List of Top Bollywood Actresses That Got Skin Whitening/Lightening Treatments Done
Indians are famous for their exotic sultry complexion all over the world but thanks to the obsessive fairness craze, everyone wants to be ‘fair’ to look pretty here. When the concept of ‘beauty’ is discussed in the society, majority of the people find fair skin and sharp features as the benchmark for beauty. And well, our Bollywood divas have not stayed behind either. Plastic surgery is another topic altogether but a number of our well-known Bollywood divas seemed to have undergone the ‘lightening/whitening/fairness’ treatments to keep up with the society’s notion of ‘beauty’. To be impartial, I would say there’s nothing wrong with skin lightening as it is a personal choice at the end of the day. However, this trend should not be a ‘requirement’ to call a woman beautiful or to judge her capabilities (you know, you get fair and then only you get a good job or a husband! Like seriously?)
Quite a number of Bollywood queens have undergone skin lightening treatments. We understand that with newer technologies, better lighting and photoshop, skintone can be drastically altered but we have tried to include celebrities whose complexion has changed drastically judging from their public appearances. Here are the top 8 Bollywood actresses that seem to have gotten skin whitening procedures or surgeries.
Top Bollywood Actresses that got Skin Whitening Surgeries & Treatments: Before & After Pictures
Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra Cosmetic Procedures
From winning the Miss World title to venturing into Bollywood, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has multiple hits and has starred in some popular item numbers. Recently, she went on to become a pop sensation and made a mark in Hollywood – the girl has truly done it all. Her journey has been incredible and so have the rumors relating to her sudden sharp features and brightened complexion. Compared to her Miss World days, Priyanka Chopra’s nose job and complexion has been enhanced big time. Of course, all of us age with time and certain facial features change but drastic complexion change? We don’t think so. While she still looks more of a medium-fair skintone, she used to be quite wheatish to dusky during her pageant days.
Bollywood Actress Kajol Skin Whitening Treatment
Kajol is truly a talented actress of our time and we have loved every bit of her career in the Bollywood industry. However, she is one of the Bollywood divas who clearly went for some skin whitening treatment or surgery. She has never admitted to getting any skin lightening treatments and had quashed the rumours by saying that staying at home had kept her from getting tanned, hence she looked a bit fairer. Nevertheless, taking a good look at her ‘Baazigar’ days one would surely see the difference between ‘then’ and ‘now’ in clear terms. Rumors also stated that Kajol underwent a melanin reduction surgery to lighten her complexion.
Indian Actress Rekha’s Fairness Treatment
Known for her gorgeous Kanjeevram sarees and red lips, Rekha also underwent some skin whitening treatment to become a few shades fairer. Her complexion was somewhat dusky before and now she falls under the fairer and brighter category. Undoubtedly, she has been aging quite gracefully and the way she carries herself is commendable. But, the change in her complexion has also been hard to miss.
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Shilpa Shetty Skin Lightening Surgery & Treatment
If you Google up some past and present pictures of Shilpa Shetty, you will be astonished to see the difference – from the girl next door to the dazzling diva. From her change in complexion to the evident nose job and botox is very evident. She seems to have gone through a skin whitening treatment that has given her a skintone which is a few shades lighter. With this new change as well as her super gorgeous and toned body, her transformation has been quite amazing.
List of 8 Bollywood Celebrities That Got Skin Lightening & Fairness Treatments Done!
Top Bollywood Celebrity Sridevi Cosmetic Treatments
From skin whitening, anti-ageing treatments to a nose job – the change in Sridevi’s appearance is very much evident. She was quite a sensational actress of the 80s and while going through several of her movies and pictures, one is certain that she has had some fairness treatments done. She looks at least 3-4 shades lighter than her original complexion and not to mention the ever glowing and polished skin even at this age! She has been looking flawless and fair every time she has been clicked recently at various award functions and ceremonies.
Bipasha Basu Skin Whitening/Lightening Treatment: Before & After Photos
She is a dusky bombshell in the song ‘Jaadu hai nasha hai’ from the movie Jism and no wonder everyone gushed about her toned body and beautiful dusky complexion. Bipasha Basu has been known to take a stand against endorsing fairness creams with false claims. However, looking at her in recent times, the picture is completely different now. Though, her complexion isn’t porcelain fair but it is surely a few shades lighter than before. Bollywood is definitely a competitive place and seems like Bipasha Basu finally decided to bite the bullet as well.
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Hema Malini Fairness Treatment
This yesteryear actress was the ‘dream girl’ of every man and her dance and acting skills were very much popular. If you carefully see her during that period, she had a medium-wheatish skin tone. With every passing year, her skin instead of showing signs of ageing like dark spots and wrinkles looks all the more young. Her skin has been considerably brightened and seems like she too fell for the ‘fair’ syndrome.
Deepika Padukone Fairness & Skin Lightening Treatment
Looking back at her Kingfisher shoot and Om Shanti Om days, Deepika had a deep-medium complexion. However now this reigning Bollywood actress is a fair complexioned beauty and is also seen endorsing certain ‘skin lightening’ products. It appears that she also underwent some skin whitening surgeries or treatments which made her a couple of shades lighter. All the same, her beauty as well as her talent in acting is flawless and we love every bit about her.
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Treatments & Surgeries for Skin Whitening, Lightening & Fairness
Bleaching – This can be temporary or permanent. Temporary bleaching involves the use of various bleaching facial creams easily available in the market. They make your skin brighter and remove discolorations and pigmentation for a short period of time. Permanent bleaching involves several other chemicals and lasts for a longer period of time. It can make your skintone 2-3 shades lighter with proper techniques.
Chemical Treatments – This involves various chemicals like hydroquinone, mequinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid and derivatives of certain mulberry plants. These chemicals enhance the skin tone and lighten the complexion.
Cryosurgery – When all the above methods are failed then cryosurgery is used. It is a method where liquid nitrogen is used to destroy the melanin which allows skin to redevelop a new epidermis with a lighter shade. This is done by certified dermatologists and involves high cost.
Laser Treatments – Laser treatments are done to considerably improve the uniformity of skin tone and texture. Laser treatments are best to reduce dark spots and are not typically recommended for whitening the entire face or part of body by most of the doctors in the world.