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National Crush: Ladies Who Stole Our Hearts [Updated 2023]!

The internet has taught us many things, and one of the most crucial lessons of them is probably how the internet can make someone a star overnight. There are many stories in the nooks and corners of India that will inspire you, how one’s wheel of fortune can turn within a few seconds and make them the national crush of India.

Several girls became the national crush of India almost overnight due to social media. Today, I will talk about 13 such girls who continue to be the national crush of this beautiful nation. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Who Is The National Crush Of India?

The National Crush Of India

Before I get started on this list, let us inform you that these girls won the hearts of netizens with a few snaps of their smiles, eyes, or winks. But, apart from netizens, there are people in the real world also who never fail to appreciate these beauties. 

1. Rashmika Mandana

One of India’s most loved and popular Telugu actresses, Rashmika Mandana, is the first one on the list. She recently acted in Pushpa: The Rise with her co-actor Allu Arjun.

Rashmika Mandana

She has worked in several blockbuster hit films Geeta Govindam, Anjali Putra, Yajmana, Bhisma, Pogaru, Sultan, etc. However, her striking facial features and beautiful smile soon made her a famous star in the Tollywood and Sandalwood film industry.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 5 April 1996.

Height: 5’ 6”.

Profession: Actor and Model.

What Made Her National Crush: Her cute expressions.

2. Priya Prakash Varrier

Is there anyone who did not fall in love with Priya Varrier when the video of her winking became viral all over the country? I do not think so. The Oru Adaar Love fame actress gained a massive number of 1 million followers on Instagram In less than a day.

Priya Prakash Varrier

She was also the most searched personality on Google, according to 2018 statistics. Apart from being an actor, this beautiful diva is also a model and a playback singer. She predominantly works in Malayalam and Telugu movies.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 21st January 1996.

Height: 5’ 6”.

Profession: Model, Actor, and Influencer.

What Made Her National Crush: Her sexy figure and popular wink.

3. Shirley Setia

Shirley Setia used to do covers of famous songs and used to upload them on YouTube, which made her famous overnight. Nonetheless, apart from her melodic voice, she also has a pretty face, which makes her the national crush of India. She will also make her Bollywood debut with the film Nikamma.

Shirley Setia

This cute diva performed in many live concerts and won the hearts of millions. Furthermore, people say that she is so cute that her one smile can make anyone’s day a whole lot better. She is an Indo-Kiwi singer who collaborated with many artists from the USA, the U.K., Canada, and India.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 2nd July 1995.

Height: 5’ 3”.

Profession: YouTuber, Playback Singer, Actor, and TV Producer.

What Made Her National Crush: Her pretty face.

4. Disha Patani

Although she made her film debut in the Telugu film Loafer, she soon caught the eye of many Bollywood directors. She played the romantic lead in many famous Bollywood movies like Malang, Baaghi, Radhe, Bharat, etc. 

Disha Patani

This new prima donna of Bollywood has a different fan base on social media, and she always keeps the fans entertained with her hot and sizzling pictures. She became the national crush of India when her Cadbury ad went viral across the globe. 

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 13th June 1992.

Height: 5’ 7”.

Profession: Model and Actor.

What Made Her National Crush: Her fitness and style.

5. Mouni Roy

A bong beauty, Mouni Roy has been all over the news for her fashion statements and her fitness. She started her career in the year 2006 when she debuted in the popular TV opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

Mouni has been ruling all over the industry and making the paparazzi go crazy with every move she makes. She is most definitely a national crush of India! 

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 28 September 1985.

Height: 5’ 3”.

Profession: Actor.

What Made Her National Crush: Her beauty and style.

6. Manushi Chhillar

The doctor-turned-model and now actress Manushi Chillar stole the hearts of people all over the globe when she became Miss World in the year 2017. After winning the pageant, she became the national crush overnight!

Manushi Chhillar

Manushi is a great example of beauty with brains. She is a woman who is known for her kindness and smartness. And do I need to mention how active she is on Instagram, keeping her fans updated about her latest projects?

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 14 May 1997.

Height: 5’ 7”.

Profession: Model and Actor.

What Made Her National Crush: Her beauty and style.

7. Sakshi Malik

How can you forget the new hot diva in B-town who debuted in the Bom Diggy Diggy song of  ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety?’ Yes, I am talking about the sexy Sakshi Malik, whose Insta account shot up to 6.1 million followers after doing a twerk cameo in the song.

