Balakrishna, a 25-years old, known in the area as “Arnold Schwarzenegger of Whitefield” has been crowned as Mr. Asia 2016 at the 5th Phil-Asia Bodybuilding championship in Philippines.
Balakrishna lives in a small one bedroom flat in Varthur with his mother. Mr. Asia 2016 is not the first title G. Balakrishna has won. He has earlier won the 2013 Mr Universe Under-24 junior contest and the Mr Universe title in 2014. Despite working regular job, he trains for nearly six hours. One of the major hurdle for him has been the lack of funds. He is hoping things will change now after winning the competition.