While it’s the women on TV who attract the limelight thanks to most of the shows being ladies-oriented, Indian television has its fair share of men who make women viewers go weak in the knees. Be it as a lover, husband, brother or best friend, these heartthrobs haven’t failed to cluster TV fans through their onscreen characters.
Their sinewy bodies, muscular arms, six packs and deep chests, their deep intense eyes, dimpled smiles, sense of humor, their onscreen romance with their female leads – all have TV fans clamoring for more.
Tellychakkar.com lists out the sexy hunks and studs – those male actors- who sizzled on your TV screens in the past year, in the second of our year-ender series - Indian TV’s Most Desirable Men of 2011.
Aditya made his television acting debut with a daily soap Na Aana Is Des Laado
and is currently seen as an Air Force Pilot Rajbeer in Imagine's Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto
. His character can be a bit bothersome but he is good at heart. This model-turned-actor has it all what a woman desires. Aditya is tall, has a sexy body and looks to die for. His voice adds to his sex appeal. His female fans love watching him on the small screen and when he takes off his shirt they have a treat.
He may not have the conventional good looks, but Arjun Bijlani definitely has something that the girls find him hot. He was loved in Left Right Left
where he earned accolades for his brilliant acting skills and many female fans. In Miley Jab Hum Tum
he played Mayank Sharma and his fan following knew no bounds. People loved his chemistry onscreen. And this year, he was seen in Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna
as Chandu who made his friend feel special all the time and was an ideal son. Gals just love such boys, what say?
He has come a long way from playing Lord Rama in Ramayan
to the millionaire businessman in Geet
. He has proved his mettle as an actor playing the loving and supporting husband, Maan in Geet
. His toned body clubbed with the stubble look in the show has got the girls swooning. This former Mr Jabalpur winner and Mr India participant is surely a desired man.
His charming and down to earth ways onscreen appeal to many female audiences. He is handsome, but has this old world charm in his face and a toned body that every woman wants. This TV heartthrob is very passionate in his romantic scenes. Be it Left Right Left, Kis Des Mein Hai Mera Dil
, or Tere Liye
, Harshad Chopda has been able to woo the female fans and now they want more. Luckily, he is back on the small screen playing Mohan Galla in Dharampatni
, the foreign-returned man who marries a girl, whom he doesn’t love but only to get rid f his financial crisis.
As Arjun Punj in Kitani Mohabbat Hai
, Karan Kundra gained immense popularity. And later he sizzled onscreen with hot hip movements in Zara Nachke Dikha
. This year too they got another chance to see him as a gangster in the second season of Kitani Mohabbat Hai
. The naughtiness is his eyes, a great body and a cute girlfriend by his side (Kritika Kamra), Karan has it all in his life. The girls just can’t help loving him even if he did not do much on screen this year. They find him hot, sexy and full of attitude.
Karan Singh Grover
Who doesn’t know Dr Armaan Mallik in the hit series Dill Mill Gayye
. His romantic and flirtatious ways are very similar to Karan Singh Grover who played the part. His onscreen love has garnered him many female fans. His flirtatious nature helps him being linked to every lass he works with and the girls do not complain either. This Gladrags Mega Model Manhunt participant won the award for Most Popular Model in the contest, and no points for guessing why. This year, he has danced his way into the TV screens as Prof Karan Mallik in Channel V’s Dil Dostii Dance
. His charisma is just overpowering and no one can resist it.
He is full of sex appeal. His lean body clubbed with his killer looks makes him immensely desirable. Karan Tacker currently seen in the male lead in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
in Star Plus as Viren is very woman’s dream. Girls want to have someone like him in their life and can’t help going ga-ga over him. His character in the daily shows him as the ideal son, grandson and brother. He is the kind of guy; you would like to take home to meet your parents.
His desirable journey started from Remix, where he played a Rajasthani royal. The young girls loved him playing an angry lover boy. And in the lead role of Dr Siddhanth Modi opposite Jennifer Winget in Dill Mill Gayye
, Karan recreated the Remix
magic. Currently seen in Kuch Toh Log Kahenge
, he plays a dude who wants to make the life of others easier. Overall, we’d say that Karan has this charm that girl find just irresistible. And for the girls who want a prince charming, he definitely fits the bill.
As Dutta Bhao in Laagi Tujhse Lagan
, Mishal was loved by the audiences. His angry looks have helped him win many hearts, after all the girls love angry young men. As the shy but loving guy in protagonists Nakusha’s life, Mishal’s character was a hit amongst the audiences. Though he has opted out of the show now, the female fans still want him desperately.
As the stern but loving husband Jai Walia in Kasamh Se
, Ram Kapoor earned himself many female fans. And this year, he is increasing his popularity manifold through a mature love story, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
. He might be a bit heavier than his contemporaries’. But for the audiences, size doesn’t matter. They love him for his looks and acting skills. And the mature women find him sexy.
Rannvijay Singh Singha
Roadies may be a hit amongst youngsters, but one of the main reasons girls love it is Rannvijay Singh Singha. He shone as a Roadies’
contestant in the first season and since then he has been a part of the Roadies journey as a host. This year, two of his films Dharti and Mod hit the screens, apart from the eighth season of Roadies
. His tough looks and masculine voice add to his style quotient. He had it all what it takes to be an army man, and probably that’s why the girls can’t help loving him.
He may have had a forgettable stint with Bollywood (exception: Udaan
, but the TV world has surely earned him zillions of fans. As the business tycoon in Kasautii Zindagii Kay
, Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
, or as Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi in Bandini
, he has played all his roles to perfection. In a time, when TV actors didn’t want to age at all on screen, Ronit stood out of the lot. The lovers of saas-bahu
dailies, rate him as the best husband on TV. Right now, he is hogging the limelight as the impeccable KD Pathak in Adaalat
. Roy is often referred to as the Amitabh Bachchan of the small screen. And just like him, women of all age groups find him appealing.
Playing the much in love Anant in Navya
has helped Shaheer become a rage amongst the young college going girls. The way he treats the love of his life on the small screen get the girls off their feets. He makes sure his girlfriend gets everything she deserves and he fights the world for her happiness. This Kashmiri is the chocolate boy of Indian Television and the girls find him cute and charming. He definitely deserves to be on the desirable list.
Sushant Singh Rajput
His boy next door looks helped him do justice as Manav in Pavitra Rishta
and his sexy dance moves in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
helped increase his fan base. Sushant Singh Rajput is tall, handsome, a great dancer, lover and immensely ambitious guy. He may have opted out of the show that made him famous, but the list of his female fans is ever increasing.
The only term that can truly describe him is smoking hot. The strikingly handsome Vivian was amongst the top ten contestants in Gladrags Mr India 2007. He might not have garnered much attention in Kasamh Se
, but as the sexy vampire in Abhay Raichand in Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani
, he has got a million hearts beating. His onscreen avatar saved his girlfriend tones of time and girls just loved these rescues. His engagement with girlfriend Vahbbiz Dorabjee, during the year, has not affected his female fan following at all.