In an industry, where heroines rule the roost, we have had some outstanding heroes that have left indelible impact on the mind of viewers with their mind-blowing performance. Here’s our take on the hotshots of Indian Television.
Cezanne Khan (Anurag in Kasautii Zndagi Kay)
As far as our memory goes, Cezanne was the only reigning heartthrob of Television in those days. That chiseled jawline, handsome visage and his adorable on-screen character made several people fall for him. Agree?
Shaheer Sheikh (Anant in Navya)
Who could not like the sweet, charming, mushy, grounded and prank-loving Anant of Navya? He is truly an unforgettable hero.
Ashish Sharma (Rudra in Rangrasiya)
Rudra’s character was of the material that likable heroes are made of.
Anas Rashid (Suraj in Diya Aur Baati Hum)
Anas made Suraj an ideal mate for any bachelorette. As a man embedded with all qualities of a good husband, Suraj is a dream come true for any woman.
Sushant Singh Rajput (Manav in Pavitra Rishta)
Sushant will be always known for playing the silent and endearing Manav in ‘Pavitra Rishta’.
Karan Singh Grover (Asad Ahmed Khan in Qubool Hai)
The public verdict was in soon after ‘Qubool Hai’ went on air. KSG become an uncrowned king of TV and rules hearts of his fans till he left the show mid-way after some months.
Barun Sobti (Arnav Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon)
IPKKND made Barun the poster boy of small screen. In the show, he essayed the part of a hard-hearted, egoist and snobbish businessman who has a change of heart after love enters his life in the form of Khushi (Sanaya Irani). Fans loved Barun as Arnav to such an extent that the makers had to shut shop after the actor made an exit to enter Bollywood.
Rajat Tokas (Emperor Jalaluddin Akbar in Jodha Akbar)
When Rajat started doing ‘Jodha Akbar’ for Television, he had a tough benchmark to break which was set by none other than Hrithik Roshan by playing Akbar in the namesake Bollywood film. Nonetheless, the media-shy actor went ahead to face the challenge and carved his own identity with her superb acting.
Gautam Rode (As Saraswatichandra in Saraswatichandra)
As the good-hearted, level-headed and winsome Saras, Gautam made a niche for himself in the TV industry, for good.
Mohit Raina (Lord Shiva in Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev)
Mohit rose to stardom for playing Mahadev and even got the status of TV’s God! There has never been an actor on TV who has played Shiva with so much finesse and there will never be one.