2021’s Top 50 Men of Indian Television
The Top 50 Men of Indian Television brings the spotlight on some of India’s most handsome men with the talent to match. These gentlemen have made a mark with their striking personality, swag, style, and oodles of charm. There is absolutely no voting and the rankings are completely arbitrary because like the audience we love all 50 to the moon and back for various reasons.
50. Manav Gohil
First on the list of 50 men of television is veteran actor Manav Gohil. His last appearance in Shaadi Mubarak with Rati Pandey left fans heartbroken. This was due to the show’s abrupt end due to COVID-19. He is currently on Kaamna and fans are enamored by his suave portrayal.
49. Eijaz Khan
The OG heartthrob of ITV, Eijaz Khan resurges in popularity due to Bigg Boss 14, where he was termed the “Khiladi of BB14“.
48. Hiten Tejwani
Next, we have another original bad boy on television. Years later and fans still love his portrayal of the brooding, handsome Prattam Mittal on Kutumb. Once again, winning admiration for his patience on Bigg Boss and his latest show.
47. Aly Goni
Another Bigg Boss alum, Aly Goni is ruling hearts for his stint on Fear Factor and string of successful music videos on 2021.
46. Asim Riaz
The Bigg Boss heartthrobs continue as we must mention one of the most popular names ever, Asim Riaz. His latest music video King Kong is winning him praise from all of his fans.
45. Rohit Suchanti
Currently on Bhagya Lakshmi, Rohit showcases his fine acting skills along with his charming screen presence.
44. Shivin Narang
Last seen on Beyhadh 2, Shivin had a string of music videos this year and continues to be everyone’s favorite chocolate boy.
43. Ankit Siwach
Named one of the most desirable men of 2020, Ankit is someone we love to hate. Even as the antagonist on Ishq Mein Marjawan 2, he gave a stellar performance where looking dashing in suits.
42. Mohit Sehgal
Next comes a fan favorite of the Naagin series, Mohit Sehgal. No stranger to fangirling, Mohit continues to wow his audience and we look forward to his upcoming projects later this month.
41. Paras Kalnawat
This blue-eyed dreamboat is best known and loved as the supportive son of Anupamaa. Not only is he talented actor, but also a stellar dancer.
40. Zain Imam
This Naamkarann fan favorite made a splash as Dr. Rishabh Sachdeva on the web series, Crashh. To this day, fans love his portrayal as Neil Khanna and his chemistry with Aditi Rathore. We can’t wait to see Zain’s upcoming projects.
39. Shabir Ahluwalia
Best known for Kumkum Bhagya, Shabir’s bad boy rockstar to ideal husband journey has been a fun watch and fans can’t get enough of his performances.
38. Mohit Raina
Continuing on the men of television list, we next have Mohit Raina. Not only is he killing it with his latest film, but continues to have the hearts of the audiences with his enthralling performance in Mumbai Diaries 26/11.
37. Vijyendra Kumeria
Essaying the role of a blind man in Aapki Nazaron Ne Samjha, Vijyendra won as over with his strong acting muscles and screen presence.
36. Krushal Ahuja
Women can’t get enough of this next man, his brooding portrayal of a tainted badminton star is what fans call “drool-worthy” on Rishton Ka Manjha. We look forward to seeing more dimensions of Arjun and even more versatility from Krushal.
35. Kinshuk Mahajan
His sweet, caring husband portrayal on Pandey Store brings Kinshuk as the next name on the men of television list. Additionally, he is appreciated for his impeccable comic timing.
34. Kanwar Dhillon
Another alum of Pandey Store, Kanwar has one of the most expressive faces on TV and continues to shine as Shiva.
33. Param Singh
Not everyone can make the audience sympathize with a typical male chauvinist misogynist. However, Param was able to add so many layers of depth as Ahaan on Ishq Par Zor Nahi. His chemistry with Akshita was loved by fans everywhere.
32. Hasan Zaidi
We can’t stop raving about the next man on our men of television list. Hasan is the star of Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana and his portrayal of the mysterious tenant with a dark past is quite intruiging.
31. Neil Bhatt
The main lead of one of the top shows on ITV right now, Neil Bhatt is known to his fans as “the most expressive man” and they love him as ACP Virat.
30. Randeep Rai
The charming, handsome Randeep Rai is currently on Balika Vadhu 2 and fans are super excited about his pairing with Shivangi Joshi.
29. Zaan Khan
Zaan truly reminds us of the yesteryears with his classical approach and look in Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye. Fans can’t stop with the nostalgia and his old school charm.
28. Ankit Gupta
While fans might not be happy with his actions on Udaariyan, they absolutely love and root for Ankit though!
27. Gashmeer Mahajani
A veteran of Marathi cinema, Gashmeer’s portrayal as Aditya Kumar Tripathi in “Imlie” is nothing less than award-worthy.
26. Shakti Arora
This next man on our nen of Indian television list might have been missing onscreen for a few years, but continues to be loved by his fans for his genial nature and cute face.
25. Pravisht Mishra
This Barrister Babu star brought an interesting and confident take on his character despite a taboo subject matter. Fans love his aura off-screen and his crackling chemistry with Anchal Sahu.
