Most Followed Person On Instagram in India

Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks worldwide. It has 1 billion monthly active users and 500 million daily Insta stories users (surpassed Snapchat with 160 million users in 2017). 65 percent of Instagram users are aged between 18 to 34 years. This means that it is making its presence among the major part of the young generation.

Instagram is basically a photo-sharing social network service that allows its users to take pictures and edit them with inbuilt filters. After some major updates, now users are allowed to share stories, reels, and IGTV videos. On 9th July 2020 Instagram launched Reels – Short video formate as the inbuilt feature.

In India, this photo-sharing social media has 69 million active users. And when 69 million people are using this platform then the question comes in our mind is “who who has the highest followers on Instagram in India?” So, here we go

Most Followed Person On Instagram in India

Here is the list of Top 15 Most Followed Indians on Instagram.

1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, highest followed person on Instagram in India

Followed by 97.3 million users Virat Kholi is the most followed person on Instagram in India. Virat is the only male in the top 5 list of highest followed Indians on Instagram. Kohli is an Indian International Cricket player and currently the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team in all formats. He is very famous for his batting style and aggression on-field, people also like him for his good looks and fitness skills. Virat Kohli has 97.3 million followers on Instagram. He was the first Indian to cross the 50 million mark on Instagram.

2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra, most followed person on Instagram in India, highest followed on instagram

With 60.6 million followers Priyanka Chopra is the second most followed person on Instagram in India. Priyanka is an Indian actress, singer, movie producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World in the year 2000. She is one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities. Priyanka Chopra also worked in the Hollywood movie Baywatch. She is also the producer of the 10th highest-grossing Marathi movie Ventilator. She has also experienced working with top Hollywood actors like Dwayne Johnson and Seth Gordon. Priyanka worked in the popular American television series Quantico.

3. Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor, most followed Indian on Instagram

With 57.9 million fans Shraddha Kapoor is in the third position in the list of most followed persons on Instagram in India. Shraddha Kapoor is an actress and singer who works in Hindi films. She is the daughter of Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor. She made her acting debut with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti. Shraddha has now 57.9 million followers on Instagram. Her movie Saho with Telugu Superstar Prabhas got a huge success. Shraddha mostly posts her daily life photos on Instagram.

4. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, most followed indian on instagram

With 53.1 million fans Deepika Padukone is in the fourth position in the list of most followed persons on Instagram in India. Deepika Padukone is a Bollywood actress. She is the highest-paid actress in India, Padukone is the recipient of three Filmfare Awards. Deepika gets features in listings of the nation’s most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. In December 2018, She married his boyfriend Ranveer Singh. Deepika made her debut in Bollywood through the movie Om Shanti Om in 2007 and made her Hollywood debut through XXX: Return of Xander Cage in 2017.

5. Neha Kakkar

Neha Kakkar

Neha Kakkar is an Indian Singer. She appeared in season 2 of the television reality show Indian Idol in 2006 and was a judge on the 10th and 11th seasons of the same show. Neha is famous for her unique voice tone. She gave the superhit songs like Kala Chashma, Nikle Current, and Dilbar. Neha has 52.5 million followers on Instagram. Neha’s Instagram account is full of singing videos and photos.

6. Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi (Narendra Modi) has 51.1 million followers on Instagram. He is an Indian politician and serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He is also known as the digital Prime Minister of India because he is very active on all of his social media accounts. His video in which he was feeding a peacock in his garden was viral on Instagram.

7. Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt, Most followed person on Instagram in India

Alia Bhatt is an Indian actress and singer. She made her Bollywood debut in 2012 in the movie Student Of The Year but appeared in the movie Sangharsh as a child actress in 1999. Alia Bhatt is now followed by 50.8 million users on Instagram and comes in the seventh position in the list of highest followed Indian on Instagram. Alia’s movie Gully Boys(2019) got huge success at Box Office.

8. Akshay Kumar

Akashay Kumar, most popular person on Instagram in India

Akshay Kumar has 48.3 million followers on Instagram. He is an Indian actor famous for action and comedy movies. Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (professionally known as Akshay Kumar) made his Bollywood debut in 1991 and now worked in 61 Bollywood movies. His Instagram account is full of fitness videos and photos.

9. Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez, most followed persons on Instagram in india

Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan-born-Indian actress, she is a former model and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka in the year 2006. In 2009 she made her Bollywood debut with the movie Aladin and since then has made a place in Indian Bollywood fans. Jacqueline is also known as the Jacq of hearts in Indian fans. Jacqueline has 48 million followers on Instagram. She is also a famous Tik Tok star in India.

10. Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma, most popular indian on Instagram

Spouse of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood Anushka Sharma has 46.1 million followers on Instagram. Anushka is an Indian TV actress and film producer. She is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India. These days Anushka became very active on social media. Anuska and Virat together known as “Viruska” and their photos are very popular among the Indian audience.

