India, the second-largest country in the world by population, has a lot of celebrities around the world. Bollywood, the country’s main film industry played a huge role in promoting them. Raj Kapoor, recently-deceased Irfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor are only a partial list of actors that have made India famous throughout the world.
India does not lack celebrities now. Some of them are very wealthy and star in famous Hollywood movies. In this article, we will talk about the top 3 most influential Indian celebrities that enjoy massive acclaim in society. So let’s begin our list.
1. Priyanka Chopra
The shares of the Bollywood actress took off noticeably in 2017 after the whole world found out that the woman was a close friend of the new Windsor bride, Meghan Markle. Friendship of these women was emphasized in various interviews, and both are very close to each other. But, in truth, Priyanka Chopra herself has something to brag about.
In the same 2017, for example, one of the most beautiful actresses in India and part-time Miss World 2000 had a leading role in a remake of the famous Baywatch, which became the 50th movie in the repertoire of the girl. Her fantastic talent, coupled with classic Indian beauty, allowed Priyanka to stand on a par with Aishwarya Rai and appear before the whole world as a real ambassador of Bollywood and the South Asian traditions of self-care.
The popularity of Priyanka Chopra became so widespread that she managed to attract the attention of the gambling industry even. This field has been gradually developing in India and online casino providers though it would be effective to include some of the popular celebrities for promoting the product. According to Playamo India, a popular betting site at the time and currently, Chopra was offered this opportunity by a local gambling venue that offered Indian casino slots to play on both mobile and desktop devices. However, they lacked a real physical presence for the locals that would most often just go to a venue rather than log on a digital platform. By giving their platform the face of Chopra, they could easily attract thousands if not millions of visitors that have never even considered gambling in the first place.
Alas though, Chopra refused this offer and decided to sign up for more “moral” brands as some would say.
Like any Indian woman, Priyanka emphasizes her natural beauty with bright make-up and easy styling (the natives of this country don’t need to have more: their hair is naturally thick and shiny). Not only designer clothes but also various services to society (mainly charity) help to complement the image of Bollywood actresses. It is not surprising: most Indian stars come from low-income families, and therefore they are supposed to be philanthropists almost without fail. Priyanka, for example, became the Goodwill Ambassador for the CAF Charity Foundation and the Confederation of Indian Industry (oversees literacy programs).
In addition, the girl works not only as an actress but also as a model and singer. Such versatility, of course, is typical of many world celebrities, but for the stars of Bollywood – this is a must.
In 2018 Chopra married a famous Nick Jonas and will represent a role in the upcoming Matrix 4. Her successes make her one of the most influential Indian celebrities.
2. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai is perhaps the most famous native of India. At one time, like Priyanka Chopra, she received the coveted title of Miss World and, having left her studies at the Faculty of Architecture, became a model. Even in her youth, the girl managed to collaborate with Vogue magazine and Pepsi.
As an actress, Aishwarya started, incidentally, not in Bollywood, but Kollywood (another famous movie district in southern India). Now the actress is 46 years old, she has over 45 films behind her, and she is still in demand not only in her native country but also in Hollywood.
Aishwarya mostly plays in Hindi films, but we know her from such films as The Mistress of Spices and The Pink Panther 2. In addition, the actress is actively involved in charity work: she supports the organization for the protection of animals PETA, helps the visually impaired in India, and in 2004 founded her own foundation Aishwarya Rai Foundation, which helps the poor.
3. Shahrukh Khan
The cult actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is on the list of Bollywood’s highest-paid “stars,” was born in 1965. He became one of the most famous actors in the Hindi film industry in the 1990s, playing in films of various genres. Among the acclaimed Khan films are The Heart Is Crazy, Our Country, Love Stories, My Name Is Khan, Chennai Express.
Shahrukh Khan is actively involved in charity work, in the 90s he promoted field vaccination, then supported the National AIDS Control Organization. In 2005, Khan conducted a charity show in support of the National Center for Employment of People with Disabilities. The actor paid for the costs of a solar project that provided energy to 36 villages. In 2009, Shahrukh Khan incurred all expenses for the treatment of two Kashmir orphans affected by the terrorist attack.
Bollywood King is one of the richest Bollywood celebrities. He has already made a fortune in films and commercials. King Khan is rich not only by the standards of Bollywood but of the whole world, and he is considered to be one of the most influential actors in the whole globe.