Indian actress Alia Bhatt is the sexiest Asian woman of 2019

Despite not retaining the number 1 position she earned last year, Deepika Padukone bagged the decade's sexiest woman title yet again

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has been voted Asia's sexiest woman followed by Deepika Padukone at number 2. As many as 50 female celebrities figure on a list compiled by the UK-based weekly newspaper, Eastern Eye, following an online poll.

Indian women have bagged seven top spots on the list which also features television stars Surbhi Chandna and Shivangi Joshi. While Padukone couldn't retain the number 1 position she earned last year, she yet again bagged the decade's sexiest woman title.

Bhatt was quoted as saying in an interview, "I've always believed that true beauty goes beyond what is seen and that is what really counts. We'll grow older, our appearances will change, but a good heart will always keep you beautiful and that is really what we should focus on."

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt is Asia's sexiest Woman in 2019

The 26-year-old actress could not have hoped for a better way of kick-starting the year. She has several high-profile releases lined up this year. Some of them include: 'Brahmastra', in which she stars alongside Amitabh Bacchan and Ranbir Kapoor; 'Sadak 2', directed by her father, Mukhesh Bhatt; and Gangubai Kathiawadi, a biographical crime drama, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

50 sexiest TV actors

Asjad Nazir, who is the founder of the 50 sexiest Asian woman 2019 list, in a post on his Twitter handle, shared the female television actors who have made it to the top 50 sexiest women list in Asia. Nazir wrote, "Four of the fabulous TV stars in my 2019 50 Sexiest Asian Women list out today only in Eastern Eye newspaper. @eyehinakhan @SurbhiChandna @Theniasharma @OfficialHelly7 are amazing symbols of girl power and empowering others. #HinaKhan #SurbhiChandna #NiaSharma #HellyShah".

Lily Singh bags 14th place

Nazir also congratulated Lilly Singh, who bagged the 14th spot in the 50 sexiest Asian women list 2019, for being highest-placed as a newcomer in the world list.

Earlier, Nazir had released the 50 sexiest Asian males in the world in 2019 which was topped by Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.

This article was first published on December 14, 2019