Instagrammers of the year 2019 announced: Here are India’s most followed, most engaged and most influential accounts

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated May 02 2019
Instagrammers of the year 2019 announced: Here are India’s most followed, most engaged and most influential accounts
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Bollywood celebs have taken away top laurels in Instagram’s Instagrammers of the year 2019 awards

With 39 million followers, Priyanka Chopra Jonas earned the title for the Most Followed Account on Instagram for 2019

Virat Kohli emerged as the most Engaged Account of the Year

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Instagram has announced the winners for Instagrammers of the Year 2019. The initiative aims to acknowledge Instagram’s most engaging communities across the country. This is the second edition of Instagrammers of the Year and it takes into account the top Instagram influencers in India for 2019. The awards recognise achievements across categories like Most Followed, Engaged Account of the Year, Storyteller of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Fashion, Food and Entertainment accounts of the year.

Topping the Insta charts, actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the “Most Followed Account” in 2019 with 39 million followers. The actor had a strong social media presence this year and her Insta success can be attributed to her global fan base and international projects, apart from her grand nuptials.

Next up, with her “Impromptu Boomerangs at the Cannes Film Festival, slo0mo videos while catching a flight or an AMA with fans,” Deepika Padukone was awarded the “Storyteller of the Year” award for the account with the most engaging stories.

The “Most Engaged Account” award goes to the Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli. Instagram attributes his success to “providing a sneak peek into the locker room, his grueling training sessions, off-field selfies”.

Debutant actor, Sara Ali Khan made her Instagram debut in 2018 and won the “Rising Star Award” for growing her fan base on the community significantly through the year.

Chef Pooja Dhingra won the “Food Account of the Year” award for her creative and detectable food content.

You can check out the list of winners and what they had to say below:
 

Most Followed account of the year

@priyankachopra

Engaged account of the year

@virat.kohli

Storyteller of the year

@deepikapadukone

Rising star of the year

@saraalikhan95

Food account of the year

@poojadhingra

Fashion account of the year

@sejalkumar

Entertainment account of the year

@bhuvan.bam22

Here’s what the winners are saying:

  • Deepika Padukone - "Well, what I really cherish about social media is the fact that it gives me the opportunity to interact with my fans directly and connect in a way that is personal and authentic. And considering I'm someone who doesn’t say much with words, but more through emotions, I think photographs are a great way for me to express myself.”
  • Sara Ali Khan - “Instagram is a platform that allows me to be myself and to stay connected with audiences in the most direct and organic way. Not to mention it also allows me to salivate over great food, look at interesting and new places to travel to and of course stalk people!”
  • Pooja Dhingra - “Instagram is my go-to community for all things food! Whether it’s to find fellow foodies to work with me, scour for global dessert trends or do a sneak peak of my newest recipe – Instagram has helped me in more than one way, and I am grateful for all the love I receive from the community.”
  • Bhuvan Bam - “I am thankful to the Instagram community and my fans for all their overwhelming love! Instagram is a great place for creators like me to connect with like-minded people and create diverse content that has the potential to inspire many. I look forward to sharing more love and laughter on the community through 2019.”
  • Sejal Kumar - “Instagram has allowed me to showcase my true self with my community where I share my fashion preferences, travel tales and music, and engage with like-minded people. I'm thankful for all the love from the community and hope to create more cool and creative content in 2019!”
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