Top ten Twitter profiles in India 2020 by number of followers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the most popular Twitter profile in India, with 56 million followers as of April 2020. The second most popular account belonged to veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan with 41.7 million followers. Notably, Bollywood celebrities occupied six of the top ten spots of most popular Twitter accounts in India that year.

Twitter’s popularity in India

The microblogging social networking site had a relatively low share in India's social media market . Despite this, around 13.15 million Indians were active Twitter users, indicating a wide reach of the social media platform in the country.

Twitter and politics

Although Twitter was originally created as an internal communication service for employees of its founders Jack Dorsey and Florian Weber, it quickly gained traction as an information sharing platform. Today, it has become one of the most used tools in domestic as well as international politics and diplomacy. As of 2020, 187 countries were represented through an official presence on Twitter, and heads of state actively made use of the platform to directly communicate with the public. While Narendra Modi had the most popular twitter profile in India, he ranked second in the world, after American President Donald Trump.

Most popular Twitter profiles in India as of April 2020, by number of followers

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April 2020



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as of April 2020

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