20 national crush of India who became an internet sensation

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Social media and the internet has changed many people’s life. Some might be in a bad way but some are also in a good way. Anyhow getting viral is now an overnight thing. You don’t know who will get viral for what and when. Tomorrow it can be you also. From the paragliding guy to the kid who doesn’t like to get a haircut. Anyone can get viral just with a video clip. Or it might be a girl next door. Who is just a cricket fan supporting her favourite team in the stadium. But the camera caught that pretty face and with a glimpse of their face audience went crazy. There are many examples of such incident when people gained millions of followers on social media overnight. Some became Meme material and some became the national Crush of India.

The Hype is so big and so sudden that you won’t even realize it. And will hit you like a big wave of the ocean. You won’t even realize when you are trending on Twitter or Instagram. For them, life has taken a drastic turn afterwards. Today we will talk about 20 National Crush of India who became an overnight sensation.

Here is the list of 20 national crush of India

20. Rashmika Mandanna

This year Google declared Rashmika Mandanna as the national Crush of India. A bubbly girl who took our breath away with her gestures. She is predominantly a South Indian actress in Telugu and Kannada film industry. This year she is doing her debut in Bollywood also. She will be acting against Sidharth Malhotra in the movie Mission Majnu. Alongside she is also working on Telugu films this year. Also another one with actor Allu Arjun and the other one with actor Sharwanand.

Her breakthrough was with the movie Geetha Govindam and dear comrade both against Vijay Devarakonda. The dubbed version of the movies became very popular in the North Indian regions too. Both the actor and actress were becoming the favourites of netizens. After that people started watching more of her films.

People were sharing her pictures and clips. Hence she was trending on Twitter with the #NationalCrushRashmika. One of her videos of a show where the camera mam got her making funny gestures to the camera. However, people loved the video and her expressions in that clip. Bubbly personality and eyes took away the breath of many.

She has 12.8 million followers on Instagram and 2.5 million followers on Twitter.

19. Shirley setia

25 years old internet sensation Shirley Setia is an Indian singer. With her cute looks and singing skills, she became the most popular National Crush of India. She is originally from Auckland but from an Indian background. Setia was doing my graduation from the University of Auckland. Shirley always dreamed of becoming a Bollywood actress. During a contest conducted by T Series, she participated and won it. Also, on her first YouTube video she was pyjamas that’s why people give her the nickname of pyjama pop star.

She was a radio jockey other than pursuing her graduation. But after the contest three started making videos on YouTube. However, artists from the US, UK, India, and Canada started collaborating with her. Later she moved to Mumbai and became one of the popular singers. After that people started admiring her cute looks. That’s how she became an internet sensation and the national Crush of India.

However, her dream to become a Bollywood actress is going to fulfil this year. As she is going to make her debut in Bollywood with the film Nikamma. Before this, she did her OTT debut with Maska that released on Netflix on March 27, 2020.

She has 3.73 million subscribers on YouTube. Her Instagram has over 6.8 million followers and on Twitter, it is 1.4 million.

18. Tara Sutaria

Next up on our list is 25 years old Tara Sutaria, an Indian actress. She is not a new face in the industry. However, she started her career as a child actor in Big Bada boom a Disney India show. Moreover, she worked on two more sitcoms. The Suite Life Of Karan And Kabir and Oye Jassi on the same channel.

Firstly, her debut on the big screen as an actress was with the movie Student of the Year 2. Receive Zee Cine Awards for the best female debut. Sutaria was also in the nomination for the Filmfare Award for the best female debut. She worked in the 2019 action movie Marjaavaan and played the character of a mute girl. She received huge appreciation after this movie.

With this film, she became an internet sensation and also the national Crush of India. She has 67.9k followers on Twitter and 5.7 million followers on Instagram.

17. Momina mustehsan

The Coke Studio Afreen girl is the proper example of becoming an internet sensation overnight. She is originally a Pakistani singer, songwriter musician and social activist. She became so popular that BBC named her on the list of 100 most influential women. Moreover, in the Forbes list of ’30 under 30′ she was one among the ten Pakistani individuals.

