London: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe says that he isn't a conventional sex symbol because he is "short and nerdy".

It is reported that the 21-year-old actor best known for playing the titular boy wizard in the Potter series said that although he wants to be regarded as a sex symbol, he is ok with not being conventionally attractive.

"There was a time when I wanted to be that guy who's sexy and cool. If people find me sexy or cool, it's because they like short little nerdy guys. And we do have our niche," he said.

Radcliffe also said he doesn't think his fans view him in the same way as 'Twilight' devotees do Robert Pattinson because they have seen him grow up on screen.

"There's more of a sexual energy behind 'Twilight' fans. Because people have mostly grown up with me, they tend to think of me as an older brother kind of figure. Whereas I think Rob is the sex symbol. And also, I guess, he's out there more than I am, going to parties and things.

"I think everyone goes to more parties than me, so it's not really a big competition," said the British star.

Radcliffe is currently dating an unnamed member of the 'Harry Potter' team and says he is attracted to her because she is "cool and sane".

"It was one of those things where we were both in relationships and I broke up with my previous girlfriend and I was suddenly like, 'Oh, I quite fancy you and I never even noticed that before.'

"She's just really, really cool and lovely and sane which is what I'm after," he added.

Courtesy:Mid-day.com