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Bollywood, akin to Hollywood, is India’s film hub. Mumbai, in particular, is known for its glitzy celebrities and cinematic vibes. The area churns out 1,000 movies each year, compared with just 500 (or so) that are made in Hollywood annually. If you’re interested in learning more about this film industry, these Bollywood influencers will keep you in the loop.

17 Bollywood influencers to follow

Smriti Khanna

Smriti is an Indian television actress who’s all about fashion, family and fun. For her 1.2 million Instagram followers, Smriti spills the details on her beauty secrets like laser hair removal, stuns in beautiful Bollywood-style ensembles, and documents her hilarious misadventures in the kitchen.

Deepika Padukone

As one of the biggest Bollywood names, Deepika has taken the industry by storm as a top actress and producer. When she’s not celebrating special occasions like the Hindu Holi Festival, Deepika regularly promotes her latest projects, graces major magazine covers, and struts her stuff for her TikTok followers’ delight.

@deepikapadukone

Truly unstoppable!💋 Presenting the January Cover of Femina! @thelaxmiagarwalpihu

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Farah Khan Kunder

Farah Khan is one multi-talented woman — as a filmmaker, actress, choreographer, mom of triples, and more, she does it all. Farah Khan vlogs about what’s going on in her bustling life, from promoting her upcoming hosting gigs and favorite food and travel spots to participating in viral dance challenges.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka is a world-famous actress and the wife of musician Nick Jonas. She has also been named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” As a celeb Instagram influencer, Priyanka gives her fans a look at her favorite hair care products and makeup picks, as well as sweet peeks into her adorable family life and home decor style with an Indian flair.

Drisya Reghuram

Drisya is a New York-based Mallu American who gained notoriety by posting her Indian dance videos for the masses to enjoy. While she is not an actress, her enviable dance moves and stunning smile always captivate her 1.3 million TikTok followers, whether she’s traveling the world or dancing in the rain.  

@drisya.reghuram

Who wants to come to Bali with me for the ultimate girls trip from August 6-12th?! Come join me in exploring Balis beauty and staying in luxury villas! Link in bio! Can’t wait to meet you in person 😍

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Lara Dutta Bhupathi

Lara is a beauty queen turned actress who won Miss Universe in 2000 before transitioning into the world of film. Whether she’s sharing her skin-care secrets, guiding her followers through a yoga routine, or getting all glammed up for the red carpet, Lara’s inner beauty always shines through the surface.

Malini Agarwal

Better known by the moniker “MissMalini,” Malini is a Bollywood blogger, television host and bestselling author. She interviews the biggest names on the Bollywood scene and collaborates with other content creators through fun, interactive events.

Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz is an actor, director and producer. He’s well-known for producing and starring in “Dabangg,” one of the most successful Bollywood films in history. On Instagram, Arbaaz promotes his latest projects, collaborations, and favorite footwear brands.

Alia Bhatt

Alia is a superstar actress in Hindi films, singer, fashion designer, and activist for animal and ecological welfare. Alia, who was born in Mumbai, also happens to be the daughter of a famous Indian filmmaker. Whether she’s lighting up the big screen or soaking up the sunshine, Alia radiates beauty and positivity for all to see.

Prajakta Koli

Better known as “Mostly Sane,” YouTuber Prajakta is an Indian actress. As a celebrity YouTube influencer famous for her comedy videos, Prajakta also shares moments like walking the runway for Fashion Week and exploring some of the world’s most fascinating spots.

Ajey Nagar

Also known as “CarryMinati,” Ajey is an Indian comedian, actor and rapper. Ajey first gained fame with his hilarious YouTube videos, which include everything from “roasting” people and current events to his take on Indian food and what he believes to be the silliest Indian superstitions.

Minissha Lamba

Minissha is a Bollywood television star, stage actress and poker player who got her start as a model for a number of major ad campaigns in India. Whether she’s dominating the poker table, showcasing stunning jewelry, or rocking a gorgeous gown, Minissha’s star power is magnetic.

Jikaria Sisters

Omika, Rishika and Aashika are the “Jikaria Sisters.” Thanks to their infectious and impressive dance videos, the New York-based trio has gained a global audience. You can find the scene-stealing sisters attracting attention whether they’re dancing to fan-requested Bollywood songs or making moves on a beautiful day.

@jikariasisters

Reply to @wot.an.idiot2 You ask, and we deliver 🤩 comment some bollywood songs below! 🥳 #JikariaSisters #Bollywood #IndianDancers #SisterTrio #NYC

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Sanjana

Known as “xoxosanj” on TikTok, Sanjana is a New York-based, Desi R&B artist. Sanjana shares her musical skills with her followers, including her creative take on classic songs, performing her original music to showcase her amazing vocal abilities, and her transformation from everyday beauty to shining star.

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Faisal Shaikh

Faisal, known on TikTok as “mr_faisu_07,” is a popular Indian model and actor. Faisal can be found showing off his acting skills for his followers, whether he’s lip-syncing to popular Indian songs, getting serious with a dramatic flair, or being silly and joking about having a “work hangover” in a totally relatable way.

@mr_faisu_07

This video was made under hygenic conditions, taking all necessary precautions ❤️ #faisusquad

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