She got her recognition in India after Coke Studio Season 9. There she performed the song Afreen Afreen with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. And another song “Tera Woh Pyar” with Asim Azhar. Hence, after the video release done YouTube, she became a sensation in India. Accordingly, her videos went viral and the views were increasing exponentially. Also, her video with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has over 318 million views. And the other video with Azhar has 146 million views on YouTube.

Indian people started admiring her looks and singing skills. Therefore, she became the national Crush of India overnight. She also has 4 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter, she has 817.7 followers.

16. Disha patani

Firstly, the national Crush of India Disha Patani did not become an overnight sensation just like that. Started her journey as an actress with the Telugu film Loafer. However, her Bollywood debut was with the biopic of MS Dhoni “M S Dhoni: the untold story”. The movie was a box office hit and collected rupees to 16 crores. From then Disha Patani became very popular among the netizens. Currently, she is shooting for Ek villain Returns with Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham. Additionally which is a sequel of Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain.

Her career started booming. Then she signed many super hit films like Baaghi 2 with Tiger Shroff and Malang with Aditya Roy Kapoor. She is the brand ambassador of Calvin Klein India. Her fitness is on another level. Disha’s social media posts clearly show her interest in fitness, dance, boxing and several other physical activities. Patani’s bold photoshoots and glamorous look keep her in the headlines. She is definitely one of the most popular National Crush of India.

Disha patani has over 42 million Instagram followers and on Twitter she has approximately 6.2 million followers.

15. Priya Prakash Varrier

Priya Prakash Varrier single wink took away the breath of Minions. One of the clips of a debut movie Oru Adar went viral on the internet. Within a few hours of posting the video people were talking about this girl in school uniform. Her wink swept us off our feet. She gained 1 million followers on Instagram within a day of the release of that clip. Overnight she became an internet sensation and the national Crush of India.

Oru Adaar was a 2019 romantic movie based on a school love story. She worked opposite Mohan Roshan in that movie. That particular song went viral and her popularity was rising exponentially. Later she may more film checks like Sridevi bungalow, Vishnupriya and check. This 21-year-old girl rose up to the heights of popularity and fame.

Priya Prakash Varrier has over 7 million followers on Instagram and 48.3 K followers on Twitter.


14. Sanjana Sanghi

Very popular Sanjana Sanghi did her big-screen debut in Bollywood with the movie Dil Bechara. She was of Sushant Singh Rajput in this movie. Before that, she did a small role in Imtiaz Ali’s romantic drama film Rockstar. Mukesh Chhabra casting her when he saw her in her school performing on the stage. Other than the two movies she also has small roles in Fukrey returns in Hindi medium. Recently series working on the movie Om: the battle within.

In spite of being a newcomer, she became very popular among the netizens for her gorgeous looks and innocent face. Her role in the movie was of a cancer patient. The movie Dil Bechara was the Hindi adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. She totally justified her role and people highly recognised her for her acting skills. Therefore she became the national Crush of India.

On her, Instagram Sanghi has over 2.1 million followers and on Twitter, she has over 77.4 K followers.

13. Manushi Chhillar

Exactly after 17 years, an Indian girl won the Crown of Miss World again in 2017. The last time Priyanka Chopra won the Crown in the year 2000. Just after winning the Pageant Chillar became the national Crush of India. Manushi is from the state of Haryana. However, by profession, she is a medical student. She did not only came first in a beauty pageant. But she was also the 12th class CBSE topper in English subject. Manushi studied at Saint Thomas School in New Delhi. And then later she joined Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College Sonipat for the MBBS degree. She was a meritorious student and she always excelled in her studies.

Chillar after winning the Miss World 2017 heavily involved herself in social work and activities. On her camping of beauty with a purpose, she promoted women’s menstrual hygiene with the project titled Shakti. Her campaign brought approximately 18 crores to the Haryana government. The fund she collected was to ensure that the girls in Government schools of Haryana can avail free sanitary napkins.