Sakshi Malik

She is the second girl after Priya Prakash Varrier, who became the national crush of India overnight. This girl is the perfect combo of hot and sweet. Meanwhile, her swimsuit pictures ooze a certain kind of oomph, while her smiling pictures can melt your heart in seconds.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 21st January 1996.

Height: 5’ 6”.

Profession: Model, Actor, and Fitness Influencer.

What Made Her National Crush: Her sexy figure.

8. Amyra Dastur:

After working in different film industries in the country, from Tamil to Bollywood, Amyra Dastur is known for her striking features. 

Amyra Dastur made her debut in the industry with her movie Isaaq. She is also a popular model and has been a part of several ads for companies like Dove, Airtel, and Vodafone.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 7 May 1993.

Height: 5’ 5”.

Profession: Model and Actress.

What Made Her National Crush: Her figure and cute smile.

9. Samantha Akkineni

It is impossible not to have danced to Oo Antava from the movie Pushpa: The Rise! While Rashmika Mandana stole hearts with her powerful acting, Samantha made hearts flutter with every move as she danced to the viral hit song.

From a terrific figure to brilliant acting skills, as well as a face to swoon over, Samantha deserves to be on the National crush of India list!

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 28 April 1987.

Height: 5’ 2”.

Profession: Actress.

What Made Her National Crush: Her acting and beauty.

10. Anushka Sen

Anushka Sen is a popular Indian television actress who rose to popularity for her cute looks and sense of humor.  She was popular for playing the role of Meher in the fantasy show Baal Veer.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 4 August 2002.

Height: 5’ 4”.

Profession: Model, Actor, and Influencer.

What Made Her National Crush: Her Gorgeous look.

11. Himanshi Khurana

Not only the national crush India, but this Indian model is making men across the world fall in love with her stunning looks. She came into the limelight when Hardy Sandhu featured her in his hit single ‘Soch.’ People also call her the Aishwarya Rai of Punjab.

Himanshi Khurana

Her father wanted to see her as a nurse, but her photogenic looks gave her the stardom she always sought. She also won the Miss Ludhiana Contest 2010 and appeared as a contestant in the famous Reality TV Show Big Boss 13. Her international model looks make her the National Crush of the World. 

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 27th November 1991.

Height: 5’ 5”.

Profession: Model and Actor.

What Made Her National Crush: Her Gorgeous look.

12. Momina Mustehsan

Almost all of us love the song Afreen Afreen. you might be thinking why I am talking about a song when I am talking about the national crush of India. Do you remember the girl who shared the recording studio with legendary singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in the song Afreen?

Momina Mustehsan

Yes, Momina Mustehsan made the whole nation crazy, with her lovely voice and her pure beauty. She is the perfect example of Beauty with talent. First, we fell in love with her voice, and then her beauty was discovered by us. Even though she is a Pakistani singer, it didn’t take her much time to be an Indian national crush.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 5th September 1992.

Height: 5’5″.

Profession: Singer, Activist.

What Made Her National Crush: Her magical voice, and effortless beauty.

13. Smriti Mandhana

Who knew there was such beauty hidden in the women’s cricket team of India? Smriti Mandhana is the team opener of the Indian cricket team, and after opening the India-Australian series in 2020, she became the national crush of India 2019.

Smriti Mandhana

Her innocent looks and beautiful smile often make her fans compare her with the Bollywood actresses, and I clearly see why. The International Cricket Council also awarded her with the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award as the best female cricketer of India.

Quick Bio:

Date Of Birth: 18th July 1996.

Height: 5’ 4”.

Profession: Cricketer.

What Made Her National Crush: Her smile and talent.

To Conclude

These gorgeous women genuinely deserve the title of the national crush of India because they have some striking facial features that set them apart from the crowd. I have included mainly the actors and models in this list, but there are women from some offbeat professions as well.

If you feel I haven’t included anyone significant here, let us know in the comment box. All you need to do is scroll down to the bottom of the page and leave your suggestions in the comment box below!

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Mashum Mollah is the feature writer of Search Engine Magazine and an SEO Analyst at Real Wealth Business. Over the last 3 years, He has successfully developed and implemented online marketing, SEO, and conversion campaigns for 50+ businesses of all sizes. He is the co-founder of Social Media Magazine.

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