The list of top 50 sexiest Asian men has been released by a London-based newspaper Eastern Eye . Stealing the limelight, British Pakistani singer Zayn Malik has been named as Asia’s sexiest man with rank one. Many TV actors such as Ashish Sharma and Barun Sobti have also made it to the top of the list, but the real surprise comes with the new Pakistani heartthrob Arshad Khan (Chaiwala) who has got rank 31. PTI quotes Asjad Nazir of Eastern Eye saying,
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”The singer/songwriter showed comprehensively there was life after boy band One Direction with a rip-roaring start to his solo career. It was as if he struck a match, casually threw it at the world and stepped back to watch a wildfire sweep across the continents with his songs burning up the charts.”
He has since been plucked from obscurity and gained global media attention along with a new career in modelling. He makes the list for representing the everyday man and for showing the most impossible dream can come,” PTI quotes Nazir as saying.
List of Top 10 Sexiest Asian Men:
Born in England, Zayn Malik got fame after the British television series, ‘The X Factor‘. He was eliminated as a solo performer though he came back with a group, called One Direction. He won many awards and titles and even performed on worldwide tours.
The Indian Greek God with his chiselled features has been given rank two. Referred as one of the most attractive male celebrities of India, he is one of the leading actors in Bollywood. Forbes ranked him as the second most ‘Powerful Indian Film Star’.
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Fawad Afzal Khan
Pakistani actor Fawad Afzal Khan features third on the list. In 2015, he was named as the ‘Most Beautiful Man of the Year’ at Vogue Beauty Awards. He also became the first Pakistani to be featured on the cover of Indian Magazine Filmfare.
Ashish Sharma has won millions of hearts by portraying the character of Lord Ram in the popular mythological TV show Siya Ke Ram and Major Rudra Pratap Ranawat in the TV show Rangrasiya.
In 2004, Salman Khan was listed as the seventh best looking man in the world in People Magazine-USA. In 2010, Indian’s People Magazine named him as the Sexiest Man Alive. In 2013, Salman Khan was named as India’s ‘Most Searched Celebrity Online’.
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TV actor Barun Sobti initially worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for seven years. He appeared in TV series ‘Baat Hamari Pakki Hai‘ and gained fame in ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon‘. He was awarded with the People’s Choice Awards and Indian Television Academy Awards in 2012.
In 2009, Shahid Kapoor was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his role in film ‘Kaminey‘. In 2009, PETA voted him as the ‘Sexiest Male Vegetarian in Asia’.
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The TV actor, gained fame from TV series, ‘Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon‘ and he was awarded the Indian Television Academy Award, Indian Telly Award and Zee Gold Award.
The Pakistani singer and actor started his career as a music composer and went on to make his career as an actor in films. He was voted as the ‘Sexiest Asian on the Planet’ in 2013. In 2015, he was named as the ‘Most Versatile Artist’ in the Karawood Film Festival.
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He made his acting debut with the film ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ and has given hits like ‘Bajirao Mastani‘, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films and ‘Ram Leela’.