This year was tough to cross on will be an understatement by all means. With the pandemic, lockdown, travel restrictions, no street food, no street shopping and no hanging out with friends, there wasn’t much that 2020 didn’t’ rob us of.
Lest we forget there were good things as well in 2020. We read a lot, reconnected with a lot of old friends, worked really hard and also entertained ourselves a lot. One such source of entertainment was social media where the amazing content creators, YouTubers, celebrities and other social media influencers helped us destress.
A big thanks to all of them. Before we end the year, let’s have a look at the ones who had the biggest influence on our lives.
This 21-year-old YouTuber, gamer and rapper from Faridabad known famously by his stage known CarryMinati is none other than Ajey Nagar. School/college dropouts getting successful by following their passion has become a phenomenon now and Ajey is another shining example of the same. He was just 10 when he started making videos and as time passed he decided to quit school and make a profession out of video blogging. He later completed schooling via long-distance learning. In 2020, his video “YouTube Vs TikTok – The End” was the highest liked non-music video on YouTube.
However, YouTube decided to remove it from his channel and fans of Nagar started making assumptions regarding the takedown of the video. Later one more video titled “STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS | YOUTUBE VS TIK TOK: THE END” was out by CarryMinati which received much wider support and love. He has 27.6M subscribers in his channel CarryMinati and 8.27M subscribers in his other channel named CarryisLive where he uploads his gaming videos and live streams.
The roast king was and still on fire and here’s a piece of great news to his fans – he will soon make his Bollywood debut in Ajay Devgan’s Mayday playing the role of a social media sensation!
This 27-year-old Youtuber has been trending on various social media platforms because of his vines that are so hilarious and can make you get addicted to his channel. Ashish Chanchlani, AKA Ashu, wanted to be an actor ever since he turned 9. His dad owned a single-screen theatre and as he grew up watching Bollywood movies, he found himself getting more and more interested in acting with every passing year.
He looks up to the Khiladi of Bollywood that is Akshay Kumar as his inspiration for acting. He got enrolled in Datta Meghe College of Engineering to pursue a career as a Civil Engineer but when he started sharing his videos on several social media platforms he got the idea to start his own YouTube channel.
Later he left college to focus on the YouTube channel which he created in 2014. We often get to see many celebrities like Shahid Kapoor and Kartik Aryan making an appearance in his videos to promote their upcoming movies. Ashish also went to acting school to improve his skills in acting and made his debut in 2016 with the show Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. His first video on YouTube was titled “How to annoy people who say Tu Mere Baap Ko Janta Nahi Hai” which went viral.
He has 22.8M subscribers to date. His latest tweet giving a hint of him entering the Bigg Boss house, made fans think that he’ll be actually entering the famous show but turns out that he made a video on the show which went very viral making fans laugh hard with his and his team’s funny acting.
Adding the last YouTuber to our list but the top 3rd Youtuber in India is Amit Bhadana who is famous for his vines and comedy. The 26-year old YouTuber from Delhi saw a huge fan following supporting him in 2020 and this year was surely lucky for him. The Youtuber was the first individual YouTuber to receive 20 million subscribers in India. His video on the song by Adele “Hello” went viral giving a huge boost up to his channel.
Later his dub on Eminem video was one of the first videos that got millions of likes on his channel. The Youtuber currently has 22.1M subscribers to his channel having 82 videos posted. The prankster completed his law graduation from the University of Delhi and currently rocks YouTube and if you are having a bad day then his channel is the right stop you can make! He will be collaborating with famous rapper/singer Badshah to make their upcoming song “Aatmvishvas”.
The 32-year-old Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian national team is the highest followed Indian Instagrammer in India having 84.3M followers. He is one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world with no doubts leading him to have a huge fan following. In one of the interviews, his dad opened up that Virat was always passionate about cricket and started swinging bats at age of 3. He was a part of West Delhi Cricket Academy when he turned 9 and with years of hard training, he’s the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world. He also currently is 2nd in Test rankings having 886 points and among other Indian batsmen, he has the highest Test rating, ODI rating and T201 ratings with 937, 911, and 897 points respectively.
Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to make an appearance in Forbes. His talent earned him several awards including the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. He started dating the famous Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013 and the couple tied the knot in 2017 having a private ceremony in Italy. The cuteness and bond of the couple earned them the couple name “Virushka” and that too played a big role in increasing fan following for both of them. The couple is expecting their first baby to arrive in January 2021.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The beautiful Indian actress who rocks both in Hollywood and Bollywood is known for her confident, attractive appearance and acting skills. The 38-year-old actress started her career with modeling and was chosen as Miss World in 2000. She had received several awards because of her awesome roles and is even honored with Padma Shri by the Government of India. The actress wanted to be an aeronautical engineer but when she won the pageant she received offers for several movies leading her to join the industry. She made her debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy in Bollywood and her films like Andaaz and Mujse Shadi Karogi were box-office hits.
Priyanka Chopra hit headlines for her role in Don and Krrish and her movies like Fashion and Dostana were top-grossing movies. In 2015 she starred as Alex Parrish in the famous series “Quantico” making her first South Asian actress hitting headlines in Hollywood. Ever since she has been a part of Hollywood movies and shows like Baywatch which was a huge hit too.
She is married to famous singer Nick Jonas and she then changed her name officially to Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The American singer proposed to her after 2 months of dating and we often get see her sharing very cute pictures of them together on her Instagram. She has 59.2M followers and ranks 2nd in the list of Indians having the highest followers as of 2020.
The famous 33-year-old Indian actress and singer has been in the lead in the industry and now is one of the most followed Instagrammer with 57.2M followers. Shraddha Kapoor has always been appreciated for her awesome fashion sense and cuteness making her so renowned. The daughter of Shakti Kapoor was firstly seen playing a brief role in Teen Patti and landed a leading role later in the drama Luv Ka End. But the film that made her famous and people started noticing her after she appeared in Aashiqui 2.
She is also a celebrity endorser for many brands. Now she has also launched her own clothing line and the Aashiqui girl is on fire! She played several roles before but some of her highest-grossing films are ABCD2, Baaghi, Stree, Saaho, and Chhichhore. There is talk of her next role appearing opposite to Ranbir Kapoor and the project is yet untitled. Her songs like Galliyan, Phir Bhi Tumko Chahugi, and Sab Tera were huge hits and the style icon knows how to keep herself and the fans entertained via her Instagram account for sure!
The 78-year-old dashing actor, singer, former politician and TV host has always been successful to hit headlines and currently has the second most followed Twitter account having 44.8M followers after PM Narendra Modi. He started his career as a voice narrator in Bhuvan Shomein in 1969 and gained fame for his role in “Zanjeer”. The legend is known for his role in Sholay to date and has appeared in 200 films in India with numerous awards gracefully. He has won 4 National films awards and 15 Filmfare awards with others.
Bachchan’s show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” was a big hit and he is also honored with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. Bachchan also acted in Hollywood movies like The Great Gatsby which was again a super hit. After entering politics in 1984, Amitabh Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics to support Rajiv Gandhi. No doubt he has a huge fan following, supporting his tweets every time!
The 54-year-old Dabang actor, producer, singer of the film industry is Salman Khan also known as “Bhai” by his fans is ruling the industry for around 30 years now. He is one of the most successful actors and ranks 3rd having one of the most followed Twitter celeb having 41.9M followers in total.
Salman Khan’s life has been riddled with controversies and legal issues. He was convicted to run a car over 5 people by killing one in 2015 and later in 2018 he was also convicted in a blackbuck case but he is out now on bail. Fans and media have always been interested in his personal life especially affairs and often he is seemed hinting and commenting about his past relationships with Katrina Kaif and Lulia Vantur. It is indeed true that after Salman Khan decided to do the show Bigg Boss the entire show took a huge turn and to date, it is one of the most successful shows on Indian telly!
This was our list of some of the most famous social media influencers with huge fan following and support. Comment below who is your favorite and who you always love to support and follow on social media?