Rannvijay’s father is an Indian Army officer and because of that, he changed as many as nine schools because of his father’s transfers. He completed his graduation from Hand Raj College in Delhi.
He was ready to join the Indian Army having passed the medical test as well as exams but during this time he participated as a contestant in an adventure based reality show, MTV Roadies in the year 2003. This was show’s first season and he became the finalist. He immediately rose to prominence after that and was asked to host the same show from the second season. Since then, he has hosted all the seasons to date and made a huge fan following among the youths. His show MTV Roadies is the most watched and followed show by youths in India. Thousands of people line up for the audition of his show. Apart from this, he has also hosted another MTV reality show titled MTV Splitsvilla.
After garnering huge fame through television, he was forayed into films. He made his acting debut with the Hindi film titled Toss: A Flip of Destiny in 2009. After which, he has appeared in many films but none of them did well at the box-office. Besides Hindi, he has also acted in some Punjabi films like Dharti, Taur mittran Di, and Saadi Love Story.
He has also appeared in few commercials like Reliance Communications, Airtel and G-Shock among several others. He is a youth icon of this country and is avidly followed by youths in India.