In a world of high-speed internet and ability of celebrities to connect to their fans, Bollywood stars use TikTok to connect with their fans. With TikTok’s aim to inspire creativity and bring joy, B-Town’s big stars have stepped out of their comfort zone to promote their movies, spread a positive message, and even do something unique to show that like their fans, they too are human and just like them. In true sense, Bollywood stars are ruling Tiktok already.
Here are 10 Bollywood celebs who have garnered immense popularity on TikTok in the past year.
Madhuri Dixit Nene
The original Ek Do Teen girl, Madhuri Dixit is considered by many as one of the greatest actresses to grace Bollywood in the late 80s and early 90s. She produced hits like Tezaab, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, and Khalnayak just to name a few. However, her primary love is still dancing, and her #DanceWithMadhuri challenge was one of the most popular videos on TikTok with 8.6 million views.
Bollywood star Sunny Leone is on TikTok and her profile is an eclectic mix of her putting out dance videos, pictures of her childhood, videos of her sharing beauty tips, and even sharing screen space with other TikTok stars. Sunny’s popularity on this app is also due to the fact that her videos have involved several collaborations, showcasing how she has cracked the platform’s message of spreading joy amongst her fans.
Bollywood funny-man Riteish Deshmukh is on TikTok too. His feed is a wide mixture of collaborations, fun videos, creative props, and so much more. However, we feel that his TikTok tie-ups with his better half Genelia redefines couple goals.
Genelia Deshmukh on TikTok has 2.8 million followers. Most of the videos she shares involve her husband Riteish, but that doesn’t mean Genelia hasn’t posted solo videos. Check out her video where she draws emojis on each cheek and enacts a movie dialogue. She even flawlessly edits the video, which is a must-watch.
From doing a dance-off with an alien to doing a duet with Yami Gautam, Shahid Kapoor’s TikTok account is everything his fans could ask for in a Bollywood celebrity. Check out one of his most popular videos, the dance-off with the alien.
Bollywood stars have even used this app to spread a social message. Recently Disha Patani teamed up with Tiktok in a campaign called #PetBFF. As part of this campaign, they teamed up with NGOs World4All and GiveIndia. They organised a workshop and launch the in-app campaign #PetBFF on TikTok. It focuses on educating people about the importance of adoption of strays and homeless animals rather than buying expensive breeds. Patani came forward to lend her voice to the cause. She encouraged people to help animals who face innumerable incidents of cruelty from humans.
Bollywood star Tiger Shroff has also used TikTok to share some of his brilliant dance moves. His 3.1 million followers is a testament to how popular he is. On World Dance Day, Tiger Shroff shared a video where he showcased his phenomenal moves. It also had a medley of several Bollywood numbers playing in the background.