Skin lightening/brightening/whitening are sensitive and controversial issues. Skin “whitening” is not a fad in India which would come and go, it is here to stay. India and other South Asian countries have this obsession with fair skin and I don’t feel there’s something hugely wrong about it unless people resort to extreme and potentially harmful methods like bleaching. As long as it’s safe, it’s okay and a matter of personal choice. That does not mean I support “Fair and Lovely,” puhleeze! For me, skin lightening/brightening means to even out my skin tone and I would continue using brightening products – anti-whitening brigade, please excuse me. Coming to Bollywood, the other day, I was watching the talk show “Look Who’s Talking” with Niranjan and the guest was Kajol and I was like “wow!” Kajol has completely transformed herself into a hot diva – I also noted that her skin looks much more lighter than it was before. That set me thinking whether she had undergone some kind of lightening treatment, did a bit of research and found out that she is not alone, there are some other Bollywood actresses who also seem to have undergone some sort of treatment to lighten their skin tones. Also, Neha Sharma suggested that I do a post on this topic (thanks Neha). Here’s the list, do let me know if you agree with me 🙂
1. Kajol: If you haven’t seen that particular show that I was talking about, you should probably stream it up on youtube just to ogle at Kajol. Her hairstyle, makeup, outfit, everything was perfect! From Baazigar to that talk show, her skin seems to have lightened several tones 😛
2. Shilpa Shetty: Shilpa Shetty has had tremendous transformation – from a gawky girl to a glamorous lady, hats off to her! I bought that yoga dvd just because of her awesome frame 😛 I hope she releases a dvd about her skin care too, I want to know more 😛
3. Rekha: Rekha is an actress who still gives the younger actresses jitters with her looks and makeup (pun intended!) She is an actress who has maintained and groomed herself extremely well. Don’t actually know whether it’s grooming or any lightening treatment that worked for her!
4. Priyanka Chopra: Like Rekha, Priyanka Chopra too is an actress who takes extreme care to look good and glamorous. She has gone under the knife to get some of her features modified and skin lightening also seems to be a possibility in her case.
5. Deepika Padukone: Not sure about Deepika, you tell, it’s hard to tell whether it’s just light makeup or something else.
6. Bipasha Basu: This dusky beauty is known for her amazing body, but she too seems to have lightened up her skin to some degree, agree?
7. Chitrangada Singh: Another dusky actress bitten by the whitening bug or just light base and makeup?
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37 thoughts on “Bollywood Actresses Who Seem To Have Undergone Skin Lightening”
I agree with Kajol’s transformation 😀 even Priyanka *shock*
Princy…..kajol *jai ho*
*preen* *preen* jomol *puchhi* jhakas post
neha *happy dance* *happy dance*
Nice post jomol.. Everyone looks beautiful before skin lightening.. Especially bipasha and kajol.. They are famous for their duskiness only..!! 🙂
Shobana…..I like Kajol now too….she’s so well groomed now
I think she faced complex when the song ” gore gore gaal” focused on her cheeks… 😉 Although she is a graceful actress still such skin complex is hard to digest actually.
Nice post dear….. Hmmmm kajol does seem fairer in some of her recent movies as well., doesnt she….. And i watched her episode of LWTWN…. And she looked gorgeous…,,.. Another name comes to my mind who has definitely undergone skin lightening…..the Late Michael Jackson
Arpita, Michael Jackson was the ultimate – from deep dark skin to fair toned skin – how he achieved it is a mystery *powder*
It’s no mystery, he had vitiligo.
Thanks Shruthi *thankyou* *thankyou*
Hey jomol…i love these fun posts! Rekha and shilpa shetty…omg! From duckling to swan!! Hhehehe.
Wese i dont think deepika and priyanka have got skin lightening done. I was watching priyanka chopra on comedy nights and her skin tone looked more or less the same. I think deepika has been taking good care of her skin, that is why her skin is so beautiful.
One of our family friends are chitrangada’s relatives and they say she hasnt got anything like this done…she is naturally gorgeous! I totally agree! Haina?
Jyoti, thanks so much for reading my posts *happy dance* *happy dance* I totally agree with you on Chitrangadha’s case, she looks pretty – whitening or no whitening *hihi*
All the above listed actresses have undergone skin lightening except Bipasha and priyanka because i saw PC on Jhalak Dikhlajaa last week and she was looking much darker than she looks in these pics and even Bipasha looks much darker than she does in the above shown pic in an ad. So it’s just the amazing work of their make-up artists *powder* *powder*
Sindhu….thanks for that bit on Deepika…. *woot*
Any guesses about the shade of lippie Deepika is wearing in the first pic? It is looking gorgeous on her. *thankyou*
Sindhu….check out the all MAC lipsticks post…..the n*de shades
True with Kajol, priyanka in fact all of them 😛 I need to know which shade of lippie is Dips wearing in her first pic *preen*
TA…..seems to be some MAC lipstick – MAC cosmo kya *whistle*
*happydance* *happydance* *happydance* Nice post Jomol 🙂 always welcome to help or work for IMBB 🙂
I think deepika padukone and chitrangada hasn’t gone with any treatment; this is all make up tricks. Recently i have seen deepika and she wasn’t looking that fair *haan ji*
Enjoyed this post *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*
Neha…..thanks again ! *woot*
I think dusky is sexy… And actresses like Bipasha, Deepika, Chitrangada are positively HOT! They really did not have to whiten their skin…
Priyanka…..Chitrangada is so pretty….she rocks dusky like no one else!
Moderation!!! *waaa* Jomol, rescueeeee….
Priyanka rescuing *jogging*
Kajol has gone a complete 180 degrees. *shock*
Vasudha…..I am shocked and in awe!
I had read somewhere that chitrangda recently had fight with her makeup dada and then he spilled out in public that chitrangda is fair skin addict. She just wants to look fair in all her appearances *headbang* . Dont know if its true or not but she was definitely looking fair in Desi Boyz..
I personally like her dusky tone more. I think she looks stunning.
Vaibhavi…..hawwwwwwww really *shock* *shock* I couldn’t agree with you more, she rocks dusky skin *haan ji*
Had definitely read and watched regarding PC’s skin lightening treatments routinely over the years sometime way back. I mean look at Bluffmaster, and then now. It was then that this whole ‘lightening’ thing began taking shape. So’s for Kajol, Shilpa and Bipasha. Cannot comment on Rekha though.
However, seen Deepika for real…quite a tan tone she still has, so its probably makeup. Chitrangada too.
Jomol, Michael Jackson went under a skin lightening treatment that went wrong over time as he did so quite frequently. And then he developed some sort of a dermal issue(won’t say ‘disease’, but one may) where getting out to get some fresh air meant carrying an umbrella or his skin would develop some sort of a rash and peel. So…it was more of a terrible disaster. It all began when he burnt a part of his scalp during a coke/pepsi(can’t remember which of both) and he underwent surgery to repair the damages, way back in the heyday of his career.
i meant a coke/pepsi advertisement that he was doing.
Last two I think looked like lighting change… What do you think?
Dunno about the others.. But I interviewed Chitrangada for a national daily right after she turned down an offer for endorsing a skin lightening cream. That lady is very comfortable in her skin and that confidence oozes out as she talks and walks!
so, do we still think the White skin colour tone is supreme and beautiful, I think all fair skinned are mistaken that they are good looking bcoz they are fair. Dusky golden skin is more beautiful than all those fair fanatics, i would say fair is Ugly!!!
Dear friends the above mentioned actresses are definitely looking good after skin lightening. But how far this treatment is safe or helpful in long run? Is there any side effects?