Bollywood happened to be our constant refugee from reality. The peculiar drama, the glorious script, and powerful acting all result in the world-class division of our entertainment media. As it is said, the cinema of every nation is deemed as the reflection of society. So the actors are somewhat regarded to behold the ability to influence someone’s personality, growth, or behavioral patterns.
Commanders of the contemporary period who have amassed millions of followers across numerous social media arenas and have a robust social media influence base include Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, and Amitabh Bachchan.
Following is the list of the top 10 influential actors and actresses of the Bollywood realm in association with Forbes India’s list of Bollywood actors that might have affected some of your decisions while dealing with life:
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Backing 1st position among Forbes’ top twelve Indian celebrities exemplifying in Asia100 digital stars list, Amitabh Bachchan encompasses a total of 105 million followers on social media. Amidst these difficult junctures, he has lent out a helping hand by raising $7 million to his covid-19 relief fund.
To further accentuate his dominant social media influence forte, he had been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2019. In addition to it, he has been an idol to millions of cinephiles and thus is awarded 27 awards, including Filmfare, national, IIFA, and others.
2. Akshay Kumar
Amassing a total wealth of $65 million, Akshay Kumar has backed 2nd rank in Forbes India’s most influential actors list. His total earnings are Rs293.25 crores. He is involved in endorsements besides acting. He has dominated 2019 by giving back-to-back hits.
He also endorses more than 20 brands as of 2019 data. He has an influential base of 52.9 million followers just on Instagram. He is prominent among audiences for his devotion to the nation. He has been a facet of limited controversies hence crowning him with admiration and compassion by numerous fellow actors and the public.
He has been bestowed upon Padma Shri in 2009 as well as been a recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke international film festival award for his horror-comedy, Laxmi.
3. Shahrukh Khan
Crowned with 3rd rank, Shahrukh Khan has an aggregate social media followers footing of 106 million. He has also been honored by The World Economic Forum (WEF) for championing women’s and children’s rights. He is an ideal individual with strong influencing skills who has impacted more lives than we can think of.
Brand endorsements and his scripts all facilitated him to be at the zenith of his profession. He has been awarded the fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, Padma Shri, in 2005 for his accomplishment in the entertainment industry. In this commerce, he has been rewarded with 43 awards altogether.
4. Ranveer Singh
Every film buff worships Ranveer Singh for his super chill personality and his works in the movie. He prefers the best movies to be cast in, and his kindness for locals all makes him adored by his fans.
He possesses a total of 62 million social media followers and hence has an influential solid base.He has been a recipient of 14 awards constituting the latest Filmfare award for Gully Boy.
5. Hrithik Roshan
Asia’s 3rd most handsome man, with, no doubt, appears in the list. With a fan base of 36.8 million, Hrithik Roshan is among the top 5 influential actors of Bollywood with the cult of fan who loves him.
He has been a recipient of 17 awards. He has appeared in the I for India concert to raise funds for Covid-19 workers through his Instagram post of the event, which drew over 2 million views. Thus, you can comprehend how many dwells this has influenced directly and indirectly.
Following Are Most Influential Bollywood Female Celebs:
1. Alia Bhatt
With a total fan base of 54.5 million followers just on Instagram, Alia Bhatt though her latest controversy, still manages to appear as the distinguished actress from India with a firm footing on social media. She has launched the Circle of Hope campaign to gather resources for Covid-19 patients and their caretakers.
The actress uses her initiative to disseminate verifiable information about Covid-19 resources since, in her opinion, infrastructure and communication are critical. She has been a recipient of 17 distinguished honors and is applauded and adored by her fans worldwide.
2. Madhuri Dixit
Our Bollywood’s dignity, an era-breaking goddess, Madhuri Dixit, still owns the industry like no actress. She is a fierce, delightful, and optimistic woman with a total fan base of 25.7 million just on Instagram. She has worked with UNICEF and other social endeavor organizations.
She was honored with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award by the government of India. Along with that, she also earned the National Citizens Award on August 25, 2001.
3. Katrina Kaif
A Hindi-language movie actress from the United Kingdom, Katrina Kaif has won our hearts with her groundbreaking accomplishments. She, while keeping her altruistic side quiet, is quietly helping to encourage the education of girls.
According to rumors, Katrina has been contributing a portion of her salary to a Tamil Nadu institution. She has been concentrating on the Mountain View School’s development for several years, but seemingly none of this has made it into the media.
She has been crowned with 16 renowned awards and has a total fan base of 52 million just on Instagram.
4. Deepika Padukone
With a fan base of 58.7 million, Deepika Padukone has been listed in many renowned titles such as the country’s most popular persons, and Time named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2018.
She is the highest-paid actress of this modern times and does not hesitate in talking about her mental health. She is praised for spreading awareness for the same and joining in many fellow actresses and others to talk about it.
She has been a recipient of 26 accolades, inclusive of 3 Producers Guild Film Awards.
5. Priyanka Chopra
This former Miss World has etched a distinct niche for herself in both the national and international arenas as India’s first proper export into Hollywood’s mainstream. Priyanka Chopra’s role as FBI agent Alex Parrish in ‘Quantico’ rocketed her to global recognition, and she hasn’t looked back since.
This lady can traipse her way into any top list with ease, from being invited to Megan Markle’s royal wedding to marrying one of America’s most successful performers, Nick Jonas. Her nuptials were so well-publicized that even India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended.
She also serves as a global spokesperson for UNICEF and exudes exquisite grace wherever she goes, which is the mark of actual celebrity.
These are the utopia merchants, whose every deed and word is watched with rapt attention by the millions of people who revere them. Ghawyy has illustrated an electric list of the nation’s most potent performers and influencers.
Edited by Urvashi Gupta