In 2015, the Hindi film actor was the most searched personality on Google in India – for a fourth consecutive year, according to trends released by the internet search giant. India’s craze for porn-star-turned-Bollywood-actress Sunny Leone is simply undying. This can understood by the fact that Sunny maintains the top slot with Salman Khan falling to second position in Google search whereas celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Shahrukh Khan stand at number 5th, 6th and 7th position respectively.
In 2015 too, the Hindi film actor of Indo-Canadian and American origin was the most searched personality on Google in India – for a fourth consecutive year, according to trends released by the internet search giant. During the year, Leone acted in two Hindi movies – Ek Paheli Leela and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai.
Enjoying all the attention she has received, Leone tweeted:
While Leone retained her lead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi – coming off the 2014 elections in which he ran aggressive digital campaigns – slipped from the second place to 10th.
Modi last year emerged as the first politician ever to gain more search popularity than entertainment celebrities in India. This year, former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died in July, was the third most-searched personality in India. Modi and Kalam aside, the top 10 searched people in India this year were related to the Hindi film industry.
Overall, Google search in India was heavily dominated by young internet startups in 2015. The strongest trending searches, or those searches that held a sudden increase in traffic for a sustained amount of time, related to cricket and Bollywood. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Indian Premier League – a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India – were among the top five most trending searches during the year in India, along with the films Baahubali, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.