Sunny Leone trumps PM Narendra Modi, Salman Khan to emerge most searched personality

Sunny Leone beats Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood's Sultan Salman Khan and becomes the most searched Indian personality yet again.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2016 6:57:48 pm
Sunny Leone surpasses Narendra Modi, Salman Khan, tops the most searched personality yet again Sunny Leone surpasses Narendra Modi, Salman Khan, tops the most searched personality yet again

Sunny Leone has done it again. The adult star-turned-Bollywood actor has trumped Prime Minister Narendra Modi and superstar Salman Khan to become the most searched personality for the fifth consecutive year in India, as revealed by Yahoo India. She is a step ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal came on number three. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan managed to clinch the fourth rank. Every year, the website releases its Year in Review list, which reveals the people, events and stories that managed to grab the attention of Indians in the last 12 months.

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The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor, however, topped the list of Top 10 Most Searched Male Celebrities. The actor delivered a massive hit this year with Sultan opposite Anushka Sharma, who also ranked on the 10th position in the list of Top 10 Most Searched Female Celebrities. The second most searched male celeb was not another Khan but stand-up comedian and TV personality Kapil Sharma. He is followed by Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Tanmay Bhat, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Pratyusha Banerjee, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika Apte, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma were the actresses who followed in the list after Sunny Leone. With Bipasha’s wedding high on interest, she managed to trump Deepika, Katrina and Priyanka as the second most searched female celeb. Strangely, Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt didn’t make it to the list.

Top 10 Most Searched Male Celebrities

Salman Khan


While Salman was acquitted of two of his major cases, his film Sultan made Rs 300 cr at Indian box office and Rs 570 crore worldwide.

Kapil Sharma

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Earlier this year, Kapil Sharma tweeted about being asked to pay Rs 5 lakh as bribe to Mumbai civic body BMC for getting his office made. He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, ‘Yeh hai aapke acche din?’ He also mentioned that he has paid Rs 15 crore as tax.

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan delivered three films this year, TE3N, Wazir the PINK. The actor was applauded for his performance in PINK which dealt with issues faced by unmarried women.

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Be it Forbes or Google, the king of romance manages to be on the news almost every year. The actor has delivered two films this year, Fan and Dear Zindagi.

Aamir Khan

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Aamir Khan’s Dangal will be releasing this month. His massive body transformation for the film kept him in the news.

Akshay Kumar

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With releases like Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom, 2016 has been a memorable year for Akshay Kumar. The actor was also listed as one of the highest paid actors in Forbes annual list.

Ajay Devgn

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Ajay Devgn’s comment on Pakistani actors and his film Shivaay managed to grab him a lot of publicity.

Tanmay Bhat

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The comedian and co-founder of All India Bakchod created a massive stir when he released a Snapchat video, swapping faces of Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar and taking swipes at them.

Shahid Kapoor


Baby Misha and Udta Punjab kept Shahid Kapoor on the list of the most searched actor

Ranveer Singh

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Energetic Ranveer Singh has the capacity to grab attention irrespective of where he is. The actor has been spotted kissing Vaani Kapoor endlessly on the posters of Befikre which is set to release on December 9.


Top 10 Most Searched Female Celebrities

Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone

She managed to deliver multiple films and hold her own against a sexist interviewer this year. The adult star-turned-Bollywood actor has also launched her own app.

Bipasha Basu

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Her gorgeous wedding and honeymoon moments with husband Karan Singh Grover kept Bipasha Basu Grover in the list of most searched celebrity.

Deepika Padukone


She will soon be making her Hollywood debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She was listed as one of the highest paid movie actresses’ in the annual list of Forbes.

Katrina Kaif


She joined Facebook on her birthday and also worked in Baar Baar Dekho opposite Sidharth Malhotra this year.

Priyanka Chopra


Her Oscar and Emmy appearances as well as TV show Quantico and Hollywood debut Baywatch kept her in news.

Pratyusha Banerjee

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The tragic death of Balika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee left the whole country shocked.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

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The actor confirmed her pregnancy and set new standards for all expecting mothers.

Radhika Apte


Radhika Apte worked in two Bollywood films, Parched and Phobia.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan



From her Cannes appearance to Ae Dil Hai Muskhil, Aishwarya was all the news this year.

Anushka Sharma

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Bubbly girl Anushka Sharma featured in two hit films this year, Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

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