Big boys of the small screen

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By You welcome them into your bedroom night after night. from seven to 70, you swoon over them. t2 turns the spotlight on the hunks ruling the hindi small screen. Who is your favourite? tell
  • Published 29.03.13

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!