She gained a lot of attention after posting pictures of herself pole-dancing
Social media is the perfect platform for Bollywood celebrities to promote their work as well as their personal life.
Fans look to social media as a means of finding out what their favourite Bollywood star had for dinner, or what they wore to an award show.
Starting off as an online space for everybody to conveniently socialise, social media apps is now an important aspect of life.
It is used for advertising, communicating, advice, and has plenty of other benefits.
Social media is also a medium for fans to idolise their favourite celebrity’s magazine photos and ogle over their perfect bodies.
Due to this factor, it is no surprise that Bollywood actresses have the highest number of followers than their male co-stars on Instagram.
Concentrating particularly on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook here are the Bollywood actors with the most followers.
Priyanka Chopra has been Bollywood’s ‘it’ girl for a very long time.
She broke through to the Bollywood industry after winning the title of Miss World at the young age of 18 in 2000.
Since then, she has won multiple Filmfare, IIFA and Zee Cine awards and has also won America’s People Choice Award for Favourite Actress in 2016 for her role in Quantico.
Priyanka is hugely engaged on Instagram and Twitter.
Priyanka Chopra has also made an Instagram account for her beloved dog named Diana Chopra. The account has 72.4 thousand followers.
Now newly engaged to former band member Nick Jonas, it seems as though Priyanka Chopra is only getting more followers on social media every day.
Instagram: 27.2 million followers
Twitter: 23.1 million followers
Facebook: 37 million followers
Known as Bollywood’s heartthrob since the late 80s, Shahrukh Khan has moulded the path for other quirky yet talented actors.
The actor uses his social media accounts to share personal holiday pictures and special moments.
He uses social media frequently to share words of wisdom or life experiences with his fans.
His first hit movie was Deewana in 1992 for which his role won him a Filmfare award.
Since then the actor has won multiple awards for Best Actor and has featured in almost every high-end magazine in India and worldwide.
He has a diverse range of advertising through social media, including Pepsi and My Dubai.
His account had followers removed followers after a formal Twitter review of fake follower accounts in 2018.
Instagram: 14 million followers
Twitter: 36.2 million followers
Facebook: 29.5 million followers
Deepika Padukone is a very active social media user.
She likes to keep her fans updated with photos and videos of her photoshoots and film role preparations. As well as commenting on social issues.
Deepika Padukone made her first debut in 2007 with blockbuster Bollywood film Om Shanti Om co-starring with Shahrukh Khan.
Ever since she has acted in over 30 popular Bollywood films, including Baijrao Mastani and Chennai Express.
She has won multiple Filmfare and IIFA awards and is humouredly engaged to Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh.
Since appearing in highly anticipated Hollywood film; XXX: Return of Xander Cage alongside Vin Diesel her social media following has had a boost from western fans.
Instagram: 25.9 million followers
Twitter: 24.5 million followers
Facebook: 34 million followers
Now known as more of a socially driven actor since his release of films Padman and Toilet, Akshay Kumar is one of the most followed actors on social media.
Akshay recently received an award from Instagram for being the first Bollywood male actor to reach 20 million followers.
He uses his social media accounts as a platform to raise awareness of the issues of India, and by ultimately releasing a film about it, the actor has gained more attraction than ever.
Being listed as one of the highest paid actors on Forbes in 2018, Akshay Kumar is not far from becoming an icon worldwide.
He has also won multiple Filmfare and IIFA awards.
Instagram: 20.6 million followers
Twitter: 27.8 million followers
Facebook: 25.5 million followers
Known as one of the ‘Karan Johar’ girls, Alia Bhatt made her Bollywood break-through in film Student of the Year in 2012.
Since then the actress has gone to challenge herself with complex roles in films which have been critically acclaimed.
She uses her social media platforms to advertise her films, pictures of her dog Edward, and her new baby brother.
The actress posted an image on Instagram on her 24th birthday with the news that she had treated herself to a dog.
Ever since fans have loved images of her dog, and the actress also shares her passion for animal cruelty-free campaign PETA.
She has a lot of influence on the younger generation of Bollywood fans and due to that, she has gained popularity on social media sites.
Instagram: 23.3 million followers
Twitter: 17.8 million followers
The actress revealed in an interview that she does not have a Facebook account.
Featuring in blockbuster comedies such as Teen Patti (2010) and Luv Ka The End (2011), Shraddha Kapoor made her mark on the Bollywood industry for her role in Aashiqui 2 (2013).
Her remarkable performance in Aashiqui 2 landed her with Star Guild Award for NDTV Imagine Best Jodi of the Year.
The actress is known for having the coolest pictures on Instagram as she posts many pictures of trendy outfits and of her travelling with her nearest and dearest.
She had previously deleted all of her social media due to personal reasons but is now back online with a vast majority of followers.
Instagram: 23 million followers
Twitter: 10.9 million followers
Facebook: 16.8 million followers
Since his first break-through film in 1988 with Biwi To Hai Aisi, Salman Khan is still the king of Bollywood.
He dominates the Indian cinema with an average of two Bollywood films released a year.
Alongside Akshay Kumar was Salman Khan in Forbes top ten richest actors list in 2018.
This bachelor shares images of his bulked body, pictures with his mum and promos of his new television show DusKaDum and Bigg Boss.
The actor has won Zee Cine, Filmfare, IIFA and Stardust award’s multiple times.
Being a television presenter and a huge Bollywood actor, Salman Khan has a very high following on social media.
Instagram: 18.1 million followers
Twitter: 34.3 million followers
Facebook: 36.2 million followers
Known her strikingly beautiful looks, this Sri Lankan actress is one of Bollywood’s most popular stars on social media.
Jacqueline Fernandez uses her social media platforms to share her holidays, her fitness workouts, her ‘van life’ whilst she’s on a set of a film and her promotional products.
She gained a lot of attention after posting pictures of herself pole-dancing as exercise.
The actress promotes popular products such as Bodyshop and Tresemme on her Instagram account.
She also regularly uses the online site to raise awareness on worldwide issues, and as of this moment, she is promoting a fundraiser for the HFHI Kerala Disaster Relief.
Instagram: 21 million followers
Twitter: 12.9 million followers
Facebook: 22.6 million followers
This legendary Bollywood actor is probably the one veteran star who is the most active on social media.
He is one unique Bollywood star who has an incredible story from becoming a major star in the early 1970s to acting into the noughties.
Senior Bachchan’s first acting role was in the film Saat Hindustani released in 1969.
His fanbase on social media has given him a tremendous reach to interact with fans worldwide and provide them with updates on his activities, life, work and reactions to world events.
Being a fan of football and cricket, you will often see social media posts from him on matches and event.
Twitter seems to be his social media platform of preference. His account was subjected to a decrease in followers after a Twitter review of fake followers in 2018.
He also blogs very frequently on Tumbler on his blog called Bachchan Bol.
Instagram: 9.9 million followers
Twitter: 34.9 million followers
Facebook: 30.2 million followers
As all these Bollywood stars are very popular on social media sites, they use this platform to benefit their careers as well as raise awareness of problems of the world.
Their accounts allow fans to have an insight on their personal life, whilst having full control of what about them is posted online.