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Big boys of the small screen

Karan Singh Grover

Age: 31

Debut: MTV’s Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi.

Claim to fame: Playing Dr Armaan Mallik in the popular medical series Dill Mill Gayye.

Currently seen on: Zee TV’s Qubool Hai as Asad Ahmed Khan.

Drool quotient: Is known as ‘Jahapanah six pack abs’ in Qubool Hai. Karan’s ripped abs and sexy tattoos contribute to his bad boy image. The twice-married Piscean(first to Shraddha Nigam and now Jennifer Winget) continues to be a ladies’ man for all his female fans.

Girls are crazy about: That body can drive any woman crazy. Add to that Karan’s cheeky smile and those cute dimples. That he is a flirt — both on and off screen — makes him quite irresistible.

t2 take: Eye-candy unlimited!


Vivian Dsena

Age: 24

Debut: Kasamh Se (Zee TV).

Claim to fame: Playing a brooding vampire ala Robert Pattinson in Ekta Kapoor’s Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.

Currently seen on: Madhubala (Colors) as filmstar Rishabh Kundra.

Drool quotient: The desi Edward Cullen won a lot of hearts with his supernatural show. Though he shies away from showing off that hotbod, the former model is super-hot as the super-intense RK in Madhubala. We don’t know any other guy on TV who carries off scarves so well.

Girls are crazy about: That lopsided grin and the hint of a stubble. Yet another on-screen bad boy with a huge following among women.

t2 take: Show us that body!


Karan Wahi

Age: 26

Debut: Remix (STAR One).

Claim to fame: The angry loverboy Ranveer Sisodia in Remix.

Currently seen on: Just finished hosting Nach Baliye 5; will next be seen hosting Indian Idol Junior.

Drool quotient: That boyish grin has scores of women swooning. The boy-next-door charm works and so does that gruff-bordering-on-sexy voice.

Girls are crazy about: His smile. And yes, crooked teeth can be sexy too!

t2 take: In an industry peopled with six pack and rippling muscles, Karan’s boy-next-door charm is a #win.


Siddharth Shukla

Age: 32

Debut: Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na (Sony).

Claim to fame: Playing Shivraj Shekhar aka ‘Collector sahib’ in TRP topper

Balika Vadhu.

Currently seen on: Balika Vadhu.

Drool quotient: He’s the man every girl in trouble can count on. His innocent smile earns him brownie points and so does that easy demeanour.

Girls are crazy about: His Prince Charming persona in Balika Vadhu. His clean features and broad shoulders.

t2 take: We love how he carries off a dhoti in Balika Vadhu.


Abhinav Shukla

Age: 28

Debut: Jersey No 10 (Sab TV).

Claim to fame: The selfish and wily Dev in Geet.

Currently seen on: Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (STAR Plus) as Dr Manan and Aniruddh in Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan.

Drool quotient: A killer body apart, this hunk is made of stern stuff — we loved how he took challenges on the chin in reality show Survivor. That he is an adventure enthusiast makes him hot!

Girls are crazy about: His athletic build and macho looks. This is one rough-and-tough hunk.

t2 take: Love that voice!


Gautam Rode

Age: 35

Debut: Jahan Pyaar Mile on Zee TV. Made his Bolly debut with Annarth opposite Preeti Jhangiani.

Claim to fame: Anish in Baa Bahoo aur Baby. Also co-hosted Nach Baliye.

Currently seen on: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saraswatichandra (STAR Plus).

Drool quotient: He’s intense — make that super intense. His eyes speak a thousand words. And his fab abs are the talk of telly town.

Girls are crazy about: His shirtless dip in the promo of Saraswatichandra.Hubba hubba!

t2 take: Needs to take off that shirt more often!


Gurmeet Choudhary

Age: 29

Debut: Ramayan on Imagine TV.

Claim to fame: As Maan Singh Khurana in STAR One’s Geet.

Currently seen on:Punar Vivaah (Zee TV).

Drool quotient: Intense and with a smile to die for, the martial arts expert has a chiselled body and a near-perfect jawline. That stubble adds to his sex appeal. Is a great dancer too, having won celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa last year.

Girls are crazy about: His eye-locks with Drashti Dhami, his co-star in Geet. That he’s married to his Ramayan co-star Debina Bonnerjee hasn’t marred his female fan following.

t2 take: The hottest dad on TV — yes he plays a father of three in Punar Vivah.We also love his ability to speak volumes through his eyes.


Karan Kundra

Age: 28

Debut: Kitani Mohabbat Hai (Imagine TV).

Claim to fame: The intense and no-nonsense Arjun Punj in Kitani Mohabbat Hai.

Currently seen on: Gumraah and The Serial, both on Channel V.

Drool quotient: Fit and fab, this Jalandhar boy looks super sexy in butt-hugging pants. He also owns a call centre and runs his family construction business. Hot!

Girls are crazy about: His sexy voice and the fact that he looks good in almost everything.

t2 take: Is currently single. Girls, dial in!


Karan Tacker

Age: 26

Debut: Love Ne Mila Di Jodi (STAR One).

Claim to Fame: Rang Badalti Odhani in which he played a city boy forced to marry a village girl.

Currently seen on: Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai as the shy and romantic Viren Singh Vadhera.

Drool quotient: The chocolate boy is perhaps the only small screen star who wears a pink shirt — and looks super-hot in it!

Girls are crazy about: His dimpled smile. His spiked hair. And his sizzling chemistry with screen wife Krystal D’Souza.

t2 take: Has a smile that can light up the dullest day.


Mohit Raina

Age: 30

Debut: Antariksh — Ek Amar Katha (STAR Plus).

Claim to fame: Playing Lord Shiva on Life OK’s Devon Ke Dev Mahadev.

Currently seen on: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev.

Drool quotient: A Shiva with real sex appeal. The former Mr India finalist is the newest eye-candy on Indian TV, with female fans of all ages tuning in to catch this guy with Greek-god looks every evening.

Girls are crazy about: His height (he’s 6’1”), his rippling six pack and his killer smile. The heart-throb is a girl magnet and if telly tattle is to be believed, even Priyanka Chopra is smitten by Mohit!

t2 take: Oh my god!

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