What is the definition of beautiful for you?
If your answer is something related to thin, tall, fair or maybe curvy, or a bit healthy... it's time for you to get your definition redefined.
Because the divas whom I am about to introduce are neither thin, nor curvy, but they are FAT and fabulous. They hold the guts to appreciate themselves for what they are and how they are. You will be shocked to know that these ladies are among the most talented TV actresses of India and are famous for their roles and acting skills in the county and beyond.
So, let's take a look at such gorgeous ladies who burned the screens not by their glamorous looks, but by their talent because, for them, beauty is nowhere related to size.
Laughter queen Bharti Singh is an Indian extreme stand-up comedian and actress. Though she makes fun of her weight during her shows, still is a big fan of herself. She has never tried changing herself, and this is proof how much confidence she has over herself.
Bharti's weight has always remained a talking point for people, but she says she's as fit as a fiddle. "My weight has been constant for a long time. I go for a full-body check-up every six months. I've never had any weight issues. Main jab paida hui thi, tab hi overweight bachhi thi. Plus, being a Punjabi, I'm fond of eating. I have no plans of losing weight. In fact, my weight is my biggest blessing today," she says on The Times Of India.
Indian actress Delnaaz Irani is famous for her performance in both TV and Bollywood. She shares with a renowned website, it's all about you as a person and not what you weigh on the scale. As long as you are comfortable with the way your body looks, as long as you are healthy and fit, as long as you enjoy the way you are, what is the need to change?
Delnaaz said, "From walking for Shaina NC to a recent ramp walk for a plus-size fashion brand, I've done it all with confidence. When people look at me, I want them to see a strong, confident fat woman who is doing all the things that they sort of associate with thin women. Yes, I am a plus size, and I can walk the ramp. I am a plus size, and I can rock almost all the fashion trends."
Anjali Anand, who was last seen as the lead on web series 'Untag' and she has been breaking stereotypes ever since.
"It's time for this country to change its perception about people who are different. I proudly say I am not part of the crowd, I am six feet tall, my shoulders are a mile broad and I love how I look. I am A Model. You put a tag of plus size, curvy girl etc. on me, doesn't change the fact that I'm doing my job because that's what I came here to do. Demeaning the way I look is only going to make this society a smaller person which they already are if they're standing next to me," she posted on her Instagram.
Rytasha Rathore is a popular television and theatre actor, based in Mumbai. She is best known for her role as Badho in the show Badho Bahu and her comedic sketches on social media called Kaarnamey.
"It took me a long time to accept my body and be fine with it. Of course, from a health point of view, I know I should lose weight but purely as an aesthetic thing I know I am damn cute, sexy and beautiful. I think after studying acting things changed for me. It made me feel I will always be amazing no matter what and I shouldn't listen to other people," explained Rytasha.
Chandani Bhagwanani is an Indian actress, mainly recognized for her role of Amita in Sony TV's serial Amita Ka Amit. Although Chandani has lost 12 kgs now, she was once a plus size actress who was appreciated by people for her acting and bubbly smile.
"I have been part of the television industry since I was young and I know how it works. Television actresses who play lead roles are beautiful and slim, whereas I am a little plump. But I wanted to do a show that has a not so slim girl like me in the lead. My show is about a slightly overweight girl's wishes to have a man of her dreams and I am not required to wear western outfits," she told The Times Of India when she was a part of show Amita Ka Amit.
Vahbiz Dorabjee is an Indian model and television actress who made her television debut with the serial Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani and later was seen in Saraswatichandra and Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant.
"Individuality and having your own identity is very important. If you are happy and respect your own self, then only will you be able to keep your hubby and the relationship happy," she told Tribune India.
Akshaya Naik, popularly known as Ananya from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is a young and talented actor who not only acts effortlessly but is also a dancer and a voice artist.
"We, as women, need to get out of this entire nutshell of being PERFECT! Unfortunately, PERFECT has always been portrayed to be fair, slim, wearing fully covered clothes, well-mannered and obedient. Well, we need to overcome this. As long as you love yourself, you are PERFECT and no one has the right to destroy your self-confidence to be WHO YOU ARE. Thin, fat, fair, dark, tall, short - you are BEAUTIFUL. I dedicate this picture to all those who have made fun of my chubbiness since childhood and especially in my college days. Who said, "You'll burst if you eat a grain more because you're bloating like a BALLOON." GO AHEAD, and say more. You have given me more courage to accept myself and love my body. Be the QUEEN of your life and let no one conquer you. PS: Flaunt your curves with all the grace," she wrote on her Instagram profile.
Pushtiie Shakti is an Indian actress best known for playing the lead role of Mahi Talwar in the comedy series Mahi Way on Sony TV.
"When I started living alone and found the real me, I realized that I was very comfortable being the way I was. That was the only reason I agreed to wear a swimsuit in the TV series. I don't think anyone who is uncomfortable with her body would do that," she told Themes Of India regarding her role in Mahi Way.
Kudos to these ladies for being bold and beautiful and for breaking the stereotypes and creating an incredible platform in the beauty world for all the plus size girls out there.
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