If you head over to Google Trends – that shows how often a particular search-term is used – the Mountain View-based company has compiled for you lists broken down into categories – globally as well as country wise breakdown – that tell you what the world was searching for in 2016.

Google’s list of top 10 most searched personalities in India includes Donald Trump, Olympians PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar, and a surprise entrant ie Sonam Gupta.

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It’s been an eventful year, one that had so much going on each day that the Netizens had no dearth of topics to discuss, share and comment on.

So, here’s a list of ‘year in search 2016’, segregated into categories. We have listed the topics and people that mattered India 2016. Read top 10 trending searches, news events, people, movies, mobile devices and female and male actors on Google.

Top 10 Trending Searches In India

  • Olympic Games Rio 2016
  • Pokemon Go
  • Euro 2016
  • Sultan
  • Kabali
  • iPhone 7
  • IPL 2016
  • Donald Trump
  • Udta Punjab
  • P V Sindhu

Top 10 Trending News Events In India

  • Rio Olympics 2016
  • US Elections
  • Brexit
  • 7th Pay Commission
  • Auto Expo 2016
  • Oscars 2016
  • Demonetisation
  • Surgical Strike
  • Zika Virus
  • BRICS Summit

Also Read: Google’s most searched movies of 2016

Top 10 Trending People In India

  • Donald Trump
  • P V Sindhu
  • Sonam Gupta
  • Dipa Karmakar
  • Disha Patani
  • Urvashi Rautela
  • Vijay Mallya
  • Pooja Hegde
  • Sakshi Malik
  • Arnab Goswami

Top 10 Trending Movies In India

  • Sultan
  • Kabali
  • Udta Punjab
  • Airlift
  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Sanam Re
  • Sairat
  • Rustom
  • Housefull 3
  • Mohenjo Daro

Top 10 Trending Mobile Devices In India

  • Freedom 251
  • iPhone 7
  • Redmi note 3
  • Lenovo k4 Note
  • Samsung j7
  • Moto G4
  • One plus 3
  • iPhone SE
  • Google Pixel
  • Lenovo k5 note

Top 10 Trending Bollywood Actor (Male) In India

  • Sushant Singh Rajput
  • Kabir Bedi
  • Harshvardhan Kapoor
  • Pulkit Samrat
  • Salman Khan
  • Arshad Warsi
  • Suraj Pancholi
  • Anupam Kher
  • Ranveer Singh
  • Vicky Kaushal

Top 10 Trending Bollywood Actor (Female) In India

  • Disha Patani
  • Urvashi Rautela
  • Pooja Hegde
  • Mandana Karimi
  • Urmila Matondkar
  • Nimrat Kaur
  • Vaani Kapoor
  • Nora Fatehi
  • Kiara Advani
  • Saiyami Kher