The list of 20 men and 20 women has come out which showcases the world’s most admired celebrities of 2018. YouGov has compiled an annual study which expanded to cover the views of people in 35 countries and YouGov interviewed 37,000 people to compile the list. Entertainers have topped the female top 20 list, with 14 of the most admired women being the actress, singers or TV presenters for their notable humanitarian work. Out of the list of 20 top men, two are Indian— Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan — and out of the list of 20 top women, three are Indian actress—Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, and Deepika Padukone.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked at number eight with 3.9 per cent admiration score, just after the influential Dalai Lama. Actor Amitabh Bachchan who has been a constant lister in the World’s most admired list ranked on number nine with 3.1 per cent admiration score. On the top 20 women’s list, Aishwarya Rai was ranked at number 11 with 2.8 per cent admiration score. On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra was ranked just below Aishwarya Rai at number 12 with the same 2.8 per cent admiration score and Deepika Padukone with 2.8 per cent admiration score stood at number 13.

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is working towards scamless country has achieved projects such as ‘Make in India’ which facilitate and boost research and development which ensures the creation of skill-based jobs by establishing industrial sector. Another project which was launched on 2 October 2014, raises the act of hygiene and civic sense. Jan Dhan Yojana project opened over 15 crore accounts in one year. Indian tourism also got a push with the introduction of visa-on-arrival-service.

Amitabh Bachchan

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Actor Amitabh Bachchan is a legendary actor who has given Indian cinema films such as ‘Deewar’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Anand’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Piku’ and much more. The megastar has been awarded many titles and is regarded as one of the greatest and influential personalities in the Bollywood industry. He is known for doing various types of roles from angry young man to a romantic partner to an annoying father.

Aishwarya Rai


Former Miss India Aishwarya Rai has been known in the industry for her beauty and charm. Aishwarya Rai has done work in several International films such as Pink Panther 2, Bollywood is Alpenrausch, Bride and Prejudice and much more. She is known for her role Devdas and Jodha Akbar. She is also the constant attendees at Cannes Film Festival.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra has done a commendable job in the movie ‘Barfi’, ‘Fashion’ and much more Bollywood films. Nowadays we see her engrossed in Hollywood with her series ‘Quantico’. She was also seen launching her worldwide music career by collaborating with international rapper Pitbull. Quantico star was also seen in the movie ‘Baywatch’.

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone is known for her charms and bold avatars. She is also one of the actors, who is into women-centric strong roles in the movie such as ‘Padmavat’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Ram-Leela’and much more. Padukone made her international with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage alongside Vin Diesel.

World's Most Admired 2018-01

On the Global front, Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie are ranked the world’s most admired people in the world followed by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and the third position is secured by Jackie Chan and Oprah Winfrey. Other notable people featured in the world’s most admired people include Elon Musk, Emma Watson, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, Theresa May, Madonna and many more.