The List of The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2018 has been unveiled! India has voted and made their choice The ranking is based on cast cast in an online poll (www.toi.in/mostdesirable women), along with an internal jury. The list has been shown in various fields and industries. From newcomers, who have made a splash with their sex appeal, attitude and talent, to those who have been able to do the right reasons – these are the most stunning and drop-dead gorgeous women in the country. Alia Bhattgrabs the top spot this year. At 26, the actress is considered a powerhouse of talent, but thespians of the film industry. Last year, this young icon impressed the audience in the spy thriller ‘Raazi’, a film that went on to win awards and accolades. And, of course, she won a lot of love from people all over when filmfare awards this year, she openly declared her love forRanbir Kapoor. Here’s what she had to say about the coveted title this year …
Congratulations on topping the Times 50 Most Desirable Women’s list (2018)What are your thoughts on the top spot?
Thank you! I never thought that I would have given this title, of the ‘Most Desireable’. I do not know what makes me desirable, but I think that you know someone’s personality as a whole. Most importantly, it is about who they are. Recently, I was reading a fan letter; I usually try and make time to read my fan mails and respond to them. I was reading one letter, which said, ‘I love you not because you are a celebrity, but because you are a good human being, and we can see that’. For me, that is the most important thing, the fact that there are people who understand my personality. I believe that I am transparent, and it is great If people believe my personality is desirable, there is nothing like it
Do you think desirability has a person’s relationship status, age, et al?There are some people who are forever desirableYour thoughts?
I do not want to be with you When people talk about the ‘X-factor’, I think it is the thing which you express through your eyes and people That is what attracts people towards you and makes you desirable
Given that you have played some strong roles, which have had an impact on the audience’s minds, do you think people have often played the characters of the lens through you?
Yes, that is possible I have played so many different characters, so I have so many different souls, and each of them has a different X-factor (laughs!).
Who, according to you, is The Most Desirable Man and Most Desirable Woman you know?
I would say that Kareena Kapoor Khan is my all-time favorite, and among men, Ranbir Kapoor is the Most Desirable Man To me, they both are eternally desirable
The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2018 is India’s pick of the most gorgeous women, including fresh faces and young talent with great potential. These stunners are known for their sex appeal, talent, oodles of confidence and striking personalities. Get ready to be swept off your feet:
2. Meenakshi Chaudhary
Claim to fame:This spunky girl won the title of Miss Grand International – 1st runner-up, at the sixth edition of the pageant held in Myanmar. She also was seen in a Punjabi music video last year.
Relationship status:She is single
Desirability Quotient:A popular face on fashion glossies, her oomph, smile and confidence make her stand out.
3. Katrina Kaif
Claim to fame:Her films last year – ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ and ‘Zero’ – did not make a mark at the BO, but Katz won appreciation for her performance in the latter. The paps love her, she has a huge fan following and she’s still one of Bollywood’s most gorgeous gals.
Relationship status:Since her break-up with Ranbir Kapoor, she has been single and happy in that space.
Desirability Quotient:With a body to die for and killer dance moves that can set the floor on fire, Katrina is one of the most desirable women in showbiz.
4. Deepika Padukone
Claim to Fame: She is known for her beauty and grace, and of course, her superb acting abilities. She featured in the talked-about movie of 2018, ‘Padmaavat’, which went on to win accolades. But the highlight of the wedding
Relationship status:Married to Ranveer Singh
Desirability Quotient:Her impeccable beauty and poise is what makes her so desirable. Yesteryear actress Hema Malini has passed the title of ‘Dream Girl’ to Ms Dee. With her choice of roles and the skill with which she pulls them off, she is definitely a cut above the rest.
5. Gayatri Bhardwaj
Claim to fame:This gorgeous girl was crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India United Continents 2018. The beautiful and multi-talented Gayatri is also a national-level football player and a trained classical dancer.
Desirability Quotient:With those beautiful, expressive eyes, an hour-glass figure and heaps of confidence, she scores very high on the desirability chart.
6. Aditi Rao Hydari
Claim to Fame: In her short role in ‘Padmaavat’, Aditi looked stunning and stood out She then made news when she strongly expressed her views and supported the #MeToo movement in India. She also continues to be a sensation in South Indian films.
