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.
45. Anoushka Shankar: Pandit Ravi Shankar's talented daughter has improved her ranking by up two, 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.
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.
38. Ayesha Takia Azmi: She is one actress who manages to defy the size-zero fad and still ranks amongst the sexiest. But the success of Wanted didn't seem to do much good to her ranking that slipped five spots.
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.
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.
18. Mugdha Godse: The ramp to Bollywood move has done Mugdha a lot of good and she has also improved her ranking by