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    20 Crushes Who Made Your Heart Soar In 2018

    What a great year it's been for these stars.

    1. Vicky Kaushal

    What can one say about the man who has done FIVE movies in a year and excelled in each one of them? Though he was a breakout star in 2015, his real breakthrough was this year when he really won hearts in movies like Sanju and Raazi.

    2. Ayushmann Khurrana

    Ayushmann's 2018 has been a culmination of the years of work he has put into honing his craft as an actor and an all-round babe. His films, Andhadhun and Badhai Ho were appreciated by, both, the audience and critics alike this year.

    3. Sara Ali Khan

    While many were skeptical about Sara Ali Khan because of her illustrious lineage, her interviews and trailers from her movies have proven otherwise. She is articulate and a pleasure to watch, making us all love her a little more.

    4. MC Mary Kom

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    Mary Kom is a legend in the name of boxing but this year she clinched the World Boxing Championship for a whopping sixth time in her career, reminding us all why we're so proud of her and her work.

    5. Prajakta Koli

    2018 has been monumental for this YouTuber as she crossed a million subscribers and went to the United Nations to become a changemaker, all while making us laugh our heads off at her ultra-relatable videos.

    6. Hima Das

    Hima Das ran into every Indian's hearts this year by setting the national in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. The "Dhing Express" still has many medals and accolades to win and we can't wait to see her bright future.

    7. Pankaj Tripathi

    After the amazing 2017 he had, 2018 was not going to slow Tripathi down as he gave solid performances on screen and online, in Stree and Mirzapur. The ever-charming actor has still years to live in our hearts.

    8. Sunil Chhetri

    The Indian football team's captain single-handedly made the whole country unite to support the national team with a viral video that moved us all. And, if that's not enough, he also crossed Cristiano Ronaldo's record of most goals in international games in the same year.

    9. Aparshakti Khurrana

    While most have often known him as "Ayushmann's brother", 2018 was the year that Aparshakti made an impact on audiences with Stree with his impeccable comic timing and adorable face and there's only more to look forward to, for sure.

    10. Lisa Mishra

    11. Priya Prakash Varrier

    With a wink, Priya Varrier broke the internet and earned millions of followers of Instagram... and she's not even released a movie yet. The 19-year-old has had a fab year winning hearts with her beauty and her voice.

    12. Neena Gupta

    While Neenaji (as she's fondly known) is not new to fame or the silver screen, her heartwarming performance in Badhai Ho made everyone sit up and take notice of her. It also helps that her self-loving Instagram captions reaffirms our belief in the beauty of life.

    13. Mithali Raj

    Mithali Raj may be a cricket veteran, but this year she not only got the national team to the T20 World Cup semis, but also became the first Indian to score 2000 runs in T20 international games. What an inspiration.

    14. Shikha Talsania

    In a movie that has A-listers like Kareena Kapoor, Shikha Talsania stood out for an earnest performance and making us want only more of her on screen in the coming years.

    15. Swara Bhasker

    Swara has not just been a face to watch out for as an actor but has also been a firm and bold political voice that we all needed in the current climate in the country, making us fall more in love with her.

    16. Radhika Apte

    It may have seemed that Radhika Apte was everywhere you turned this year, but her performances have been consistently stellar every time, holding her own. And she could definitely take a joke, if that (fake) Netflix movie poster was anything to go by.

    17. Sushant Divgikar

    An ex-Mr Gay World, Sushant set television screens on fire this year as he appeared in his drag persona "Rani Ko-He-Nur" on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and wowed everyone with his voice. He has also been a very vocal member of the LGBT community, making us all fall deeper for him.

    18. Kiara Advani

    After she shocked and impressed audiences with her role in Karan Johar's short in Lust Stories, Kiara Advani was a name everyone suddenly took notice of and now, she's doing a movie with Diljit Dosanjh. What a year for this talented woman.

    19. Jameela Jamil

    The Indian-origin British actor took over TV screens with The Good Place. But when she's not playing Tahani, Jamil is a strong feminist voice that promotes body positivity and has called out a lot of useless body standards in entertainment.

    20. Nick Jonas

    While this Jonas brother isn't Indian, his marriage to Priyanka Chopra made him a part of the Large Indian Family, with many fans addressing him as "jiju" on comments online as well as in mainstream media. Sure doesn't hurt that he's also easy on the eyes and the ears.

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