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GOQii, one of the leading Smart Preventive Healthcare Company in India today released the list of India’s Top 30 Health and Fitness Influencers, which includes healthcare professionals, celebrities, chefs, fitness bloggers and the Prime Minister of India. Mr Narendra Modi has been named as the No. 1 fitness influencer in India followed by Baba Ramdev and actor Akshay Kumar. GOQii had earlier released the GOQii India fit report that found in an unaided survey that 75% respondents named Baba Ramdev and Akshay Kumar as someone they would trust for health advice. The team undertook further surveys and research, to reveal other influencers whom people look up to when it comes about health and fitness.



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Methodology
This list aims to highlight people who have the greatest impact and reach in health and wellness. GOQii does not necessarily endorse the people in the list personally. The top 30 health and fitness influencers have been derived from the list of 100 names that the GOQii staffers, players and ambassadors nominated. A scoring system was created based on the following categories: Followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube; Number of Google news mentions; And an estimate of how much each person's career focuses on fitness and health.

This data was collected primarily throughout the month of January and February 2018. The following names have emerged as influencers who have truly created a stir in the health and fitness space.

NARENDRA MODI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most admired personalities globally. While he has been mocked time

BABA RAMDEV

Born as Ramdev to parents who were farmers in a small village in Haryana. He became popular and a populist

AKSHAY KUMAR

He is probably one of the healthiest and fittest superstars of Bollywood. His mantra is ‘health matters the most.’

DEEPIKA PADUKONE

Deepika Padukone, the long legged beauty is one of the leading ladies of Bollywood today.

VIRAT KOHLI

Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli is an inspiration for everyone when it comes to fitness.

SHILPA SHETTY

Bollywood diva, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, follows a thorough healthy living practice be it yoga, healthy eating or workout.

P V SINDHU

Ace shuttler P V Sindhu, who picked up the sport when she was seven years old, became the first Indian woman to win

SANJEEV KAPOOR

He is a chef who knows the alpha and omega for cooking and someone who has cooking tricks and tips

MILIND SOMAN

This 52 year old model, actor, TV host can give any guy half his age a complex

BIPASHA BASU

Hard work and discipline are the secrets behind this former model and Bollywood

VIKAS KHANNA

Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna is an internationally acclaimed Indian chef

MADHURI DIXIT

She is still the dhak-dhak girl of Bollywood and an epitome of beauty

MANDIRA BEDI

She is instrumental for getting a lot of women inspired by her and also interested in Cricket

RUTUJA DIWEKAR

A nutrition and exercise science expert, Rujuta Diwekar is a vocal champion of using our common sense

RAJIV MAKHNI

Former model, tech Guru hosting multiple TV shows on technology including Gadget Guru and Cell Guru

LUKE COUTINHO

Apart from being a published author of the globally acclaimed book, ‘The Great Indian Diet ‘(with Shilpa Shetty)

DR.DEVI SHETTY

Few if any health-care entities on earth can match the economic and humanitarian achievements

DR.NARESH TREHAN

Dr. Naresh Trehan is one of the most celebrated cardiovascular surgeons in India, being phenomenal

N CHANDRASEKARAN

Natarajan Chandrasekaran (53) is Chairman of the board of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter

POOJA MAKHIJA

Nutritionist to stars likez Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Sushmita Sen

YASMIN KARACHIWALA

Yasmin Karachiwala is the fitness guru Bollywood swears by. From Katrina Kaif to Deepika Padukone

ANANT AMBANI

Anant Ambani, the scion of Mukesh Ambani Empire, created a lot of buzz for losing an immaculate amount of weight.

RANVEER ALLAHBADIA

From being a fat boy where his life was full of ‘One more beer’ and ‘one more cheesecake’, no clear goal and more

VISHAL GONDAL

At a time when teens are still confused about what they want to do or pursue in life he started his entrepreneurial

MJ D P SINGH

‘You need legs for running, but for long distance you need your mind’ believes Major Devender Pal Singh

RAJVARDHAN SINGH RATHORE

Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, is the first sportsman to be the sport

DR.MUFFI LAKDAWALA

India's leading Bariatric Surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala has worked with countless people people helping them

SANIA MIRZA

Tennis sensation Sania Mirza is one of the most renowned sports person and fitness icons and has been an inspiration

DIVYANSHU GANATRA

He lost his sight to Glucoma when he was just 19 but, that did not deter him from living his life.

KUNTAL JOISHER

Kuntal Joisher, a software engineer by profession stood on top of the world (Mt Everest) as the first Vegan.

Download Previous Reports:
India Fit Report 2016 | India Fit Report 2017