New Delhi: Search giant Google on Wednesday released a list of this year's top 10 trending personalities in India and surprisingly, Sonam Gupta -- the name synonymous with betrayal that ruled social media through the year, especially post-demonetisation -- made a surprise entry at No 3.
Sonam Gupta is at the third spot, right behind US President-elect Donald Trump and Olympic medallist PV Sindhu.
The fictitious name first appeared on a torn Rs 10 note in August this year and was back on a new Rs 2,000 note after demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, and went viral on various social media platforms with the tagline (written in Devanagari) "Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai (Sonam Gupta is unfaithful)".
Images of currency notes from various countries with the phrase made an appearance across Internet with many users also jumping into the buzz defending the mysterious Gupta.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar took the fourth spot, followed by actor Disha Patani who recently made her Bollywood debut in a biopic on Indian cricketing star MS Dhoni, at fifth place.
Indian female wrestler and Olympic champion Sakshi Malik also featured among the Top 10 trending personalities on Google.
Rio Olympic Games 2016 emerged as the top trending search query among Google users, followed by the augmented-reality (AR) game Pokemon Go.
Among top trending news events, Rio Olympics 2016 again topped the charts, followed by the US elections and Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) at the second and third spot, respectively.
The 7th Pay commission, demonetisation and the strategic surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control also generated a great deal of search curiosity among Indian users.
Actor Salman Khan's blockbuster film "Sultan" emerged as top trending movie, followed by Rajinikanth's blockbuster film "Kabali".
Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Udta Punjab", Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" and Ranbir, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma-starrer "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" also made it to the Top five list, Google said.
(With Agency inputs)