Sunny Leone Beats Salman Khan Narendra Modi to be Most Googled Indian of 2015


With 2015 coming to an end, Google has released its top searches of 2015. The mother of all search engines processes over 40,000 search queries per second on average, which is about 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. With so many searches, everyone is probably wondering what are the top searches in 2015.

Sunny Leone managed to beat giants like Salman Khan (2nd), APJ Abdul Kalam (3rd), Katrina Kaif (4th) and Deepika Padukone (5th). Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan came in at number six and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi fell to the 10th spot from his previous 2nd in 2014.

Sunny Leone nabs the top spot once again as the most searched person in India. The ex-pornstar has intrigued the Indian audience ever since 2011 when she participated in the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss and her subsequent performance on the big screen Bollywood film Jism 2.

It probably comes as no surprise that ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was the top trending search of 2015 in India. It was followed by Bahubali (2nd), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (3rd), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (4th), and Indian Premier League (5th). The hit TV show presented by Salman Khan, Bigg Boss 9 came in at the 8th spot.


Google Trends – People, 2015, India

1. Sunny Leone
2. Salman Khan
3. APJ Abdul Kalam
4. Katrina Kaif
5. Deepika Padukone
6. Shah Rukh Khan
7. Yo Yo Honey Singh
8. Kajal Aggarwal
9. Alia Bhatt
10. Narendra Modi
Google Trends – Trending Movies, 2015, India

1. Bahubali
2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
3. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
4. ABCD 2
5. I
6. PK
7. Puli
8. Roy
9. Hamari Adhuri Kahani
10. Srimanthudu
Google Trends – Trending Searches, 2015, India

1. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
2. Bahubali
3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
4. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
5. Indian Premier League (IPL)
6. APJ Abdul Kalam
7. SSC Exam
8. Bigg Boss 9
9. Hotstar
10. Star Sports​
Google Trends – Searches, 2015, India
1. Flipkart
3. State Bank of India
4. Amazon
5. Snapdeal
6. Indian Railways
7. HDFC Bank
8. Cricbuzz
9. WhatsApp
10. Paytm
​​Google Trends – Mobile Devices, 2015, India

1. Yu Yureka
2. Apple iPhone 6S
3. Lenovo K3 Note
4. Lenovo A7000
5. Moto G
6. Micromax Canvas Silver 5
7. Samsung Galaxy J7
8. Moto X Play
9. Micromax Canvas Spark
10. Lenovo A6000
Google Trends – Bollywood Actor (Male), 2015, India

1. Salman Khan
2. Shah Rukh Khan
3. Akshay Kumar
4. Shahid Kapoor
5. Hrithik Roshan
6. Ranbir Kapoor
7. Aamir Khan
8. Varun Dhawan
9. Amitabh Bachchan
10. Ajay Devgan
Google Trends – Bollywood Actor (Female), 2015, India

1. Sunny Leone
2. Katrina Kaif
3. Deepika Padukone
4. Alia Bhatt
5. Radhika Apte
6. Anushka Sharma
7. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
8. Kareena Kapoor
9. Priyanka Chopra
10. Poonam Pandey


Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.