11. Disha Patani

Disha Patani is an Indian actress. She played the leading lady role in the Bollywood sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and the action film Baaghi 2. Disha also worked with Jackie Chan in the movie Kung Fu Yoga. Disha Patni has 41.7 million followers on Instagram. She was first recognized as the girlfriend of Tiger Shroff. Disha is famous for her hot and bold photos on Instagram.

12. Salman Khan

Salman Khan, Most Followed Person on Insta in India

Popularly known as Bhaijaan, Salman Khan has 38.1 million followers on Instagram. Salman is an Indian actor, producer, singer, and television personality.  He is one of the richest actors in India with a net worth of more than $200 million. Salman’s popular movies are Wanted, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Bodyguard, and Ready. He is the host of the most famous Indian TV Show Bigg Boss.

13. Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon is a Model and Bollywood actress. She has 37.5 million followers on Instagram. She made her Bollywood debut in 2014 with Tiger Shroff in Heropanti movie and after that, she has many successful movies like Bareilly Ki Barfi, Dilwale, and Luka Chuppi.

14. Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh, highest followed on Instagram

Famous for his weird dressing style, Ranveer Singh Bhavnani has 34.7 million followers on Instagram. Ranveer Singh is an Indian actor and television personality. He made his mark through movies like Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmavat.

15. Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, son of David Dhawan, is an Indian actor. He is one of India’s highest-paid celebrities, he has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014. Varun Dhawan is also considered as future Salman Khan of Bollywood. Varun Dhawan has 34.2 million followers on his Instagram account.


I hoped I covered the Most Followed Person On Instagram of our country. If I missed someone please do mention them in the comment section below. Most of the above-mentioned persons are top Indian celebrities. 13 out of the above 15 are Bollywood celebrities and 10 out of 15 are females. Hence we can say that the most followed person on Instagram in India is dominated by female Indian celebrities. I hope you guys like this, do share your views on this article in the comments. Thank You!


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21 thoughts on “Most Followed Person On Instagram in India”

  1. Dear Shivakar, I believe you should update the post. Since 4 out of 15 celebs mentioned by you don’t hold an Indian passport. Alia is a British Citizen, Akshay Kumar is Canadian, Katrina is British too. And Jacqueline Fernandez is Sri Lankan. There is a difference between being Indian and working in India. Priyanka Chopra works in the US but is Indian. Hope you understand. Either change the headline or the names. Thankyou.

    • Thank You Pallavi for your suggestion. I really don’t know about Alia Bhatt that she is a British Citizen. I will update the Content very soon.

    • Hey, Saurabh Thanks for your advice.
      You’re right. I have updated this article on 10 March 2019 and the all above stats are on the basis of that date and then Narendra Modi has only 12.7 Million Followers on Instagram that’s why I haven’t mentioned him. But in very few days I’ll update the whole stars and then He will be also in that list.

  2. Ventilator is a Marathi movie, not a Hollywood one and you need to improve your grammar. Use of correct grammar goes brings clarity and creates a good impression. Best luck.

    • Thank You Ajinkya for your suggestion, I am trying to improve my Grammer that’s why I haven’t Updated posts. You can check another post (the latest one about YouTubers) with correction.
      Thank You So Much for your suggestion!

  3. Hey Shivakar, you should also add Kriti Sanon on the list as she has 22 million followers on Instagram.

    • Thank Pranay Upadhyay for letting us know about Kirti Sanon.
      Last time when I have updated the article she has 14.4 Million followers. I’ll update this on 20th of this month so please stay connected with us.
      Thank You so much.

    • Katrina doesn’t hold the citizenship of India that’s why she isn’t there in the listing.

      We have updated the article on 27 June so maybe something went wrong, can you please tell what is actually mismatching?

  4. 1. Why Katrina is not on the list? (If because she doesn’t hold Indian citizenship then why is akshay kumar on the list)

    2. I think you should update the list as now virat comes on 2nd place (37.7M) and deepika 3rd (37.2M).

    • Thank You Ishita for addressing everything briefly, Here is the answer to your questions

      1. Katrina Kaif is not in the list because she doesn’t have the citizenship of India. Akshay Kumar has taken the citizenship of Canada, and as per Indian laws a person can’t claim full dual citizenship, therefore Akshay Kumar is a Canadian citizen and also an Overseas Citizen of India(OCI). That’s why Akshay Kumar is in the list.
      2. The Last time I have updated the list is on 27th June and the All data as of that date. It is not possible to update real-time followers of any Instagram account however we have covered the most recent data, we will update the stats very soon.

  5. U have to update ur site…on13th nmbr Katrina with 25.4 million followers nd Kirti have 23.8 million follower higher then the 13th place girl….plzz update right information….don’t spread wrong info


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