The rising star of Indian Film Industry, Katrina Kaif was the undisputed No.1 in the “Most Popular Bollywood Celebrity” list, according to Google’s 2008 Indian Zeitgeist List — a compilation of most searched terms on the internet released every year. Her name also figures at No.3 in the ‘Fast Rising Searches’ category and at No.10 in the ‘Most Popular Searches’ category. In fact she is the only human to feature in the Top 10 ‘Most Popular Searches’ category which otherwise features keywords as diverse as Orkut, Gmail, Google, Youtube, Indian railways, and Cricket. She also bagged the IIFA Award for the Best Female Style Icon in 2008.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the former beauty queen continues to remain popular among the Indian cyber crowd. She is one of the few Indian Celebrities whose wax model was put on display at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London.
The heartthrob of Bollywood, Salman Khan remains the hot favorite and the third most searched celebrity. He recently made news for launching his popular show “Dus Ka Dum” on the small screen in style and bagged the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievement in entertainment. This fitness freak is the fourth Indian actor to be replicated as a wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London.
Hritik Roshan features fourth in the Google’s 2008 Indian Zeitgeist list. His perfect body and chiseled looks go a long way in making him one of the most popular Indian actors.
This glamorous Indian beauty gained popularity in 2008 for all the known reasons and started a world wide debate on promotion of size zero.
The Chocolaty boy, Shahid Kapoor features sixth in this list. This handsome hunk is most remembered for his role in Jab We Met and his racing dancing tracks, not to mention his absolute perfectionism.
This gorgeous actress seems to have the Midas touch, as every film associated with her turns to be a super hit. A model turned actress, she was recently in news for her romantic interest in Ranbir Kapoor.
After ruling the Bollywood industry for more than a decade, King Khan surprisingly features at a low number eight in this list.
The sex icon of Bollywood features at number nine. She seems to have lost a bit of her search popularity. Time to hone your acting skills lady!
The biggest surprise in the top ten is the entry of the bubbly Genelia D’Souza. Though she is only ranked No.10; she is making great progress as a searchable Bollywood celebrity. This charming young lady seems to be gaining considerable momentum in her popularity, ever since her Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Fame.