Jacqueline Fernandez
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Jacqueline Fernandez has hit a new milestone by crossing 20 million followers on Instagram. She has beaten Anushka Sharma to land in the fifth rank in top 20 popular Bollywood actresses on the Facebook-owned social media platform.

Jacqueline Fernandez is currently riding high on the success of her latest blockbuster Race 3 and the Dabangg tour. The actress is on a winning spree with her brands and performances, as she has crossed 20 million followers on Instagram and emerged as one of the fastest growing celebrities on social media.

The Race 3 actress is one of the most active celebrities on Instagram. Jacqueline Fernandez often treats her followers to sneak peeks into her glamorous life, posting pictures, videos and stories and actively engages with her fans and followers by going live on Instagram. She is rapidly growing on social networking platform.

The race for the top spot of the most followed B-town diva is between Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, with the latter in the lead at the time of publishing this article.

Jacqueline Fernandez uses the platform to interact with her fans and share tidbits from her life connecting with her fans and followers better. From posting behind the scenes pictures from the sets of movies and live performances to giving a peek into her family vacations, the actress is growing into Bollywood's social media queen.

Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma was beaten by Jacqueline Fernandez to secure a spot in the top 5 most followed Bollywood actresses on Instagram.STR/AFP/Getty Images

Jacqueline Fernandez has beaten actress Anushka Sharma, who was previously in the top five most sought-after Bollywood starlets with 18.40 million followers on Instagram.

Off late, Instagram is emerging as the means to measure the popularity of celebrities and social media influencers. Many Bollywood stars are vying to clinch the top position in the Instagram followers ranking list.

Here is the list of top 20 popular Bollywood actresses on Instagram rated based on the number of followers (in millions).

Rank Actress Followers
1 Priyanka Chopra 25.40 mn
2 Deepika Padukone 25.30 mn
3 Alia Bhatt 22.80 mn
4 Shraddha Kapoor 22.00 mn
5 Jacqueline Fernandez 20.00 mn
6 Anushka Sharma 18.40 mn
7 Parineeti Chopra 14.40 mn
Sonam Kapoor 13.70 mn
Sunny Leone 13.70 mn
9 Katrina Kaif 12.50 mn
10 Disha Patani 12.20 mn
11 Kriti Sanon 12.10 mn
12 Sonakshi Sinha 10.70 mn
13 Madhuri Dixit 9.00 mn
14 Ileana D'Cruz 8.50 mn
15 Kajal Aggarwal 7.80 mn
16  Yami Gautam 7.70 mn
Shruti Haasan 7.70 mn
17 Nargis Fakhri 6.40 mn
18 Tamannaah Bhatia 6.10 mn
19 Malaika Arora 5.80 mn
20 Bipasha Basu 5.70 mn