Actor Nani in Manju
Actor Nani in ManjuTwitter

Actor Nani has joined the league of Telugu actors with over a million followers on Twitter. He is now more popular than Allu Arjun, Junior NTR and Pawan Kalyan on the social networking site.

Nani joined Twitter in February 2012 and has been quite active since then. He has posted 2,999 comments in four-and-half-years. He is following 40 people, including SS Rajamouli, Rajinikanth, Pawan Kalyan, Aamir Khan, Gautam Menon, Amitabh Bachchan and AR Rahman.

On surpassing the million mark on Tuesday, Nani took to his account to share his excitement and thank all his followers. The actor tweeted: "I am a MILLIONAIRE now :) Thank you my Twitter family. Love, Nani."

Pawan Kalyan joined Twitter in August 2014 and has posted 90 comments in over two years. He is not following anyone and has 0.961 million followers. Allu Arjun joined Twitter in April 2015 and has posted 166 comments so far. He is only following Narendra Modi and has 0.915 million followers.

Junior NTR joined Twitter in September 2009 and has posted 230 comments in the last seven years. He is following only one person - SS Rajamouli and has got 0.648 followers.

Nani has become more popular on Twitter than Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun and Junior NTR. He is the 13th Telugu celeb to have over a million followers on the social networking website. Here is a graph of popularity and table detailing the top 25 Telugu celebs with Twitter followers.

Rank Celeb Followers in Million Date of Joining
 1 Shruti Haasan  4.16 April 2009
 2 Trisha Krishnan 2.83  July 2009
 3 Samantha 2.78  February 2012
 4 Mahesh Babu 2.45  April 2010
 5 Siddharth 2.32  July 2009
 6 SS Rajamouli 2.25  April 2010
 7 Rana Daggubati  1.98 February 2010
 8 Prakash Raj 1.34  May 2010 
 9 Devi Sri Prasad 1.29  January 2010 
 10 Taapsee Pannu  1.29  April 2010
 11 Puri Jagannath 1.18  November 2010
 12 Tamannaah Bhatia 1.11  December 2013
 13 Nani 1.00 February 2012
 14 Pawan Kalyan  0.961  August 2014
 15 Nithin 0.918  April 2010 
 16 Allu Arjun  0.915  April 2015 
 17 Lakshmi Manchu  0.831 April 2008 
 18 Akhil Akkineni  0.801 May 2010 
 19 Amala Paul  0.776  November 2011
 20 Ram Pothineni 0.681 May 2010 
 21 Junior NTR 0.648 September 2009
 22 Rakul Preet Singh  0.558  February 2010 
 23 Manchu Manoj  0.549  December 2011 
 24 Vennela Kishore  0.536  May 2010 
 25 Vishnu Manchu 0.502 December 2013 

 

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