As per a year-end list released by the search engine Yahoo on Tuesday, the most searched personality of 2020 has been Sushant Singh Rajput, who died in June, and his girlfriend Rhe Chakraborty was the most searched female celebrity. Year’s top newsmakers and events based on the daily search habits of users were listed in Yahoo’s 2020 Year in Review (YIR) for India. Sushant stood ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the list, while Rhea was on the third spot.
This is the first time since 2017 that PM Narendra Modi has not topped the list. Other actors on the list, which is dominated by politicians, are Amitabh Bachchan (number nine), Kangana Ranaut (number 10), Deepika Padukone (number 12), Sunny Leone (number 14), Priyanka Chopra (number 15) and Katrina Kaif (number 16).
SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT TOPS MALE CELEBRITY CATEGORY
Sushant Singh Rajput also tops the Most Searched Male Celebrity category, followed by Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who died recently, also made it to the list. Sonu Sood, Anurag Kashyap and Allu Arjun, who have been in the headlines in 2020, are also part of the most searched male celebrity list.
RHEA CHAKRABORTY TOPS FEMALE CELEBRITY CATEGORY
While Rhea Chakraborty stood at number 3 position on the list of most searched personalities in India, she was number one on Most Searched Female list. Kangana Ranaut was second on the list followed by Deepika Padukone, Sunny Leone and Priyanka Chopra. Katrina Kaif was also among the most searched female celebrities. Neha Kakkar, who recently tied the knot with Rohanpreet Singh, also made it to the list. Kanika Kapoor, who made headlines after testing positive for coronavirus in the initial days of the pandemic, was at number eight position. Kareena Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan were at 9th and 10th spot, respectively.
PM MODI IS THE TOP NEWSMAKER OF 2020
While PM Narendra Modi has been dethroned from the top spot of Most Searched Personality of 2020, he stayed at number one in Top Newsmakers of 2020 category. Sushant and Rhea jointly were at the second spot and Rahul Gandhi at number three.
In the Celebrities with Babies and Pregnancy Announcements in 2020 category, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli emerged on the top spot. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, who also announced that they are expecting their second child together this year, came in second. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra also grabbed a spot in the list as they welcomed their daughter Samisha this year. They were at number 3.
Sonu Sood got a special mention in Yahoo’s Year In Review (YIR) list. He was picked as Hero of the Year for his efforts to help migrant labourers reach home during lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.