The Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Brings Bodybuilding to India
In 2010, with the blessing of Mr. Jim Manion, Chairman of the IFBB Pro League and President of the National Physique Committee of the USA, the Sheru Classic was granted approval to hold the first ever IFBB Professional Bodybuilding and Figure show in Asia. This is a major achievement for India and will put the country on the international bodybuilding map.
The Sheru Classic is not only to be the first professional show in all of Asia, it will be the third highest cash award show in the world after Mr. Olympia and the Arnold Sports Festival with a prize purse of $150,000. In addition the top three winners will automatically qualify for the Mr. Olympia and Figure Olympia 2012. This along with the opportunity to introduce bodybuilding to a huge and growing global audience has attracted the top athletes from the professional bodybuilding and figure circuits to the inaugural event this September.
Since 2009, the Aangrish Brothers (Sheru & Hemant) have worked to establish a professional bodybuilding event in India when they started the amateur Sheru Classic in their hometown of Ludhiana (India). Along the way, they have faced a number of challenges, but with the constant support of Jim Manion, IFBB Pro league and top Olympia competitors the Sheru Classic is set to create history in 2011.
Sheru Aangrish, the Man Behind the Show
Sheru Aangrish is a well-known personality in India and is the only professional bodybuilder from the subcontinent. He shares a vision with his brother Hemant Aangrish to see India emerge as a leader in the health industry. Both have worked tirelessly over the years to inspire a health and fitness trend among Indian youth.
In 2006 the Aangrish brothers were the first Indian’s to launch a supplements import and distribution business called Douuble H Nutrition (www.doublehnutrition.com).
In 2008 they established a Gold’s Gym franchise in North India. Since then, they have opened gyms in Delhi, Noida and Punjab. The Gold’s gym chain in Mumbai is a hub of Bollywood and has over 40 leading Bollywood stars as members.
Sheru has been featured on various health related TV shows in India and has made appearances on Health shows in India and England. The most recent TV series featuring Sheru is Fit 'n' Fab, a health series focusing on the fashion side of fitness.
Sheru Classic aims to inspire ordinary people to go the extra mile, it aims to help people become more aware of their health, and to be a part of the health and fitness revolution.
"What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin Yutang.