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India times top 50 Most Desirable Men of 2012


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Arjun Rampal. —Photo (File) Reuters
Arjun Rampal. —Photo (File) Reuters

India has voted and chosen the Times 50 Most Desirable Men of 2012. The 7.01 lakh votes received online on along with TOI’s vote decided the winners. Arjun Rampal tops the list.

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.

Mahesh Babu

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.

Salman Khan

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.

Hrithik Roshan

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

John Abraham

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.

Akshay Kumar

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

Virat Kohli

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

Ranbir Kapoor

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.

Rana Daggubati

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.

New Entrants:

Sidharth Malhotra

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.

Ram Charan

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.

Randeep Hooda

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.

Mohit Raina

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.

Raqesh Vashisth

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

Sameer Kochhar

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.

Niketan Madhok

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.

Vishal Karwal

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

Comments (20) Closed

KhanChangezKhan May 07, 2013 06:51am
Why pirated DVDs? We do watch DVDs here in Saudi Arabia legally where there is no cinema hall at all and the CDs you watch comes to us more before than you! With a single cost of 35 Indian rupees hundreds of people can watch it at their own homes. Mine is just advice and not a force to go beyond your choice please.
Shihabudheen May 07, 2013 02:57am
Hrithik Rocks again .............. ;)
p.v. bhadra May 07, 2013 05:44am
the prince mahesh is universal super star.very good actor.
KhanChangezKhan May 07, 2013 06:45am
No not at all. You have to understand that how those countries' people are entertaining even more than us where there are no cinema halls? The producers will be forced to sale their CD's in a law cost and as result they will not be able to pay billions to the actors and actresses. With a CD how many families can entertain comparing the cost of watching film in cinema halls? Try to understand please!
paknumber1 May 06, 2013 10:18pm
So, you are in business of pirated dvds, heh?
Magister Ludi May 06, 2013 05:35pm
The uselessness of the idle rich is immeasurable.
khalid May 06, 2013 09:00am
what a waste of bandwidth...
Aiza May 06, 2013 07:04am
where is Aamir Khan?? Arjun Rampal, any time!
KhanChangezKhan May 06, 2013 07:35am
My request to all film watching lovers, specially the poor people, no to watch in cinema houses. This is just wasting of time and money. With our support and contribution the actors, actress and other relevant contributors are having high demands with the film producers for their works like billions of rupees for acting in a single film and for such reason burden goes to the pockets of viewers in the shape of entertainment government taxes and purchasing of tickets on high rates. Therefore, watching films or entertaining is not necessary to proceed in cinema halls this can be gained by some other sources like, TV, Video, etc. etc. So please avoid watching films in cinema houses to protect the rights of poor family members who doesn't get necessary daily 3 times foods.
iqraaa May 06, 2013 04:59pm
hmmm happy for my favourite. mahesh u left behind salman,hrithik n john.. :*
Aisha May 07, 2013 07:17am
Love Hritik!!!!!
shayarbadnam May 06, 2013 12:16pm
u prefer pirated cds ?
Khota May 07, 2013 07:24am
Where is Manmohan Singh? I am deeply shocked.
concerned212 May 06, 2013 02:01pm
Virat Kohli......MWAhAHAHhAhAhAhAhahahahAHAHAHhAhAhAhahahAhahAa
Shubs May 06, 2013 03:05pm
Hassan May 07, 2013 10:56am
Don't know how authenticit is, but I hear Sarabjit Singh has taken over Arjun Rampal
pakistan May 07, 2013 10:22pm
So what does a Pakistani newspaper have to do with this? are we running out of newsprint? surely we have enough stories here to NOT publish this nothing list of foreigners? please stop from publishing such news stories.
pakistan May 07, 2013 10:23pm
Well said!.
Koi_Bhi May 07, 2013 07:41pm
Might be right, Indians are a group of very patriotic people
Ifti123 May 07, 2013 09:24pm
Seriously? Dawn has nothing better to publish?!?