We all crave for fame that can propel us to media limelight and establish our name in the society. While most of us are not able to achieve it, some are lucky enough to achieve it and that too by chance.

In this post, the team of Funniest Indian brings for you a list of 10 people who became famous due to strange reasons. Their fame was accidental but nevertheless, they went viral.


1- Ukrainian singer Natalie Dzenkiv

This beautiful lady was detained at the Turkey airport as the officials believed she was looking ‘too young’ in comparison to the age mentioned in her passport. She’s 41 but looks like 20.

2- Elle Johson

This hot US model was banned by Instagram for being too sexy.

With around 4,50,000 fans and followers on Instagram, Elle had become an overnight #instasensation but was later blocked by Instagram.

3- Mysterious lady in red(London Olympics)

Madhura K. Nagendra mysteriously appeared in ‘red and blue’ at the London Olympics, beside Sushil Kumar (flag bearer for the event). She was part of the dance cast for the opening ceremony but was not supposed to walk beside Sushil Kumar.

4- Karl Power

Karl Power is a prankster from Droylsden, Manchester, known for appearing uninvited at sporting events as an impostor.

He appeared in a photograph with Manchester United, before their Champions League game against Bayern Munich, in 2001.

He even managed to reach the podium at the 2002 British Grand Prix.

He walked onto bat for England vs Australia in 2001 only to be recognized when he removed his helmet.

He even played a game of tennis at Wimbledon’s Centre Court before Tim Henman’s match.

5- Bobak Ferdowsi

Bobak Ferdowsi’s unusual mohawk style was seen on NASA TV’s live broadcast of the August 6, 2012 landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars. His stylish was also acknowledged by President Obama.

6- The success kid

Sammy Griner’s mother posted his picture on Flickr in 2007 when he was just 11 years old. His picture went crazy viral on Internet and has been subject of numerous memes on social media.

7- Omar Borkan Al Gala

This Dubai based actor,photographer and poet was thrown out of Riyadh’s annual Janadriyah Festival by Saudi Arabain Police for being ‘ridiculously handsome’.

Though it was later revealed that he was booked for dancing inappropriately at a wedding, but he caught the eye of people and received instant fame.

8- The Chinese tank man

This unknown protester defied the Chinese government by standing in front of tanks as they tried to progress as part of the government’s crackdown on the Tianamen Square protests on 5th June, 1989.

9- Pakistan Chaiwala

Arshad Khan, a young hot ‘chai wala’ (tea seller) from Pakistan became an overnight Internet sensation when his photograph went viral. He is presently doing modelling assignments.

10- Jeremy Meeks

Jeremy first came to prominence in 2014 when his mugshot went viral after he was arrested in 2014 during a gang sweep called Operation Ceasefire in California. He is presently doing modelling assignments.