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Mindy Kaling, Before and After

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Yes she’s funny and she’s talented, but Mindy Kaling doesn’t look like the standard Hollywood stars. The actress, prolific writer and producer easily stand out because of her dark brown skin color, as an Indian born in America.

Lately, there’s been talks about her natural skin color changing, so people can’t help but wonder if she had plastic surgery to lighten it. Furthermore, did the star of “The Office” do something to alter her face and body?

Rumors that Mindy might have had cosmetic procedures are not farfetched. She works in a very competitive industry where people are judged by the way they look, if not for their talents.

Mindy also loves makeup a lot. So, one could wonder — if she’s interested in beauty products so much, could she also be a fan of cosmetic enhancements? Does she like getting botox?

People have also talked about whether or not the actress might have subjected herself to a nose job. There were rumors that she got lip fillers while she was making “The Mindy Project.”

But…did she?

Before & After Photos

Mindy Kaling has never publicly discussed if she had cosmetic surgery. Therefore, we’ll investigate if the “Ocean’s 8” star did get beauty enhancements by comparing her photos before “The Office” and “The Mindy Project.”

So, let’s start examining the evidence!

Did Mindy Kaling Get Skin Bleaching?

Did Mindy Kaling Get Skin Bleaching?

Fans who first saw Mindy play the ditzy Kelly Kapoor in “The Office” almost a decade ago can’t help but notice her lighter skin today. As her popularity rose, speculations about her skin tone also spiked.

Did she bleach her skin? As seen in these photos, Mindy’s skin was definitely a darker shade of brown when she was just starting out compared to a more recent pic, so the talks could be right on the mark. But one could argue that it could be the effects of a good skin care habit, makeup, the right lighting or Photoshop.

Mindy, however, just had to address the whitening rumors on her Twitter with the funniest retort. She posted a before and after meme of herself that has gone viral and wrote, “I don’t get this, I’m equally pretty in both.”

Does Mindy Have Rhinoplasty?

Does Mindy Kaling Have A Nose Job?

Mindy’s nose looked bigger when she was a budding talent in Hollywood. In these before and after photos, the change in her nose shape is still quite subtle.

If she did undergo rhinoplasty, then she got it from a very good doctor because it looks so natural. There’s a noticeable small change to the bridge of her nose, though, as it looks slimmer and the tip is more upturned than flat and wide.

The actress keeps her mouth shut when it comes to rumors about her nose job but she does share how contouring makeup does wonders for her appearance. On social media, she would often post videos of how she goes through layers of concealer to get a perfect face.

What About Lip Injections?

Did Mindy Kaling Have Lip Injections?

Did Mindy get her lips done? Like her alleged nose job, the changes to her lips are also subtle. Though fans cannot stop talking about her lip job, we’re actually stumped about Mindy’s lips.

If she had fillers, there’s no hint about it in her comparison pics. We’d also have to tell Mindy to get her money back for the lip injections because it obviously did not work.

Fans also discussed in a forum that, knowing her penchant for using the best makeup products, she might have simply used a good lip gloss that bounced the lights off her upper lip to make it look fuller. What do you think?

Has She Had Botox & Face Lift?

Has Mindy Kaling Had Botox And Face lift?

Fans speculated that Mindy took her transformation up a notch with botox injections when she started doing “The Mindy Project.” Because she was leading her very own show on a network television, which doesn’t happen a lot to women of color in Hollywood, she needed to project perfection and fit into a type.

Appearing with smooth skin while promoting her new series, fans deduced that Mindy had a facelift as well. They could tell that the tightening effect made her look different and her brows hinted of a browlift to perk up her eyes.

Mindy’s face also changed when she was pregnant with her daughter.

Did Mindy Have Teeth Correction?

Mindy Kaling's Teeth

Did Mindy have no dental work done? The gap in her smile and her crooked teeth are still there, so we can assume that she didn’t have any major teeth procedure, nor wore braces and veneers.

Mindy’s teeth, however, could have undergone a teeth whitening procedure. She is also a very obedient dental patient as she shared a photo of herself on Instagram, where she’s wearing a bruxism mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding.

