The Most Handsome Indian Ruler: Ranking India's Most Regal Figures

Choose the ruler you think is the most handsome!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 08:24
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinions matter, and your votes count! It's time to delve into the captivating world of Indian history and bring forth the essence of royalty, charm, and allure. We present to you the ultimate ranking of "Who is the most handsome Indian ruler?" A dazzling array of kings, emperors, and leaders await your judgment as you vote for the epitome of regal charisma. Explore the enigmatic lives of these rulers who not only conquered territories, but also the hearts of their people. Will it be the chivalrous Akbar, the dashing Prithvi Raj Chauhan, or the suave Tipu Sultan? The choice is yours! And if you think that a deserving candidate has been missed, fear not! We encourage you to suggest your favorite to make this ranking truly comprehensive. So don your historian hat, immerse yourself in the world of Indian royalty, and let the voting begin!

Who Is the Most Handsome Indian Ruler?

  1. 1
    Known for his valor and good looks, he is often depicted as a handsome warrior in Indian folklore.
    Prithviraj Chauhan in other rankings
  2. 2
    One of the greatest Mughal emperors, Akbar was known for his physical prowess and good looks.
  3. 3
    Bajirao I
    anonymous  · Public domain
    The Maratha warrior king was known for his good looks and charm, which he used to woo his beloved Mastani.
  4. 4
    The fourth Mughal emperor was known for his love of art and beauty, and he was considered a handsome ruler in his time.
  5. 5
    The Tiger of Mysore was known for his courage and intelligence, as well as his striking looks.
    Tipu Sultan in other rankings
  6. 6
    Raja Ravi Varma
    Bhawani Ram · Public domain
    Although not a king, this famous Indian painter was known for his striking good looks and artistic talent.
    Raja Ravi Varma in other rankings
  7. 7
    The founder of the Maratha empire was known for his rugged good looks and fearless leadership.
  8. 8
    The Vijayanagara emperor was known for his good looks and impeccable taste in literature and art.
  9. 9
    Chandragupta Maurya
    आशीष भटनागर at Hindi Wikipedia · Public domain
    The founder of the Mauryan dynasty was known for his good looks and charisma, which helped him win over many allies.
    Chandragupta Maurya in other rankings
  10. 10
    The third Mauryan emperor was known for his good looks and compassion, which he showed in his conversion to Buddhism and his policies of non-violence.

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Ranking factors for handsome ruler

  1. Historical accounts
    Evaluating the descriptions, paintings, sculptures, or any recorded accounts that provide insight into the ruler's physical appearance.
  2. Personal charm
    Considering the ruler's charisma, presence, and ability to captivate others with their looks.
  3. Cultural background
    Recognizing the aesthetic standards of beauty prevalent during the ruler's time and in their specific culture.
  4. Legacy
    Assessing the ruler's impact, influence, and lasting appeal on their subjects and subsequent generations.
  5. Subjective opinion
    Acknowledging that beauty is subjective and can vary from person to person, so individual preferences and perspectives should also be taken into consideration.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most handsome Indian ruler. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or ruler is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 204 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each ruler once every 24 hours. The rank of each ruler is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most handsome indian ruler

India has a rich history of powerful rulers, each with their unique accomplishments and legacies. However, in this poll, we are focusing on their appearance and asking the question, "Who is the most handsome Indian ruler?" From the Mughal emperors to the iconic Maharajas, India has no shortage of strikingly handsome leaders. This poll is a fun way to explore the aesthetics of Indian history and appreciate the beauty of its rulers. Whether you have a personal favorite or are simply curious, participating in this poll is a great way to learn more about Indian history and have a bit of fun along the way.

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