InstaQueens: Female Bollywood Celebs Who Rule Instagram
The competition among Bollywood celebrities not restricted to acting and modelling skills only, they occupy a lion’s share in the most followed Instagram accounts in India. Well, in India, among the most followed Instagram accounts, women are the at the Top 3 positions. This list of Top 10 most followed female Instagram accounts is as per the month of July 2019. Let’s have a look to know ‘who is above whom’:
- Priyanka Chopra – 42.7 million
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. She is one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities. Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is the most followed individual in India on Instagram.
Bhatt has grown phenomenally to become one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017.
- Deepika Padukone – 36.9 m
Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and producer. Padukone is highest-paid actress in India and her accolades include three Filmfare Awards. She features in listings of the nation’s most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
- Alia Bhatt – 34.4 m
Bollywood’s bubbly Alia Bhatt is an actress and singer of Indian origin with British citizenship. She is the recipient of several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards. Bhatt has grown phenomenally to become one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017.
- Shraddha Kapoor – 31 m
Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian actress and singer who works in Bollywood movies. She is the daughter of veteran actor Shakti Kapoor. She began her acting career with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End in 2011. Kapoor gained wide recognition for playing a singer in the commercially successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2.
- Jacqueline Fernandez – 29.9 m
Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006. In 2009, she debuted in Bollywood with the movie Aladdin and since then has established a career in the industry. Jacqueline is also known as the Jacq of hearts in India. She was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006.
- Anushka Sharma – 25.8 m
Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and film producer who works in Hindi films. One of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India, she has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award, and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.
7. Katrina Kaif – 24.2 m
Katrina Kaif is an English actress who works in Hindi films. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, she has established herself in Bollywood and is one of India’s highest-paid actresses.
- Sunny Leone – 23.3 m
Karenjit Kaur Vohra, known by her stage name Sunny Leone is a Canadian-born Indian-American actress and model and is currently active in the Indian film industry. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
- Disha Patani – 22.7 m
Disha Patani is an Indian actress. She began her career with the Telugu film Loafer (2015), opposite Varun Tej, and followed it by playing the leading lady in the Hindi sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and the action film Baaghi 2. She is famous for posting hot photos on her Instagram handle.
Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is the most followed individual in India on Instagram.
- Kriti Sanon – 22.7 m
Kriti Sanon is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. She pursued an engineering degree after which she briefly worked as a model. After making her debut in Telugu cinema with the psychological thriller, Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in Sabbir Khan’s action comedy Heropanti (2014), which marked her first Bollywood release. Currently, she has the Insta following equal to Disha Patani.
Though these InstaQueens keep navigating the Top positions, the others in the series are Parineeti Chopra at number 11 with 20.5 million followers, Sonam Kapoor at number 12 with the following of 20 million, Urvashi Rautela at number 13 with 17.9 million followers, Sonakshi Sinha at number 14 with 15.3 million followers, and the Dhak-Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit with 15 million followers on Instagram.
Udisha Srivastav is an intern with SheThePeople.TV