The popularity of the micro blogging site Twitter has shot up immensely in the past 5 years. Indian celebrities have developed an increasing interest for the social networking website. Tweets by some active Bollywood personalities  like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar are admired and answered by millions of followers on the site.

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most liked celebrities and currently is leading the Indian followers list. He sits at 1.85 million followers which is some 0.1 million more than Priyanka Chopra.

Surprisingly, Indian Twitter rankings are ruled by Bollywood celebrities. These top two Indian celebrities are active on Twitter and do not refrain to engage with their audience on a personal level. Last year, Amitabh Bachchan broke the news of his daughter-in-law’s pregnancy and delivery of a baby girl on Twitter.

The list also features cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar at number three with 1.78 million followers. Although the little master is not as active as the other two in top three, he is a well recognized personality and is considered as cricketing god by ardent cricket fans.

The King Khan of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan stood fourth on Twitter popularity with 1.61 million followers. The fifth and sixth spots were occupied by other two Khans of the Bollywood industry –  Aamir Khan and Salman Khan respectively.

 
The twitter rankings of Indian celebrities is not even close to that of Internationals stars like Lady Gaga (17million followers), but the increasing interest of Indians in Twitter is a positive sign for everyone.