IMDb Announces the Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023

IMDbBENGALURU—November 22, 2023—IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV, and celebrities, today announced the Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023, a unique list which is determined based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide. Shah Rukh Khan, the IMDb No. 1 Indian celebrity of 2023, appeared in two blockbusters (Pathaan and Jawan), generating unrivaled, worldwide fan interest this year.

“From Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the big screen with two blockbusters to Alia Bhatt starring in the international thriller Heart of Stone, the IMDb Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023 list reveals the Indian stars who generated the most fan excitement and engagement across the IMDb global audience this year,” said Yaminie Patodia, head of IMDb India. “Our unique year-end top 10 list is compiled based on the page views of hundreds of millions of fans globally who rely on IMDb to discover, decide what to watch, and learn more about their favorite stars.”

Thanking her fans, Alia Bhatt (ranked No. 2) said: “IMDb is the true representation of the audiences’ choices. I’ve always believed that they are the real kings and queens, and nothing is beyond them. I thank my audience for bringing me to the position that I am at. While I hope to continue entertaining them, I am filled with only love and gratitude. I also promise to keep working hard and bringing more inspiring stories and characters on screen.”

Wamiqa Gabbi (ranked No. 4), reflecting on her inclusion on the definitive IMDb Top 10 list for the first time, said: “This is my debut on the IMDb Most Popular Indian Stars list, and I am delighted! The fact that IMDb represents the sentiment of the global audience makes this even more special for me. From Vishal Bhardwaj’s spy thriller Khufiya and Vikramaditya Motwane’s period drama Jubilee to the heartwarming web series Modern Love Chennai, as well as the Punjabi film Kali Jotta, I’ve had a busy year working across genres and languages, and it makes me happy and grateful that my fans have appreciated that. I look forward to working with the same dedication on my upcoming projects and returning the love showered upon me.”

IMDb Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023*

  1. Shah Rukh Khan
  2. Alia Bhatt
  3. Deepika Padukone
  4. Wamiqa Gabbi
  5. Nayanthara
  6. Tamannaah Bhatia
  7. Kareena Kapoor Khan
  8. Sobhita Dhulipala
  9. Akshay Kumar
  10. Vijay Sethupathi

*The IMDb Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023 list is comprised of stars who consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb weekly rankings throughout 2023. These rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide.

Additional information about this year’s Most Popular Indian Stars:

  • Alia Bhatt ranked No. 2 for the second year in a row, starring in two big releases in 2023, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani and Heart of Stone. She also made her Met Gala debut earlier this year, while her 2022 film I went on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
  • Nayanthara (No. 5) made her Hindi film debut in Jawan with Shah Rukh Khan (No. 1), whereas Deepika Padukone (No. 3) also starred with Khan in Pathaan and Jawan. Padukone’s appearance on the chat show Koffee with Karan with her husband Ranveer Singh also made headlines.
  • Tamannaah Bhatia (No. 6) worked across regions, languages, and platforms. She starred in streaming films Lust Stories 2, Jee Karda, and Aakhri Sach, starred in the theatrical release Bholaa Shankar, and made a cameo appearance in Jailer.
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan (No. 7) made her OTT debut with Jaane Jaan, and her movie The Buckingham Murders had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
  • Vijay Sethupathi (No. 10) made two debuts this year—his first Hindi film, Jawan, and his first Indian web series, Farzi.