Arya-Ajith in "Arrambam"
Arya-Ajith in "Arrambam"Facebook/Arya

Arya has been voted as 'Chennai Times Most Desirable Man of 2013' in an online poll. The actor has overtaken other popular stars of Tamil cinema including Ajith, Vijay and Suriya.

In the last poll, Arya had taken the 10th place. However, this time the actor has moved nine positions up and has taken the top spot. Suriya, who was chosen as the 'Most desirable man of 2012,' has moved to the second spot in 2013's most desirable men list.

Expressing about his feelings for being chosen as the most desirable man, Arya told the Times of India, "It feels so funny in a way to be chosen as the 'most desirable' person in the industry. For sure, it is not something that I expected. The fact that the people have chosen me for this is very humbling and I do feel honoured. It feels good that people have acknowledged something like this - it is a huge boost to my self confidence."

The actor is popular among the youngsters for his handsome looks and acting skills. Arya is on a roll with back-to-back successful films like "Arrambam" and "Raja Rani." Last year, the actor had four releases including "Settai" and "Irandam Ulagam." This year again, Arya has his hands full with several projects – "Yaatchan", "Meegamann" and "Purampokku."

Other Actors in 'Chennai Times Most Desirable Men of 2013' List


The actor was voted as the 'most desirable man' for 2012. But this time, he lost the top spot to Arya.

He has a huge fan following among young girls thanks to his impressive looks. Suriya is also well known for his acting abilities. Some of his notable films include "Nanda", "Pithamagan", "Vaaranam Aayiram", "Ghajini", "Maattraan" among others. He is also popular for his action roles in films such as "Singam", "Ayan" and "Singam 2."

Suriya will be seen in Lingusamy's upcoming film "Anjaan," which is set to hit the screens in August.


Ajith is popularly known as the king of openings with many of his films taking on a resounding start. The actor, fondly called as Thala by his ardent fans, has been in the Tamil industry for many years but still has managed to be one among the top stars despite competition from his contemporaries and young actors.

Ajith is a self made star with no godfathers from the industry. The actor is known for taking risks while performing stunt sequences. He is a motor racing enthusiast and has taken part in race competitions.

Thala has not tried to hide his years and has been appearing with salt and pepper hair in his films for the last few years. He is a simple, down-to-earth person, making him a favourite among men and women.

Ajith's 2013-release "Arrambam" turned out to be a big hit and the actor continued his success streak with "Veeram" in January 2014. He will be next seen in Gautham Menon's untitled project.


Though Dhanush started his film career with his brother's "Thulluvadho Ilamai," he carved a niche for himself with his fantastic performances in many Tamil films including "Polladhavan", "Aadukalam", "Kaadhal Kondein", "Mayakkam Enna", "Puthupettai" and "Mariyaan" among others.

Dhanush is a multi-faceted personality having a few talents up his sleeve – he has proved himself as a singer and a producer ("Ethir Neechal"). The actor has also penned the lyrics for the songs in his upcoming film "Velai Illa Pattadhaari."

He achieved national and international fame with his "Why This Kolaveri Di" song. Dhanush also had a great debut in Bollywood with 2013-release "Raanjhanaa." The actor's performance in the film won accolades from the critics as well as from the audience, and received IIFA Award for Star Debut in 2013.

Dhanush has some projects lined up for this year including a few Tamil films and a Hindi project, directed by Balki.


Vijay has wowed his fans with his dancing abilities and action roles in films like "Ghilli", "Thuppakki" and "Pokkiri" among others.

He is one of the most popular actors of Tamil cinema and commands a huge fan following among youngsters. The actor is fondly called as 'Ilayathalapathy' by his fans.

With back-to-back successful films like "Thuppakki" and "Jilla", Vijay is on a roll. He will be seen in "Kaththi," for which he has teamed up with director Murugadoss for the second time after "Thuppakki." The association of this hit pair has raised the expectations for "Kaththi" and the film is sure to take fantastic openings upon its release.

To check the other actors in 'Chennai Times Most Desirable Men of 2013' list, click HERE.