Facebook is one of the most widely used social networking platforms among Indians. Despite having a slew of competitors, including Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, it has maintained a stranglehold on the social media market for more than a decade, attracting both young and old users. Millions of people use the Internet these days, and many of them have Facebook accounts.
We have already shown you the list of the 10 most followed Facebook accounts; if you haven’t checked it out, the link is attached. Now we bring you the most followed Indians on Facebook.
Facebook Account: Priyanka Chopra
Followers: 55.08 million
The Indian actress, singer, and film producer, Priyanka Chopra is the most followed Indian on Facebook. With over 55 million followers, the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant tops the list. She has worked in several Indian movies; she has also set her foot in Hollywood, which boosted her popularity. Some of her followers might be because she is married to Nick Jonas, an American singer, songwriter, and actor.
Facebook Account: Salman Khan
Followers: 50.71 million
With a career of over three decades, next on the list is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. The 55-year-old has 50.71 million followers on the app and is the most followed Indian male on Facebook. Salman Khan is an Indian actor, film producer, singer, painter, and television personality, and his Facebook contains information about various parts of the actor’s life.
Facebook Account: Deepika Padukone
Followers: 49.22 million
Deepika Padukone is the daughter of Prakash Padukone (one of the greatest Indian badminton players). Initially, Deepika followed in her father’s footsteps and started playing badminton. She even became a national-level player, but she set to create her path and enter Bollywood. Deepika made her mark, and now she is one of the top Bollywood actresses. After her Bollywood debut in 2007, Deepika has worked in multiple blockbuster movies and has a huge fan following. Soon she will cross 50 million on the platform.
Facebook Account: Akshay Kumar
Followers: 48.26 million
Next on the list is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, better known by his stage name Akshay Kumar. He is a Bollywood actor, film producer, martial artist, and television personality. The ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood has worked in at least 144 movies, the result of which can be seen in the massive number of followers he has. He is also a fitness enthusiast and thoroughly follows the mantra,’ Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.’
5.Facebook Account: Virat Kohli
Followers: 47.72 million
The current captain of the Indian national team, Virat Kohli, is 5th on the list with 47.72 million followers. Cricket is a massive sport in India, so it isn’t a big surprise that the captain of the team and such an explosive batsman has this kind of following. The RCB captain and batsman posts his on-pitch and off-pitch life and certain other kinds of posts. Virat also uses the platform to share his view and opinion on ongoing issues. Recently along with his wife, he had started fundraisers for multiple issues, one of which was for covid relief funds.
Facebook Account: Narendra Modi
Followers: 46 million
Profession: The Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi is an Indian politician who since 2014 has served as Prime Minister of India. Between 2001 and 2014, he was Chief Minister of Gujarat and a Varanasi parliament member. Other than celebrities and cricketers, he is the only one to feature on the list. With over 46 million followers on Facebook, the accountholders follow the Prime Minister’s every move.
Facebook Account: Jacqueline Fernandez
Followers: 45.17 million
With 45.17 million followers, the Sri Lankan-born actress- Jacqueline Fernandez ranks 7th on the list. The ‘Kick’ movie actress has worked in different films of different genres. The actress posts about her movies, events, on-screen life, parties and events she attends, etc. Jacqueline is to star in upcoming 2021 movies- ‘Bhoot Police’ and ‘Cirkus.’
Facebook Account: Shah Rukh Khan
Followers: 42.63 million
Shah Rukh Khan (or more commonly known as SRK) is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality best known for his work in Hindi cinema. The ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood has a massive fan ship who wants to know every detail of his life. The Facebook page gives them some relief as King Khan always keeps them updated. Coming on 8th rank, Shah Rukh Khan has 42.63 million followers.
Facebook Account: Shraddha Kapoor
Followers: 40.91 million
The Indian actress and singer Shraddha Kapoor is one of the most popular actresses in the Bollywood industry. The ‘Aashiqui 2’ actress has 40.91 million followers on the platform. The 34-year-old actress posts about her oncoming projects, shoots, sponsorship content, and pictures and videos with her family and friends.
Facebook Account: Amitabh Bachchan
Followers: 38.58 million
Last but not least is ‘Shahen shah’ of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. With 38.58 million followers, Big B comes at number 10th position. Amitabh Bachchan is widely recognized as one of the most impactful actors in Indian movie history. He has worked in various movies of different kinds with unique roles like the angry young man in ‘Agneepath,’ a romantic hero in ‘Kabhi Kabhi,’ a 12-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic disorder called progeria in ‘Paa’ and many others. Mr. Bachchan’s fan following ranges from the young to the old.
Bollywood has a vast fan following. This can be seen as only two out of the ten people who feature in the list aren’t from Bollywood. The exceptions were Captain of the Indian National Team, Virat Kohli, and The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Other than this two, others were Bollywood actors and actresses.
Edited by Prakriti Arora