Facebook remains to be the top social media platform in the world. Needless to say, it has completely revolutionized the way people relate with one another. Facebook connects not only friends or relatives but also companies, organizations, and public figures.
In India, Facebook is also a very big thing. The world’s second most populous country – at 1.2 billion strong – sits at the top spot when it comes to Facebook subscribers. China, the world’s largest nation in terms of population, currently has Facebook restrictions and so the 1.4 billion mainland Chinese have very limited access to the social media platform.
Besides that, India also has the most prolific movie industry – Bollywood. The influence of Bollywood is also very much felt in social media. In fact, Indian celebrities are one of the most followed public figures on Facebook.
This list will give you fun and interesting facts about the most followed Indian celebrities on Facebook. How many of these celebrities do you follow yourself?
10. Priyanka Chopra
www.facebook.com/priyankachopra – 19.4 million likes
Chopra is an Indian beauty queen, having won the prestigious Miss World title in 2000. After her reign, she gradually transitioned into a bankable Bollywood actress. She has appeared in several hit Bollywood films and is currently one of the most followed actresses in social media. Truly, her influence has not waned since her Miss World days.
9. Madhuri Dixit
www.facebook.com/nadhuridixitnene – 23 million likes
Dixit or Nene is one of India’s most acclaimed actresses. She has starred in films that were not only box-office hits but critically acclaimed as well. Not only did she earn praise for her acting capabilities, she is also a renowned dancer and choreographer. She is currently a judge at a popular dance competition in Hindi television.
8. Amitabh Bachchan
www.facebook.com/amitabhbachchan – 23.3 million likes
Bachchan has been acting since the early 1970’s and he is known as a national treasure in the acting department in his native land. Known for playing intense roles and for his range of emotions, Bachchan easily is the benchmark for contemporary and up and coming Indian actors. His acting career and hit films have spanned a total of 4 long decades.
7. Virat Kohli
www.facebook.com/viratkohli – 25.3 million likes
Cricket is a huge Indian sport. There are very, very few sports that can surpass cricket in terms of popularity all over India. This is also why a number of cricket athletes and superstars have a huge following on Facebook. This includes Kohli, who is currently the team captain of the cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore. With more than 25 million likes, he is proof of the enduring popularity of cricket.
6. Salman Khan
www.facebook.com/salmankhan – 30 million likes
Salman Khan’s name is ubiquitous all over India and in countries with significant Indian populations. He is an enduring movie and television personality, and is considered as one of the royalties of Hindi cinema. He is also known for his philanthropic work and also as a prolific producer. Very few actors are of the same caliber in popularity as Salman Khan.