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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan’s Instagram Reels videos show him unabashedly at the core of some very entertaining action with his teammates during the 2020 IPL season in Dubai

Social Media Star of the Week: Shikhar Dhawan

By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:42 PM IST
The cricketer wins this week because of the sheer ease with which he has taken to the Instagram feature even those half his age struggle with: Reels!
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Chef Bani Nanda’s post celebrates her chief electrician, Om Prakash, who respects her and her work
Chef Bani Nanda’s post celebrates her chief electrician, Om Prakash, who respects her and her work

Social Media Star of the Week: Chef Bani Nanda

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The chef-owner whose post highlights the casual sexism females in the business face
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Actor Saloni Chopra called out misogyny on social media on International Men’s Day with her post
Actor Saloni Chopra called out misogyny on social media on International Men’s Day with her post

Social Media Star of the Week: Saloni Chopra

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:36 PM IST
On International Men’s Day, the actor found a unique way of calling out misogyny
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Yajat Dhingra is a student, model and content creator; (Inset) A screenshot of the emotionally-charged video he put out recently
Yajat Dhingra is a student, model and content creator; (Inset) A screenshot of the emotionally-charged video he put out recently

Social Media Star of The Week: Yajat Dhingra

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:59 AM IST
This 19-year-old from Gurugram fought embarrassment and anxiety to go public with a disturbing personal incident, and became an inspiration
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The independent social media journalist’s calm, composed, yet firm request to a politician to not address her as ‘dear’ during a live interview makes her HT Brunch’s Social Media Star of the Week
The independent social media journalist’s calm, composed, yet firm request to a politician to not address her as ‘dear’ during a live interview makes her HT Brunch’s Social Media Star of the Week

Social media star of the week: Faye D’Souza

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:19 AM IST
The independent Instagram journalist wins this week for politely but firmly telling an interviewee, “Sir, please don’t call me ‘dear’!”
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Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump
Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump

Social Media Star of the Week: Mayur ‘Vivkamunand Mix’ Jumani

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Meet the 28-year-old creator of the Donald Trup mash-up who has many more humorous songs to his credit
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Saransh Goila’s videos with his mother cooking Sindhi food are a huge hit on social media
Saransh Goila’s videos with his mother cooking Sindhi food are a huge hit on social media

Social media star of the week: Saransh Goila

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Instagram’s #SadakChef famous for his Butter Chicken now has a new focus: his love for his mother and Sindhi food!
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Elizabeth Keyton, is an English language teacher from Georgia, USA
Elizabeth Keyton, is an English language teacher from Georgia, USA

Social media star of the week: Eli Kutty

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:08 AM IST
Meet Elizabeth Keyton, the American teacher who’s been learning (and, invariably teaching) Malayalam on Instagram
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Vishesh Khanna with his wife Priyanka Thakur and daughters Samaira Khanna, 8, and Mahira Khanna, 4
Vishesh Khanna with his wife Priyanka Thakur and daughters Samaira Khanna, 8, and Mahira Khanna, 4

Social Media Star of the week: Vishesh Khanna

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:41 AM IST
This week’s award goes to a corporate cricketer whose fun sporting tricks made his following rise from 600 to 20k!
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(From left) The servers in Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar; Bundoo Khan, Global Village in Dubai and Kwality Restaurant, Delhi
(From left) The servers in Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar; Bundoo Khan, Global Village in Dubai and Kwality Restaurant, Delhi

Social media star of the week: Mister Tikku

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Meet the jovial Sardar who photographs the real soul of a restaurant: waiters, not the food
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Vasudha Rai announced that she would invest in beauty products with her own money to be able to review them more seriously
Vasudha Rai announced that she would invest in beauty products with her own money to be able to review them more seriously

Social Media Star: Vasudha Rai

By Aishwarya Subramanyam | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:15 AM IST
The award goes to this beauty influencer, who announced she wouldn’t accept “freebies” to be able to review products impartially
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Twenty three-year-old Saurav Kishan is a final year MBBS student in China and started uploading YouTube covers of Mohd Rafi songs during the lockdown
Twenty three-year-old Saurav Kishan is a final year MBBS student in China and started uploading YouTube covers of Mohd Rafi songs during the lockdown

Social Media Star: Meet Saurav Kishan, the YouTube cover singer of Mohd Rafi songs

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Our weekly award to the 23-year-old whose songs have made the internet fall in love with his voice.
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Karl with his Haryanvi wife, Manisha Malik, and her nephew
Karl with his Haryanvi wife, Manisha Malik, and her nephew

Social media star: Meet Karl Rock, the Kiwi YouTuber who was praised by the Delhi Chief Minister

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:42 AM IST
Our weekly award goes to the 35-year-old whose noble act has won hearts and praises online. Read to know why!
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Bhuvan Bam is one of the first generation youtube stars in India and probably the fastest rising who has got 12 million followers on youtube in just four years! (Jacket, Unit by Rajat Suri; trousers, Brooks Brothers; shirt, Zara; shoes Hush Puppies; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain ; Styling by Avneet Chadha; Location courtesy: The Leela Palace, New Delhi)(Avneet Chadha)
Bhuvan Bam is one of the first generation youtube stars in India and probably the fastest rising who has got 12 million followers on youtube in just four years! (Jacket, Unit by Rajat Suri; trousers, Brooks Brothers; shirt, Zara; shoes Hush Puppies; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain ; Styling by Avneet Chadha; Location courtesy: The Leela Palace, New Delhi)(Avneet Chadha)

Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 05:18 PM IST
India’s first legit youtube star began his journey as a restaurant singer. Four years later, he is hobnobbing with Bollywood’s best . How did he do it? The 25-year old reveals a few secrets behind his success.
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