Indian personalities are often admired, respected and hated by many across the cities. Recently, Google India has released the list of 10 most searched Indian personalities in this year. Let’s take a glimpse at those names below.
#10. Koena Mitra
Koena Mitra is ranked tenth on the list of most searched Indian personalities on Google in this year. It should be noted that BB13 has been a blessing for Koena Mitra as the audience have been googling her after she made an appearance on television after a very long time.
#9. Siddharth Shukla
Siddharth Shukla, who is one of the contestants of Big Boss 13 airing on Colors TV, earned fame and reputation. He also earned many fans and they started googling him ever since.
#8. Tara Sutaria
Tara Sutaria announced her arrival my making a debut in Bollywood’s Student of the Year 2 in 2019. But she was searched by online users after the rumours of link up with Sidharth Malhotra started doing the rounds.
#7. Ranu Mondal
Do you remember the woman from Ranaghat Railway Station in West Bengal who took the Bollywood fraternity by storm after she sang Lata Mangeshkar’s popular song ‘Ek pyaar ka nagma hai’ in a melodious voice? Ranu Mondal became an overnight sensation after her scintillating performance of the song from Shor went viral in no time on all social media platforms.
#6. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant has come under fire for his poor performance with the bat and with the gloves for India. He has been getting plenty of chances to prove himself worthy of a potential wicket-keeper but hasn’t sorted out his woes.
He was on the receiving end of trolls and abuses and fans from every nook and corner of the cricketing fraternity are targeting him. People have searched his name on Google more than Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni or Rohit Sharma.
#5. Vicky Kaushal
Vicky Kaushal might not have loads of things to say about his achievement last year but this year, he had an amazing start with sensational movies like URI: The Surgical Strike in January 2019 for which he received a national award.
#4. Anand Kumar
Anand Kumar is one of the finest mathematicians in the country. He shot into prominence with Super-30, a prestigious Indian educational program started in Patna as a part of ‘Ramanujan School of Mathematics.’ It was founded by the mathematician Anand Kumar himself in the year 2002.
The program’s objective to select 30 aspirants each passing year from economically backward sections of the society and trains them for the JEE, which is an entrance exam for the Indian Institute of Information Technology.
Students those who can’t afford IIT coaching received free study materials and also accommodation for a year completely free of cost.
#3. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj who celebrated his birthday a couple of days ago is now trending in the third position after his friends, fans and other cricketers took to official Twitter handle to show their unhappiness with Yuvraj Singh’s retirement from cricket.
The Sixer King Yuvraj Singh is also involved in business ventures. His fashion brand ‘YouWeCan’, has helped hundreds of cancer patients fight their pain. Along with this, he also owns a sports-based e-commerce store sports365.in and also investments in Vyomo, Moovo, Black With Orange, Cartisan, Heathians, Educart and Sportybeans. As per the report published by finapp.com, Yuvi’s current net worth is at $22 million.
#2. Lata Mangeshkar
The living legend has been a practitioner in singing ever so iconic songs. Lata Mangeshkar is ranked second on the list of most searched Indian personalities in 2019. Her voice is so sweet and she even insured her voice.
#1. Abhinandan Varthaman
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was born on 21 June 1983. He is a decorated Indian Air Force officer. In the 2019 India-Pakistan tie, he fired an R-73 missile only to destroy Pakistan aircraft before his Mig 21 Bison aircraft was hit by an AMRAAM missile.
As per India Today TV, Abhinandan was the only IAF pilot who fired a missile in close combat. As Abhinandan’s aircraft was shot down by Pakistan forces, Abhinandan parachuted into enemy territory and was soon surrounded by a mob and was held captive for 60 hours.
Before he was captured, Abhinandan swallowed important documents which should not have been seized by enemy hands. All this happened while he was ‘bleeding profusely’ after the crash as per media reports. The pilot was then beaten before being handed over to Pakistani forces.
For the next few days, videos of him being interrogated in Pakistani custody went viral on social media around the world. When he was asked about the details of the mission and other things, Abhinandan says, “I am sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this.” For his extraordinary tale of bravery, he was conferred the Vir Chakra gallantry award in August 2019.
Abhinandan’s family hails from Thirupanamoor, a village about 19 km from Kanchipuram. His father retired as an Air Marshal (OF-8) in the IAF and his mother is a doctor. Abhinandan studied at Sainik Welfare School, Amatavatinagar in Chennai and has graduated from the National Defence Academy (NDA).
He was commissioned into the combat (fighter) stream of the Indian Air Force as a flying officer on 19 June 2004. He was skillfully trained at the Indian Air Force centres in Bathinda and Halwara and then inducted into flight lieutenant on 19 June 2006.
He grew from strength to strength and then he was promoted to squadron leader on 8 July 2010. He was a Su-30 MKI fighter pilot before being appointed to the MiG-21 Bison squadron. Talking about his family life, Abhinandan is married to a retired IAF Squadron leader and he lives in Chennai. He has 2 children.