Wamiqa Gabbi ranks at No. 4 on IMDb’s Annual 10 Most Popular Celebrities List for 2023

Wamiqa Gabbi ranks next only to Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone on IMDb’s Top 10. Photo: Hardly Anonymous PR

Actress Wamiqa Gabbi has grabbed the fourth position on IMDb’s prestigious Annual 10 Most Popular Celebrities List for the year 2023, racing ahead of industry stalwarts such as Nayanthara, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar and Vijay Sethupathi. Wamiqa is the only fresh new face on the list that has industry legends and some of the most established names.

The talented actress has had an outstanding year, marked by the success of four massively popular projects that have firmly established her as one of the most sought-after new faces in the entertainment industry. Wamiqa has showcased her versatility, leaving audiences and critics alike calling her one of the most promising new talents that has made it big in 2023.

Notably, Wamiqa has emerged as a powerful force, trailing only behind the trio of Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone. Her meteoric rise in 2023 has solidified her status, with fans eagerly anticipating her every move.

“I am truly humbled and elated to find myself among the esteemed names on IMDb’s Annual 10 Most Popular Celebrities List for 2023. This journey has been nothing short of a dream, and the love and support from audiences around the world have been overwhelming. This year has been a whirlwind of opportunities and learning, and I am immensely grateful for the chance to collaborate with incredibly talented individuals and especially all my directors. To be ranked as the 4th most popular celebrity of the year is both an honor and a responsibility,” said an elated Wamiqa.

She added, “This is my debut on the IMDb Most Popular Indian Stars list, and I am delighted! The fact that IMDb represents the sentiment of the global audience makes this even more special for me. From Vishal Bhardwaj’s spy thriller Khufiya and detective drama Charlie Chopra & the Mystery of Solang Valley and Vikramaditya Motwane’s period drama Jubilee, to the heartwarming web series Modern Love Chennai, and as well as the Punjabi film Kali Jotta, I’ve had a busy year working across genres and languages, and it makes me happy and grateful that my fans have appreciated that. I look forward to working with the same dedication on my upcoming projects and returning the love showered upon me.”

Looking ahead to 2024, Wamiqa shows no signs of slowing down, gearing up for her next venture alongside Varun Dhawan in a film produced by Atlee. Additionally, she is set to star in Shiddat 2 and a major South Indian project titled Genie. With this promising lineup ahead, Wamiqa is poised to continue her ascent as one of the industry’s brightest new stars.

IMDb’s Most-Popular-Indian-Stars-of-2023. Photo; Weber-Shandwick

“The IMDb Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023 list reveals the Indian stars that generated the most fan excitement and engagement across the IMDb global audience this year,” said Yaminie Patodia, head of IMDb India. “Our unique year-end top 10 list is compiled based on the page views of hundreds of millions of fans globally who rely on IMDb to discover, decide what to watch, and learn more about their favorite stars.”

The IMDb Top 10 list for 2023 is as follows:

  1. Shah Rukh Khan
  2. Alia Bhatt
  3. Deepika Padukone
  4. Wamiqa Gabbi
  5. Nayanthara
  6. Tamannaah Bhatia
  7. Kareena Kapoor Khan
  8. Sobhita Dhulipala
  9. Akshay Kumar
  10. Vijay Sethupathi


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