Instagram is currently one of the most loved and engaged social networking sites around the globe. In 2020, the social media platform has over 1 billion active users. In India too the photo and video sharing app is very popular. The country has 71 million monthly active users. You will see an Instagram account of every celebrity in India. Currently, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the person with the highest Instagram followers in India. Meanwhile, on 17 February, the 31-year old’s followers crossed 50 million making him the first Indian to reach the landmark.
Social media networks help celebrities to stay connected with fans. It has also become a revenue-making tool for celebrities and influencers who can reach millions with a single post. The more the number of Instagram followers the more they will earn from the brands. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli charges a whopping Rs. 1.35 crore per promotional post on Instagram.
After Virat Kohli, Priyanka Chopra is the celebrity with 2nd highest followers on Instagram in India. Meanwhile, the actress is also on the verge of reaching 50 million followers on the social media app. Virat Kohli has left behind all other cricketers way too behind. No other cricket player has reached 25 million followers so far. MS Dhoni who rarely uses Instagram is the cricketer with 2nd highest followers (20.1 M) in India in 2020. Below is the list of to top 20 profiles on the photo-sharing app in India.
Indian Profiles With Highest Instagram Followers
|Sr No.||Instagram Account||Followers|
|1.||Virat Kohli||50.00 M|
|2.||Priyanka Chopra||49.90 M|
|3.||Deepika Padukone||44.20 M|
|4.||Alia Bhatt||43.00 M|
|5.||Shraddha Kapoor||40.03 M|
|6.||Jacqueline Fernandez||37.0 M|
|7.||Akshay Kumar||36.4 M|
|8.||Narendra Modi||34.4 M|
|9.||Neha Kakkar||32.6 M|
|10.||Anushka Sharma||32.5 M|
|11.||Katrina Kaif||32.3 M|
|12.||Sunny Leone||31.3 M|
|13.||Disha Patani||30.6 M|
|14.||Salman Khan||29.7 M|
|15.||Ranveer Singh||29.5 M|
Apart from Instagram, Virat Kohli also has a large fan following on other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The cricketer’s Twitter handle has over 33 million followers making him the 8th most-followed Indian account on the app. Narendra Modi is currently the most followed Indian on Twitter with 53.1 million followers.
On Facebook, the Indian skipper is the 3rd most liked Indian. Over 37 million people are following Virat Kohli on Facebook. 31-year old is just behind Narendra Modi and Priyanka Chopra in the list of most followed Indians on Facebook. PM Modi and the actress has 44.4 and 40.05 million likes on their page respectively.