13 Hollywood Stars With #DesiGirl Vibes

June 9, 2021 Nila Choudhury     KissMeImNila

Bollywood actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are leaving their mark in Hollywood where they are deemed “exotic” beauties. While our most talented and beautiful stars have found a way to make it in Hollywood, would Hollywood starlets be able to do the same if they came to India?

Which talented actress or singer could pass for a desi diva? Which of these ladies have the desi girl vibe?

Check out our list of actresses with exotic looks hot enough to rock Tinseltown

1. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez may have started out as a sweet yet feisty Disney channel star, but the singer and actress have grown into a stunning young woman. With her dark hair, slender figure and caramel-colored skin this multi-talented star can definitely pass for a desi diva.

Her song “Come and Get It” is even inspired by classical Indian music!

2. Nina Dobrev

Mainly known for her role on the hit television show “The Vampire Diaries,” Bulgarian-Canadian actress Nina Dobrev knows how to do drama!

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Dobrev has the exotic looks and the skills to play the lead in any saas-bahu serial—whether she’s the innocent lead who keeps facing life-changing problems or the evil vamp causing chaos, this actress can definitely hold it down.

She’s also Deepika Padukone’s co-star in Padukone’s Hollywood debut film, “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” They’ve become fast friends and maybe Padukone can even give Dobrev some tips for a Bollywood career?

3. Mila Kunis

I mean, she’s Mila Kunis—what else do you need?

Kunis is absolutely adorable, spunky and talented. Her Ukrainian ancestry gives her an upper hand at looking ethnically ambiguous, she can essentially play any role! Plus who doesn’t love Mila Kunis?

4. Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is a breathtakingly beautiful actress, model, and philanthropist of Spanish descent. Cruz is the first Spanish actress to receive an Academy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has not just starred in films and television shows in English and Spanish but French as well—surely she can pick up Hindi easily?

She already has a connection to India has she has spent time there as well as Uganda volunteering with Mother Teresa.

Cruz’s glowing tan skin and exotic looks make her the perfect Desi girl! Doesn’t she remind you of an older Prachi Desai or Nargis Fakhri?

5. Salma Hayek

Just as stunningly sexy as Penelope Cruz is Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek. The beautiful diva has rocked Hollywood with her sultry looks and award-winning acting skills, maybe it’s time to head to India, Ms. Hayek?

Hayek is sexy yet dorky at the same time and so lovable. Not only does she look the part, “Salma” is even a “desi” name! She reminds me a bit of the ravishing Raveena Tandon, don’t you guys think so?

6. Vanessa Hudgens

The sweet girl next door from “High School Musical” has grown up to be quite a bold diva. Hudgens is already a fan of the Indian culture as she rocks Indian inspired fashion while meditating, to Coachella and even for photo shoots

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Hudgens is the perfect addition to the young troupe of rising Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. With those soft brown curls and sweet smile of hers the industry would fall in love!

7. Kourtney Kardashian

The Kardashian’s Armenian heritage give the sisters a blended look, but eldest sister Kourtney is the one who is most likely to pass for a desi girl. Their olive skin tone, thick dark waves of hair and chocolate brown eyes are all to die for, however, Kourtney is the sister who looks the most natural.

She’s curvy, petite and has a killer fashion sense that could give Bollywood’s resident fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor, competition.

8. Gina Rodriguez

Gorgeous American television actress Gina Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican descent and this spunky ball of talent is just perfect for Bollywood. She definitely has the looks to be Bollywood’s next most-loved-Desi girl.

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Besides being a kick-ass actress on “Jane the Virgin,” Rodriguez is a strong activist working on campaigns to spread a whole lot of #GirlLove for people of color—especially women of color—in the industry.

9. Victoria Justice

This vibrant young starlet definitely reminds me of the lovely Sonam Kapoor. Slender, tall, long flowing brown hair, sharp features, and a heart-stopping smile—yup, Justice, and Kapoor definitely have a lot in common.

She’s just this adorable doll you can’t help but love and hug.

Now that the Nickelodeon star is all grown up maybe it’s time to head to Bollywood for a fresh start to her adult career?

10. Odette Annable (Yustman)

Odette Annable (nee Yustman) is an American-born actress with Cuban and Columbian heritage. She made her debut at the tender age of 4 in the film “Kindergarten Cop” as a Spanish-speaking student in class. She has starred in numerous films such as “Cloverfield” “You, Again” and is the voice of Chloe in the “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” series. She has also appeared on shows like “House,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Monk,” “Brothers and Sisters,” and more.

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Throw a braid and a Patiala salwar on this gorgeous gem and she’ll totally pass for a Punjabi kudi.

11. Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan is an actress, dancer and a model of mixed descent, she is part Polish, German, Lebanese and English. The lovely blend of ethnicities makes Dewan one exotic beauty you will never tire of. She is just amazingly beautiful and an extremely talented dancer.

And who could forget her iconic performance in “Step Up” with her now husband, Channing Tatum?

Maybe she could be Bollywood’s next Madhuri Dixit-Nene?

12. Nicole Scherzinger

The new face of Bollywood is filled with multi-talented stars like Ayushmann Khurrana and Shraddha Kapoor—actors who can act, dance and sing beautifully. Singer Nicole Scherzinger would fit right in! Scherzinger’s Hawaiian, Filipino, and Ukranian heritage gives her a combination of exotic features.

The stunning singer is also a dancer and reality show judge. She’s already known in India for her song “Jai Ho” for the International mega-hit film, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Scherzinger is bursting with talent and doesn’t she look like Shilpa Shetty? We’re sure she has the dhumka abilities to match too!

13. Halle Berry

Loved as one of the sexiest actresses of her time, Halle Berry is definitely a Hollywood star who could with Desi Girl Vibes. Her skin tone, and features can have this diva passing from a desi girl any day.

Give the girl a sari, long brown curls, and a nose ring, she’ll look like the sweetest desi girl you ever did see, no?

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Nila Choudhury

New York born and raised, Nila Choudhury (aka the encyclopedia of useless Bollywood knowledge) is avoiding rishta aunties by obtaining her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.


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