Once bodyshamed, Steadfast Athlete Khanjan Pratim is now a bodybuilding champion: Read his inspiring account

Once bodyshamed, Steadfast Athlete Khanjan Pratim is now a bodybuilding champion: Read his inspiring account

Feb 08, 2024

Dwayne Johnson summed up the life of a bodybuilder in minimum words - “Blood, sweat, and respect. The first two you give and the last one you earn.”

Steadfast Athlete Khanjan Pratim, 27, is a well-recognised athlete and fitness trainer in his region. He didn’t always have the bodybuilder’s physique and was thin as a schoolboy, to the extent that his peers and relatives made fun of him and laughed at his physique. It continued for so long and to such an extent that Khanjan was determined to bring about a positive change in himself. He wholeheartedly immersed himself in his personal development in 2012 without compromising on studies and successfully completed his graduation in 2016 in Economics. But he had found his calling in bodybuilding.

Khanjan finished in the top five of the Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF) Junior Mr India competition in 2013 and 2014 and followed it up with a silver medal win in the IBBF Junior Mr Assam championship. He also won the Junior Mr District, IBBF in 2013 and 2014.

Once Khanjan entered the Senior division, he outperformed himself, winning the Senior Mr District IBBF championship in 2015. 2018 proved even better- he won the Senior Mr District IBBF again and the IBBF Mr Assam Champion of Champions tournament. This year’s story was inscribed in golden letters when he was declared the youngest Senior Mr Assam- he achieved this feat at 23.

Khanjan completed a diploma in sports nutrition, followed by one in strength and bodybuilding, which helped him open his own gym, AlphaBeast, in Assam, which has been successfully running for over five years.

He has successfully mentored and transformed several young enthusiasts over the past few years, earning immense love and respect from people.

Khanjan idolises the Welsh bodybuilder Flex Lewis and looks up to cricketers Mitchell Johnson, Rohit Sharma, and Dale Steyn.

Besides fitness, technology and food interest this talented bodybuilding athlete - he keeps himself updated on anything tech across the globe; one may see him rushing for biryani or visiting KFC stores for his cheat meals.

Khanjan Pratim has been associated with Steadfast since 2022 and loves its supplements. His favourite is Incredible Isolate (Mango), with L-Arginine, Curcumin, Active BCAA, and Warmax close behind.

Steadfast Nutrition’s Incredible Isolate (Mango) quickly became my favourite flavour. It is easily digestible and doesn’t bloating like many protein supplements. It is a perfect package - great in terms of taste and in giving quick recovery from heavy workout sessions.”

Steadfast is family for Khanjan and is all praise for the brand for taking care of its users with its good quality products.“

With his dedication, the support of his coach Mr Atinderjeet Singh, and the benefits of Steadfast supplements, Khanjan is working towards his dream of competing for Mr Olympia, the world’s ultimate bodybuilding tournament.

Khanjan says prep often brings with itself injuries , but the focus and determination to fulfil his aim helps him recover faster.