These days fame isn’t measured in the millions made, the movies you’ve been in and the awards you’ve won. These days people measure success in the amount of Instagram followers. It sounds a bit silly, but if you ask any teenager – they’ll agree. And the way social media marketing is going – teenagers aren’t the only ones who will measure success in the amount of followers, so do brands and various companies. So let’s take a look at India’s most followed celebs and their Instagram profiles.
1. Deepika Padukone
Deepika is currently the most followed actress in India, she has just over 21 million followers on Instagram and she even managed to take over Priyanka in that sense. Quite impressive, don’t you think?
2. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra isn’t far behind. With 21.7 million followers she’s still clearly everyone’s favourite Bollywood star.
3. Alia Bhatt
Alia is only 24 but she’s already incredibly popular and is one of the highest paid actresses in India. She has 20,5 million followers on Instagram and we’re pretty sure that number will only grow with time.
4. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha started out as a singer, and her acting debut was happened in 2010. She’s been steadily growing in popularity since then and now has almost 20 million followers on Instagram.
5. Virat Kohli
Who knew cricket players could get this popular? But Virat is proving that it’s possible. With just over 19 million followers on Instagram he’s the fifth most followed celeb in India.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline is a Sri Lankan actress. She comes from a multiracial background. Her family is a mix of Canadian, Sri Lankan and Malaysian, but she was raised in Bahrain. And she clearly has a lot of fans all over the world because at this point she’s got 16,8 million followers on Instagram.
7. Anushka Sharma
Anushka is not only a beautiful Indian actress, but also a talented director. She has just over 16 million followers on Instagram and is one of the highest paid celebs in India.
8. Salman Khan
Salman’s been a crowd favourite for decades now. He’s a singer, actor, producer and a TV personality. He might be 52, but he’s still in his prime and with almost 15 million followers on Instagram we can confidently say he’s still going strong.
9. Shahid Kapoor
Shahi’s career is sort of all over the place and he keeps changing directions, but his popularity never dwindles. He’s known as one of the most attractive Indian celebrities and has over 12 million followers on Instagram.
10. Sonam Kapoor
And of course no list of famous Indian celebs wouldn’t be complete without Sonam Kapoor. She needs no introduction. She has over 11 million followers on Instagram, but way more in real life, after all, she is one of the most well known Indian actresses.