Rajendran Mani is a bodybuilder from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Mani was in the Indian Air Force for 15 years. After he retired, he began weightlifting. He has won both the Mr. India and Champion of Champion titles in India 8 times. He won the Mr. World 90, 100 kilograms (200, 220 lb) title at the fifth World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship
Rajendran Mani is a very popular bodybuilder in south India. He ranks no 4 in the top 10 Indian bodybuilder list.
Rajendran Mani was born in 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father was a boxer which made him inspire to build his body. He has a son who is also a bodybuilding champion, his name is Benjamin Jerold .Mani started his training when he was 10 years old.He bangs his first championship when he was 18-year-old, Mani had great passion toward fitness and he learned how to do gymnastics at his teenage.he learned each and every think about bodybuilding by his own interest, He loves to spend his leisure with his pigeon. During his teenage, he never went outing with his friends, whenever he gets time, he used to practice at the gym. His hard work made him win more titles and now he is considered one of the greats bodybuilders of India. His great huge giant frame made people to call him as Indian Hulk.
He won the first championship in the year 2002., where he was awarded as Mr. Asia 2009. In the year 2013, he won the title World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship held at Hungary in the men’s 90 kg category. In 2016, he won Mr. World and Mr. Asia and in the following year, Mani has won Mr. INDIA Champion of Champions for 4 time ,he has won Mr INDIA for 13 times, Mr Asia 3 times, Mr. World 3 times, and Mr. Indian Services Champion 12 times. Moreover, he has also earned the nickname “THE INDIAN HULK.” Rajendran Mani has also won four overall titles in the year of 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. In the past 52 years, he is the only person who has won the Championship title at the heavy category of 100 kg from Tamil Nadu.
|2009||MR ASIA||90KG||SILVER MEDAL|
|2013||MR ASIA||90KG||SILVER MEDAL|
|2013||MR WORLD||90KG||GOLD MEDAL|
|2016||MR AISA||90KG||SILVER MEDAL|
|2018||MR WORLD||100KG||SILVER MEDAL|
Rajendran Mani is coincided as
one of the most successful bodybuilder of India
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