-check diva Malaika Arora Khan, the chic & talented Shenaz Treasury with the most convincing gift of the gab and the versatile VJ-turned-Singer Sophie Choudry amongst many noteworthy luminaries?
Malaika Arora Khan
Style and elegance runs in her veins. Malaika Arora Khan was the sultriest VJ for MTV Style Check where the viewers were provided useful beauty and style tips recommended by the captivating Malaika herself.
Words are not enough to describe her beauty and gab, but I’m gonna give it a shot. Ha! So, here we go. Shenaz belongs to the proud English Literature background which explains her eloquence, knowledge and intellect. She is more than just a pretty face. Shenaz won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ishq Vishq. She was a wonderful host for MTV Most Wanted.
Anusha’s intriguing accent, seductive voice, cosmopolitan personality combined with the unconventional beauty took the world by storm from the moment she debuted as the MTV VJ. Anusha won the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Award for Best VJ in 2009. Anusha’s enchanting looks and charisma won her the prestigious Femina’s List of 50 Most Beautiful Women in India Award. Few years after Malaika, Anusha took the lead to host MTV Style Check to give some unheard-of fashion tips to women.
Sophie Choudry hosted the show MTV Loveline which made her an instant-hit with the audience. Before she began her career as a VJ, she was already a talented singer in a girl band- Sansara where she composed the popular song ‘Yeh Dil Sunn Raha Hai’ but the band separated soon after. After making her foray into MTV, she also presented many shows including interviews with celebs. She launched her own album “Sophie & Dr. Love” which remained a hit for 6 months in India. Thereafter, she debuted in Bollywood and there has been no looking back since then.
Gaelyn Mendonca is a popular Indian movie actress, model and MTV India VJ. Style comes naturally to her. She is adept at handling even the most trickier situations when it comes to fashion. Gaelyn hosted MTV Roadies in 2016 after winning the MTV VJ hunt along with Sunanda Wong. She debuted in Bollywood with Rohan Sippy's Nautanki Saala. Since then, Gaelyn has been in the news for her fashionable stints in a variety of shows and movies.
Bani J is the coolest and fittest VJ in the younger generation of MTV. The moment she auditioned for MTV Roadies, she looked unconventional at one go. Throughout the Roadies show, many guys were simply charmed by the sensuous Bani in a swimming suit in one of the Roadies episodes. Ever since, her tattoos, trendy hairstyles, her way of speaking and her demeanour won her a lot of attention and admiration. Bani has been the MTV host of Roadies seasons and also been a part of Bigg Boss season 10.
Nikhil Chinappa was the sexiest MTV VJ ever. Nikhil’s masochistic voice, intelligence, magnetism, wit, sarcasm, versatility in DJing, VJing and architecture is phenomenal and worth a mention. This list would be incomplete without his name. Nikhil’s style varies from casual, to formal, relaxed to suited & booted. No matter what, he was always a dream for many women viewers since the MTV Select days to hosting the MTV Roadies and till date.
Started as a young gun of Roadies 1st season, Ranvijay won over many hearts with every appearance and episode. He won the Roadies show after which there has been no looking back. Ranvijay has been a proud MTV VJ for Roadies seasons. He turned actor with Toss: A Flip of Destiny in 2009. Ranvijay belongs to a family of Army background serving the nation from 6 generations, except him.
Do you remember Ayushmann was a participant of Roadies season 2 and also the winner? Well, that’s where the journey began on MTV as he hosted Pepsi MTV Wassup, The Voice of Youngistaan, and an educative show for youngsters along with MTV Cheque De India, MTV Fully Faltoo Movies and Jaadoo Ek Baar. As everyone knows he debuted into Bollywood with Vicky Donor in the year 2012 which marked his successful career ahead. His impeccable fashion sense from traditional to western is simply adorable.
Rhea is popular for trendy outfits and swanky hairdos. Blessed with an enviable figure, Rhea tends to try out various styles and fashion pieces that suit her pretty well. The stylish Rhea began her television innings with MTV India's reality show TVS Scooty Teen Diva as a first runner-up. She won the MTV VJ hunt after which she has hosted TicTac College Beat, Pepsi MTV Wassup and MTV Gone in 60 seconds.
MTV is probably the first and foremost channel where reality shows began, fashionable VJs became the trend, music shows came with innovative concepts, connecting the dots with the audience was so much fun, regular dose of style tips from the experts mouth, the list is endless. All the met VJs are very stylish, well-read, well-versed and versatile in everything they do. MTV is a class apart when it comes to fashion, glamour, music and reality shows.