World’s fastest growing micro-blogging site ‘Twitter’, has really come a long way now. Besides gaining popularity among masses, many celebrities round the world have joined Twitter to communicate with their fans directly. Their tweets not only go far and wide, but often spark hot conversations, gossip, retweets and controversies galore.
Just like in the US and other regions, celeb tweets often form the bulwark of twitter traffic in India. So in this article we have done a bit of research and identify who were the 10 most popular twitter celebs in India. Interestingly, nine out of ten celebrities are Film Stars, one is the Sports Person, Sachin Tendulkar. Here is the list…
10. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor comes tenth in our list of most popular Twitter celebs. Operating under the handle @shahidkapoor, the actor has a fan base of 3,028,954 followers.
9. Akshay Kumar
The Bollywood action and comedy king, The superstar Akshay Kumar stands at the ninth position in our list. With the handle of @akshaykumar, the actor has a fan following of 3,559,516. Like many of his fellow colleagues, the actor too gets active on the microblogging site during the release of his films. Most of Akashay’s tweets are on social issues.
8. Sachin Tendulkar
The biggest crickter in the world, Sachin Tendulkar occupies the eighth spot in our list. He is the only non-Bollywood celebrity in the list. Operating under the twitter handle @sachin_rt, the cricket maestro has a follower count of 3,700,710 on Twitter.
7. Hrithik Roshan
A great dancer and dedicated actor has blossomed on Twitter too. Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan, with the twitter handle of @iHrithik, occupies the seventh position in our list with a total follower count of 4,224,569. Hrithik is an occasional tweeter.
6. Deepika Padukone
This dusky damsel has not only made it big in Bollywood, but has also gained popularity on Twitter. On the sixth spot, not to mention she is youngest on the list, with a follower count of 4,339,180. The actress, who operates under the handle @deepikapadukone, has seen significant increase in her follower count this year with her hit films like ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Chennai Express’ acting as catalyst.
5. Aamir Khan
On the fifth spot, we have Bollywood’s perfectionist star Aamir Khan who uses the handle @aamir_khan. Though not very regular on the site, Aamir still commands a following of 4,737,193 followers.
4. Priyanka Chopra
This beautiful actress, singer and model, has shown her mettle, and has now earned love from a fan following of 4,755,595. The Bollywood diva reigns on the fourth spot, using the Twitter handle of @priyankachopra, Priyanka’s follower count on the site received a boost recently.
3. Salman Khan
The ‘Dabbang’ man has also made it big on Twitter. Salman Khan comes on the third spot with a total of 5,077,968 followers. Tweeting under the handle @BeingSalmanKhan, the actor makes occasional appearances on the social media site.
2. Shahrukh Khan
On the second spot, the superstar Shahrukh Khan. SRK’s Twitter handle is @iamsrk. The King Khan, well as the name suggests, he is truly a king when it comes to having huge followers on Twitter. The king enjoys a following of 5,237,763 on the social networking site and is a regular tweeter on other issues too apart from regular Bollywood affairs.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
The Big B holds the top position among the Indian celebs on Twitter. At the age of 69, he just seems even more stronger and ready to take it on, hats off to him. The actor is quite regular on the social media site while tweeting on numerous issues apart from films. Amitabh Bachchan for you with his twitter handle @SrBachchan. With a total of 6,591,437 followers at present.
The beautiful queen of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit joined micro-blogging site Twitter in late 2010. The diva Tweeting under the handle @MadhuriDixit, and now earned love from a fan following of 2,111,161. She is a regular tweeter on other issues too apart from regular Bollywood affairs.