02:21 GMT25 January 2021
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    Forbes Asia's recent list of the 100 Most Influential Digital Stars features top singers, bands, film, and TV stars from across the Asia-Pacific region that grabbed a lot of attention online among millions of followers.

    Taking the digital world by storm, 13 Indian celebrities have made their way into Forbes Asia's list of the 100 Most Influential Digital Stars.

    The 78-year-old megastar Amitabh Bachchan (Big B), who has a fan following of 105 million on social media, used his star power to raise $7 million for COVID-19 relief in May.

    Bollywood's highest-paid actor Akshay Kumar, with a fan following of over 131 million, contributed $4 million to COVID-19 relief in India and took part in the "I for India" fundraising concert on Facebook live in May which raised $7 million for Give India's COVID-19 fund.

    With a fan base of 106 million on social media, Bollywood's king of romance Shah Rukh Khan (SRK), continued to rule over people's hearts and was a part of various initiatives. The World Economic Forum honoured him in 2018 for championing women's and children's rights.

    From actors such as Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, to singers Neha Kakkar and Shreya Ghoshal have also made it to the list. These Indian celebrities with millions of followers used the power of social media for various social causes and initiatives.

    The list also includes prominent South Korean K-Pop band BTS, one of the world's most successful musical groups ever, with over 33 million Instagram followers. 

    ​Other notable figures in the ratings include Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth; action star Donnie Yen; K-Pop girl band Blackpink and actor Lee Min-ho from South Korea; China's Kris Wu and Dilraba Dilmurat; and Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin among others.


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