24. Rithvik Dhanjani
The king of web series, Rithvik continues to push the envelope with versatile performances–his latest being Cartel. We look forward to more exciting roles from this hunk.
23. Vivian Dsena
The Ian Somerhalder of ITV, next on the men of Indian television list is Vivian. He is currently on Sirf Tum with a new look that keeps the fans drooling.
22. Sudanshu Pandey
As the grey-shaded character, Vanraj on Anupamaa, Sudanshu brings a lot of depth to his character. Fans love to hate him for his villainous ways with Anupamaa, but love his offscreen personality and interactions with his co-stars.
21. Karan Thacker
This next hunk is killing it on Special Ops 1.5 web series and fans love the intensity he brings to his character.
20. Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna easily essays the biggest overnight sensation and heartthrob of the year: Anuj Kapadia. His one-sided, selfless love for Anupamaa and his dashing looks is literally everything everyone is constantly talking about. Also, can we just say that Gaurav ages like fine wine?
19. Fahmaan Khan
While we can’t think of anyone with Ilmie except for Aditya, Aryan proved us wrong. Fahmaan Khan comes in next with this silent brooding Mills& Boon portrayal of the famous initials: ASR. However, this one means Aryan Singh Rathod and he is fire.
18. Sai Ketan Rao
This newcomer was an overnight sensation for his very steamy portrayal of Raghav Rao. However, Sai took the character and sunk into various layers–showing his fans that he’s more than just a good-looking face.
17. Sharad Malhotra
Another member of the Naagin universe, Sharad is extremely good-looking. However, that doesn’t stop him from showcasing his acting chops.
16. Pearl V Puri
Last seen on Brahmarakshas, Pearl continues to make his fans proud with varied and nuanced performances. We look forward in seeing what he does next!
15. Karan Kundrra
Next on the men of Indian television list is none other than Karan Kundrra. He made a place in our hearts through his portrayal of Ranveer on Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai earlier this year. Now, he’s wrapping up the year with a successful run on Bigg Boss.
14. Arjun Bijlani
Last seen on a Zee5 web series, Arjun is killing it with his comedic timing and hosting skills on various reality shows. But once a heartthrob, forever a heartthrob.
13. Parth Samthaan
We’re still not over Parth as Anurag with those dreamy eyes; however, fans were in luck since Parth was in a plethora of music videos.
12. Siddharth Nigam
A social media and music video fan favorite, Siddharth is currently on “Hero-Gayab Mode On”. Fans can’t get enough of his reels and fun social media presence.
11. Rrahul Sudhir
Fans can’t stop praising Rrahul for his breathtaking performance in Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 and continue to shower love on both him and his co-star, Helly. Fans have connected with his flawed character, Vansh. Also, he has old-world charm and an ethereal screen presence.
10. Dheeraj Dhoopar
Best known for his chocolate, sweet and wholesome smile. Dheeraj is best known and loved as Karan Luthra. The combination of playful, funny, and relatable is what fans love about him and his character.
9. Barun Sobti
Barun is best known as ASR, but he is changing that rude boy image with a variety of nuanced and different roles in web series this year. He continues to be the center of the universe for many girls with this chill persona and humility.
8. Harshad Chopda
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has surged in ratings with the entrance of this next heartthrob. Harshad’s portrayal of the loveable Abhimanyu currently dealing with angst is the hottest thing on ITV at the moment.
7. Karan Grover
No one does subtle but effective like Karan Grover. The king of comic timing, a loveable goofball, and an exquisite actor all around makes Karan the next on this list.
6. Karanvir Sharma
The next handsome hero is Karanvir Sharma. His portrayal of Shaurya on “Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani” still has fans trending about him, his co-star, and their chemistry. They both have gone on to do 2 successful music videos and fans hope
5. Nakuul Mehta
Nakuul had big shoes to fill with his portrayal of Ram on Bade Ache Lagte Hain, but fans are enamored. Not only is his chemistry with Disha Parmar being appreciated, but thye love his mature performance.
4. Karan Singh Grover
While no one is ever expected to see Karan in a reboot of Qubool Hai, fans were more than pleasantly surprised to see their favorite Greek god made a comeback as OG Asad Ahmed Khan. And most of us are still raving about his dark portrayal of Rishabh Bajaj on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2.
3. Shaheer Sheikh
Shaheer made big news in 2021 with Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke’s 3rd installment. While fans missed him on Yeh Rishtey, seeing him with Erica again was more than what they hoped for. He continues to shine with his TV presence and characters.
2. Mohsin Khan
Sad news for longtime #Kaira and Yeh Rishta fans, as both Mohsin and Shivangi bid farewell after almost 6 years. While this year was truly Karthik’s since he will be dearly missed. We do appreciate seeing Mohsin explore other mediums. He has recently starred in many melodious music videos.
1. Sidharth Shukla
Last but not the list, our final man of Indian television for 2021 is none other than the late Sidharth Shukla (RIP). The Sher of Bigg Boss, was a wonderful soul and left behind many broken hearts, but his memory was truly a blessing.