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25 Guys You Definitely Had A Crush On If You Grew Up In The '90s

Milind Soman being couriered to Alisha Chinoy in a box that read 'Made in India' was the highlight of my childhood.

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1. Rahul Roy from Aashiqui

He was the progressive boyfriend who supported his successful model girlfriend's career (after being a bit of dick to her initially) and that character development reinstated our hope in progressive men.
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He was the progressive boyfriend who supported his successful model girlfriend's career (after being a bit of dick to her initially) and that character development reinstated our hope in progressive men.

2. Rahul from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Raise your hand if he made you want to win a basketball match against him, have him give you a friendship band and be the stepmother of his annoying-ass daughter. It was much later we realised how problematic his opinions were.
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Raise your hand if he made you want to win a basketball match against him, have him give you a friendship band and be the stepmother of his annoying-ass daughter. It was much later we realised how problematic his opinions were.

3. The dead guy from Tum Bin

His cuteness continued posthumously and like his girlfriend in the movie all of us wondered what life would be with him if he were still alive.
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His cuteness continued posthumously and like his girlfriend in the movie all of us wondered what life would be with him if he were still alive.

4. The white guy from "Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein"

The beautiful guy from Pankaj Udhas's music video falls for the Indian girl and promises to never change a thing about her. Although, I would admit that I liked him more than I would as an adult because postcolonial obsession with euro-centric beauty standards.

5. Maddy from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

He was problematic because of all the stalking, the lying and the identity theft but damn he was cute.
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He was problematic because of all the stalking, the lying and the identity theft but damn he was cute.

6. Manav from Taal

This crush was a little difficult to comprehend because one cannot put a finger on what makes Akshay Khanna attractive to your '90s self. But we swooned over him.
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This crush was a little difficult to comprehend because one cannot put a finger on what makes Akshay Khanna attractive to your '90s self. But we swooned over him.

7. Ratan from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

Playing Aamir Khan's responsible older brother, Ratan (Mamik Singh) always discourages his father from comparing his younger brother to him. Bless his evolved soul.
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Playing Aamir Khan's responsible older brother, Ratan (Mamik Singh) always discourages his father from comparing his younger brother to him. Bless his evolved soul.

8. Karan from Mohabbatein

He was the only student from Gurukul who was not a total idiot. He wasn't regressive. He wasn't sexist. And he was hella cute.
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He was the only student from Gurukul who was not a total idiot. He wasn't regressive. He wasn't sexist. And he was hella cute.

9. The boyfriend from "Deewana Tera"

I would volunteer to drown in the ocean just to have this hunk rescue me and then make out in the woods.
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I would volunteer to drown in the ocean just to have this hunk rescue me and then make out in the woods.

10. Sameer from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

He doesn't get the girl in the end but he wins all our hearts by being heartbreakingly adorable.
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He doesn't get the girl in the end but he wins all our hearts by being heartbreakingly adorable.

11. Palash Sen from "Maeri"

Will never not be grateful for Palash Sen's decision of quitting his career as a doctor to join a band.

12. Shaan from "Tanha Dil"

His face + his voice made all of want him as our boyfriend.
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His face + his voice made all of want him as our boyfriend.

13. Rahul from Josh

The only time anyone of us gave a fuck about Chandrachur Singh. Apart from the time when he was in Maachis.
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The only time anyone of us gave a fuck about Chandrachur Singh. Apart from the time when he was in Maachis.

14. This guy from "Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaaye"

He was just conventionally good-looking. We have no other info on him.

15. The light-eyed guy from "Piya Basanti"

Those eyes. 😍
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Those eyes. 😍

16. Lucky Ali from "O Sanam"

He plays a hookah-smoking, keffiyeh-wearing archaeologist and deftly unearths our affection for him.
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He plays a hookah-smoking, keffiyeh-wearing archaeologist and deftly unearths our affection for him.

17. The barista from "Dekha Hai Teri Aankhon Ko"

He creepily collects all the cups his beloved has coffee in (gross, tbh) but you kinda love him regardless.
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He creepily collects all the cups his beloved has coffee in (gross, tbh) but you kinda love him regardless.

18. Jas Arora from Gur Naal Ishq Mitha

He awkwardly danced his way into all of our hearts despite being the asshole brother who ignored all the chores he's expected to do at his sister's wedding because he's trying to woo her friend.
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He awkwardly danced his way into all of our hearts despite being the asshole brother who ignored all the chores he's expected to do at his sister's wedding because he's trying to woo her friend.

19. Rahul from Yess Boss

Main koi aisa geet gaaun, ke aarzoo jagaaun, agar tum kaho. 💖💖💖
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Main koi aisa geet gaaun, ke aarzoo jagaaun, agar tum kaho. 💖💖💖

20. The good guy from Ghar Aaja Soneya

He encourages the deaf and mute protagonist from the video to hone her skills as a swimmer after her douchebag husband wants to divorce her. He is the empowering BFF I want.

21. Badal from Barsaat

The reign of '90s Bobby Deol began with this film. All the childhood me wanted was to run my fingers through his curls. Adult me wants it still.
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The reign of '90s Bobby Deol began with this film. All the childhood me wanted was to run my fingers through his curls. Adult me wants it still.

22. Captain Rajveer Singh Shekhawat from Left Right Left

He single-handedly made me want to join the "Kanchanjunga Military Academy", mend my disoriented problem child personality and help him fight the enemies of the country.
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He single-handedly made me want to join the "Kanchanjunga Military Academy", mend my disoriented problem child personality and help him fight the enemies of the country.

23. Ranvir Sisodia from Remix

The small town guy who is a misfit in a school full of bratty kids was hella relatable. And hella lovable.
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The small town guy who is a misfit in a school full of bratty kids was hella relatable. And hella lovable.

24. Jugal Hansraj from Papa Kehte Hain

You will only remember him romancing Mayuri Kango in the song Ghar Se Nikalte Hi and that's all that matters.
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You will only remember him romancing Mayuri Kango in the song Ghar Se Nikalte Hi and that's all that matters.

25. And Milind Soman from Made in India

The man who brought about our sexual awakening as a generation. We'll forever be grateful to Alisha Chinoy for this.
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The man who brought about our sexual awakening as a generation. We'll forever be grateful to Alisha Chinoy for this.