Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.34 - 10 Interesting Facts About "Indian Ironman" Milind Soman

Maanyata Thu |May 31, 2019

The Indian Ironman Milind Soman captures the number 34 spot on the list of Top 50 Most Desirable Men. Let’s take a look at 10 interesting facts about him below!

The result of the highly anticipated poll Time of India’s Top 50 Most Desirable Men 2018 has finally been released. This year saw a slight fall on the list of the Indian Ironman Milind Soman, from number 30 spot to number 34 spot.

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Milind Soman is not only a leading actor and model but also an all-around fitness freak, who is the first Indian to successfully won the Ironman Triathlon. At the age of 53, the multi-talented star still makes women fall head over heels in love with him thanks to his secret fitness regime, which makes him look no less than a 20-year old.

To get to know more about one of the Top 50 Most Desirable Men, let’s take a look at 10 interesting facts about him below!

Milind Soman comes from a family of academicians

Born in Scotland on 4 November 1965, Milind comes from a family of academicians. His father is a scientist, and his mom is a biochemist. He lived in England until he was seven years old and moved back to Mumbai in 1973.

Milind Soman is the first Indian to win the Ironman Triathlon

In 2015, Milind made the entire country proud by successfully won the Ironman Triathlon, which is considered one of the world's toughest races with around 2,000 participants from all over the world.

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The competition involves 3.8 km swim, a 180.2 km cycle ride and 42.2 km run which requires the participants to complete within 16 hours to win the title of "Ironman" and the 50-year-old Milind finished this challenge in impressive 15 hours and 19 minutes.

Milind Soman was national swimming championship

He also has a passion for swimming that keeps him stay in good shape. For those who don’t know, he held the title of national swimming championship for four years consecutively from 1984.

Milind Soman is a Limca Record Book record holder

The fit and fab Milind Soman became a Limca Record Book record holder for running 1,500 km across four states in 30 days. The event was organized by NDTV with the aim of raising public awareness about environmental issues.

Milind Soman established Pinkathon event to help women to take up fitness

Milind has always been very supportive in several activities that help women to take up fitness and lead a healthy lifestyle. He even established a women-only running event named Pinkathlon under his guidance to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Milind Soman sticks to a healthy diet and strict fitness regime

To mark his name on the list of Top 50 Most Desirable Men, Millind always follows a strict fitness regime. He usually does high-volume exercise to burn 700 to 750 calories per day. Besides, he takes his diet very seriously. He drinks lots of water, eats nutritious food, and avoids junk food.

Milind Soman had been training so hard for the Ironman Triathlon

To prepare for Ironman Triathlon competition, Milind went through a strict and intense training throughout 86 days. If he could not hit to the gym due to his schedule, Milind would try to take out time for exercise and running every day.

Milind Soman prefers to running barefoot

Milind revealed that he first started running barefoot to experience how it felt, but then stuck to the practice after it improved his focus and control while running.

Milind Soman is also a Bollywood actor and a model

While everyone knows that he is a championship in sports, Milind has already made waves through his successful acting and modeling career. He has starred in numerous Hindi, Marathi and Tamil films and also made his TV debut as superhero Captain Vyom in 1998.

Milind Soman faced a strong wave of criticism for taking the nude photo for a footwear company’s advertisement

In 1995, Milind and his then-girlfriend, former Miss India winner, Madhu Sapre stirred up a national controversy as the two posed nude for the footwear company Tuff Shoes, wore nothing but a python wrapped around their bodies and a pair of sneakers.

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Animal rights’ groups slammed the ad for illegally using a python in an advertisement. As a result, it was banned, and the models were charged with indecent behavior in a court. The case was in dispute for 14 years, with the models finally finding themselves acquitted in 2009.

Meanwhile, The Top 50 Most Desirable Men is out now. What do you think about the result? Let us know in the comment section below!


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