India’s love for Cricket eclipses even Bollywood; ICC Cricket World Cup top trending in 2015

Google India today announced its 2015 Year in Search results, a look at the top trends and searches through the collective eyes of the world on the web. Google’s Year in Search continues to offer a unique perspective on the year’s biggest interests, major events, and hot trends reflecting the aspirations, thoughts and imagination of Indians online.

India’s undying love for cricket showed no sign of cooling off with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Indian Premier League ensuring that cricket fans were always close to their browsers for instant updates. On-field and off-field excitement is well reflected in Year in Search 2015 as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 captures the top spot on the trending charts.

Rajan Anandan, VP and Managing Director, Google India & South Asia said, “The 2015 Year in Search results is very much a reflection of India’s undying love for cricket and entertainment. The power of digital media continues to surge, especially searches on smartphones, a trend that is reflective of India’s growing digital emergence as the next billion Indians begin to embrace the power of the Internet.”

The leading blockbuster ‘Bahubali’ trended the most with splurge in searches thanks to movie buffs across the country. Salman Khan Starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ also featured high on the list of trending searches.

Interestingly this year’s results presents an exciting mix of Bollywood (Bajrangi Bhaijaan, ABCD-2), Hollywood (Fast and Furious 7, Fifty shades of Grey), and Tollywood movies (I, Puli) highlighting the varied nature and interest of Indian audiences.

Year in Search result also gave an interesting view of the news events that caught the nation’s attention. The much debated Vyapam Scam remained being the top searched news event this year. As the nation paid tribute to India’s missile man, search interest around former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam surged high. Nepal earthquake, 7th Pay Commission, and Sheena Bora murder case convict Indrani Mukherjee also made it to the list.


India’s Top Trending searches

1. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

2. Bahubali

3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

4. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

5. Indian Premier League

6. APJ Abdul Kalam

7. SSC Exam

8. Big Boss 9

9. Hot Star

10.Star Sports

India’s Top Trending Movies

1. Baahubali

2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

3. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

4. ABCD- 2

5. I- (2015 movie)

6. PK

7. Puli

8. Roy

9. Hamari Adhuri Kahani

10. Srimanthudu

India’s Top Personalities

1. Sunny Leone

2. Salman Khan

3. APJ Abdul Kalam

4. Katrina Kaif

5. Deepika Padukone

6. Shahrukh Khan

7.YoYo Honey Singh

8. Kajal Agarwal

9. Alia Bhatt

10.Narendra Modi

India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors (Female)

1. Sunny Leone

2. Katrina Kaif

3. Deepika Padukone

4. Alia Bhatt

5. Radhika Apte

6. Anushka Sharma

7. Aishwarya Rai

8. Kareena Kapoor

9. Priyanka Chopra

10. Poonam Pandey

Top Trending Mobile Devices

1. MicroMax YU Yureka

2. Apple iPhone 6 S

3. Lenovo K3 Note

4. Lenovo A7000

5. Lenovo A7000

6. Moto G3

7. Micromax Canvas Silver 5

8. Samsung J7

9. Moto X Play

10. Micromax Canvas Spark

Top Searched Sports Personalities

1. Virat Kohli

2. Lionel Messi

3. Sachin Tendulkar

4. MS Dhoni

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

6. Roger Federer

7. Sania Mirza

8. Rohit Sharma

9. Yuvraj Singh

10. Novak Djokovic

To see more information about Year in Search across the globe, use interactive data visualizations and to watch our annual video, visit google.com/2015.

You can also explore more India trends this year—directly from our homepage at google.com/2015. Check out many other top trends and searches of 2015, and simply click one to dig deeper on Google Trends

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