Desirability Quotient:Her style, sophistication and stunning looks have won her prominence for two consecutive years.
7. Nehal Chudasama
Claim to Fame:Winner of the Miss Diva Universe 2018 title, she represented India at the 67th Miss Universe contest in Thailand and won hearts of people worldwide. She is a model, anchor and fitness consultant Nehal believes that her personality is her confident
Desirability Quotient:With an athletic body and charm, she has won accolades for her glamor.
8. Jacqueline Fernandez
Claim to Fame: She left the audience with her sequence in Race 3, last year. She also continues to be a hot favorite on social media, with her gorgeous pictures and posts.
Desirability Quotient:With a great body, super-confident attitude and impressive style, she is oh-so-desirable.
9. Disha Patani
Claim to fame:After delivering a hit with Baaghi 2 last year, the petite actress has her hands full in 2019. She will be seen sharing screen space with Salman Khan in India, and has also got Malang opposite Aditya Roy Kapur
Relationship status:Disha is in a relationship with Tiger Shroff.
Desirability Quotient:Shedreams ofa dream and can make you go weak in the knees with a smile And yes, she is considered to be one of the fittest and hottest actresses in Bollywood today.
10. Anukreethy VAS
Claim to fame:She was crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India World 2018 and represented India at the 68th edition of the Miss World pageant held in Sanya, China. A state-level athlete, she is all set to make her debut in Tamil cinema. She also helps run an orphanage for
Desirability Quotient:She is confident and stylish, and is popular on social media. She simply seduces the camera with her irresistible smile.
12. Aditi Hundia
Claim to fame:Aditi Hundia catapulted in the limelight after she won the title of Miss Diva Supranational 2018. A popular model, she has represented India at the Miss Supranational contest in Poland.
Desirability Quotient:With hazel eyes and a beautiful figure, this 22-year-old is a stunner. And yes, confidence is her middle name.
18. Shreya Rao Kamavarapu
Claim to fame:This fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 Second runner-up won hearts on social media with her smile The architect-turned-beauty queen continues to walk at the fashion week.
Relationship status:She’s engaged to businessman Piyush Agarwal
Desirability Quotient:Sexy and smart, her unique style shootout makes her stand aside. Along with her looks, her confidence
makes heads turn
Claim to Fame:She is a household name with the TV show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ (YRKKH). She is currently watching playing Komolika in ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’.
Relationship status:She is in a steady relationship with Rocky Jaiswal, who works as a supervising producer on YRKKH.
Desirability Quotient:Once demure and shy, Hina has transformed into a confident young woman. Her strong opinions and sophisticated choices
20. Roshni Sheoran
Claim to Fame:Her attempt was glamorous when she was crowned the Miss Diva 2018 runner-up. Since then, she has sizzled on magazine covers, slayed it in campaigns and scorched the ramp at fashion shows.
Relationship status:The pretty girl is single.
Desirability Quotient:Her well-toned physique and enchanting eyes make her desirable. There’s also a specific vulnerability and innocence about her that leaves you bewitched.
22. Ritabhari Chakraborty
Claim to fame:This Bengali actress featured in the Anushka Sharma-starrer ‘Pari’, last year.
Relationship status:The actress was rumored to be dating filmmaker, Shrijit Mukherji, but she neither accepted nor denied it. For now, Ritabhari claims she’s too much single
Desirability Quotient:With washboard abs and killer looks, Ritabhari can give any actress a run for her money!
28. Janhvi Kapoor
Claim to Fame:With ‘Dhadak’, Janhavi became one of Bollywood’s most-talked-about debutantes, last year. However, before her big-screen debut, she was already a social media star.
Relationship status:The dewy-faced 22-year-old is rumored to be dating her Dhadak co-star, Ishaan Khatter.
Desirability Quotient:Her demure good looks and disarming smile
30. Sara Ali Khan
Claim to fame:Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter made a splash with her performance in her Bollywood debut, Kedarnath. She followed it up with an impressive turn in Simmba, in which the song, Aankh Maare, became quite a rage
Relationship status:She is rumored to be dating Sushant Singh Rajput However, she is now being linked with Kartik Aaryan.