Manushi Chillar is the perfect example of beauty with brains. She won the hearts of Indians and gained immense popularity worldwide. This year she is going to do her Bollywood debut with the historical Epic War action film Prithviraj. And it is directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi. The movie is about the Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan where she is acting opposite Akshay Kumar.

Manushi has over 5.9 instagram followers and 268.8k followers on twitter.

12. Sakshi Malik

The Bom Diggy Diggy girl Sakshi Malik became an internet sensation overnight. She is one of the most popular Indian models. Her popularity rose to peak after her appearance on the song Bom Diggy Diggy. It is a song from the movie Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety.

Even though she completed her BTech but after her completion, she tried her luck in modelling. She worked for numerous big brands like Nykaa, PC Jewellers, fresh look, faces Canada, etcetera. However, she became the national Crush of India with her posh dressing sense.

Sakshi has over 6 million followers on Instagram. And her YouTube channel has 29.8 k subscribers. There she posts videos of workouts and fitness-related content.

11. Smriti mandhana

Smriti Sinha Vas Mandana is an Indian cricketer who became an overnight internet sensation. She plays cricket on the Indian women’s national team. Not an actor or model but a cricketer. Who shook many hearts not with her looks and beauty but with her clean strokes. She is the only woman to score the fastest 50 for India in women’s twenty International fixture. She scored 50 runs off just 24 balls against New Zealand.

Moreover, Mandhana was the only Indian player to come under the team of ICC Women’s team of the year 2016. In February 2019 Smriti became the captain of India’s women T20I squad first three matches against India. She is the youngest T20I captain for India. Smriti phone the international women cricketer of the year awards at CEAT international cricket awards 2019.

Smriti Mandhana is currently in the Indian women cricket team. With her clean strokes and catchy smile, she became the national Crush of India. Har Instagram has over 3.7 million followers and on Twitter 643.4 K followers.

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10. Vijay Devarakonda

Recent Google searches do not only show the people interested to know only about the national Crush of India female. What people are asking who is the national Crush of India male. Because yes there are men who take girls Breath Away. And who are able to give you a heartthrob. Vijay Devarakonda tops Our chart for National Crush of India male.

He is a South Indian actor who is going to do his Bollywood debut very soon. He is doing a Hindi Telugu bilingual film Liger under Karan Johar’s production. Devarakonda is a significant actor in the South Indian film industry or Tollywood. But he got recognition from all over India with his movies like Arjun Reddy dear comrade and Geetha Govindam. Arjun Reddy was such a box office hit that it’s Bollywood remake Kabir Singh released within a year. And it also broke records. People loved the character of Vijay Devarakonda. Even though there was a lot of controversy regarding how sexist and patriarchy driven character Arjun Reddy is. The movie still remains a favourite among netizens. However, his performance in Arjun Reddy film companion ranked him in “hundred greatest performances of the decade 2019”.

We still connect the character of Arjun Reddy with Vijay Devarakonda. The macho image he carries helped him gather a lot of popularity. In one of the interviews, he mentioned that his family used to call him a Rowdy. Every time he did something that they did not like. His fans also started calling him Rowdy after that.

Vijay’s Forbes India rank him to 72nd in there celebrity 100 lists of 2018. Also, his masculine image with a long hairstyle and beard made girls go crazy. However, he is definitely the national Crush of India male for such a personality and image that he carries. Lastly, Vijay has 10.9 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter, it is 2.1 million.

9. Vicky Kaushal

Indian actor Vicky Kaushal is next up in our list of national Crush of India. He is a very popular actor who always remains the talk of the town for his looks and action roles. He came into the spotlight with his movie Masaan. People highly praised the movie and the acting skill of Vicky Kaushal both. Facebook performance in Masan got him the IIFA and Screen Award for the Best male debut. And he was also in the nomination for the Asian film awards for best newcomer.

