India has seen a surge in digital media consumption since decades and social media is paving the way for it to become bigger than it already is. What started as common people sharing pictures and in some cases videos from their daily life turned into celebrities posting images from their extraordinary lives. This gave rise to posts about who is the most search celebrity – both men and women. Every year, several media outlets create a list of most searched, most popular and other such adjectives. We look at the most popular women from the digital space.
Urvashi Rautela makes it to this list for the stunning growth in popularity she has seen in the past couple of years. Looking at her dare-and-bare roles in films, it’s hard to believe that she made her debut with family-friendly Sunny Deol in Singh Saab the Great in 2013. Her big role was in the film Great Grand Masti and she’s poised for two big films this year – Hate Story and Race 3. In Race 3, she shares screen space with none other than Salman Khan. She has more than 10 million followers on Facebook and she’s got more than 7 million followers on Instagram – the leggy lass hasn’t yet started it all out on Twitter though.
Neha Sharma is the most surprising name on this list. She’s made her Bollywood debut and has been around since a while, but she’s yet to have a memorable role or a film. But she covers that 11 million followers on Facebook, around 500k followers on Twitter and close to 4 million followers on Instagram. Also, she’s one of the few celebs on this list who has an app in her name.
Another female actor who has an incredible number of followers on all social platforms. Most of her fame comes via the Internet, because she has a relatively small filmography list. She launched with the Telugu film Loafer in 2015 and then acted in films like M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kung Fu Yoga. Her big break will be Baaghi 2, that launches in 2018. Her Instagram followers, more than 900K. On Twitter, she has more than a million followers and her Facebook page boasts of about 2 million followers.
What seemed to be a fad a year back is slowly but surely becoming bigger than some Bollywood actors – the aura of Poonam Pandey. With a staggering 800k plus followers on Twitter, some 2 million likes on Facebook and more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram, Poonam Pandey is here to stay – interesting fact, she follows just one account on Instagram, and that’s named SamBombay.
Poonam Pandey was a headline darling a year back, but the audience at large has forgotten her. That, however, doesn’t change the fact that she’s one of the hottest Instagram accounts currently. There’s little for her to show as far as her filmography is concerned. She made her debut with the 2013 Nasha and then followed it with films like Love is Poison (2014), Malini & Co (2015), Uvaa in the same year, and finished it off with a special appearance in the long-to-be-released Aa Gaya Hero in 2017. So, no guesses for what gives her internet fame.
Speak to industry insiders and they will you that Aditi Rao Hydari is an amazing actress who’s just waiting to be discovered. Be that as it may, the Internet audience has already found her – which is proof of the around 800k followers that she racks up on Twitter. The story’s the same on Instagram – she’s got 2 million followers and her Facebook page has 1 million likes. Aditi Rao Hydari is a quintessential Indian face. Her looks, as well as her dress-up sense is what makes her have such a great following.
On the film front, it’s true that she’s still to get her big break. She made her Bollywood debut with Delhi 6 in 2009 and has gone ahead to give some stunning performances in films like Yeh Saali Zindagi, Murder 3, Wazir, and then in Padmaavat. She will also be seen in the 2018 film, Daas Dev.
Karishma Sharma is new to the digital game, we agree, but she’s had a mercurial growth on all the social platforms. On Instagram, the leggy lass has more than 700k followers. Interestingly, she doesn’t have a blue tick account on Twitter and no official page on Facebook too. However, the Ragini MMS Returns actor has some hot and happenin’ photographs on Instagram that will keep you hooked on for a long time.
Vidya Vox became instantly famous because of her incredible singing ability. She covered some of the most popular songs and after a while, was working closely with some of the most talented music producers in the world. Vidya Vox is not just an incredible voice, she could be the exact picture of what the new-gen Indian is.
With looks to kill for and a girl-next-door aura about her, Vidya Vox is one of the most searched and most popular Indian female celebrities online. She currently has more around 70k followers on Twitter. Her Instagram followers are more than 725K. Her Facebook page has a staggering number of 1,000,000 followers as well as likes.
Tinaa Datta started out with her homely girl characters in TV series and went on to make the Internet lit with her aesthetic and sensual photographs. She now has around 36k followers on Twitter, while her Facebook page boasts of more than 300K followers. On Instagram, she has around 2 million followers.
These are the eight hottest Internet and social media celebrities in India. We can be sure that this list will only increase and strengthen as time passes. Think we missed any, tell us in the comments section.
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