Top 10 female influencers on Twitter in India

                          Top 10 female influencers on Twitter in India

Top 10 female influencers on Twitter in

Twitter is one of the popular social media platforms present out there. Launched in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, 16 years laterit is still holding on to its own. Unlike other social media, its main focus has never been about sharing and uploading pictures. It has always beeabout sharing your thoughts and opinions on any topic you want. Twitter has always been tricky to use. As at first it only allowed its users to pen down their tweets in only 140 characters. But after many years the character limit was doubled, now the character limit is 280. 

Twitter was mostly used by the top celebrities and leaders of the world. Many governments of the countries first started on Twitter with their official accounts, through which they made important announcements. And many celebrities also followed suit. But, with time Twitter amassed many common users around the world, making it a popular social media.

However, when we talk about Twitterinfluencer is not the first word that comes to mind. Unlike its contemporaries, Twitter has always been a place of brevity. Most of the timethe tweets are angry rants against or about something. Nevertheless, Twitter is a big and varied place. Among the sea of anger and toxicity, influencers have braved the water and have carved a niche for themselves. 

Like any other country, India also has strong female influencers who enjoys a massive following. The top influencers in India are mostly from the Hindi film industry.So, meet the top female influencers on Twitter: 

1. Deepika Padukone: She is one of the top Indianactresses who has charmed people with her beauty and acting prowess. With 27.6 million followers she is not only the most followed woman in India but also in Asia. Her talent has earned her global recognition too. She is one of the highest-paid actresses, with her net worth being estimated at around USD102.5 million. 

She is the daughter of famous badminton player Prakash Padukone and as a teenager, she used to play badminton at the national level. But her love for fashion made her divert her career path. And soon after she began modelling. In 2006 she made her acting debut in a Kannada film titled Aishwarya. After this, she was offered a big role opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in 2007 for the movie ‘Om Shanti Om’. With her big Bollywood debut, she became a favourite among people and starred in many movies. But what cemented her as the top actress in the Hindi film industry was her role in the movie ‘Cocktail’. After this, she starred in many big movies proving her mettle as a diverse actor. She has also acted in the Hollywood movie XXX: Return of the Xander alongside Vin Diesel in 2017.

Along with acting, Deepika is also an advocate for mental health. She was listed in the TIME’s 100 mostinfluential people in the world in 2018.

2. Priyanka ChopraShe is an Indian actress, model and singer who started her journey in the entertainment world when she won thMiss World pageant in 2000. With 26.7 million followers on Twitter, she is famous not only in India but also globally. Her plan to study aeronautical engineering derailed when she started getting offers from Bollywood. 

Priyanka made her debut in acting in a Tamil film in the year 2002. And the next year, she made her debut in Bollywood in the movie The Hero: Love story of a spy. She made her pace in the movie industry by taking up the negative roles in the movie which was unusual for actresses at that time especially if they wanted to establish themselves as the leading lady. But her risk paid off and she became one of the highest-paid actresses. 

Her role in the 2008 movie Fashion proved to be a turning point in her career. She wowed the fans and critics with her acting and won the best actress Filmfare award. She gained wider recognition with her roles in ‘Kaminey’, ‘7 Khoon Maaf,  ‘ Barfi’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’Her versatility as an actress helped her become well-known in the West.

Soon big Hollywood projects sorted coming her way. In 2015 she made her debut in Hollywood with the American TV series ‘Quantico’. It ran from 2015 to 2018. After this, she starred in many Hollywood movies like ‘Baywatch,’ ‘A kid like Jake,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrection,’ and many more. 

Priyanka was also named by TIME’s as 100 most influential people in the world followed by Forbes listing her among the World’s 100 most powerful women. 

3. Anushka Sharma: She is an Indian actress who had whopping 22.9 million followers on Twitter. She was featured in Forbes Asia in their 30 under 30 list in 2018. Anushka started her career as a model. She modelled for Wendell Rodricks in 2007 and then shifted to Mumbai to pursue her acting career. She was scouted by YRF Entertainment, a leading film production house in the Hindi movie industry. She made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2008 in the movie ‘Rab me Bnadi Jodi’. After this, she starred in many successful movies like ‘Band Baja Barat’, ‘ Jab Tak hai Jaan’

Anushka showed her versatility with movies like NH10, Dil Dhadkne Do, Pari, and Sui Dhaaga. She has workedalongside many big actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, and Priyanka Chopra. Lately, Anushka has turned into a producer with her brother with a production company named ‘Clean Slate Filmz’. 

Under this banner, they have produced movies like NH10, Pari and critically acclaimed web series ‘PataalLok

Alongside this Anushka is an advocate for animal rights. She was named ‘The person of the year’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA). 

4. Alia BhattShe is an Indian actress who works in Hindi Film IndustryAlia Bhatt enjoys a massive following with 21.2 million followers on Twitter. AliaBhatt is from a prominent family in the movie industry. She is the daughter of famous director Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Her step-sister Pooja Bhatt is also a famous actress. She made her acting debut in 1999 as a child actress in the movie Sangharsh.

Coming from such a prominent family she got her first leading role in a big production company, Dharma Productions. In 2012 she starred in the movie Student of the Year. Though this movie launched her acting career, the critics and general public were not impressed by her acting. This changed when she starred in her secondmovie Highway(2014). She wowed everyone with her acting by playing the kidnapped victim role.

After this, she proved her acting prowess in many movies like Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi, Kapoor and Sons, and many more. Most of the movies in Bhatt’s acting careerhas been successful. Her latest movie is Gangubai Kathiwadi, in which she has again given a stellar performance. 

