Just a few hours ago, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli posted a video on Instagram, thanking his 50 million huge Instagram family and his fans for showering him with immense love and support. Why this is a big deal is because, with these 50 million Instagram followers, Virat Kohli has become the first Indian celebrity to have the highest number of followers.
Virat Kohli also happens to be the most followed cricketer on Instagram. Virat is an active Instagram user who has uploaded 931 posts. These posts are not just about brand promotions, but about every important activity he undertakes, or every event he attends. Moreover, he also keeps giving his fans a little sneak peek into his personal life where he shares pictures of himself on vacation and the fun he has with his team players. What his fans love the most in his adorable pictures with his wife actress Anushka Sharma.
Seems like his understanding of his fan’s likes helps him to expand his Instagram family with each passing day. It is important to note that Virat has also, time and again, used Instagram to voice his opinions and take a stand on many pressing issues.
Virat Kohli is however not the only one to have reached this figure of Instagram followers. Other Indian celebs too will soon cross the figure of 50 million, though they will not be entitled as the ‘1st Indian Celeb To Reach The 50 Million Mark On Instagram’.
Next in line, following Virat’s lead is our beloved Priyanka Chopra Jonas who is the second celebrity to have the highest number of Instagram followers in India. Priyanka currently stands at 49.9 million followers, a figure very much close to 50 million. She till now has 3,056 posts on her timeline.
The celebrity with the third-highest number of followers is our very own Deepika Padukone who currently has 44.2 million followers. Her timeline holds 1,132 posts.
The other Indian renowned personality (mostly actors) that have a high number of followers are
Alia Bhatt (43.1m followers)
Akshay Kumar (36.6m followers)
Ranveer Singh (29.5m followers)
Neha Kakkar (32.8m followers)
Cristiano Ronaldo currently has the highest number of Instagram followers in the world. His follower count stands at 204 million followers.