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Prabhas tops UK newspaper’s 2021 South Asian celebrity list, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan find place too

Baahubali star Prabhas has been named the primary South Asian celeb on the planet for 2021 by the UK-based Jap Eye weekly newspaper.

The 42-year-old actor, identified for Telugu blockbusters Bujjigadu, Billa, Darling and two Baahubali films, was chosen for his means to attract consideration to regional language movies in India for the annual 50 Asian Celebrities In The World listing, to be printed on Friday in Jap Eye.

Prabhas ranked forward of many world stars from the world of movie, tv, literature, music and social media and stood out for altering the face of the world’s largest movie business.

“Prabhas has drawn consideration to regional language movies in India in a means not seen earlier than. He has proven that Bollywood is not the boss and impressed everybody to launch Indian films in a number of languages concurrently,” mentioned Asjad Nazir, Jap Eye leisure editor who compiled the listing.

The star is now centered on forthcoming movies Radhe Shyam, Adipurush, Salaar and Spirit.

Prabhas’ Radhe Shyam, which additionally options Pooja Hegde, is about to launch in India on January 14, 2022.

The highest 50 listing celebrating South Asian stars who shone the brightest in 2021 relies on those that did unbelievable work, made a optimistic influence, broke boundaries, shattered glass ceilings, generated fan consideration or have been simply inspiring in their very own distinctive means.

There was additionally large public enter as numerous posts have been generated by social media customers nominating their favorite.

British Pakistani actor and musician Riz Ahmed got here in second for his path-breaking work in Hollywood, which included turning into the primary Muslim to get an Oscar nomination for Greatest Actor in Sound of Metallic, talking up towards Islamophobia and being a driving pressure for fairer illustration.

Third-placed Priyanka Chopra was as soon as among the many most well-known Indian ladies on the planet and her 2021 work included The White Tiger and upcoming Hollywood tentpole The Matrix Resurrections.

Indian-American Mindy Kaling took the fourth spot. As one of many greatest South Asian energy gamers in Hollywood, Kaling has developed a number of initiatives and stays a powerful position mannequin for “working moms”, the newspaper mentioned.

The best positioned singer is Shreya Ghoshal (fifth), who delivered extra hit songs in a number of languages than anybody else, and that too in a 12 months she had her first youngster, it added.

Pakistan-born American actor Kumail Nanjiani is in sixth place for taking part in superhero Kingo in Marvel blockbuster The Eternals, whereas Pakistani actor Sajal Aly is at seventh, adopted by British-Indian pop famous person Charli XCX (eighth), British actor Dev Patel (ninth) and Shehnaaz Gill (10).

The oldest star on the listing is 79-year-old Amitabh Bachchan (No. 32) and the youngest is 18-year-old actress Sumbul Touqeer Khan (No. 16), for her title position in hit serial Imlie.

Another spotlight celebrities within the 2021 listing embrace Diljit Dosanjh (11), Lilly Singh (12), Taapsee Pannu (14), Vijay (15), Rubina Dilaik (17) and Akshay Kumar (18).

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