Yahoo Announces The List Of Most Searched Celebrities In India 2020 – No.1 & No.3 Make A Surprise Entry

Leela Adwani |Dec 02, 2020

There are some individuals getting attracted attention from the public with their bold statements or strategic moves. Recently, Yahoo announced its top 20 most searched personalities of the year 2020.

2020 almost comes to an end and we have only one month left to bid adieu to an extremely tumultuous year. It goes without saying 2020 has completely changed our lives and we have to live in the new normal. Beginning with the Coronavirus pandemic that led to the crash in the domestic and global economy to the demise of Bollywood superstars and finally the subsequent of a large-scale drug-related investigation in B-town, this year is full of ups and downs.

Most Searched Celebrities In India 2020
Most Searched Celebrities In India 2020

Amidst all such chaos, there are some individuals getting attracted attention from the public with their bold statements or strategic moves. Recently, Yahoo announced its top 20 most searched personalities of the year 2020. The list is mostly dominated by Bollywood stars, politicians, and cricketers. In this article, we will mention the most searched celebrities in India only (in descending order). Read on to find out who is the topper!

Virat Kohli (19)

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli will become a father next year

That would not bat an eyelid when COVID-19 is bringing the lively sports world to a never-seen-before standstill. A lot of tournaments, competitions, matches have to be postponed and even canceled permanently. Yes, it’s been an extremely tedious year for the sportspersons in general and the cricketers in particular. That’s understandable when the Indian cricket team caption Virat Kohli who is the most-followed Indian celebrity on Instagram only grabbed 19th place on the list.

Katrina Kaif (16)

Katrina Kaif 2
With few projects but Katrina still finds her name on the list

Katrina Kaif made headlines for her appearance in several projects that she was roped into during the ongoing pandemic and that made her to the most searched celebrities in India list. She now has a few films lined up in her kitty and one of the most anticipated projects is Sooryavanshi which is a huge-budget movie of the year. Produced by Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar, helmed by Rohit Shetty, Katrina will play the heroine in the film with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar in the lead role.

Priyanka Chopra (15)

Priyanka Chopra Jonas still proves her position as India’s most-loved diva when she had no film released in 2020. The actress effortlessly made it to the top most search celebrities in India this year.

Priyanka Chopra2
Priyanka proves her a great influence in her home country

She is now living in the US with her husband Nick Jonas. Several projects are still in the pipeline and let’s wait until the day she announces all of them.

Sunny Leone (14)

Sunny Leone Bday 7
Sunny is always admired by millions of fans

Former adult film star Sunny Leone is no need for much introduction. Even though she already left this industry, she is still considered a “legend.” Yes, we think the name of Sunny doesn’t need to explain more and you can understand why she surpassed a lot of big-name divas in the film industry like Priyanka and Katrina. Especially, the pandemic forces us to spend more time at home than usual and you know what I mean.

Deepika Padukone (12)

2020 is a harsh year for B-town’s much-loved star Deepika Padukone. The name of the actress had become headlines-material for the whole year. Beginning with the controversies in January, Deepika could be seen joining the protests against violence taking place at the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University just a few days before the release of her film Chhapaak.

Deepika Padukone1
It's been a hard year for Deepika

Later, she was in the news for another wrong reason as the actress was summoned by the NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) for a drug usage allegation. It happened in the connection with an investigation into the sudden death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

MS Dhoni (11)

Ms Dhoni Retirement
He is one of the greatest cricketers in India

The list of most searched celebrities in India 2020 cannot be complete without mentioning MS Dhoni who is the former Indian captain. Earlier in August, the cricket superstar who is touted as the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket suddenly announced his retirement. He made his confirmation in a video posted on his Instagram handle.

Kangana Ranaut (10)

Many call Kangana Ranaut the “Drama queen” as ever since she made her debut on social media, the actress has dominated the headlines for her bold statements against other Bollywood superstars. However, it’s not enough to help her become one of the most searched celebrities in India in 2020.

Kangana Ranaut Photo
Drama queen calls out the name of Kangana

The climax was when her office in Mumbai was demolished by BMC – Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Talking about her professional front, the actress will be starring in Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi.

Amitabh Bachchan (09)

Bollywood megastar Big B is known to be a busy actor in the nation as he has been occupied with a lot of big projects. He is currently the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati season 12 and also has a series of new films up his sleeve including Mayday, Jhund, Brahmastra, and Chehre.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan got infected by COVID-19 this year

Especially, he was in the news this year when the senior and his family were tested positive for COVID-19. The actor is 78 years old now and fans were extremely worried about his health condition during his hospitalization.

Rhea Chakraborty (03)

It’s not stunned many people when Rhea’s slot on the most searched celebrities in India 2020 list is 3rd. The actress, VJ, and model found herself in the center of controversies after she was alleged to be the main reason behind the suicide of her boyfriend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput. She had been in the news for months and attacked by millions of netizens.

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The name of Rhea Chakraborty has been seen in almost all headlines

Not just this Rhea and her younger brother Showik Chakraborty were also arrested for the allegation of supplying drugs to Sushant. The actress was jailed for one month before getting bailed.

Sushant Singh Rajput (01)

Sushant Singh Rajput
The death of Sushant Singh Rajput is still a mystery now

The death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput is way too overwhelming. His sudden demise shocked the entire nation and it affected one and all not only his family members but also a very important part of Bollywood. The actor was found dead at his home in Mumbai on 14 June. After his death, the name of Sushant covered all the headlines of many news portals as well as the reason behind his alleged suicide and the investigation have been the talk of the town. That’s why he is the topper of most searched celebrities in India this year.

See the full list of top most searched personalities in India 2020 below:


Sushant Singh Rajput (actor)


Narendra Modi (Prime Minister)


Rhea Chakraborty (actor)


Rahul Gandhi (politician)


Amit Shah (politician)


Uddhav Thackeray (politician)


 Arvind Kejriwal (politician)


Mamata Banerjee (politician)


Amitabh Bachchan (actor)


Kangana Ranaut (actor)


MS Dhoni (Cricketer)


Deepika Padukone (Actor)


Pranab Mukherjee (politician)


Sunny Leone (actor)


Priyanka Chopra (actor)


 Katrina Kaif (actor)


Nirmala Sitharaman (politician)


 Sonia Gandhi (politician)


Virat Kohli (Cricketer)


 Jyotiraditya Scindia (politician)

>>> Also Read: Top Highest Paid TV Actress In India 2020 – Details About Their Remuneration Per Episode


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