Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Sara Ali Khan have been named Instagrammers of the Year 2019, which rewards Instagram's most engaging community members across the country.
The award winners represent personalities who have excellently embraced Instagram, by using its Stickers, Stories, Feed, Live and IGTV.
With 39 million followers, a global fan base, and many international projects, actor Priyanka Chopra emerged as the 'Most Followed Account' this year.
Cricket star Virat Kohli emerged as the most 'Engaged Account of the Year'. He provides a sneak peak to the locker room drama, to his gruelling training sessions or an off-field selfie with his wife actor Anushka Sharma.
As for Deepika, her impromptu boomerangs at the Cannes Film Festival, flamboyant Instagram stories, slo-mo videos while catching a flight or 'Ask Me Anything' sessions with fans have won her the 'Storyteller of the Year' honour.
Deepika Padukone"I come to Instagram every day to live, laugh, love and share with the people that are most important to me and I am grateful for all their kindness.In 2019, I look forward to connect more, love more and share many more authentic experiences with my beautiful fans,"
Simbba star Sara made her Instagram (and Bollywood) debut in 2018 and won the 'Rising Star Award' for growing her fan base on the community significantly through the year.
Sara Ali Khan"Instagram is a platform that allows me to be myself and to stay connected with audiences in the most direct and organic way. Not to mention it also allows me to salivate over great food, look at interesting and new places to travel to and of course stalk people,"
Other content creators who were lauded include chef Pooja Dhingra, comedian-singer Bhuvan Bam and fashionista Sejal Kumar.