From Nupur Sharma to Lalit Modi, a look at the most searched people on Google in India in 2022

Dec 8, 2022

By: Shradha Aneja

​Nupur Sharma

Taking the first position on the list, Nupur Sharma is an Indian politician and lawyer. She was the official spokesperson of the BJP but got suspended in June 2022 due to controversial comments.

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​Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu is the second most searched person on Google in India. Droupadi Murmu is serving as the 15th President of India. After Pratibha Patil, she is the second woman to become the President of India, and the first tribal woman to hold that position.

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​Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak became the first Hindu Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in October 2022. The youngest Prime Minister in the United Kingdom after William Pitt, Sunak is also the son-in-law of Narayan Murthy, the founder of Infosys.

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​Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi is an Indian businessman who founded the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2022, he commanded the attention of social media and news sites when he changed his bio on Instagram to state that actor Sushmita Sen was his “new partner in crime”. He later changed the bio again.

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​Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen is an Indian actress who debuted in Bollywood in 1996 with 'Dastak'. She was the first Indian woman to win Miss Universe in 1994. She has two adopted children and made her digital debut with Aarya in 2020 - the third season of the show is currently in the works.

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​Anjali Arora

With more than 12 million followers on Instagram, actor Anjali Arora is known for the videos and posts she shares on her social media account. Anjali became the second runner-up in Lock Upp - the reality show hosted by Kangana Ranaut.

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​Abdu Rozik

Singer Abdu Rozik wormed his way into the hearts of people after he appeared in the latest season of reality show Bigg Boss, hosted by actor Salman Khan. Born in Tajikistan, Abdu is also known for his fight with TikTok influencer Hasbulla Magomedov.

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​Eknath Shinde

Eknath Shinde is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He entered the political field in the early 1980s. From 2004 to 2019, Shinde was consecutively elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

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​Pravin Tambe

Pravin Tambe is the only sportsman on the list. At 41, he became the oldest-ever debutant to play IPL. He had no experience of playing professional cricket prior to his IPL debut. A biopic on his life titled ‘Kaun Pravin Tambe’ released on Disney Hotstar in April 2022.

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​Amber Heard

Amber Heard is an American actress best known for her role in DC’s Aquaman series. Heard married actor Johnny Depp in 2015 but filed for divorce in 2016. However, when Amber described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in The Washington Post, Depp filed a defamation case against her - leading to an ugly and well publicised trial.

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