Recall of 2018 Google Search Trends

Let's have a look, what India was searching in 2018

: Dec. 30, 2018    : Milan Anshuman

With 2018 coming to almost close, you’ve probably come across several listicles and round-ups on social media that throwback to the events that occurred in the past year. Speaking of the latter, we’ve got you the list of most searched celebrities in India and other viral stuffs according to Google’s year in search 2018.

Now, obviously you’ve contributed a fair share to these searches, so check out each of these celebrities from India and abroad below, and try to recollect the reason why you were stalking them on the internet this year.

List of top ten most searched celebrities in 2018

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1. Priya Prakash Varrier

Remember that one wink from this south Indian girl that broke the internet in just a matter of two days? Yes, you were part of the thousands of people who searched for Priya Prakash Varrier, just to find out what got her such instant fame. The 18-year-old Indian actress’ song video went viral because Varrier cleverly depicted 10 feminine emotions in under 10 seconds, and stunned audiences with her sheer talent. It’s been ten months since then and yet Priya Prakash Varrier has managed to top the most searched celebrities list in 2018.

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2. Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra recently got married at the grand palace of Umaid Bhavan in Jodhpur. And right from the time the two got engaged in Mumbai in an intimate Roka ceremony till the time they released pictures from both, their Indian wedding as well as the white wedding, you’ve been hooked onto every single update that has come your way. So it isn’t surprising that Nick Jonas is among the most searched celebrities of 2018.

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3. Sapna Choudhary

For those of you who aren’t aware, Sapna Choudhary is a popular dancer, singer and stage performer from Haryana. Residing in Delhi and having started her career as a dancer at a very young age to financially support her family, Sapna’s incredible talent soon gained her extreme popularity. Her dance and music videos went viral on social media and in 2017 Sapna entered Big Boss as a contestant. In 2018, Sapna even performed at a couple of Bollywood movie item numbers, including in Veere Di Wedding.

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4. Priyanka Chopra

2018 has been a great year for Priyanka Chopra. The actress has made headlines in both Bollywood and Hollywood since the beginning of the year, ever since rumours of her relationship with Nick Jonas began doing the rounds until the successive events of her engagement and marriage with the American singer followed right up until the end of the year. So obviously Priyanka Chopra is among the most searched celebrities this year.

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5. Anand Ahuja

Anand Ahuja, Founder and CEO of popular sneaker brand Bhane, got hitched to Sonam Kapoor in May 2018. But while the A-list Bollywood actress has always been in the spotlight owing to her movies, Anand Ahuja has remained shadowed from media attention. Which was why we told you everything we knew about Sonam Kapoor’s husband, Anand Ahuja. And if you did come across our story, you were probably one among several others searching for Anand Ahuja this year, around the time of his wedding.

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6. Sara Ali Khan

Sara Ali Khan, made her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath that released just last week on December 7, having starred opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Apart from Kedarnath, Sara Ali Khan will also be seen in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba along with Ranveer Singh. But even before her movie released, Sara Ali Khan debuted in Koffee With Karan Season 6 along with her father. All of these reasons were probably why the young, budding actress is among the most searched celebrities in 2018.

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7. Salman Khan

Salman Khan is the highest paid Indian celebrity, according to the Forbes’ annual list this year. And this is the third consecutive year that Salman Khan has achieved that spot. The actor also had two movie releases this year, namely Race 3 and Loveyatri where he launched his brother-in-law Ayush Sharma.

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8. Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle officially became a member of the Royal family when she married Prince Harry in May 2018. Celebrities such as David Beckham, George Clooney and Priyanka Chopra among others were present at the Royal Wedding. The former American actress who is popularly recognized for her role as Rachel Zane in the legal drama series Suits, was one of the most searched celebrities this year.

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9. Anup Jalota

Indian singer and musician, Anup Jalota, is popularly known in India for his performances in Hindu devotional music, bhajan and the Urdu form of poetry, ghazal. He is also widely recognised by his followers as the ‘Bhajan Samraat’, was a Big Boss contestant last year and ranks ninth on the list of top ten most searched celebrities on Google in India in 2018.

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10. Boney Kapoor

Boney Kapoor, husband of late legendary actress Sridevi Boney Kapoor, is an Indian film producer who has produced several Bollywood films such as Mr. India, No Entry and Judaai. Boney Kapoor is also the eldest sibling among his actor brothers Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor. After the sudden demise of his wife in February 2018, Boney Kapoor and his daughters, Jahnvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor made headlines across news channels. This probably makes him responsible for rounding off the list of most searched for celebrities in 2018.

List of other search trends in 2018

What Google says:

New technologies have rendered boundless opportunities for marketers. Year in Search: India offers an in-depth dive into what people searched for and what that means for marketers. To find insights and potential opportunities in your vertical:

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Milan Anshuman is a travel blogger at Roadway Star. He is passionate about travelling across entire India, specially in undiscovered places, apart from travelling he loves to shoot nature and wildlife beauties, waterfall, mountain series and beaches.

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