Desirability Quotient:She is the irresistible combination of beauty and brains. Her sense of humor and candour add to her desirability quotient
31. Erica Fernandes
Claim to fame:Model-turned-TV actress, Erica rose to fame with her show, ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhhi’ She is currently seen playing the lead in ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’. Apart from modeling and being part of beauty pageants, the actress has also done Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films.
Relationship status:She was rumored to be in a relationship with her former co-actor Shaheer Sheikh and is currently dating her ‘Kasautii’ co-actorParth Samthaan.
Desirability Quotient:She is tall and has expressions Her desirability lies in her confidence
36. Nora Fatehi
Claim to fame:Last year, she sizzled in chartbuster item songs like Dilbar and Kamariya. She slayed it with her sensuous belly dancing and slick twerking.
Relationship status:Nora has always been tight-lipped about her relationship status However, she was in the news after her much-talked-about break-up with Angad Bedi.
Desirability Quotient:With a hot bod and hot dance moves, Nora is Bollywood’s latest queen of item songs. Her affable personality makes her even more desirable.
39. Malavika Mohanan
Claim to fame:She made Bollywood take notice of her compelling performance in Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’. However, the limelight is not new to the South actress, who has featured in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.
Relationship status:Malavika was in the news a few months ago, when she was linked with Harshvardhan Kapoor
Desirability Quotient:With beautiful eyes and lustrous hair, this desi beauty has looks. Her simplicity adds to her allure
40. Radhika Madan
Claim to fame:Radhika was already a known face on Indian television (she starred in the show, ‘Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi’), when she entered Bollywood with a spectacular performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Patakha’. Along with her talent, what is equally impressive
Relationship status:Radhika says that she is currently single She was in a relationship with businessman Ishan Arya.
Desirability Quotient:Thisspunkygirl canfillher vivacious smile.
Claim to fame:Asha Bhat was crowned Miss Supranational 2014 and became the first Indian to win the prestigious title. A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she made an impressive debut this year in ‘Junglee’ opposite Vidyut Jammwal.
Desirability Quotient:Her attractive smile, expressive eyes and vivacious personality make her a beauty with brains.
45. Aishwarya Rajesh
Claim to fame: Aishwarya not only had five releases in Tamil last year, but also signed on a whopping 12 films, including one in Telugu opposite heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda. Her role as Kausalya Murugesan, a cricketer who fights all odds to represent India, in ‘Kanaa’ helped set her as a bankable actress who cans scripts
Desirability Quotient:Her petite figure, charming smile and girl-next-door appeal adds to her desirability quotient.
46. Aisha Sharma
Claim to Fame: This stunner made his Bollywood debut last year with ‘Satyameva Jayate’. Actress Neha Sharma’s sister, Aisha has decided to carve her own identity in showbiz.
Relationship status:She is single
Desirability Quotient:Her brown eyes and glossy tresses are to die. This fitness freak has a droolworthy body and yes, she exudes oomph
47. Pooja Sawant
Claim to fame:Apart from her acting chops in Marathi films, She has also known for her killer moves on dance reality shows. Pooja made her Bollywood debut this year with ‘Junglee’.
Relationship status:Fiercely private, she keeps her personal life away from the public eye.
Desirability Quotient:The actress is known for herconcioussmile, tall frame and long, glossy tresses.
48. Aishwarya Lekshmi
Claim to fame:Most of her films have crossed 100 days at the box office and she has earned a solid fan base in just two years in Malayalam films. The actress is gearing up to do the same in Tamil films as well.
Desirability Quotient:Who does not know that the doctor-turned-actress is a beauty with brains! Adding to that is her confident personality and sweet smile
50. Sruthi Hariharan
Claim to fame:Sruthi is by far the one woman who had the most eventful 2018 in Sandalwood While she won awards for her portrayal in Beautiful Manasugalu, she also had a #MeToo fight to fight. The year ended with good reviews for his role in Nathicharami.
Relationship status:Married to dancer Raam Kumar
Desirability Quotient:She has got gumption, spunk and some stellar acting skills, too.
We have created a separate list for women who will remain ‘Forever Desirable’. The coveted league includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. The last few years, given how we are still are With plenty of contenders clamouring to be a part of this league year after year, a separate list The latest to join the club is Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who enjoys an enviable fan following, and has gone on to become a global star.
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