Mindy’s Transformation

Let’s see how Mindy’s looks and styles have changed throughout the years. We’ll see how she’s transformed before and after she became famous, as well as other plastic surgeries we may have missed.

Early Days

Young Mindy KalingSource: Pinterest

When she was young, little Mindy Kaling actually wore glasses. Growing up in Massachusetts, Mindy was an adorable and cute child.

Year 1998

Mindy Kaling 1998Source: Reddit

Mindy, at 19, interned at Conan O’Brien’s talk show. She had a slightly chubby frame and a fat face but her dark skin glowed like bronze.

Year 2005

Mindy Kaling 2005Source: Facebook

After hitting puberty, Mindy lost weight. She was a skinny gal in her 20s and 30s and she had smaller boobs as well.

There were rumors that she had a boob job when her body changed so that her breast size would be more proportioned to her body’s shape. Mindy never acknowledged these rumors.

Year 2007

Mindy Kaling 2007Photo Credit: WireImage

Looking glamorous in her Emmy dress and short hairstyle, Mindy wore good makeup that highlighted her gorgeous eyes and emphasized her cheeks.

Year 2010

Mindy Kaling 2010Photo Credit: Getty

Gracing another Emmy event, Mindy wore a dress that showed off her body shape. The actress admitted that she had to drop dress sizes and follow a strict weight loss plan while filming a project. She said she went on a juice cleanse for her diet and did exercise regularly.

Year 2012

Mindy Kaling 2012Source: Twitter

The comedian obviously gained weight just before landing a FOX contract for “The Mindy Project.”  She also wore long hair, perhaps to soften her jawline and strong jawbone.

Year 2015

Mindy Kaling 2015Credit: Getty Images

Mindy had a fairer skin color while attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Thus, fans speculated she decided to bleach her skin and underwent a skin lightening procedure. A treatment that Wendy allegedly undergone as well.

Year 2016

Mindy Kaling 2016Image Credit: Getty

The actress became the subject of nose job rumors, as fans took note of the change in the shape of her nose. Mindy might have also gotten a chin implant to contour her square-shaped face and soften her pronounced chin.

We love her choice of dress for this event, which showed off her sexy cleavage.

Year 2017

Mindy Kaling 2017Picture Credit: Getty Images

Is Mindy’s smoother skin the result of a good facial or botox? Is her plump lips courtesy of lip fillers or just lipstick? Fans have always debated about the fact that while she’s into beauty and skin care, she might not be into cosmetic surgeries.

We notice Mindy’s wonderfully-shaped eyebrows, which she always makes sure to cleanup whenever she has a public appearance. This girl knows how to highlight her best asset — her eyes!

Year 2018

Mindy Kaling 2018Photo Credit: Getty

With a striking red lipstick, Mindy impressed the crowd at an Oscar party. She wore her hair down in luscious layers and covered her beautiful face in subtle makeup. Mindy has always demonstrated impeccable style.

More Information About Mindy Kaling:

  • Real Name: Vera Mindy Chokalingam
  • Birthday: 24th June 1979
  • Star Sign: Cancer
  • Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: Indian
  • Occupation: Actress, Comedian, Author, TV Producer, TV Director, Screenwriter
  • Net Worth: $18 Million
  • Relationship: Unknown
  • Children: Katherine Kaling
  • Height: 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lb)
  • Body Measurement: 36-29-37 Inches
  • Bra Size: 34B
  • Dress Size: 10 (US)
  • Shoe Size: 7 (US)
  • Natural Hair Color: Black
  • Natural Eye Color: Dark Brown


Mindy might be one of few Hollywood actresses who doesn’t go overboard with cosmetic surgery or perhaps never actually consulted a plastic surgeon. She shunned talks that she had work done on herself with one Twitter post and never talked about augmentations, except when she’s sharing makeup tips.

Though there are subtle signs of skin bleaching and nose augmentation in Mindy Kaling’s transformation, the actress still manages to keep her looks natural. Whether her skin contrast is part of a bleaching process or a makeup trick, it’s hard to distinguish because Mindy knows how to use beauty products to cover her imperfections.

One thing we’re certain of is that she has no signs of breast augmentations. Meanwhile, fans still can’t help but speculate on her lips. We don’t think they are fillers, though.

(Featured Image Credit: Getty)

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