Recapture 2018: Most Viral Personalities of 2018

viral stories of 2018

As the year 2018 comes to end, we have compiled the list of some of the people who broke the internet this year. From the famous Priya Prakash Varrier wink on Valentine’s day ’18  to the Indian dancing uncle, or “hello friends chai peelo”. Here is the list of most talked about individuals on social media in 2018

viral stories of 2018

#1 Priya Prakash Varrier

Priya Varrier

You must be living under a rock if you don’t know 19-year-old Priya Prakash Varrier who became so popular with her on wink that she even dethroned Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched personality this year. The upcoming Malayalam film actor who will be making her debut in the film ‘Oru Adaar Love’. became a viral sensation with just one small clip from the movie released during Valentine’s Day 2018.

#2 Hello Friends “Chai Peelo”

Social media is a weirdly interesting place to be in right now. A woman named called Somvati Mahawar said “Hello Fraandz, Chai Pilo…Garam Hai” in a video and she become viral sensation of the country.

#3 Hima Das


The 18-year-old Indian runner won a gold medal for us at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletic Championships and she was the first Indian woman to do it. The whole country went on to social media and made her the talk of the town. Hima Das might be the first well-deserved name in the list who received this sudden attention from social media.

#4 Radhika Apte

With Lust Stories, Sacred Games and Ghoul, Radhika Apte is all over Netflix. Her constant presence in shows on Netflix became the talking on social media. Not only people shared hilarious memes but Netflix also started trolling everyone who made fun of Radhika for being ‘Omnipresent’. “Whatever the role, Radhika apt hai.”

#5 The Dancing Uncle

Mr Srivastava, who is 46 years old, said he has “no idea” how the video of him and his wife dancing went viral. The social media crowned him with the hashtag #dancinguncle – which started trending on all over the country. His video went so viral that even Bollywood actor Govinda said: “loves his moves”. After his video went viral Mr Srivastava also featured on various TV shows

Here is the tweet by actor Arjun Kapoor:

#6 Rakhi Sawant

rakhi sawant

It has become impossible now to keep Rakhi Sawant out of the news. She owned the social media for most of the Second half of the year. From challenging a wrestler to a dance-off and getting knocked out instead to announcing her wedding to ‘King of cringe’ Deepak Kalal, Rakhi Sawant won the internet by doing things that most of us can’t even dare to imagine.

#7 Tanushree Datta


Actress Tanushree Dutta’s story led to the #MeToo movement to pick up the pace in India and opened the doors to a fresh set of debate sessions. After she accused actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’, many women found power and courage to come forward and share their harrowing experiences of sexual abuse by the men in power.

#8 That Zomato delivery guy

A video of a Zomato delivery executive consuming some of the food meant for delivery to a user is making rounds on the internet. The video went viral on the social media since its first upload and After watching the video some people reacted angrily on social media and raised the trust issue regarding food delivery.

#9 Anushka Sharma


Apart from her amazing run in the movies, Anushka Sharma became a viral sensation this year when memes on her movie Sui Dhaga became popular on social media. Anushka played a small town married woman in the movie and her expression gave enough opportunities to social media users to convert her into meme.

#10 Daisy Shah

“Our Business is Our Business, None of your Business ” is probably the dialogue of the year and Daisy Shah became the beneficiary of that. This dialogue of Daisy from movie Race3 shook the internet. The endless trail of memes erupted the internet as soon as the first trailer was launched.




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