10 Awe-Inspiring Male Body Builders From India

Bodybuilding dates back to ancient Greece and Egypt. The first recorded large-scale bodybuilding competition was held on September 14, 1901 in London, UK. It was called the “Great Competition” and was adjudged by eminent people like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sir Charles Lawes. In the second half of the last century rise of the use anabolic steroids was criticised by many and certain steps were taken by governments to restrict steroid abuse in bodybuilding.

India being a highly populated country you can always expect she’ll have her own share of sportsmen, women and in this case, male bodybuilders. Today we bring you a list (in no particular order) of 10 totally awe-inspiring male body builders from India.

10 Awe-Inspiring Male Body Builders From India

10. Neeraj Kumar

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Neeraj Kumar

Kumar is an upcoming Indian bodybuilder. According to the Indian Bodybuildingg site, he is currently one of India’s top 10 bodybuilders. Kumar bagged gold in the 2013 Mr. India competition a bronze at WBPF Mr. World competition in the same year.

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9. Rajendran Mani

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Mani is a former Indian Air Force officer where he had severed for 15 years. He emerged as the winner of the 5th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships held in Hungary in 2015. Mani is no amateur to winning coveted titles. He is 8 times winner of both Mr. India and Champion of Champion titles.

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8. Murli Kumar

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A software engineer serving the Indian Navy, R. Murali Kumar began bodybuilding over ten years ago. Hailing from Kottayam, Kerala, Kumar was ranked number one in the 2013 Top 10 Bodybuilders of Indian. It was no easy feat for Kumar. Sangram Chougule who is Maharashtra’s Top champion, gave him tough time before he could nail the title. He has won the prestigious Mr Olympia title 6 consecutive times and the title of Mr. India 2 times. Kumar wasn’t always a bodybuilder. His story began when he fractured his leg. The doctors suggested he should strengthen his leg muscles and so he joined the gym. The rest they say is history.

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