Google releases year in search list for India

Narendra Modi and Elections 2014 top Google India's search list of 2014.

By Silky Malhotra Published Date
16 - Dec - 2014
| Last Updated
17 - Dec - 2014
Google releases year in search list for India

Google has released its most searched list for 2014, which includes the top trends for this year. The Lok Sabha Elections 2014 topped Google India’s trending lists this year.

Lok Sabha Elections which were digitized for the first time, saw a major response online with people searching for updates online. Apart from Elections 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the top most searched personalities of this year. Sunny Leone was also in the list of the Top Searched personality ahead of favorites like Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.

After Bollywood, Cricket ruled in trending searches with Virat Kohli emerging at the top of the charts, ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. The top trending searches in sports were the FIFA World Cup 2014 and Indian Premier League 2014. The searches for both of these banner sporting events broke records with fans searching online for teams and match results. Globally the death of Robin Williams, the Malaysia Airlines disasters, the Ebola outbreak and the World Cup were the top searchers of 2014.

Google says that the increase in smartphone sales in India has shown seen a huge spike in Internet search on mobile in 2014. The top searchers in handheld devices included Railway enquiries, online shopping, cricket news, followed by songs and film clips.

Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India, said, “The findings of Google’s Year in Search is a clear testimony of India’s growing interest in issues of national importance. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections pointed to the power of digital media and also to the unprecedented demand for information. These elections were fought as much on India’s dusty plains as it was on digital platforms, including social media such as Google Hangouts and YouTube. We’ve seen an exponential increase in the number of Internet searches this year, not just on desktops but also smartphones, a trend that is reflective of India’s growing digital emergence as the next billion Indians begin to embrace the power of the Internet.”

India’s Top Searches (Across categories)


1.    IRCTC

2.    Flipkart

3.    SBI Online

4.    Snapdeal

5.    PNR Status

6.    HDFC Netbanking

7.    CricBuzz

8.    OLX

9.    Google Translate

10.  Times of India

India’s Top Trending searches


1.    Election 2014

2.    FIFA 2014

3.    iPhone 6

4.    GATE 2015

5.    Narendra Modi

6.    IPL 2014

7.    Ragini MMS

8.    Kick

9.    Jai Ho

10.  Happy New Year


India’s Top Personalities (All categories)


1.     Sunny Leone

2.     Narendra Modi

3.     Salman Khan

4.     Katrina Kaif

5.     Deepika Padukone

6.     Alia Bhatt

7.     Priyanka Chopra

8.     Shahrukh Khan

9.     Poonam Pandey

10.  Virat Kohli

India’s Top Trending Movies


1.    Ragini MMS

2.    Kick

3.    Jai Ho

4.    Happy New Year

5.    Bang Bang

6.    Heropanti

7.    Main Tera Hero

8.    2 States

9.    Ek Villain

10.  Singham Returns

11.  Hate Story 2

India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors Male - 2014


1.     Salman Khan

2.     Shahrukh Khan

3.     Akshay Kumar

4.     Ranbir Kapoor

5.     Shahid Kapoor

6.     Amitabh Bachchan

7.     Varun Dhawan

8.     Ranveer Singh

9.     Fawad Khan

10.  Emraan Hashmi

India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors Female – 2014


1.    Katrina Kaif

2.    Deepika Padukone

3.    Alia Bhatt

4.    Priyanka Chopra

5.    Aishwarya Rai

6.    Kareena Kapoor

7.    Anushka Sharma

8.    Shradha Kapoor

9.    Sonakshi Sinha

10.  Sonam Kapoor


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