Indian TV actresses may be famous for their tear-jerking and cliche-ridden soap performances as sanskari bahus, betis and wifeys. But behinds those layers of heavy makeup, artificial jewellery and glycerin they come out as some of the hottest faces you will see on TV.
Here is our list of the top 10 hottest Indian TV divas who can give Bollywood beauties a run for their money:
10. Divyanka Tripathi
One of the most popular names of Indian TV industry, Diyanka Tripathi is best known for Dr Ishita Raman Bhalla in Star Plus’s soap opera Ye Hai Mohabbatein. Her beguiling smile and girl-next-door has made her ever so popular among the crowd.
9. Drashti Dhami
Besides being a gorgeous model and an amazing actress, Drashti is also known for her phenomenal dance skills. Winning her way into the hearts of audiences and judges, she bagged the coveted Jhalak Dikhlaja trophy. From playing the bubbly Dr Muskan to tragedy-ridden Madhubala, she has tried and succeeded at all.
8. Mahhi Vij
With her piercing eyes and devil may care attitude, Mahhi is one of the hottest TV celebrities out there. Married to Jay Bhanushali, she danced her way to the winning title of Nach Baliye.
7. Sanjeeda Sheikh
Sanjeeda has been a part of the small screen for a long time and has only gotten better with time. Her performance as Durga Thakur in Ek Hasina Thi is still regarded as one of her best work. With her age-defying looks, long silky hair and superb dancing skills, she is the darling of the industry.
6. Krystal D’Souza
This gorgeous girl made it to to the top spot in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by Eastern Eye.
5. Adaa Khan
Who would thought that such a pretty face can turn so villainous that the whole India would love to kill her! Adaa khan made it big as Shesha in Naagin serial and is going strong in the industry.
4. Karishma Tanna
This Amazonian beauty has stunned us in shows as well as movies with her stellar screen presence. Part of the limelight for her ex-relationship with Upen Patel, she is currently rocking the single life.
3. Jennifer Winget
This breakout TV star looks as glamorous onscreen as she does off screen. Known for her role as Dr Ridhimma on fan favourite Dil Mil Gayye, she stole hearts playing this bubbly character. With a thousand watt smile and incredible acting chops, it’s impossible not to fall in love with any character that she plays.
2. Nia Sharma
A relatively new face in the industry, Nia rose to fame after grabbing the third spot in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by British-based Eastern Eye. Since then, she has kept her fans hooked with various selfies on her Instagram account.
1. Mouni Roy
Rocking both the desi and the sultry avatar, this bombshell sets screens on fire with her chic style. Television’s favourite “Naagin” she has been winning hearts since her debut in cult classic Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu ThiT.