Aneesha Mohan is a 23-year-old model from Kochi, Kerala. She had been flaunting her photoshoots on social media and embraced her dark skin tone with pride. Her family initially did not support her modeling career. However, she did not want to waste her talent. Aneesha’s photographer friend shot her first photoshoot. This turned out beautiful and was well-appreciated.
Aneesha said that our society has associated negative connotations to people with dark skin tone in an interview. Not just in Kerala, but all over the country. Despite many dark-skin tone models in our country, people still look down upon dark-skinned girls. Therefore, Aneesha urges the Indian cosmetic industry to make products according to all kinds of skin tones and types. And, said that Indian cosmetics are mostly for the fair skin tone.
Aneesha, talking about her journey, said that people still in Kerala call people with darker skin ‘karutha kutti’. Aneesha also motivates young women by saying that motivate yourself, don’t wait for anyone to make you feel that way.