Yahoo! today released the Year in Review (YIR) for India for 2021, a compilation of the most notable personalities, journalists and events of the year based on users’ daily search behaviors. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has regained his status as the most sought-after figure in India, which he has held since 2017 (with a brief slip last year, when the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput took the top spot.) cricketer Virat Kohli came in second after a year on the roller coaster. ups and downs, while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rounded out the top three after a resounding victory in the State Assembly election.
Fans lamented the tragic death of prominent TV actor Sidharth Shukla, ranked No.4 on the list. This year’s list included a major newcomer: superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who came in 7th on the Most Wanted List after his detention by the Narcotics Control Bureau in October. has garnered massive attention online.
Sidharth Shukla is the most wanted male celebrity.
Fans of two much-loved young celebrities who died in 2021 – Sidharth Shukla and movie star Kannada Puneeth Rajkumar – have flocked to the internet for an explanation. In 2021, Sidharth Shukla was the most searched male celebrity on Google in India, while Puneeth Rajkumar was # 4 on the list of most searched male celebrities. Salman Khan and Allu Arjun finished second and third respectively. Thespian Dilip Kumar, who died aged 98, was ranked No.5, with fans sending him a farewell tribute online.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who recently gave birth to her second child and published The Pregnancy Bible, was the most searched female celebrity on Google in 2021. Katrina Kaif came in second, thanks to the popularity of Sooryavanshi and personal news that have gained attention online. Priyanka Chopra Jonas (No.3), Alia Bhatt (No.4) and Deepika Padukone (No.5) were among the most sought after female celebrities in India. Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who made headlines for both business and personal reasons, was a newcomer at No.10 on this year’s list. She recently announced her split from actor Naga Chaitanya.