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IN Desi ON 26 Aug, 2016
Who is your favorite Bollywood star?
Whether it is for a promotional campaign for their upcoming movie or to share their views on any crucial matter, our beloved Bollywood celebs have utilized their social media accounts to the full extent. Social media has proven to be a gauge of these celebs' power.
Recently, when I was scrolling Deepika Padukone's Instagram account, I started thinking - which Bollywood celebrities have the highest followers on the Internet? Then an idea popped into my mind. And I happened to research on the same.
And of course, I couldn't resist myself sharing it with you. Here you go.
P.S. Don't forget to share who is your favorite one!
I have listed the stars in ascending order. Ileana is the first one. She is such a cute Bollywood baby but unfortunate, when it comes to the number of followers on the Internet comparing to other celebs in the town.
I guess both Ileana and Ranbir are less active on their social media accounts and that's the only reason they are lagging in my list. Ileana who made her Bollywood debut with 'Barfi' has won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Recently, we have watched her in 'Rustom' as Cynthia Pavri.
On the other hand, Ranbir Kapoor who made his Bollywood debut with the movie 'Saawariya' is one of the highest paid actors in India.
Katrina appeared in many Telugu and Malayalam films before her Bollywood debut. In addition to being one of the Bollywood's highest-paid actresses, she is considered India's one of the most attractive celebrities. But I guess she is also not much active on social media.
Tiger, son of Jackie Shroff made his Bollywood debut with the movie 'Heropanti' in 2014. Tiger is well known for his dancing skills and his awaited movie 'A Flying Jatt' has just released.
All the best Tiger!
After modeling and numerous advertisement campaigns, John made his Bollywood debut with the movie 'Jism' in the year 2003 which made him earn Filmfare Best debut Award nomination.
The heartthrob of Bollywood industry - Varun Dhawan worked as an assistant director in the movie 'My Name Is Khan' and made his acting debut with 'Student Of The Year'. Presently Varun has 10 Million plus followers on his social media accounts.
Arjun Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with the movie 'Ishaqzaade' with Parineeti Chopra. But before stepping into Bollywood, he also worked as an assistant director and associate producer in movies like 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' and 'Wanted'. Arjun is also not that much active on social media and has only 11 Million total followers.
Nargis is an American model and actress and has appeared in many Hindi films. She made her Bollywood debut with the movie 'Rockstar' opposite Ranbir Kapoor and was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best female Debut.
Well, I don't think this man requires any introduction. Girls are going heads over heels to marry this Bollywood superstar. But still, with such a great stardom, he has less followers on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account in comparison with rest of his fellow actors/actresses.
Anushka made her acting debut with the movie 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' with King Khan. Recently we watched her in the movie 'Sultan' and her performance was quite appreciable.
While on the other hand is Alia Bhatt, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt who first appeared on screen as a child artist in 'Sangharsh'. Must say, Anushka and Alia need to be more active on their social media accounts.
Parineeti is in highlights because of her massive weight loss. Presently, Parineeti has 20 Million plus followers on her social media accounts.
Most of us don't know Sunny Leone's real name, right? Well, her name is Kerenjit Kaur Vohra. She is a Canadian actress and a former pornstar. She made her Bollywood debut with the movie 'Jism 2'.
Coming to Priyanka Chopra, this lady doesn't need any introduction. Not only in Bollywood but now in Hollywood also she has raised her flag. Sunny and Priyanka both have 26 Million plus followers on the Internet.
Before entering Bollywood, Shahid had appeared as a background dancer in a few films of the 90's and was also featured in music videos and television commercials. He made his acting debut with the movie 'Ishq Vishk' for which he earned a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Since then, he has gained a lot of stardom. Shahid is quite active on the Internet and has 28 Million plus followers.
The fashionista of Bollywood, the style icon and the trendsetter - Sonam Kapoor is also one of the highest paid actresses in the industry. People all around the world follow this Bollywood diva. She has now, 30 Milion plus followers.
Jacqueline's smile can make anyone fall in love with her. She is a Bahraini-Sri Lankan actress and the winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant. This beautiful diva made her Bollywood debut with the movie 'Aladin' but her breakthrough role was seen in 'Murder 2'. Indeed her smile and aura have taken her to another level of success. Presently, she has 31 Million plus followers and that's a good count.
Through his career in Hindi films, Aamir Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian Cinema. He had appeared on screen as a child artist in the film 'Yaado Ki Baaraat'. Aamir is much active on his social media accounts and has 33 Million plus followers.
Hrithik Roshan has established a successful career in Bollywood and has won six Filmfare Awards. He has been cited in the media as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India. Undoubtedly, he has hell lot of fans out there and that's the reason he has 33 Million plus followers.
After working as a costume designer in her early career, Sonakshi made her debut in action-drama film 'Dabangg' (2010) which led her to win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Because of her good acting skills, Sonakshi has three upcoming movies in her belt namely 'Akira', 'Force 2' and 'Noor'. She has 34 Million plus followers on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Over a career spanning of 25 years, our 'Khiladi' has successfully completed 108 movies. And the year 2016 has been extremely rewarding for the superstar Akshay Kumar with back to back blockbuster hits and all his three films - Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom have entered the 100 Crore Club. From all his movies till now, he has earned total 3000+ Crore which is more than the total movie earnings of all three Khans. That's very HUGE!
King Khan/Badshah of Bollywood - Shah Rukh Khan has appeared in more than 80 films and has earned numerous awards including 14 Filmfare Awards. In terms of his income and audience size, he has been described as one of the most successful celebrities in the world. Shah Rukh has significant followers around the globe and that's the reason - he has 43 Million plus followers.
Amitabh Bachchan is recognized as India's first 'Angry Young Man' for his outstanding on-screen roles. Bachchan is also known as the 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood", 'Big B' or 'Star of the Millennium' since he has appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career of more than four decades. Amitabh has 48 Million plus followers on his social media accounts which is definitely a HUGE number.
'Sultan' of Bollywood also has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. He is also cited as one of the most influential, popular and commercially successful Indian actors. 'Sallu Bhai' has 56 Million plus followers on his social media accounts and indeed he is very much active on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
And here comes the 'Queen' of Bollywood - Deepika Padukone. She has already scored box office gold in Bollywood movies such as 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Piku'. And now she has notched a place among the world's highest-paid actresses with the total movie earnings of $10 Million.
Hats off to Deepika, she indeed deserves all this success in her life. Deepika also tops my list here with the highest 57 Million plus social media followers.
This list is based on the verified social media accounts of Bollywood celebs. Thanks to Mahak for her amazing efforts for these posters. Anything to say about the story? Drop your words in the comment section below.
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