We all know that social media can make you feel like you need to look a certain way to make it far in life. Social media and today’s society make you believe that there are specific standards of beauty that you have to match. And these ideas of beauty can sometimes lead to self-harm, self-hatred, or even worse. That being said, it is always a breath of fresh air when celebrities stand up against these notions when they try to counter-question beauty standards by promoting body positivity and self-love.
Keeping this all in mind, today, we have come up with a list of 7 actresses from Bollywood who smashes these preconceived notions of beauty by promoting body positivity and self-love. So, read on about famous actresses who promote body positivity and self-love.
1. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is one of the finest Bollywood celebrities who is now a part of the tinsel town. She has stressed the obvious by telling how, with time, our body changes. This global icon smashed the notions of beauty by telling the world, “I feel confident when I walk into a room, and I try to remind myself that that has nothing to do with my body. Even though this culture gives credence to that, too much, maybe.“
2. Malaika Arora
Actress Malaika Arora is often trolled for dating someone younger than her, and it does not just stop there. She is also mocked for her growing wrinkles and lines. Nonetheless, she tries and counters it all in the best way possible. After winning the ELLE Active Star Award in 2017 gave a subtle reply to all body shamers by saying we quote “Embrace your curves, your flaws, your cellulite, and your stretch marks. And love yourself.“
3. Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz has always been known for her marvelous acting, charming self, and of course, her slim-fit body. But recently, her take on self-love has left everyone with positive realizations. She recently shared a picture on her Instagram in a red hot bikini telling how she has found a way to love her physique the way it is. In addition, she talks about how easy it is to alter your body via apps which makes you look slimmer and more toned. “This is me, and I am embracing every inch, every curve, all of me,” says Ileana.
4. Neha Dhupia
Outspoken and bold are the terms that describe actress Neha Dhupia the best. Therefore, she never missed a chance to inspire us all with her wordings. Promoting the idea of self-love and how we embrace ourselves the way we are during pregnancy and post-pregnancy, she says, “Be kind to yourself and your body; it’s the only one you’ve got!”
5. Sushmita Sen
Winner of the Miss Universe 1994 pageant, Sushmita Sen is still a role model for everyone around. She has recently been in the news for dating Lalit Modi, who is 10 years older than her. She gave a crushing reply to all the trollers who called her a gold digger for dating this business tycoon. But, just like that, she never fears standing for herself. She promotes body positivity and self-love on Instagram by saying, “Body shy?’ #NAH #bodyproud.”
6. Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan is one of the bravest examples of actresses who spread self-love and body positivity. We can say this with so much certainty because she embraces her cosmetic surgery with great ease and pride. Women are often told how to behave, live, and look but smash all these notions. We have Shruti Haasan, who dictates her own life. “I’m happy to say this is my life, my face, and yes, I’ve had plastic surgery, which I’m not ashamed to admit,” says Haasan.
7. Sameera Reddy
Sameera Reddy is a former Indian actress who also promotes body positivity by loving herself the way she is. Every woman faces physical differences after childbirth, and so does she. But she shared her experience postpartum by saying, “I’ve heard many times that I had a postpartum ‘excuse’ for weight gain. I disagree. Weight fluctuations can happen to anyone at any stage. I’ve gained weight many times before becoming a mother. It’s only now that I am fully aware of my patterns. I can mindfully stay on course to becoming healthy and fit: NOT SKINNY!”
These are the actress who helps and encourages the world, especially women, to love their body the way it is!