His role was as a military officer. The film Udi the surgical Strike was based on the real incident 2016 Udi Attack. That was by the Indian Army. For this movie, he followed a ketogenic diet. He went under rigorous 5-month military training and mix martial arts station. Is physic for that particular character had to be top-notch. Kaushal gained muscle weight and abs. The movie was a box office hit. He received the National Film Award for Best Actor and also the Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination.

Vicky Kaushal has 9 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter, he has over 590k followers. Evidently, he is the national Crush of India.

8. Rohit Saraf

The most recent and one of the youngest National Crush of India is Rohit Suresh Saraf. He is an actor in Hindi films. But his career started with the small screen. However, he was in many television shows teen drama and dance dramas. Saraf also did the channel V show best friends forever.

His film debut was with the 2016 film dear Zindagi where he acted as Alia Bhatt younger brother. Rohit also appeared in Yash Raj Films film – Hichki. And in Zaira Wasim’s biographical drama the sky is pink alongside Priyanka Chopra.

However, recently Rohit appeared on two of the Netflix shows. One being Anurag Basu’s Ludo and another one mismatched. Mismatched is a romantic drama series where he acted opposite of Prajakta Koli the Youtuber. Anyhow, with these Netflix releases Rohit rose to the peak of popularity. He became the talk of the town and girls started having a crush on him. Hence, we declare him as the National Crush of India. Rohit has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram.

7. Virat Kohli

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is not only the national Crush. Moreover, we would say he is an international Crush. His fans do not only follow him for his sixes and fours. But also for his dressing sense and style etiquettes. I don’t think we need to talk about how great of a player he is. Virat is the captain of the Indian cricket team.

The media and fans always praise Kohli for his way of carrying himself and his charming personality. His hairstyle to beard everything is a sign that people follow. Virat launched a clothing and accessory brand Wrong. The brand is quite popular in India and mostly among college-going or young people.

people who are not very familiar with cricket also like to follow Virat as a fashion icon. Girls go crazy after him and probably they love to watch Kohli more than the cricket match. This record-breaking cricketer is definitely the national Crush of India. He has 100 million followers on Instagram, yes 100 million and on Twitter, he has over 40.8 million followers. Kohli recently became the father of a little princess Vaamika. Is Twitter bio says proud husband and father and fans are crushing over this line.

6. Hrithik Roshan

If you are a 90s kid you have probably danced to Hrithik’s song following his dance steps. But not only the 90s generation but also the kids from this generation is crushing over this handsome hunk. He is like fine wine the older he gets the better it gets.

Still an amazing dancer in his late forties. His look in his recent movie was where he worked alongside Tiger Shroff was a box office hit. A great actor who can pick up any role and totally justified. War is an action thriller and it was one of the highest-grossing movies of recent times. His upcoming movie Fighter is also an action thriller where he will work alongside actress Deepika Padukone.

Hrithik is the national Crush of India. Because of his glamorous look, amazing dancing skills, great physic and outstanding acting skills. Roshan has over 34 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter, he has over 30.3 million followers.

5. Sidharth Malhotra

Bollywood Actor Sidharth Malhotra did debut with Karan Johar teen drama Student of the Year 2012. In his first film, only he received the Filmfare Award for Best male debut nomination. From there only his career graph started rising exponentially. He gave many box office hits like Ek villain Kapoor and sons a gentleman Marjaavaan etc.

Before starting his career as an actor’s Siddharth was a model. He is the national Crush of India because of his charming personality and looks. Siddharth as over 12 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter he has over 9.8 million followers.

4. Ranbir Kapoor

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at the IIFA green carpet event at the 2012 International India Film Academy Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian cinema industry. He is the son of Rishi Kapoor and the grandson of legendary actor Raj Kapoor. Ranbir has a fuse fanbase for he is innocent and chocolaty looks. His debut in Bollywood was with the movie Saawariya. In the movie, Kapoor worked alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee. However, the movie was not that much of a success. As it crashed with Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone movie Om Shanti Om.

