• Indian of the Year LeaderboardIndian of the Year/Facebook
  • P VijayanIndian of the year/Facebook
  • K Chandrasekhar RaoIndian of the year/Facebook

Popular news channel CNN-IBN will give away 'Indian of the Year' award to the most-popular newsmaker of the country for his/her notable contribution to the society.

The channel has nominated many important personalities from various fields like entertainment, politics, business, sports and society in general. Noted personalities like K Chandrashekar Rao, P Vijayan, Sania Mirza, Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut and others have found a spot in the 'Indian of the Year' nominee list. 

Social media users have been asked to post their statuses with the respective hashtags of the nominees.

Kerala Armed Police battalion DIG P Vijayan IPS has been ranked top among the contestants with maximum supporters who have been posting their status message on Facebook with the hashtag #iotyPVijayan.

Vijayan was the brain behind the Student Police Cadet Project and has initiated several innovative schemes to promote education among poor children.

Voting ended on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Check-out the nominee list below:


For delivering super-hit film "Kick" and grossing more than Rs. 230 crore, superstar Salman Khan has been named in the list. Support the actor with #iotySalmanKhan

To support "Queen" star Kangana Ranaut use #‎iotyKanganaRanaut

To support Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan use #‎iotySRKFarah‬

To support "Satyamev Jayate" host Aamir Khan use #‎iotyAamirKhan‬


Support Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao at #‎iotyKCRao

To support Naveen Patnaik for handling the administration during Cyclone Phailin that hit Odisha use #‎iotyNaveenPatnaik

To support Mamata Banerjee use #‎iotyMamataBanerjee‬

Support Amit Shah with #‎iotyAmitShah‬

To support Bharatiya Janata Party's Arun Jaitley use #‎iotyArunJaitley‬


To support Azim Premji for helping the underprivileged by giving away billions of dollars, use #‎iotyAzimPremji‬

Aviation giants, founders of IndiGo airlines -- Aditya Ghosh and Rahul Bhatia are amongst the nominees of Indian of the Year 2014.

To support Vishal Sikka ‪use #‎iotyVishalSikka‬

To support Satya Nadella use #‎iotySatyaNadella‬

To support product Chief of Google Sundar Pichai use hashtag #‎iotySundarPichai‬

To support Pawan Munjal use #‎iotyPawanMunjal‬

To support MD & CEO of Tata Consultancy Services  N. Chandrasekaran use hashtag ‪#‎iotyNChandrasekaran‬

To support Aditya Puri for building HDFC Bank from scratch use #‎iotyAdityaPuri‬

To support Chanda Kochhar use #‎iotyChandaKochhar‬


To support Harin Thaker for providing mid-day meals to over 1.4 million school children in India every day use ‪#‎iotyHarinThaker‬

To support America's youngest Surgeon General Vivek Murthy use ‪#‎iotyVivekMurthy‬

To support Chetan Bhagat for his literary contributions, use ‪#‎iotyChetanBhagat‬

To support Tongam Rina for her journalistic contributions use the hashtag #‎iotyTongamRina


To support Padma Shri freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt  use ‪#‎iotyYogeshwarDutt‬

To support the only Indian to win back-to-back World Badminton Championship medals P V Sindhu use #‎iotyPVSindhu‬

To support Tennis player Sania Mirza use #‎iotySaniaMirza‬

To support Billiards champion Pankaj Advani use #‎iotyPankajAdvani‬