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Rising Stars: Top 10 Instagram Reel Creators Who Transitioned from TikTok to Shine


In 2020, India’s digital landscape witnessed a seismic shift when the government imposed a ban on TikTok, leaving a void that countless content creators were eager to fill. Among the most notable platforms to step into the spotlight was Instagram, with its feature known as “Reels.” This new avenue provided a canvas for creative minds to express themselves, and many TikTok creators swiftly migrated to Instagram to continue their journey. Here, we celebrate the top 10 Instagram Reel creators who not only adapted but also thrived in this transition, leaving an indelible mark on the social media scene.

Jannat Zubair Rahmani: The Multifaceted Star

Jannat Zubair Rahmani, a renowned Indian influencer, established herself as a top Instagrammer, creator, and actress. Her journey began with the TV show ‘Dill Mill Gayye,’ and she soared to fame with the lead role in ‘Phulwa,’ winning accolades like the “Indian Telly Award” and “Boroplus Gold Award.”

Anushka Sen: Actor and Instagram Dynamo

Anushka Sen, an actor and Indian Instagram influencer transitioned seamlessly from her debut in ‘Yahan Mai Ghar Ghar Kheli’ to notable roles in ‘Devon ke Dev…Mahadev’ and ‘Baal Veer.’ She also graced the big screen with movies like ‘Crazy Cukkad Family’ and ‘Lihaaf: The Quilt.’

Avneet Kaur: The Multi-Talented Sensation

Avneet Kaur, a standout actor and one of India’s top Instagrammers, launched her journey with ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters.’ She then dazzled in various TV shows like ‘Mardaani 2’ and ‘Luv Ki Arrange Marriage,’ all while captivating audiences with her Instagram presence.

Faisal Shaikh: The Evolving Actor

Faisal Shaikh, among the highest-paid Indian Instagram influencers, rose to prominence with his lip-sync videos on TikTok. This public figure’s popularity transcended platforms, making him a top Instagrammer and an evolving actor.

Sayyed Arishfa Khan: Acting and Influence Blend

Sayyed Arishfa Khan, an actor by heart, portrayed various roles in TV serials such as ‘Chhal- Sehh Aur Maat’ and ‘Jeannie and Juju.’ As one of India’s top Instagram influencers, she ventured into entrepreneurship with her makeup brand, Mishey Me Cosmetics.

Awez Darbar: The Dance Dynamo

Awez Darbar, a multifaceted talent and content creator, dazzled his followers with dance, travel, and entertainment. With featured music videos and collaborations with brands like Amazon Fashion India, he etched his name among the top Instagram influencers.

Riyaz Aly: From TikTok to Instagram Stardom

Riyaz Aly, a name synonymous with trends, brought his charisma from TikTok to Instagram. His success story continued as he swiftly became one of India’s top Instagrammers, with millions of followers and remarkable engagement rates.

Bhuvan Bam: The Epitome of Versatility

Bhuvan Bam, an influencer with a massive YouTube following, conquered Instagram with his comedic brilliance. His multi-faceted talents span comedy, singing, and acting, making him a top Indian influencer across platforms.

Garima Chaurasia: From TikTok to Instagram Fashionista

Garima Chaurasia effortlessly transitioned from TikTok fame to Instagram, captivating her audience with her fashion-forward content and uplifting messages.

Siddharth Nigam: The Youthful Entertainer

Siddharth Nigam, known for his acting prowess from his childhood roles, continued to enthral his fans on Instagram Reels with his lively aerobics, dance, and fitness routines.


The transition from TikTok to Instagram Reels has unveiled a new chapter for these creators. They have shown remarkable adaptability, not just surviving the change but flourishing in it. Their creativity, resilience, and authenticity have not only carved a niche in the world of short-form video content but have also cemented their position as the driving force behind India’s vibrant social media landscape.

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