Google India Zeitgeist: Sunny Leone, Samsung Galaxy S4 top the charts in 2013

Google India Zeitgeist: Sunny Leone, Samsung Galaxy S4 top the charts in 2013
More people searched online for Bollywood newcomer Sunny Leone than actors like Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, making the adult star the most searched personality this year, according to Google India's annual Zeitgeist.

The Google India Zeitgeist tracks the year's major events and trends based on Google searches conducted in the country. You can check out all the top-chart lists here, which include Bollywood actors, movies, news events, phones, politicians, and sportspersons, or at the end of the article.

Shah Rukh Khan was fifth in the list of most searched people, followed by singer Honey Singh, Telugu and Tamil film actress Kajal Agarwal, Kareena Kapoor, Sachin Tendulkar and Poonam Pandey.

Google's list of the most searched for mobiles in India was interesting, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the lead, followed by Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy Grand, and Micromax Canvas in the top five. Rounding off the top ten, was the Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia (no model), Micromax Canvas 4, Nexus 4, and Samsung Galaxy S3.

The Shah Rukh Khan starrer-Chennai Express topped the 'top trending' Zeitgeist chart this year. Following in the list was Indian Premier League 2013, Bollywood film Aashiqui 2, while UIDAI, John Walker and Jiah Khan also made it in the top 10 list.

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi emerged the leader in the most searched news category (as well as politicians category), followed by BlackBerry phones, Rahul Dravid, Saina Nehwal and Vijay Mallya.

According to the Zeitgeist, there was an uptick in searches for e-commerce sites with Flipkart and topping the chart for most searched online shopping sites.

"From a search trends perspective, 2013 was clearly the year of entertainment. Online shopping, banking and e-commerce also continued their upward trend - a clear testimony to Indians embracing online transactions," Rajan Anandan, VP and Managing Director (Sales and Operations) at Google India, said.

Searches on mobile phones were driven by people looking for restaurants, bars and movies, followed by coffee and cricket score.

Exotic travel destinations like Macau, Maldives and Mauritius also saw more searches than places like Boston, Dubai, Amsterdam and Singapore.


1.Samsung Galaxy S4

2.Nokia Lumia 520

3.Micromax Canvas 2

4.Samsung Galaxy Grand

5.Micromax Canvas

6.Sony Xperia Z

7.Nokia Lumia

8.Micromax Canvas 4

9.Nexus 4

10.Samsung Galaxy S3


1.Sunny Leone

2.Salman Khan

3.Katrina Kaif

4.Deepika Padukone

5.Shah Rukh Khan

6.Honey Singh

7.Kajal Aggarwal

8.Kareena Kapoor

9.Sachin Tendulkar

10.Poonam Pandey

Most Searched Websites




4.PNR Status

5.HDFC Netbanking

6.SBI Online




10.Axis Bank

Top Trending Topics

1.Chennai Express

2.IPL 2013

3.Aashiqui 2


5.GATE 2014

6.Krrish 3

7.Bigg Boss 7

8.Paul Walker

9.Jiah Khan

10.Ram Leela

Bollywood Actor Female

1.Katrina Kaif

2.Deepika Padukone

3.Kareena Kapoor

4.Priyanka Chopra

5.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

6.Anushka Sharma

7.Shraddha Kapoor

8.Madhuri Dixit

9.Jiah Khan

10.Sonakshi Sinha

Bollywood Actor Male

1.Salman Khan

2.Shah Rukh Khan

3.Ranbir Kapoor

4.Akshay Kumar

5.Hrithik Roshan

6.Shahid Kapoor

7.Amitabh Bachchan

8.Sanjay Dutt

9.Ajay Devgan

10.Varun Dhawan


1.Aashiqui 2

2.Chennai Express

3.Krrish 3

4.Dhoom 3


6.Race 2


8.Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

9.Dabangg 2

10.Madras Cafe

News Events

1.PM Candidature of Narendra Modi

2.Blackberry Sale

3.Rahul Dravid Retirement

4.Saina Nehwal

5.Vijay Mallya Kingfisher Airlines

6.Karnataka Election Results

7.Aarushi Talwar Case

8.Air India News

9.Indian Economy

10.Laptop Distribution Scheme


1.Narendra Modi

2.Rahul Gandhi

3.Sonia Gandhi

4.Manmohan Singh


6.Arvind Kejriwal

7.Akhilesh Yadav

8.Nitish Kumar

9.Digvijaya Singh

10.Sushma Swaraj


1.Sachin Tendulkar

2.Milkha Singh

3.Mahendra Singh Dhoni

4.Lionel Messi

5.Roger Federer

6.Rafael Nadal

7.Sania Mirza

8.Rahul Dravid

9.Chris Gayle

10.Ravindra Jadeja


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