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.
5. A.R. Rahman
www.facebook.com/arrahman – 30.1 million likes
Rahman is a popular Indian singer, songwriter, musician, music producer, musical scorer, and philanthropist. He gained popularity all over the world when he won accolades for performing and composing the main theme song for the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire. He has performed live at the Oscars and the BAFTAS and continues to make good music to this day.
4. Deepika Padukone
www.facebook.com/deepikapadukone – 31.1 million likes
Padukone is currently one of the toasts of Bollywood and Hindi cinema. Since 2012, her films have become consistent box office hits and she has also earned numerous awards for her various film roles. Admired for her natural beauty, infectious smile, and amazing personality, she is surely destined for greater superstardom in the coming years.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
www.facebook.com/sachintendulkar – 31.5 million likes
Tendulkar is known as one of the greatest cricket athletes in India. He has been widely regarded as the best batsman of all time. For that, he has earned a huge following from cricket fans all over India and the world.
2. Yo Yo Honey Singh
www.facebook.com/yoyohoneysingh – 32 million likes
Singh is a very popular rapper, singer, songwriter, musical scorer, and producer in India. His hit albums have been consistent bestsellers and he had also began acting and composing music in a number of Hindi films.
1. Narendra Modi
www.facebook.com/narendramodi – 32.9 million likes
The current prime minister of India is also the most followed Indian public personality. In office since 2014, he is currently leading the world’s second most populous nation and is considered as a reformist-leader and innovator.