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Dusky skinned Indian Actresses who have made a mark in Bollywood
Dusky Skinned Actresses of Bollywood
I recently wrote a Post on my Blog regarding the obsession for fair skin among Indian girls. Even Television and other media advertisements promote the Fair is beautiful and dark is ugly concept by exploiting the mentality of Indian society that one has to be fair skinned to be beautiful. Dark skin girls often face problems when it comes to marriage or jobs apart from the second grade treatment they often get from the society and their own homes. Dark skinned Indian girls thereby are under tremendous pressure to succumb to the fair and beautiful complex which may often lead to depression, inferiority complex, low esteem and mental disorders. But thankfully, not having a fair skin has not prevented many Indian girls from making a mark in the Modeling and Film World.
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Beautiful Dusky Skin Actresses and Models
There are several earthy-complexioned or dusky skinned actresses who not only look divinely sexy and beautiful but also take pride of their complexion like Bipasha Basu, Kajol Devagon, Priyanka Chopra, Sameera Reddy, Lara Dutta, Diana Hayden, Raima Sen, Celina Jaitley, Konkona Sen, Tanushree Dutta, Koena Mitra, Freida Pinto, Nandita Das, Chitrangadha Singh and Jiah Khan to name a few. To quote Bollywood Actress Bipasha Basu who was voted sexiest woman of Asia for the year of 2005 and 2007, “In India, dark skinned girls are still subjected to taunts and pity. In the matrimonial columns, people still advertise for a fair bride. I’m dark skinned and very proud of that.” However, Asin and Deepika Padukone who are not naturally fair have no problem endorsing Fairness Products. The super hot and successful models like Nyonika Chatterjee , Mughda Godse, Monikangana Dutta and Laxmi Menon are not fair complexioned. Let us also not forget that many of the actresses mentioned above have even won beauty queen contests. Apart from Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra also has won the title of sexiest woman of Asia in 2006. However, there are a few actresses who have gone for fairness treatments like Rekha, Sridevi and Shilpa Shetty to name a few.
I think every color has its own individuality but the sensuality of the dusky skinned actresses mentioned above definitely is not there in the fair skinned ones. These Actresses also have made a successful career in the Film and modelling industry. Personally I feel that the dark skinned women should not feel inferior and should learn from the confidence and positivity these Bollywood Actresses. Women should be comfortable with their skin and stop running after fairness creams and treatments. Instead, one should concentrate on having a healthy skin without pimples and blemishes. Women should be happy and confident with their natural skin because the real beauty is what is within. As the popular saying goes, ‘If you feel that you are beautiful, you are’.
Do you think dusky complexion is beautiful?
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"I am so proud of my dusky look. I am so proud to have black eyes, black hair and a dusky skin. I am a tall voluptuous girl and I can never be thin" ~ Sameera Reddy
“I was never meant to be beautiful. I was a short, dark and round girl. Nobody thought I was pretty at all. Cruel jokes have been made about it. I think most people were surprised by the way I looked” ~ Bipasha Basu
"People had a lot of issues about the fact that I was dusky and not a conventional-looking heroine. But I still got the opportunities I did” ~ Priyanka Chopra