All people wish to fall under the limelight at some point in their life, but only a few reach up to the top point and continue to dwell in it. Popularity is not just a single word, but it encompasses a number of factors such as hard work, dedication, passion, eye on the future etc., and only celebrities make it happen to continue shining in the sky as a bright star. The celeb world allows ordinary people to gain interest in them, and people rank their favorite celebrities in their hearts. The top 10 celebrities in India strike themselves a name and are worth the appreciation, they touch the heart and the soul of their followers and it is this impact that has earned them a high rank. They are also ranked based on their beauty, glamour, wealth and background apart from their popularity.
The top 10 popular celebrities in India of 2020
1. Virat Kohli
The Indian Cricket team captain and star player Virat Kohli rank first among the top celebrities of India for this year. This ace cricketer has become the first sportsman ever to gain the top rank at the Forbes magazine, India, since its inception. His estimated earnings for a year is about Rs. 252.7 crores. Forbes has ranked his first, based on his earnings and on its fame as he endorses a number of brands such as MRF, Tissot, Uber, Audi etc.
2. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra, fondly named as Pee Cee is one of the most followed Indian personalities and a popular actress with global recognition. She has more than 44.6 million followers in social media and has recently tied the knot with Nick Jonas, American based singer. The Government of India has recently honored her with the country’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in the year 2016. She is also ranked among the 100 most influential people of the world by the Times Magazine.
3. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone is a famous Bollywood actress and her name is known all over the world with her stunning act at the movie Padmavaat. She has more than 30 million followers on social media and is one of the most popular personalities of the country. She is also ranked among the top 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2018. Her annual earning is about Rs. 48 crore rupees and she has showcased her potentials in the Hollywood industry as well. She has also been honored as the queen of Bollywood.
4. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is an evergreen superstar of the cinema industry and has rocked the Bollywood and Hollywood before earning the name as the top 10 most popular celebrities of India. His acting skills, performance, and glamor have touched the minds and hearts of the people in every nook and corner of the country. He deserves to secure a place as the top famous celebrity in India and his earnings for a year is about Rs. 257.5 crores.
5. M.S. Dhoni
He is the former captain of the Indian Cricket team and has been fondly referred to as Captain Cool by the cricket audience of the country. Though he has retired from playing test matches for India, he still retains his position in the top 10 popular celebrities of the country. His annual income is about Rs. 135.93 crores a year. He endorses a number of brands such as boost, Redbus, Colgate, Indigo paints, GoDaddy etc, and a number of other brands are keen to be associated with him as well.
6. Ratan Tata
Ratan Tata is an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist and formal chairman of the Tata Group. He now continues to head his charitable trusts. He is the proud recipient of the two highest civilian awards, namely the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. He was the reason behind the growth of the Tata group from an Indian Centric business to a global endeavor.
7. Akshay Kumar
He is an Indian Born Canadian actor, martial artist and producer. He has appeared in more than a hundred films and has secured a number of awards for the best actor. He was the reason behind shaping the future of Indian Cinema, by giving back to back hits from the year 2011 to till date. His passion for stunts, has earned him the name as “Indian Jackie Chan”. He has been awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
8. Aamir Khan
He is one of the most popular and the greatest actors in Bollywood. He is also an excellent director and producer of movies. He is known as the perfectionist throughout his career in the Hindi film industry. He tries his best to give the best performance in every movie. He has secured a number of awards such as the Film fare and the Padma Shri awards. He was honored with Padma Bhushan in the year 2010.
9. Amitabh Bachchan
He is a world-renowned actor of Bollywood, who is famous beyond the Indian borders. He was born during the rule of the British in the year 1942 and is an excellent actor, singer, producer and renowned television personality. He is known fondly as the angry young man of the Indian Cinema and the Shahensha of the Bollywood. He has performed in more than 50 movies and has won a number of awards to his credit.
10. Hrithik Roshan
He is a truly deserving name in the history of Bollywood. He is one of the top ten popular celebrities of India and enjoys a successful career in the Indian movie industry. He is known to the industry as a child artist and has since then rocked a number of blockbusters in Bollywood. He has admired a lot of young audiences with his professional dance moves.
The above mentioned is only a comprehensive list of the top ten famous celebs of India for the year 2020. But the list goes endless, as India is a land of celebrities and Indians celebrate the people they love the most to the core and enhance their celebrity status further.