Telugu actor Mahesh Babu has topped the list of 'Times 50 Most Desirable Men of 2013' poll.
The handsome actor won more than 7 lakh votes in a poll conducted online and was chosen as the "Most Desirable Man." Mahesh Babu has managed to pip some of the popular Bollywood names to emerge as the winner of the title.
He is one of the most sought after actors in the south film industry. The actor began his film career as a child artist and made his debut as a hero in the 1999-release "Raja Kumarudu," which performed well at the box office. Since then, he has been a part of several hit films including "Murari", "Okkadu", "Pokkiri", "Dookudu", "Businessman" and "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" ("SVSC") among others.
The actor kicked of his film career (as a hero) with romantic films that earned him the chocolate boy title, but he later turned into an action hero doing films such as "Pokkiri" and "Sainikudu."
Mahesh's charming looks and acting prowess has made him one of the most popular actors of Indian cinema. The "SVSC" actor's name has been featuring in the "Times Most Desirable Men" list for the past few years.
His position was seen rising in the most desirable men of India list. The actor took the fifth spot in the list in 2011 and was placed second in 2012, Now, he has moved to the top spot in the 2013's list.
The Telugu superstar expressed his happiness upon winning the title. In an interview to Bombay Times, Mahesh Babu said, "It's great to be appreciated and loved by fans from across the nation. I'm happy and would like to thank everyone who has voted for me."
The actor pipped some of the hottest Bollywood stars including Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Rampal. The "Krrish 3" actor moved two positions up and is placed second in the list next to Mahesh Babu. He is followed by "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" actor Farhan Akhtar, cricketer Virat Kohli and Ranveer Singh.
Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, John Abraham, "Aashiqui 2" actor Adiya Roy Kapur, Shahid Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra are among others in the top 10 list.
Besides Mahesh Babu, there are a few other south Indian actors who have featured in the top 50 list. "Singam" star Suriya is ranked 12th, "Zanjeer" actor Ram Charan is in 23rd position and "Thala Ajith is placed at 27th position. "Dum Maro Dum" star Rana Daggubati (13th) and "Raanjhanaa" actor Dhanush (25th) also feature in the list.
Top 20 desirable men of 2013
- Mahesh Babu
- Hrithik Roshan
- Farhan Akhtar
- Virat Kohli
- Ranveer Singh
- Ranbir Kapoor
- Arjun Rampal
- John Abraham
- Aditya Roy Kapur
- Shahid Kapoor
- Sidharth Malhotra
- Rana Daggubati
- Varun Dhawan
- MS Dhoni
- Sushant Singh Rajput
- Vidyut Jamwal
- Karan Singh Grover
- Rahul Gandhi
- Arjun Kapoor
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