Instagram is the most popular social media platform in the world. For many people, it has become the ultimate tool for displaying their work life on the internet. Here is an interesting fact, India has the second biggest user base on this platform, so why not we see the list of top 10 most followed Indian on Instagram in 2021.
10. KATRINA KAIF – 46.7 MILLION
The stunning Katrina Kaif, who is one of the highest paid actresses of India is on number 10 on this list. She joined Instagram in April 2017 and had took the internet by storm back then. Within the first 24 hours, she already the crossed 1 million followers mark which was quite remarkable.
She has played the female lead in several highest grossing Bollywood movies like Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3, Bang Bang, Tiger Zinda Hai and more. Her last major movie appearance was in Bharat(2019) were she was seen playing the role of Kumud Raina opposite Salman Khan. Her next big project is Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi which is expected to arrive in theatres on 2nd April, 2021.
9. JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ – 48.1 MILLION
The winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the most popular faces of India. She made her Bollywood debut back in 2009 with Sujoy Ghosh’s Aladin. In the last 11 years in the film industry, she may not be able to make it big as an actress but has gained good amount of popularity among the masses.
People started to notice her potential when she gave a rememberable performances in Murder 2(2011) which was followed by Race 2(2013). The biggest highlight of Jacqueline’s career was Kick(2014), which went on to gross over Rs 400 Crores worldwide. After these movies, she was also seen in several successful comedies like Housefull 3 and Judwaa 2.
8. AKSHAY KUMAR – 48.3 MILLION
Also known by the name Khiladi, Akshay Kumar is considered the most fittest and most profitable actor in India right now. In 2019 he starred in 4 movies which went onto gross over 200 Crores on the box office which made him the only Indian actor to do so in the history of cinema.
In 2020, he was named the highest paid actor of India by Forbes with an estimated earning of $48.5 Million. His last release Laxmii received mixed reviews by the audience but looking at his upcoming projects, one can surely say that Akshay Kumar is going to rule 2021. He has six movies scheduled to release in the next 1 year.
7. ALIA BHATT – 50.9 MILLION
Alia is one such actress who made her presence felt in the industry with her charm and her performances. She may have made her Bollywood debut with KJo’s teen drama Student Of The Year(2012) but succeeded that with Imtiaz Ali’s road drama Highway (2014) where she delivered a phenomenal performance.
At the age of 27, she has already been a part of several movies which provided her challenging roles. Her best work came in the form of Dear Zindagi (2016), Udta Punjab (2016), Badrinath Ki Dulhania(2017), Raazi(2018) and Gully Boy(2019).
6. NARENDRA MODI – 51.1 MILLION
Narendra Damodardas Modi is the only politician on this list. In 2014, he became India’s 15th(in person) and 18th(overall) Prime Minister. He is currently running his second term as a PM in India. According to Forbes, Narendra Modi is one of the most powerful people of earth.
He has a huge follower base not just in India but all around the world and to prove that here’s a fun fact about PM Modi. He is the most followed politician on Instagram overall. His followers count is more than former US presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
5. NEHA KAKKAR – 52.6 MILLION
Neha Kakkar is India’s most followed musician on Instagram. She gave voice to some of the most popular songs of Bollywood. She is also the only Indian singer to have two 1 Billion views songs(Mile Ho Tum Humko & Aankh Maarey) on YouTube. In her decade long musical career, she performed in more than 1000 plus live concerts and is currently one of the highest paid singers in the country.
4. DEEPIKA PADUKONE – 53.2 MILLION
Seeing her financial growth and mass appeal over the years, we can definitely say that DP is one of India’s most successful actress of current time. After making her big Bollywood debut as a lead with Shahrukh Khan in Om Shanti Om(2007), she got offers to feature in numerous films in the next coming years. She did many of them and soon became one of the hottest thing in the town.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat (2018) is currently her career’s biggest film which grossed over Rs300 Crores in domestic box office and received a global recognition. In 2017, she starred in the Hollywood action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.
3. SHRADDHA KAPOOR – 57.9 MILLION
Some call her the most graceful actress of the Hindi Film Industry and some label her the ‘cutest’ but we know that Shraddha is more than just a beauty. Her work on and off screen has inspired many individuals to learn how to be kind to one another. In the last decade, she established herself as a dependable leading lady in Bollywood.
Her acting career may have started in 2010 with Teen Patti but with Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 which released in 2013 she made her big breakthrough in the industry. Currently she is the 47th most followed celebrity on Instagram in the world.
2. PRIYANKA CHOPRA – 60.7 MILLION
Our ‘Desi Girl’ is not just India’s most followed actress but also the 2nd most followed actress on Instagram. Priyanka Chopra was crowned the Miss World pageant in 2000 which later helped her bag many acting jobs in Bollywood. In the mid 2010s, she moved to Hollywood and achieved huge success.
Now she’s married to singer, actor Nick Jonas and is living in the US but that didn’t affect her relations with India. She still works in Bollywood and is a prominent part of the movie business. Her last release ‘The White Tiger’ received great response from the viewers.
1. VIRAT KOHLI – 98.1 MILLION
Indian cricket team skipper and ICC No. 1 ODI batsman Virat Kohli is the most followed Indian on Instagram and is very soon going to cross 100 million followers. Interesting fact, he was recently named the most valuable Indian of 2020 with a brand value of over $238 million (Rs1,726 Crores approximately).
In his 13 years international cricketing career, he has achieved many accolades such as been awarded the highest sporting honor in India, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award. Do you know that Virat Kohli is also the most followed athletic on Instagram after Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.