The sexiest man and woman in India

Published On: 2012-01-02

Author: Prithwish Ganguly & Shubha Shetty-Saha

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The sexiest man and woman in India

Source: DNA India

Date: December 13, 2008

By: Prithwish Ganguly & Shubha Shetty-Saha


Superstars Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan come out tops in a special poll on the sexiest man and woman alive in India this year


2008 has been a year for the record books. We all have our favourite pick of the lot, but on the eve of 2009, After Hours decided to take a look at the year that's ending and conduct a poll to find out which of the sensuous sirens and hot hunks left a sizzling trail in our minds, earning their rightful position as the sexiest man and woman alive in India this year.


For this daunting task, we decided to take the help of some experts and picked a panel of five men and five women, all renowned in their fields.


Our panel of women included Monikangana Dutta (a model par excellence in hot demand on international ramps), Shilpa Gupta (the Mumbai-based artist known for her versatility in expression), Mehr Jessia (former supermodel who currently runs a modelling agency), Preity Zinta (the feisty queen of Bollywood) and Sunidhi Chauhan (the voice of the stars).


For our men, we turned to Subi Samuel (the management graduate-turned-ace photographer whose eye for detail has stars lined up to be snapped by him), Arjun Khanna (the designer known for his colourful menswear collections), John Abraham (the actor who recently made one of the hottest pin-up pictures in Bollywood history), Milind Soman (Bollywood's thinking actor) and Rohit Bal (the maverick Delhi-based



After careful selection of our finalists, Team Speak Up conducted a poll where 500 men and women of Mumbai voted from our panellists pick. 

Here you have it…drum roll please…India’s sexiest woman — Priyanka Chopra and sexiest man — Hrithik Roshan. While Priyanka beat the likes of Priyanka Gandhi and Sania Mirza, Hrithik scored over Salman Khan and Yuvraj Singh, amongst others.


Anyone can be sexy: Hrithik Roshan

Source: DNA India
By: Shubha Shetty-Saha
Date:December 14, 2008

How does it feel to win a poll of this kind?

First of all, it is not possible to feel sexy at this point of time considering what is happening in the city. But I would say it is a huge compliment and of course, I can’t say that I don’t enjoy it. It is a motivating factor. These things make you want to go on with what you are doing. I thank all the people who have voted for me in this poll.

Are you comfortable with being called sexy?

Yes, I don’t mind being labelled sexy.

What do you think is the sexiest thing about you?

It is terribly ‘unsexy’ to talk about yourself being sexy…

Who do you think is the sexiest man or woman in the country?

That’s not something that can be limited to a particular person. I think anyone can be sexy, it all depends on one’s confidence levels.


I don’t really get a lot of compliments: Priyanka Chopra

Source: DNA India
By: Prithwish Ganguly
Date:December 14, 2008

How do you feel about being voted the sexiest woman this year by our polls?

I’m flattered. It is a huge compliment and I really didn’t expect it.

What do you mean you didn’t expect it? Don’t you consider yourself sexy?

I think people have this impression that the first thing a model or an actress does when she gets up every morning is look in the mirror and say, ‘Oh, I’m so sexy’. I’m an ordinary, common girl at the end of the day. It’s just that my profession is all glam and requires me to carry myself off like that. Otherwise at home, I’m never decked up; I don’t wake up every morning thinking I have to try and look sexy.

Where do you think your sex appeal lies?

I think women in general have very sexy eyes and I too think that my sex appeal lies in my eyes. Eyes are the windows to our soul. I think being sexy is not just related to the clothes that one wears. It also comes with attitude and the kind of work you do.

What’s the sexiest compliment you have got?

I don’t really get a lot of compliments for who I’m as a person, but the sweetest thing I have heard is from an eight-year-old boy, a son of my friend, who told me that I am the only girl he wants to marry.

Which film has made you look sexiest?

I have looked my best in Dostana. The character that I essay is very much like me. I had a lot of fun while doing the film and it showed.

Your reaction to Hrithik Roshan being selected as the sexiest man in our poll...

Oh, he just looks amazing. Congrats, Hrithik. I think along with great looks, he has a great attitude too.