Have Been Called Ugly Because of My Skin Tone: Suhana Khan

Suhana Khan pens a long post calling to end colourism.

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Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana took to Instagram to pen a post calling out trolls who mocked and made fun of her because of her skin tone. Suhana wrote that she had been referred to as 'ugly' since she was 12 years old, adding that it's high time to end racism.

"There's a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn't just about me, it's about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason", Suhana wrote.

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There's a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn't just about me, it's about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I've been told I'm ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what's sad is that we are all indian, which automatically makes us brown - yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can't. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I'm sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you're not 5"7 and fair you're not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism

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Attaching a few screenshots of some comments made about her appearance Suhana added, "I've been told I'm ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what's sad is that we are all indian, which automatically makes us brown - yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can't".

She also wrote that she is very happy having a brown skin tone. "Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I'm sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you're not 5"7 and fair you're not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism".

Suhana studied films at England's Ardingly College and is currently a student at the New York University. She has also featured in a short film titled The Grey Part Of Blue, directed by her classmate Theodore Gimeno.

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