Facebook has integrated itself into our lives covertly over the past decade. What used to be a safe space for a bunch of kids to moan about their miserable lives has now become that one social media platform you ignore everyday because all your uncles and aunties and phoophas and taayajis are on it. Phew. What times, right? Facebook can look like a crowded buffet of mismatched people and posts clumped together at times, but it also means that it has a ton of people on it – which gives a greater audience for public figures to reach out to. In fact, India has the largest number of active Facebook users in the world, which means the famous people in our country have a lot of people looking at their content. Here are the 10 most followed Indians on Facebook.
1. Priyanka Chopra – 54.9 Mn followers
As an outstanding actress with several unforgettable performances under her belt, Priyanka Chopra is one of the most popular actresses in India. However, she is quite the star outside of India as well, thanks to her various stints in Hollywood, including a fairly popular series called Quantico. Chopra’s popularity shows in numbers, given that she is the most followed Indian on Facebook.
2. Salman Khan – 50.9 Mn followers
Even though his latest release, Radhe, missed the mark quite spectacularly, Salman Khan enjoys an extremely loyal fandom to his name. Consequently, he has more than 50 million followers on Facebook, making him one of the most followed Indians on Facebook.
3. Deepika Padukone – 48.7 Mn followers
There’s no denying the fact that Deepika Padukone is one of the most popular actresses currently working in Bollywood. Padukone has delivered consequently great performances in her recent career, and her following doesn’t seem to die down any soon.
4. Akshay Kumar – 48.4 Mn followers
Even though he wasn’t in his best place a decade ago, Akshay Kumar has now cemented his place in Bollywood as the go to issues actor. His films with social messages have been a big hit with audiences, making him the highest earning actor of the year 2020.
5. Virat Kohli – 46.1 Mn followers
For Indians, cricket isn’t a sport. It’s an emotion. And needless to say, cricketers enjoy a devoted fan base that idolizes their every move. As the captain of the Indian National team and one of the greatest batsmen of cricket, Virat Kohli has quite the following, and is one of the most followed Indians on Facebook.
6. Narendra Modi – 46 Mn followers
Narendra Modi has always used the power of social media to his benefit, recognising its potential much before most other politicians did. Consequently, he is one of the most followed political figures on most social media platforms, including Facebook.
7. Shah Rukh Khan – 42.7 Mn followers
Even though his movies haven’t been as successful as they used to be, Shah Rukh Khan has an altogether separate fanbase. In fact, one of his fans actually buys him some land on the moon every year for his birthday! Hence, it isn’t a surprise that Khan is one of the most followed Indians on Facebook.
8. Jacqueline Fernandez – 42.6 Mn followers
Although a Sri Lankan by nationality, Jacqueline Fernandez is an Indian actress who lives in the country to work in Bollywood. Fernandez has over 42 million followers on Facebook.
9. Shraddha Kapoor – 39.5 Mn followers
Shraddha Kapoor is the ultimate girl next door in Bollywood. Kapoor is considered approachable and likeable, and stays away from controversy for the most part. The actress has over 39 million followers on Facebook.
10. Amitabh Bachchan – 37.9 Mn followers
With a career twice as old as most of our readers and us, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most liked Bollywood actors of all time. Known for his authoritative baritone voice, the actor has also been hosting the vastly popular television show – Kaun Banega Crorepati – for several years now. The actor has over 37 million followers on Facebook.
Did all of your favourite celebrities make it to this list of the most followed Indians on Facebook? Which of them did not make it? Tell us in the comments below!