Actress and reality TV host Sunny Leone was the most-searched celebrity on the Net in 2014 on Yahoo India. The Indo-Canadian former adult movie star made a hat trick by becoming the biggest favourite of Indian netizens third year in a row. She beat all of Bollywood’s leading ladies in this race
- Known more for her explicit photographs and bold statements, Poonam Pandey comes across as a publicity-crazy actress. Nonetheless, she is a hot favourite among Indian netizens and is the second most-searched person on the net in India in 2014. Last year she stood fourth in the list
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- Shweta Basu Prasad, who won the National Film Award for the Best Child Artist for her role in the film Makdee, has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In August this year, the Hyderabad police charged her with alleged prostitution. At the time, she admitted to the charge and said her financial condition forced her to do it. However, the 23-year-old actress later denied having made any such statement. She was released from custody after two months following a court order
- Despite not really setting the silver screen afire in 2014, bubbly beauty Anushka Sharma was the fourth most-searched celebrity in India owing mostly to her real-life romance with dashing cricketer Virat Kohli. While neither of them had acknowledged they were seeing each other, Kohli sealed the issue by blowing her a kiss during an India-Sri Lanka ODI
- Alia Bhatt, Bollywood actress and daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, has in just a couple of years of having entered the industry made a name for herself. Her performances have been critically and commercially acclaimed. The 21-year-old has recently launched her own clothing line for women. She also does celebrity endorsements for major brands like Coca-Cola, Maybelline and Garnier
- Matinee idol Hrithik Roshan has won 6 Filmfare Awards for his acting prowess. Considered to be one of the best looking male actors in the country, he is amongst the best paid actors in Bollywood. However, in 2014 it was less for his films and more for his personal life that he was in the news. His separation from his wife Sussanne, and subsequent divorce, kept Indians quite busy on the Internet.
- Widely dubbed the most beautiful woman on earth, former Miss India and daughter-in-law of superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the best-loved actresses in India. Although she hasn’t appeared in a film in a long time after becoming a mother, a measure of popularity is the fact that she is India’s seventh most-searched person on Yahoo
- A successful model-turned actress Bipasha Basu has appeared in many Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil and English language films. She is also one of the most-searched celebrities on the Internet in India. Although Basu is a fairly competent actress, she has mainly been in the limelight for her personal life, her relationships and break-ups with her co-stars. She is now in a relationship with actor Harman Baweja, after having been in one with Dino Morea and John Abraham
- John Abraham, a former model and bodybuilder, is a Bollywood actor and producer. One of the most sought after faces during his modeling days, he has carved a niche for himself in the tinsel world too. A football fan, he has recently bought a football franchise -- NorthEast United Football Club – which is participating in the Indian Super League
- Nargis Fakhri is a Bollywood actress who made her acting debut in 2011 in the film Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Nargis is the 10 most sought after celebrity on the Net in India. She has been a part of America's Next Top Model. She has had some success in Bollywood with her films Madras Cafe and Main Tera Hero
- The eleventh most popular among Indian surfers is the stunning Deepika Padukone. The model-turned actress, daughter of the badminton superstar Prakash Padukone, has belted out hit after hit this year, making her one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood.
- The very versatile Ileana D'Cruz has acted in several Hindi, Telugu and Tamil movies. The 27-year-old has already won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. Her first Bollywood was Anurag Basu's Barfi! She has several Hindi film projects lined up and also supports the PETA cause
- Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence has been described as the most talented actress in America. The 24-year-old is the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, second only to the bankable Sandra Bullock. She has been named the world’s sexiest woman and is one of the most powerful celebrities on the planet. In August this year, her nude photographs were leaked online by a hacker, leading to a global outrage and debate over privacy and sexual exploitation of women
- The gorgeous Katrina Kaif is next on the list of most-searched personalities in India in 2014. The tall beauty was especially in the limelight for her relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor. The duo has moved into an apartment together in Mumbai
- Kim Kardashian, the 34-year-old American socialite and actress, recently hit the headlines and ‘broke the Internet’ when she appeared nude on the cover of Paper magazine. Soon thereafter, Indian media was abuzz with talk that she would enter the Bigg Boss 8 house for an obscene amount of money. However, that plan fizzled out. The reality TV and social media star has been involved in many a controversy, making her a fairly well known personality even in India.
Kareena Kapoor - One of India’s most high profile and talented actresses, Kareena Kapoor Khan is India’s 16th most-searched personality on the net.
- Paoli Dam, who did a full frontal nudity scene in Bengali movie ‘Chatrak’ which went to the Cannes Film Festival, is a very bold actress. The actress, who began her career with television and then graduated to films, has most acted in Bengali language movies. She made her Bollywood debut in 2012, and has since then been in the news for her bold shoots and scenes. There’s little wonder that she’s been one of the most-searched personalities on Yahoo in 2014. She ranks 17th on the list.
- Parineeti Chopra is one of the leading actresses of Bollywood currently. The spunky Parineeti has a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School, but instead of pursuing a career in banking she turned to films and has carved a niche for herself in a short span of time. She’s related to established Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra
- Miley Cyrus is an American singer and actress. She stands 17th in the Forbes list of most powerful celebrities. She has a tremendous fan-following in India, as is evident from the number of netizens searching for information on her online.
- Former Miss World and one of the better Indian actresses, Priyanka Chopra exudes beauty, intelligence and a naughtiness that make her the darling of the masses. Her role in the movie Mary Kom brought her many a laurel this year. She is the 20th most-searched personality on Yahoo India in 2014