Meet India's Selfie King, Clince Varghese

Photo of Gayatri Sapru
9 February 2017

A popular MC turned social media sensation, Clince Varghese delights in sharing his travelogues with his fans as he takes his music and his humor for a tour of India.

Clince at the Redfort | © Clince Varghese

TCT : What is the most fun you have had on a project?

It would have to be my first travel show with MTV’s ‘The Great Selfie Challenge.’ It was a fun project wherein I traveled across India meeting people, experiencing cultures, understanding different perspectives, tasting a variety of cuisines and taking selfies while doing it all.

Winning the show with a massive 25 million+ votes was the icing on the cake.

Thus, I officially earned the nickname of ‘Selfie King.’

TCT : What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the digital viral space?

Be smart and stay creative. Be open to change and convert criticism to help you grow better. Boom boom!

TCT : What’s next?

I see an ocean full of opportunities to live happily.

TCT : What is the most memorable moment from your career?

The South Asian Bands Festival 2013 at Purana Qila, the oldest heritage structure in Delhi. My band What’s In The Name represented India on the closing day of this amazing festival, which had the best indie bands from across south Asia perform over three days. A stage jump went wrong and my knees dislocated during the fall. An army of over 6,000 energetic and cheering audience members helped me survive the pain and perform with full power for another 30 minutes. I ended up with a dual ligament tear in my knee beyond repair and spent months handicapped post-surgery.

TCT : How would you like to be remembered?

I would like to be remembered as a happy hippie who loved to travel and learn, and lived a peaceful life spreading smiles.

TCT : How would You describe yourself?

A confident, creative and charismatic youngster. A passionate learner.

With Abhishek Bachchan | © Clince Varghese

Quickfire Questions

Apple or Android?


Emma Watson or Scarlett Johansson?

Scarlett Johansson

Coffee or tea?


Fame or money?


Music or movies?


Train or plane?


Selfie or GQ spread?


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