Dark Skinned Indian Actresses Who Make It Big In Cinema World Dominated By White Privilege

Leela Adwani |Dec 22, 2020

Take a look at the top 5 divas who have darker skin but make it big in the entertainment world.

How colorism works in Indian society is not strange to everyone. We are all aware of the idealism of beauty is mostly linked to skin color. Brighter skin is considered a privilege but not all Indian stars whom we see in cinema are that light-skinned. They are glamorous, famous and they are dark skinned Indian actresses who are the main source of beauty inspiration for many.

Today, let’s take a look at the top 5 divas who have darker skin but make it big in the entertainment world.

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Priyanka Chopra

The first and foremost name in the dark skinned Indian actresses squad who is also one of the biggest divas in the tinsel town is Priyanka Chopra. The desi girl owns healthy brown skin and she is proud and confident about it.

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She is one of the most successful and biggest stars now

It was also her dusky skin tone making her different and outstanding from other top divas in Bollywood. Ever since she made her debut in the film industry in the year 2002, nearly two decades, the actress has proved that when you are talented enough, skin color is not a big deal anymore.

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She has never shied away from showing her dark skin

She is one of the Indian origin actresses who made it big in Hollywood and showed the world that Indians are an indispensable part of the cinematic universe.

Deepika Padukone

Owning a lighter skin tone is considered a social preference. However, along with Priyanka, her Bollywood fellow Deepika Padukone is also one of those who break that stereotype.

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The ever-stylish actress proves that dark skin is the new beauty standard in India

Starting her career as a model, Deepika quickly became one of the most sought-after faces in the modeling industry. She appeared in several fashion shows and TV commercials.

When she entered the film industry in 2006, her popularity has skyrocketed within a short span of time. The actress is admired for her excellent acting talent, a great sense of fashion. Especially, her dark skin tone turns out to be her trademark that makes her special in the eyes of the public.

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Brown skin is not a big matter

2020 seemed to be a tough year for the career of the actress as she got involved in several scandals. However, we cannot deny her talent and her beauty that have ruled the hearts of millions of people throughout the years.

Disha Patani

Touted as a national crush, the girl in the dream of many boys out there, Disha is dark skinned Indian actresses who enjoy a massive fan following.

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The whole Internet is obsessed with this beauty

Disha starred in several action movie hits including Baaghi 2, Bharat, and Malang. She is always considered a highlight, her scenes are the most awaited parts of every movie.

Debuting in the year 2015, Disha quickly rose to fame with her talent, beauty, and especially fit body. Owning a zero-fat figure, Disha is a fitness freak who has never shied away from flaunting her body as well as her tanned skin.

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She has a massive fan base on social media

If any says dark skin is not their cup of tea, let Disha change their opinion.

Lisa Haydon

The list of dark skinned Indian actresses cannot complete without mentioning Lisa Haydon. Being a half Indian, half Australian, Lisa, fortunately, owns both Indian and western beauty. She is also in the top 10 tallest actresses in Bollywood.

Having brownie skin and an impressive height, Lisa truly leaves a mark in the industry. She appears in many leading magazine covers including Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue, and many more.

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Lisa is another dark-skinned actress who still makes heads turn with her beauty

Lisa has already settled down with two beautiful kids. Ever since she gave birth to her first child, the actress gradually shifted her focus to her family. However, Lisa Haydon is still a big name in the entertainment world.

During her heyday, she was one of the most-loved actresses in town. Even though there are a lot of rising stars who have outdone themselves to gain fame, her position in B-town has never been replaceable.

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She is now living a happy married life with her husband and two kids

Lisa now lives her life to the fullest with less stress and no drama. We call it marriage life goals.

Ileana D’Cruz

Last but not least is none other than Ileana D’cruz. She is one of the dark skinned Indian actresses who have successful redefined the beauty standard of many people about skin color.

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Can't get enough of this look

Born in Mumbai, like many other divas in the film industry, she also started her profession as a model but soon switched to the cinema.

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She has tanned skin to die for

Making her acting debut in 2006, she has mainly appeared in Hindi and Telugu-language movies. 14 years in the industry, she has also shown everyone that she is a true talent.

From Priyanka to Deepika, they set the ultimate example that dark-skinned Indian actresses truly have a superpower to beat anyone in the industry.

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