Anil Gochikar is an Indian bodybuilder who represented India at the international level. He is a 7-time Mr. Odisha, 3-time Eastern India champion, and 4-time Mr. India winner. He is a ‘Pratihari’ (servitor) of the Puri Jagannath temple.He was born and raised in Harchandi Sahi, Puri, Odisha, India. A childhood photo of Anil Gochikar with his brother.He started attending akharas at a very young age.His family has been serving as servitors to Puri Jagannath temple for many generations.In an interview, he said that he was vegetarian and revealed his daily diet that includes 4 to 5 liters of milk, 2 to 2.5 kg of fruits, and 500 gm of cheese.He learned the skills of bodybuilding from his brother Damodar Gochikar, who is a national-level bodybuilder.In 2009, Anil started doing workouts in the gym, and in 2010, his brother, Damodar Gochikar, opened a gym named Gochhikar Life Style – GYM in Puri, where Anil Gochikar started toning his body.In an interview, Anil talked about his brother, Damodar Gochikar, who inspired him to learn the skills of bodybuilding, and said, My brother is my hero. He is a true fighter and a perfect all rounder. He was a champion when he was on stage. Even when he quit bodybuilding and took up family responsibilities he continues to rock. Since day one, he has been my guide, my mentor, my friend, everything. It is under his guidance, I learnt all about body building. He still continues to coach me and he will always be there for me. I know this for sure.”.His father, Harihar Gochhikar, runs a hotel named Hotel Gochikar in Puri, Odisha.In 2006, his father passed away, and Anil had to bear the responsibilities of the family along with his brother. Reportedly, after their father’s demise, there was a property dispute in the family that prompted both brothers to earn law degrees.