The Internet search giant announced the new survey – The Google Zeitgeist (Spirit of the Times 2009) – based on Google India’s search queries, which determined what Indians were searching for throughout the year.
#1 KATRINA KAIF
As far as the toppers of the ‘Most Googled Celebs in India’ are concerned, hottie Katrina Kaif emerged as the top searched Bollywood star for two consecutive years.
#2 MICHAEL JACKSON
The pop legend, who passed away on June 25, 2009, is the second most searched celebrity on Google after Katrina Kaif.
#3 SALMAN KHAN
Katrina’s beau Salman Khan has ranked third in the most Googled list. Salman has been in the news throughout the year – be it for ramp walking, Being Human campaign or rallying for his politician-friends.
#4 AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan does not figure in the top 10 list of most searched celebs on Google India, but his daughter-in-law has made it for sure. Interestingly, Salman pushed global beauty ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to fourth place.
#5 SHAHID KAPUR
The hot hunk became popular in 2009 for his amazing performance in Kaminey, link-up with Priyanka Chopra and quotable quotes on ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. The Kapur boy is the fifth most Googled celebrity in India.
#6 KAREENA KAPOOR
Size zero, “Saifu”, marriage rumours… all this and more added to Kareena’s growing popularity. Bebo is placed sixth in the list of most searchable celebs.
#7 SHAH RUKH KHAN
Be it the Newark airport incident, tiffs with Aamir and close friend Farah Khan or buzz about his upcoming film My Name Is Khan, King Khan has managed to be in news all through the year. SRK ranks seventh in the list.
#8 ANGELINA JOLIE
She maintains a strong hold in the search world but surprisingly, the Hollywood sizzler has bagged the 8th position in Google India’s list. Jolie tops the Forbes list of world’s most powerful celebrities.
strong>#9 MEGAN FOX
Fox manages to find a place in almost every survey or poll on most popular or most searched celebrities. The actor fits perfectly in Google India’s search results as well!
#10 SACHIN TENDULKAR
Tendulkar also remained India’s most favourite cricketer according to popular search results. He has ranked 10th in the list.