However, from there on his career started growing. His next film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani became a box office hit. Ranbir has always been in the news for his relationships. The reports about his several girlfriends keep SIM in the news. According to the report first, he was in a relationship with Deepika Padukone. Later was with Katrina Kaif and now the actor is dating Alia Bhatt. Evidently, Ranbir is not desirable to his fans only but also to his co-actors.

Critics call him a fake personality but he has an affable charm. And he has got that star quality which is so rare to find. His notable works on films like Barfi and Sanju gained immense appraisal. He is one of the most attractive Indian celebrities. Also, people magazine listed him as the sexiest man alive in 2009 in India. Ranbir is always been critically acclaimed for his style. He topped Filmfare’s pole of the most stylish young actor in 2013. Forbes featured him in the top 20 Indian celebrity 100 list based on his popularity.

The actor is not on any social media platform. However, there is an Instagram account that is not even verified. And we don’t know if it is really Ranbir Kapoor or not. But we surely know that he is the national Crush of India.

3. Ranveer Singh

The Bindass actor of Bollywood Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. He is one of the most popular actors for his unique dressing sense and style. He did his debut in the Hindi film industry with the 2010 film Band Baaja Baaraat alongside Anushka Sharma. The film was a great success and people praised both the actors. After that, the movie Lootera gained critical success in 2013. Ranveer appeared in several Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. His great work in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Bajirao Mastani Padmaavat brought him success. Ranveer in the movie Padmavat acted as Alauddin Khilji which was a negative role. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for that role.

Ranveer has an immense fan base. People might criticise him for giving a unique dressing sense. But he is the only actor who is breaking the rules. And crushing the conventional norms of what should men wear. This is in a sense is definitely Breaking the sexual discrimination of our society. That only wants men to wear a specific kind of outfit.

Who’s India featured him in the celebrity 100 lists. Recently in 2019, he reached the seventh position. The GQ magazine also featured him in the 50 most influential young Indians of 2017 and 2019. Ranveer was on the list of the Nation’s 50 most powerful people by India today.

Ranbir has over 34.8 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter he has over 13.8 million followers.

2. Shahid Kapoor

Another Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is next up on our list for National Crush of India. We know Shahid Kapoor as the chocolaty boy from the beginning. But with his 2019 film Kabir Singh hi break all the notions about him. His character as Kabir and an angry young man who is very rough and rude. However, he became like this because Priti the love of his life left him and married someone else. The character showed there as an addict and alcoholic yet desirable by women.

Ranveer Kapoor is the son of actor Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem. Before starting his journey as an actor he worked as a background dancer. His debut in Bollywood was with the movie Ishq Vishq. Which got him the Filmfare awards for the best male debut. Since then he has been through many ups and downs in his career but mostly ups.

The Eastern Eye magazine listed him in the list of 50 sexiest Asian men in the world. He was there in the list in the year 2012 and 2013 also but in 2017 he topped the list. Forbes also featured him in the list of celebrity hundred.

Shahid Kapoor has over 29.9 million followers on Instagram and on Twitter has over 15.3 million followers.

1. Barun Sobti

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An unconventional name is a list of national Crush of India of Varun Sobti is an Indian actor. He started his career with Star Plus’s daily soap Shraddha. Next, he did a negative role in ‘Dil Mil Gaye’. And also Sony TV serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai in 2010. But his breakthrough was with Star Plus’s daily soap Is Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Where he played the character of Arnav Singh Raizada a rich Businessman who falls in love with a poor girl.

Recently he did a web series Asur on Voot select. The new web series became very popular among the netizens. Even though his works are very few he still has an immense fan base because of his looks and personality. Barun Sobti was ranked 3rd by the UK magazine Eastern Eye in the list of sexiest Asian men. Following Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor. In the Gazette review list of most handsome man in the world, 2017-18 Sobti was a runner up to Chris Evans.

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