What Indians Searched In 2014: Bing Popular Search Trends


We are now in the last month of the year and less than a month away from welcoming new year. December is generally the month when you will come across many articles and reports that sum up the whole year for you. Microsoft’s not-so-popular-yet search engine Bing has come up with their trending and most popular searches by Indians and here is the overview.

Note: Bing is not used by too many Indian – according to estimates less than 2 percent Indians use it. Also, I am not sure if many of the hot searches really reflect the reality. Many obvious names do not make it to the list, while some names are quite unexpected.

You see and decide for yourself!


Top Celebrities Based on Big Search

Ok, no surprises here – Sex wins….always.

Sunny Leone was the most searched celebrity by Indians on Bing. She beat likes of Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. If you have the oomph, Indians love you!!!

Top Celebrities in India

    • Most Notable misses in the list: No Shahrukh Khan?…how’s that possible?
    • Unexpected Names: Preity Zinta???? Who remembers her?

Most Popular Indian Politician

I don’t think anyone has any doubts about this – It obviously has to be Narendra Modi that too by a fair margin. Interestingly, Jayalalitha comes in as the second most popular politician! Current Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani wraps the top 3 most popular politicians.

Top Politician

  • Most Notable misses in the list: INC leader Rahul Gandhi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal
  • Unexpected Names: Rajiv Gandhi, Manmohan Singh

Top News of Year 2014

While one would have thought that Elections of 2014 was the most searched news, according to Bing Trends, ISIS has beaten the “Indian elections” news on Bing. Asian games  was the third most popular searched news. Mangalyaan and Xi Jinping’s India visit rounded off the top 5 newsmakers of 2014.

Top Indian News 2014

    • Most Notable misses in the list: Far too many to name.. See unexpected names below and you can come up with atleast 50 other popular news items of the year…
    • Unexpected Names: One Life is Not Enough…whats that?, Asian Games, National Sports Day, Pro Kabbadi League

Top Sportsperson

Come on even Saurav Ganguly will agree that this is not right. How can Sachin Tendulkar be less searched that Saurav Ganguly. But that’s what Bing shows..more people searched for latter than the former. Mary Kom was justifiably the third most popular athlete in India. Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal rounded off the top 5 searches.

Top Sportperson of 2014

    • Most Notable misses in the list: PV Sindhu, Sarita Devi, Sania Mirza, Sushil Kumar
    • Unexpected Names: Sunil Gavaskar, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan

Other Popular Searches

Rank Top Movies Top Music
1 Holiday Drama Queen
2 Kick Bang Bang
3 Jai Ho Ice Cream
4 Yaariyan Suno na Sangemarmar
5 Ek Villain Sunny Sunny
6 Highway ABCD
7 Gunday Hangover
8 Main Tera Hero Caller Tune
9 Singham Return Sawan Aaya hai
10 Queen Daawat E Ishq


Do you agree with these trending searches being popular…we don’t!

[Bing Trends]

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