Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone bring home Instagram Awards 2017


Social media has totally taken over our generation, maybe that's why winning an Instagram Awards makes you feel like something huge now. It's like an official statement that your fans adore you, very much. So this year, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone won the 'Most Followed Account' and cricket star Virat Kohli has got the 'Most Engaged Account' on Instagram. 

Instagram Awards have been announced for the first time in India

Virat's official account has managed to generate the biggest number of engagements with 19.8 million followers. In the Most Followed Account category, Priyanka Chopra trailed behind Deepika's 22.4 million followers with a count of 22 million, and Alia Bhatt rounded up the top three with 20.8 million followers.

The winner list acknowledges photo-sharing platform Instagram's most engaging community members, also recognizes Emerging Account and 20 Million Milestones.

Deepika said in a statement: "Staying connected with my fans and loved ones is extremely important to me. I value the love, support and connection I share with them and I hope I continue to remain true and authentic."

Alia also got a 'milestone plaque' with Shraddha Kapoor in recognition for building a community of 20 million followers.

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