50 Most Sexiest Asian Women in the World : Part 1
Asian women are believed to be amongst the most beautiful in the world. But then, who are the sexiest amongst all the Asian women? Britain's leading Asian newspaper Eastern Eye annually compiles a list of the 50 sexiest Asian women. Here's the 2009 rankings:
50. Hard Kaur : Often called the first female Indian rapper, Hard Kaur makes her debut on the list.
49. Shruti Haasan: Kamal Haasan's daughter might not have made much impact with her Bollywood debut, but she did get noticed enough be one of the sexiest Asian women.
48. Konnie Huq: Kanak "Konnie" Huq is an English television presenter of Bangladeshi descent, best known for being the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter.
47. Esha Deol: Esha Deol has slipped quite a number of slots from her No. 21 ranking the last year.
46. Dilshad Vadsaria: Dilshad Vadsaria is an American television actress, of Pakistani, Indian and Portuguese descent. She currently plays the role of Rebecca Logan on the ABC television program Greek.
45. Anoushka Shankar: Pandit Ravi Shankar's talented daughter has improved her ranking by two, up from No. 47 on the previous list.
44. Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza's tennis career might have its ups and downs but on the list of the Sexiest Asian Women she is making steady progress, climbing two steps from No. 46 in the 2008 list.
43. Simone Bienne: Broadcaster and psychosexual, relationship and couples therapist Simone Bienne makes her debut on the list. Her father is Indian while her mother is Swiss-Czech.
42. Miss Pooja: Gurinder Kaur Kainth is a Punjabi, bhangra singer, best known by her stage name Miss Pooja. She is also a new entrant on the list.
41. Sophie Choudhry: Former MTV VJ and actress Sophie Choudry has slipped quite a few steps from her No 24 ranking the last year.
40. Tina Sugandh: Tina Sugandh is an Indian born American writer, singer, tabla player, dancer, guitarist, and actress. She is a new entrant on the list.
39. Preity Zinta: Even though she isn't appearing in many movies, the IPL hype is keeping the dimpled beauty in the spotlight. She was ranked No. 36 in the 2008 list.
37. Minissha Lamba: All those bikinis did some good to Minissha's hotness quotient. She's up to No. 37 from No. 40 in the last list.
36. Rakhi Sawant: The self-confessed Drama Queen manages to attract the eyeballs but her ranking took a beating from No. 32 last year.
35. Gulzaeb Beg Ali: Gulzaeb Beg Ali is a British Asian model and television presenter of Pakistani origin. This is her first appearance on the list.
34. Norah Jones: Pandit Ravi Shankar's other talented daughter Norah Jones is also on the list and she has improved her standing from No 37.
33. Rani Mukherjee: Rani's got a makeover and it has helped her climb five steps up the list.
32. Miss Independent: Natasha Khan is her real name and she's is a British alternative rock musician of Pakistani descent. Natasha was ranked No. 39 on the previous list.
31. Sherlyn Chopra: She has climbed up 10 spots in the ranking. All the oomph definitely didn't go unnoticed.
30. Hadiqa Kiani: Hadiqa Kiyani is a Pakistani pop singer. Hadika's previous ranking was No. 35.
29. Celina Jaitly: Celina has joined the ranks of the causerati and she's just getting hotter. Celina retains her No. 29 spot
28. Tasmin Lucia Khan: Tasmin is a British journalist and news presenter for BBC News of Bangladeshi descent. She was earlier ranked No 27.
27. Malaika Arora-Khan: Best known for her hot item numbers, Malaika is nowadays more visible on the small screen. This could be the reason behind her drastic fall from No. 8 to No. 27.
26. Sonam Kapoor: The ever smiling Sonam Kapoor is climbed up to No. 26 from No. 34 on the 2008 list.