Social media has turned into a platform that gives fans a chance to connect with their favourite celebrities directly - which also offers insight into the artist's lifestyle, personal interests and family bonding. These are the top five Kollywood actresses who have the most number of Instagram followers in recent times:

1. Priyanka Chopra - 80.3 Million Followers

Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra who made her movie debut alongside Thalapathy Vijay in 'Tamizhan' is one of the celebrities who has the most number of followers on Instagram. The actress started her career in Kollywood and Bollywood, and now focuses on Hollywood movies. Priyanka, who married musician Nick Jonas has a staggering 80.3 million followers on Instagram.

2. Samantha Ruth Prabhu - 24.1 Million Followers

Actress Samantha needs no introduction, as the actress has a huge fan base in South India. Samantha, who predominantly works in Kollywood and Tollywood movies is making her Bollywood and Hollywood debut soon. The actress who's at the peak of her career, has 24.1 million followers on Instagram.

3. Kajal Aggarwal - 23.1 Million Followers

Leading actress Kajal Aggarwal loves sharing her photoshoot images on Instagram. The actress who started focusing on her family life, also updates the latest clicks of her husband and newborn child on-and-off. Kajal, who predominantly works in South Indian movies has 23.1 million followers on her Instagram handle.

4. Pooja Hegde - 20.7 Million Followers

Actress Pooja Hedge made her cinema debut along side Jiiva in 'Mugamudi' in 2012. The actress later focused her career in Tollywood and Bollywood movies before making a comeback in Tamil film industry via Thalapathy Vijay's 'Beast'. The actress has 20.7 million followers on her Instagram.

5. Shruthi Haasan - 20.3 Million Followers

Shruthi Haasan is among the very few actresses who interact with her fans often on social media. Besides communicating with her fans, the actress also takes the avatar of 'Annoying Aunty' using a video filter - with a distorted face, squeaky voice, and a super fun personality. Shruthi Haasan who hails from a family of stars has 20.3 million Instagram followers to-date.