Arjun Rampal. —Photo (File) Reuters
Here are some of the celebrities chosen as India’s Most Desirable in 2012, and it comes as no surprise. These boys have it all — the looks, the body and the panache.
Claim to fame: Telugu star Mahesh Babu is called Prince down South for a reason. It’s the actor’s regal looks and his suave ways that make him popular. In fact, it is the same charm that he put to good use in his 2012 super hit ‘Businessman’.
Relationship Status: Married to Namrata Shirodkar Desirability Quotient: His boyish charm has also earned him another nickname — Milk Boy — and with his recently acquired six pack, this cute boy seems to have transformed into a sexy man.
Claim to fame: His films ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ have only added to the massive fan following ‘Pandey ji’ has.
Relationship Status: Single Desirability Quotient: Once Salman drops his shirt, there is little else needed for his fans to go breathless. This is one bhai all the girls swoon over.
Claim to fame: He started 2012 favourably with a macho role in ‘Agneepath’ and is now busy with ‘Knight and Day’s’ official Hindi remake ‘Bang Bang’.
Relationship Status: Married to Sussanne Roshan Desirability Quotient: With his chiseled body, his Greek god looks, and his killer dance moves, this green-eyed sexbod doesn’t need much else to sway his fans
Claim to fame: John only grows more handsome with each passing year, and his gangster act in ‘Shootout At Wadala’ is proof of that. In 2012, he also had the releases ‘Housefull 2’, ‘Race 2’ and ‘I, Me Aur Main’.
Relationship Status: Dating Priya Runchal Desirability Quotient: With his hot body and his brawny looks, this hunk is always a hit with the women.
Claim to fame: Akshay became rowdy in 2012, tried to pull a Joker act, returned as ‘Khiladi 786’ and also played God in his production ‘OMG! Oh My God’.
Relationship Status: Married to Twinkle Khanna Desirability Quotient: With one of the fittest bodies in the business, this daddy of two still looks as dashing as he did a decade ago
Claim to fame: This hottie has been hitting one shot after another on the field during the ongoing IPL series, and is rising up the popularity charts.
Relationship Status: Single Desirability Quotient: With his impish face and the rugged looks, Virat seems to be batting on a very safe pitch.
Varun Dhawan – New Entrant
Claim to fame: Varun became a teen sensation with ‘Student Of The Year’
Relationship Status: Rumoured to be dating Alia Bhatt Desirability Quotient: This Punjabi boy is as charming as he is cute. Guess David Dhawan Jr knows what works best with the ladies
Claim to fame: Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s son has proven his mettle as an actor, and lady luck has been especially generous to him in 2012, with ‘Barfi!’ winning him several Best Actor awards.
Relationship Status: Rumoured to be dating Katrina Kaif Desirability Quotient: With his boyish charm, his smooth moves with the ladies and his confidence, this Kapoor has hotness written all over him.
Claim to fame: A well-known Telugu actor, Rana shot to fame in Bollywood with his debut Hindi film ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ and had the releases ‘Department’, ‘Naa Ishtam’, and ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ in 2012.
Relationship Status: Rumoured to be seeing Trisha Desirability Quotient: Better built than most of his contemporaries, this hunk can catch anyone’s fancy with his swagger.
Claim to fame: This model-turned-actor debuted with ‘Student Of The Year’, and was immediately signed up for his next opposite Parineeti Chopra.
Relationship Status: Single Desirability Quotient: With his smouldering gaze and his toned physique, this is one kukkad kamaal da.
Claim to fame: Malayalam star Prithviraj found popularity beyond the South after his Bollywood debut in ‘Aiyya’ opposite Rani Mukerji.
Relationship Status: Married to Supriya Menon Desirability Quotient: This multi-faceted performer broke many hearts when he tied the knot. Nonetheless, he continues to be a pin-up boy thanks to his dimples and disarming smile.
Claim to fame: Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan is an accomplished Telugu star, who is set to debut in Bollywood in the remake of ‘Zanjeer opposite’ Priyanka Chopra.
Relationship Status: Married to Upasana Kamineni Desirability Quotient: His dancing skills and sexy smile.
Claim to fame: If the actor’s tough cop act in ‘Jannat 2’ was all about talent and a role well done, his character in ‘Jism 2’ was just pure hotness.
Relationship Status: Single Desirability Quotient: His rugged jism.
Claim to fame: His role as Lord Shiva in the TV series ‘Devon Ke Dev: Mahadev’, has got him fans nationwide. Apparently, Priyanka Chopra’s aunt wants to hook her up with Mohit.
Relationship Status: Rumoured to be seeing TV actress Mouni Roy Desirability Quotient: There are gentlemanly manners, good looks and godly behaviour — a good combo any day.
Claim to fame: Raqesh won accolades for his role in the TV serial ‘Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak’.
Relationship Status: Married to Riddhi Dogra Desirability Quotient: His boyish appeal
Sushant Singh Rajput
Claim to fame: This TV-actor-turned-Bollywood-debutant impressed many with ‘Kai Po Che’.
Relationship Status: Dating Ankita Lokhande Desirability Quotient: His cute smile and go-getter’s attitude
Claim to fame: Sameer has found fame as an anchor for the IPL series.
Relationship Status: Married to Radhika Kocchar Desirability Quotient: This tall, dark and handsome fellow has a way with words.
Claim to fame: This well-known model found fame again after his stint on ‘Bigg Boss 6’.
Relationship Status: Single Desirability Quotient: His style quotient, which still keeps him popular in the fashion circuits.
Claim to fame: This TV actor will soon make his Bollywood debut in Vikram Bhatt’s next film.
Relationship Status: Rumoured to be dating Karishma Kotak Desirability Quotient: His deep dimples