5. Jacqueline Fernandez: Born in Sir LankaJacqueline is predominantly known for her worin the Hindi movie industry. Jacqueline has 15.6 million followers on Twitter. Jacqueline won the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant. 

After working as a Television reporter in Sri Lanka, she turned to modelling. And after winning Miss Universe Sri Lanka, she represented her country in the Miss Universe competition in 2006. While she was in India on a modelling assignment she auditioned for a movie and got the role. Her acting debut was in 2009 with the movie Aladdin. 

Her breakthrough role was in the 2011 psychological movie Murder 2. After this, she landed many successful roles in many movies like Housefull 2 and Race 2. Jacqueline is also known for her dancing skills.

Along with acting, Jacquelin supports many charitable organisations. She is an advocate for animal welfare and was named ‘ Person of the Year’ by PETA. 

6. Parineeti ChopraParineeti is an Indian actress and singer who is known for his work in the Hindi movie industry. With the following of 14.4 million, she is in the top 10 female influencers in India. She has won many accolades including The Filmfare awards. Parineeti is the cousin of famous Indian Actress Priyanka Chopra. 

Initiallyshe wanted to pursue a career in Investment Banking. She has triple degree in business finance and economics from prominent college around the world. But she joined the Yash Raj films as a public relations consultant in 2009. Later she was picked for the movie role by the same production company Yash Raj Films. She made her acting debut in 2011 as a supporting actress in the movie Ladies ca Ricky Behl. Though she had only a minor role in this movie she got positive reviews from the critics and audiences alike. 

Her breakthrough role was in the 201movie Ishaqzaade. Again Chopra was praised for her stellar performance. After this, she acted in many movies some of them were successful while others were not. Her latest movie Sandeep air Pinky Faraar has been successful. The movie was praised for the story along with her acting. 

7. Shraddha Kapoor: She is an Indian actress who works in the Hindi movie industry. Shraddha has 14.2 followers on Twitter. She is one of the top actresses in India. She is the daughter of famous Indian actor Shakti Kapoor. She made her acting debut in 2010 Teen Patti. In this movie, she had a minor role that did not make any impact on the audience. In 2011 she bagged her first leading role in the movie Luv is The End. 

Shraddha though gained recognition in the 2013 movie Aashiqui 2. This movie made her a household name. Next year she starred in a critically acclaimed movie Haider, which is a rendition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 

Shraddha has many successful movies under her belt like Ek Villain, ABCD 2, Half girlfriend, Baaghi, and many more. She also has her own clothing line which she launched in 2015.

8. Sonam Kapoor: She is an Indian actress with a following of 13.2 million on Twitter. She is the recipient of the National Film Award and a Film fare award. Sonam Kapoor comes from a prominent family in the Hindi movie industry. She is the daughter of famous actor Anil Kapoor and niece of famous actress Sri Deviand famous director and producer Boney Kapoor. 

She began her career in the movies as an assistant director of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2005. Her acting debut was in 2007 in the movie Saawariya. This movie was a flop, and she did not taste success till 2011. In 201her movie I Hate Luv Storys was a commercial success along with another movie Aisha. Despite giving two back to back hits, she again did not have commercial success. 

But in 2013 her movie Ranjhanna was acclaimed by critics and was a box office success. This was followed by many successful movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Sanju, Prem Ratan Dhan PaayoBut her career-defining role which also won her many awards was in the 2016 movie Neerja. She portrayed the titular role of Neerja Bhanot a real-life air-hostess who saved many people in Pan Ann flight high jacking. 

9. Smriti Zubin Irani: She is an Indian politician and former television actress. Smriti has a following of 12.2 million follower on Twitter. She is the Minister of Women and Child Development in the Union Cabinet of India since 2019. She was elected twice as a member of Lok Sabha once in 2014 and again in 2019. 

Early in her life, she was a participant in the Miss India Pageant 1998. She made her                    TV acting debut in 2000 in Aatish. Later she became a household name with her acting 

Role in the series Kuyki Saas bhi Kabhi BahuThi as Tulsi Virani. 

Smriti joined thpolitical parry BJP in 2003In 2004 she was appointed as the Vice-                                          President of Maharashtra youth wing. Then in 2010 she became prominent in BJP when she was appointed as the National Secretary of the party. Then in 2014 when BJP won the general elections at the centre she was first appointed as an education minister and then later the Minister of women and child development. In 2019 she won from the Amethi beating Rahul Gandhi in general elections. 

10. Madhuri Dixit: Madhuri Dixit is a famous Indian actress. She has 10.3 million followers on Instagram. She was a very prominent actress in the 90’s Bollywood. She has done over 70 moviesMadhuri is a trained Kathak dancer and she is famous for her dancing skills. 

Madhuri made her acting debut in the year 1984 in the movie AbodhAfter this, she acted in many box office successful films. But what cemented her in the Hindi movie industry was the movie Tezaab(1988). She has four best actress Filmfare awards. Her other notable works are Beta, Hum Aapke hai kaun, Dil to pagal hai, Khalnayak, and Devdas. 

After her marriage, she took a sabbatical from work and then she resumed her acting in 2007 in the movie Aja Nach LeAfter this, she starred in many notable films. 

Madhuri Dixit is also a philanthropist, who has been working with UNICEF since 2104 for children’s rights.

From the list, it is clear that the top influencers are from the Hindi Movie Industry. It is no surprise as Bollywood is big in India and has always been from its inception. However, it is nice to see that a female politician is among the top 10influencers as we do need more women in politics.

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