G Balakrishna, Bengaluru water tanker driver, crowned Mr Asia 2016
Earlier, he won the Mr Universe Under-24 junior contest in Germany and the Mr Universe title in the same category at the world championship in Athens in 2014.
G Balakrishna in October 2016 won the Mr Asia title at the 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships in the Philippines. 25-year-old Balakrishna is a Bengaluru-based water tanker driver.
• In 2013, he won Mr Universe Under-24 junior contest in Germany
• In 2014, he won Mr Universe title in the same category at the world championship in Athens
• He joined the water-tanker business in 2010 in Whitefild, Bengaluru to supplement his income as a gym instructor.
• He is a resident of Ramagondanahalli near Varthur
• An ardent fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Balakrishna was trained by renowned bodybuilders from Mumbai and Punjab, named Sangram Chougla and Manish Kumar respectively
• As per reports, he is known as the Arnold Schwarzenegger of Whitefield