Since the beginning of time, India has been obsessed with fair skin and movies and TV haven’t really helped with their ‘gori gori ladki’ and Fair And Lovely obsession. With tons of mainstream actors and actresses going in for skin lightening treatments and photoshopping their faces to look fair (Read: Deepika Padukone for Garnier), the masses have no choice but to follow the ‘Fair is lovely’ principle.
Being a mainstream celebrity in a country that’s fairness-obsessed is NOT easy at all and most of them succumb to the pressure and fall prey to the “fairness-fever” by going undergoing surgeries- be it using brushes or knives. But there are others who are extremely proud of their own skin and very confident of with their dusky hues. Such people aren’t celebrated enough, which is why we’ve compiled a list of actresses who have proved that dusky women are as gorgeous as fair-skinned women!
Priyanka admits having used skin lightening creams and being very conscious of her skin colour as a teen. It was in her early twenties that she did an ad for a fairness cream that helped her realised how blessed she is to have dusky skin and she should love herself the way she is!
The bold and beautiful Lisa is a major inspiration for all the dusky beauties out there! Her recent pictures about body positivity broke the internet and she proved she’s a downright diva!
With her beautiful dusky skin, Konkona Sen is definitely someone who broke out of the barriers of the anorexic, fair-skinned look which was once a fad in the film industry.
She isn’t ‘perfectly fair’ like her contemporaries Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor, but Chitrangada is extremely proud of her skin tone and believes all women, no matter what colour or size, are beautiful.
Sushmita proved dusky is beautiful the day she won the Miss Universe title and there has been no looking back! Sushmita is the perfect example of a beautiful, confident woman and the role model all young girls need!
Sultry Malaika has boys vying for her attention because of her beautiful face and obviously, her gorgeous brown skin tone! She believes “Beauty is more than skin deep” and is proud of her skin tone.
She has been the reigning queen of Bollywood for years and has openly said she will never go for a skin lightening treatment!
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