In India, people still struggle to define and appreciate the beauty and often come up with a measurement in tall, fair, slim, and many other criteria of attractiveness.
However, it has been seen that there is variety in TV serials scripts and they have come up with many stories where they require a dusky, plus size gorgeous actress to perform the lead role.
Here, we have created a list of 8 Plus-size TV actresses who are famous for their acting skills and screen presence.
These actresses have either performed the lead characters or important character roles in TV series.
1. Bharti Singh
Bharti Singh is popular as the Laughter Queen in the TV industry. Now she is an active member of the Kapil Sharma Show.
Moreover, she often makes a special appearance in celebrities’ reality shows. Bharti Singh never tried to change her appearance and consider herself blessed.
In an interview, she confessed, “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 bachha thi. Plus, being a Punjabi, I’m fond of eating.
I have no plans of losing weight. My weight is my biggest blessing today.”
2. Pushtiie Shakti
Pushtiie Shakti played the character of the iconic Mahi Talwar in the TV series Mahi Way.
The series was a coming of age drama that shows a teenage girl struggling in her life with normal typical teenage problems.
In an interview, Pushtiie revealed “I have to agree that there was a time when I thought – haye main toh bahut moti hoon (oh! I am very fat).
When I was doing theatre, many people would come to me and say you’re so pretty but I wish you’d lose some weight.
That irked me. Then I thought- But this is who I am! Why can’t you like me this way?”
3. Anjali Anand
Anjali Anand rose to fame after her hit serial titled Dhhai Kilo Prem. The story revolves around an overweight couple in which Anjali played the character of Deepika.
Little you know that she is also a model turned actor. Anjali is bold, beautiful, and confident about her looks.
On her appearance, Anjali said, “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, and it 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.”
4. Vahbiz Dorabjee
Vahbiz is a famous TV actress known for her acting in serials like Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani and Bahu Humari Rajnikanth.
Vahbiz was once a plus-size actress in the industry and she shreds kilos not because she wanted a slim and voluptuous frame but because she was unhealthy.
5. Rytasha Rathore
Rytasha Rathore is famous as a glam doll in the TV industry. The actress became a sensation in the TV industry after playing her character of Bado Bahu in the serial by the same name.
Despite having plus size, she often flaunts her body in bikini swimwear and shorts.
Rytasha said, “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.”
6. Chandni Bhagwanani
Chandani Bhagwanani has been working in the TV industry for a long time. She has also worked as a child artist in TV serials.
Later, she made her debut in Amita Ka Amit as a lead actress. The actress went through a dramatic transformation and shed 12 kilos.
However, she used to be plus-size once and beautiful and lovely at the same time.
7. Delnaz Irani
Delnaz Irani is one of the most respected TV actresses who is entertaining the audience from the last 2 decades with her acting skills.
Delnaz is overweight but she never tried to change it or even take it seriously. For once she stated that she sometimes fits the perfect actress what producers and directors are looking for.
Delnaz has 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.”
8. Akshaya Naik
Akshaya played the character of Ananya in the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
Little you know that Akshaya is not only popular for her acting skills. Akshaya Naik is a trained dancer and voice-over artist as well.
The actress criticized people who often define beauty in parameters. She said, “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.”