eminently droolworthy heartthrobs are grabbing eyeballs and winning
hearts with their boy next door charm. Presenting the prime time
hotties with the wow factor...
make a million nubile hearts go dhakdhak when they arrive in the
boudoirs every evening. Small screen's new superstars are changing the
way telly shows are watched. They pull out all the stops to grab
eyeballs — they flaunt their dance skills, show off their fab abs in
shower scenes and even display their histrionic abilities. Oh, and
sometime during the show they also tug at your heartstrings and woo
Claim to Fame: From
Left Right Left, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil to Tere Liye, Harshad
Chopra has emerged as small screen's most versatile actor. For someone
who has a million nubile hearts beating for him, Harshad
he was once, "a very shy guy. I could never speak to girls — I was
scared of them. I went to study in Pune and thereafter my life took a
different turn. I am a completely different person now — I am more
confident and can speak with women," says Harshad with a twinkle in his
chocolate brown eyes.
Love Life: Harshad
has been linked with Sonam Mann, a public relations executive turned
actor. While the two have been spotted together, they haven't come on
record about their relationship. Before this he was allegedly in a
relationship with actor Additi Gupta.
Winning smile, chocolate boy looks, a welltoned physique.
Claim to Fa m e :
C h a r m i n g Sushant Singh Rajput (Manav Deshmukh from the TRP-tripper Pavitra
Rishta) and television's man with lightening in his feet (he was a
finalist in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4) has many female fans vying for his
attention. He confesses that being a heartthrob has its share of
nightmarish experiences too. "I was in a disc in Delhi recently where I
felt I was suddenly mobbed by this bunch of girls who almost molested
me! I started feeling scared for the first time. It was 2.30 am and I
wanted to go home —that was very unlike me because I love to party till
the wee hours of the morning."
Love Life: All
the ambiguity on his relationship with his Pavitra Rishta co-star
Ankita Lokhande was put to rest when he proposed to her on national
Wow factor: Boyish charm, easy smile and down to earth nature makes him an
instant hit with the fairer sex.
Claim to fame: Arjun
Bijlani might have done bit roles on the small screen in the past, but
his character as Mayank in Miley Jab Hum Tum made him a teenage heartt
h ro balmost
overnight. Arjun is now the guitar-strumming Chandu in Pardes Mein Mila
koi Apna. An actor by chance, Arjun confesses that he wanted to be a
"model" because of the money. After making heads turn in Remix and Left
Right Left, Arjun discovered that he "enjoyed" facing the camera too!
Love Life: There
were rumours that he was in a relationship with a model called Neha and
then with Sanaya Irani. Now he's a swinging single and not willing to
mingle. "I want to get married, may be in the next few years, if and
when I get the right girl," he shares.
Wow factor: Dimpled smile, a boy next-door appeal and a fab physique.Arjun connects with his fans on his blogs site regularly.
Claim to Fame: He
has a raw, earthy appeal and makes the bad boy appear attractive.
Arhaan's on screen attitude and spunk in his reel role (Krishna from
Mann Ke Awaz Pratigya) has found many takers. The unassuming actor
confesses that he is "pleasantly surprised" with all the love and
adoration that's being showered upon him.
Love Life: There were rumours that he is dating his on screen sister-in-law and co-star Avantika Hundal.
Wow factor: Tall, dark, handsome. Arhaan redefines the bad boy character on telly.
Claim to Fame: Most
of his fans know him only as Arjun Punj, the romantic hero he played in
Kitani Mohabbat Hai. In fact his on screen popularity catapulted him
into the big league on small screen, got him a lead role in Ekta
Kapoor's Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai and despite his two left feet
landed him in a dance show, Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2, followed by Kitani
Mohabbat Hai Season 2, brought back on TV, by audience demand! For
someone who was a businessman who is an actor by chance, Arjun admits
that he doesn't take his stardom seriously, (this despite the 1 lakh
fans he has on a social networking site) and "is easy going" who "loves
to party all day long".
Love Life: He is currently dating coactor Kritika Kamra.
Wow factor: This Punjabi munda exudes charm and style that makes him quite the heartbreaker that he is.
Claim to Fame: The
undisputed superstar of the small screen, Mishal has balanced an
interesting mix of reality and daily soaps. He's done Pyaar Vyaar and
All That, Love Story, Mano Ya Na Mano 2, Big Money, but it is his lead
role as Dutta Bhau in Laagi Tujhse Lagan that got him noticed. An
entrepreneur Mishal loves to play the guitar.
Love Life: Girls
rejoice. Mishal's confessed that he was in a "relationship for four
years" but it is over now. He is "single" but insists that he "doesn't
want to mingle". However, according to those close to him, Mishal might
make a commitment only if he finds a suitable girl. Being a mamma's
boy, he is known to be extremely demanding in nature.
Wow factor: An expressive pair of eyes and a mysterious smile.
Claim to Fame: Karan Tacker was in the news with his debut show Love
Ne Mila Di Jodi. He is currently essaying the role of Shantanu
Khandelwal in Rang Badalti Odhani, where he raised many eyebrows and
set the temperature soaring in his towel scene ala Ranbir Kapoor in
Saawariya. A Delhiite who moved
on to Mumbai, Karan admits that as a teenager he was
something of a "brat". A marketing professional, Karan claims he loves
the camera and enjoys being an "actor." Well that's not usual for
someone who would wake up and greet his parents every morning in an
extremely private person Karan has had its share of link-ups, but not
much is known about them. We hear Karan's ideal woman needs to be
"intelligent" and have a "good personality".
Wow factor: Cute and boyish appeal. Of course, not to mention those magnificent six-pack abs he flaunted in his show recently.
(From left) Arjun Bijlani, Harshad Chopra and (top) Sushant Singh Rajput