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Poll: Who is India's hottest dusky woman?

Last updated on: January 8, 2010 18:42 IST

Poll: Who is India's hottest dusky woman?

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In a country still very much obsessed with fair complexions, these dusky beauties have proved that dark can be beautiful too. So is it or Bipasha, Ujjwala, Rakhi Sawant? Tell us which of these sultry sirens you think is India's hottest!

Deepika Padukone

Newly single (although we're not quite sure she's ready to mingle), Dippy's always had the boys drooling! Her enviable complexion only serves to compliment her bikini bod -- with her on a beach, you can be sure nobody else would be getting so much as a second glance! Do you agree?

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Photographs: Atul Kasbekar, Kingfisher Calendar 2007
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Laxmi Menon

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She's one of the few Indian supermodels who's a fixture on international runways and magazine covers and there's no denying it -- Laxmi is one exotic enigma, a dusky muse to some of the biggest designer labels in the world.

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Photographs: Cover of Vogue magazine
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Priyanka Chopra

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You can't deny that Piggy Chops has created an impact in an industry full of peachy-fair actresses and it's easy to see why. That sizzling, tan, toned bod, together with her acting talent is an unbeatable combo!

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Photographs: Still from Dostana
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Bipasha Basu

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Bips is another B-Town hottie who has defied convention to emerge successful -- with those cat eyes and her coffee-kissed skin, it's no wonder that she charged more than Rs 2 crore for a 15-minute New Year's Eve performance at a swanky hotel!

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Photographs: Still from Dhoom 2
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Kajol

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KJo's fave heroine is set to make a comeback this year and you can't deny her charisma. Kajol's wholesome Indian girl-next-door appeal is timeless -- and we like that she looks it too!

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Photographs: Still from DDLJ
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Moni Dutta

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Bhansali's latest muse is under wraps till his next release, but well-known model Moni has already created a lot of buzz on the Indian and Parisian ramps -- a classic beauty if ever there was one.

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Photographs: Atul Kasbekar, Kingfisher Calendar 2008
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Konkona Sen Sharma

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This Bong actress relied on her talent to see her into the movie industry instead of conventional good looks. A lot of Indian women can relate to her on screen and if Koko can look so good without smearing her face with fairness creams, so can we!

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Photographs: Still from Luck By Chance
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Gauri Khan

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She may be a star housewife and mother of two, but Gauri can give many younger hotties a run for their money. It's no wonder she's kept King Khan hooked, booked and cooked for nearly two decades now!

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Ujjwala Raut

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Dusky-skinned supermodel Ujjwala has seen a lot of international success too and now her younger sis Sonali is following in her footsteps. Isn't it strange how those abroad consider her look exotic, while we're continually on a quest to lighten up?

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Photographs: Atul Kasbekar, Kingfisher Calendar 2003
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Lara Dutta

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Blue may have flopped, but Lara's super-stylish bikini curves certainly didn't go unnoticed. And we're loving how her tan is all aglow in the sun!

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Photographs: Still from Blue
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Sameera Reddy

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Sexy Sam epitomises the look our ladies are famous for. Her luscious locks and bronze skin will bowl over any man -- and maybe a few women too! Don't you wish you looked like her?

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Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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Malaika Arora Khan

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Yummy mummy Numero Uno has not been in the spotlight for awhile now, but out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind! Malaika has not only broken convention when it comes to her skin tone -- she's as petite as they come, but is still very much in demand as a model.

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Photographs: Rediff Archives
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Rakhi Sawant

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Despite the hype surrounding Miss Sawant and the controversies she loves to court, you can't deny that this Maharashtrian mulgi has made it in part due to her siren appeal and independent attitude. Just hope she doesn't go the Michael Jackson way when it comes to cosmetic -- err -- touch-ups!

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Vipasha Agarwal

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Model Vipasha is another fashion industry personality who has made it despite her tawny complexion. Don't know why she's endorsing a fairness product, though? You should be proud of your pretty face!

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Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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Raima Sen

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And finally we have yet another Bengali bombshell rounding up the list. While sis Riya is slightly on the fairer side, Raima's sensual honey skin tone is just what the doctor ordered!

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Cast your vote!

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So which of these lovely ladies do you think qualifies as India's leading sultry siren? Take your pick!



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