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Twitter’s 35 Biggest And Most Followed Indian Accounts

Spoiler alert: This list only includes eight women.

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In celebration of Twitter's 10th birthday, here's a look at the 35 most followed accounts on the platform from India. A glance at this list reveals that India idolises Bollywood stars, cricketers, and politicians, in that order. And it turns out we place a LOT more men in positions of influence than we do women (the top ten features two women, and the top 35 features only eight). WHO KNEW?

1. Amitabh Bachchan - 19.9 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

@sardesairajdeep Wo ! Rajdeep ?? never expected 'f' word from you .. if you have right to criticize, learn to take on chin when others do !!

2. Narendra Modi - 18.7 followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।

3. Shah Rukh Khan - 18.6 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards.

4. Aamir Khan - 16.9 million followers

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5. Salman Khan - 16.7 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet

Yeh lo kick trailer ka link : http://t.co/Wgr0OONdIs

6. Deepika Padukone - 13.9 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??

7. Hrithik Roshan - 13.3 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

When I got stuck in dialogue,he'd purposely mess up n retake it 2 protect my confidence. #HBDSuperstarRajinikanth

8. Priyanka Chopra - 13.2 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

I am so fortunate!Thank U to everyone who voted for me at the #PCAs! My #PCManiacs-I am nothing without you!Big love

9. Akshay Kumar - 11.8 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Go for it guys,use #magicbus as much as u can! #magicbus #magicbus #magicbus #magicbus #magicbus #magicbus #magicbus https://t.co/7DVbL8SaAM

10. A.R. Rahman - 10.5 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Dear Maestro Ilayaraja, thank u fr composing quality music fr 1000 movies n inspiring us. May u do many more. Best wishes fm all of us @ KM

11. PMO India - 10.4 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

PM @narendramodi paying respects to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

12. Sachin Tendulkar - 9.99 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Team India returning to the dressing room after the game, waved to me. Felt like I never left the team...#IndvsPak (2/2)

13. Virat Kohli - 9.75 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Just watched #NH10 and i am blown away. What a brilliant film and specially an outstanding performance by my love @AnushkaSharma. SO PROUD:)

14. Abhishek Bachchan - 8.83 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Everytime we use #magicbus on any social media platform Re. 1 will be donated to @MagicBusIndia to help under privileged children. Get going

15. Sonam Kapoor - 8.67 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

#magicbus #magicbus #magicbus #magicbus RT and share please! https://t.co/yRCiuqTMFI

16. Karan Johar - 8.31 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Before the #DILWALE mania begins! Here is the latest pouting DILWALA!!! #AbramKhan @iamsrk

17. Shahid Kapoor - 8.06 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Thank you to each and every one of you for your wishes . Means a lot . :)

18. Farhan Akhtar - 7.59 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

August 2000. 15 yrs ago, we rolled this.. the 1st shot of DCH. Forever thankful to my cast, crew & you the viewers.

19. Alia Bhatt - 7.57 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

It hurts when your own are punished, even if they are in the wrong. We love you and are standing by you

20. Arvind Kejriwal - 7.24 million followers

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21. Anushka Sharma - 7.12 million followers

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22. Sonakshi Sinha - 6.9 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Please RT this if u think @kamaalrkhan is a woman disrespecting waste of space and deserves to be hung upside down and given 4 tight slaps.

23. Chetan Bhagat - 6.67 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Ok,wrong to label Islam as violent after stray terror attack.But why did you label my entire country intolerant after a few stray incidents?

24. Times of India - 6.67 million followers

Most retweeted tweet:

Sikh bodies to send 'langar' for #NepalEarthquake victims http://t.co/196WTbOwjz

25. Anupam Kher - 6.55 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Dear @aamir_khan. Did you ask Kiran which country would she like to move out to? Did you tell her that this country has made you AAMIR KHAN.

26. Parineeti Chopra - 6.54 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Hurts to think of what could happen. We will always be with you. Hope the judge sees the beauty of a human being that Salman Khan is.

27. Kiran Bedi - 6.46 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

For me it's India First! Stable,Well Governed,Administered,Accountable and Inclusive.As a an independent voter,my vote is for NaMo

28. NDTV - 6.32 million followers

Most retweeted tweet:

Gang-rape video shared on WhatsApp. Help trace these men. http://t.co/9xXwVpYqxK

29. Ratan N. Tata - 5.89 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Mr. Modi's landslide victory echoes the people's mandate for strong leadership and clear policies for growth and prosperity for India.

30. Suresh Raina - 5.72 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Valiant while you led. Valiant in your departure. #Respect @msdhoni

31. Virender Sehwag - 5.36 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League. A statement will follow.

32. Mahendra Singh Dhoni - 5.1 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

As v have this debate on freedom of speech our forces r making sure v stay in position to keep debating.

33. Vijay Mallya - 5 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Let media bosses not forget help, favours,accommodation that I have provided over several years which are documented. Now lies to gain TRP ?

34. Ajay Devgn - 4.97 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

Trying to overcome my fear of heights, do you guys think this will help??

35. Kapil Sharma - 4.95 million followers

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Most retweeted tweet:

I hope @ColorsTV will air the last episode of cnwk with @akshaykumar tonight since its our way to say a gracious thanks to our audience :)