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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.

2. Rahul from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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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.

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.

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.

7. Ratan from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

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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.

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.

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.

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.

22. Captain Rajveer Singh Shekhawat from Left Right Left

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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.

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