Born in June 1979 as Vera Mindy Chokalingam, Mindy Kaling is an American actress, comedian, and screenwriter. She gained recognition by portraying Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office from 2005 to 2013. She also served as writer, director, and executive producer of The Office. That work has brought her numerous awards, but also several Mindy Kaling plastic surgery rumors.
What is true about those rumors? Has Mindy gone under the knife? We will talk about that later on. The American actress is an absolutely funny and talented person. She looks quite different than most common popular Hollywood stars. Thanks to her Indian origin, Mindy gets attention for her dark brown skin color.
Besides The Office, she also created the NBC sitcom Champions, Fox comedy series The Mindy Project, and the Hulu miniseries, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
There were always rumors about Mindy changing her original skin shade. People always want to talk about celebrities. But is there any truth in the gossip?
Mindy uses cosmetics and admits she is obsessed with beauty products. But where does she draw the line? Let’s take a look at some before and after photos to see whether she had any adjustments. There have been rumors about cosmetic surgery, botox injection, Mindy Kaling’s nose job, lip fillers, and more.
Quick Career Summary
Before we get to some of the Mindy Kaling plastic surgery rumors, let’s take a look at her career debut and career beginnings.
Mindy got her career start as a 19-year old sophomore at Dartmouth. At the time, she was an intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Following her college days, she moved to Brooklyn. There, she got a job as a production assistant for three months on the Crossing Over With John Edward. And to this day, she says that was the worst job experience. During that period she also performed stand-up comedy.
Because fans couldn’t pronounce her last name Chokalingam, she made jokes about it. And she decided to devise a stage name that would be easier to pronounce. Hence Mindy Kaling.
In August 2002, she portrayed Ben Affleck in an off-Broadway play called Matt & Ben. Her best friend from college, Brenda Withers, portrayed Matt Damon. Time Magazine named the play one of the Top Ten Theatrical Events of the Year. Fun fact: the goofy play helped Matt and Ben write the movie Good Will Hunting.
In 2004, The Office producer Greg Daniels worked on adapting The Office from the BBC TV series of the same name. He hired Mindy as a writer-performer after reading a spec script she wrote. He instantly noticed how original she was.
When she joined The Office, Mindy was the only woman on a staff of eight. And she was only 24 years old. By season 8, she was promoted to full executive producer. And her contract also included a development deal for a new show, which eventually became The Mindy Project.
In 2020, she started working for Netflix, creating the series Never Have I Ever with Lang Fisher. It is a comedy based on her real childhood story growing up in the Boston area. Her next upcoming project is the third installment in the Legally Blonde series.
In February 2021, HBO Max announced that they had ordered the adult-oriented Scooby-Doo spin-off series titled Velma. Kaling will serve as executive producer and voice actor of the lead character.
Speaking about her personal life, she gave birth to a daughter in December 2017. She did not reveal the name of the father. And then in September 2020, she gave birth to her second child, her son Spencer. Kaling is also 1% owner of the Welsh football team, Swansea City A.F.C.
Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery Rumors
Mindy Kaling net worth is more than $18 million. She can definitely afford some beauty transformations. This girl is one of the more talented actresses in Hollywood. But the American actress is proud of her Indian origin. You can hardly notice any changes in her looks.
Regardless, we have to address some of the plastic surgery rumors. If you look at her changes in styles and appearance throughout the years, you will notice how she transformed her look and style. But what about a cosmetic procedure?
Mindy Kaling Skin Bleaching
Fans who watched Mindy during her The Office years noticed her lightened skin tone. She has a bit lighter tone than when she appeared in The Office for nearly 10 years. As her popularity grew, the rumors gained momentum.
Looking at pictures of before and after the television series, you can see she had a darker skin shade at the beginning of her career. And it is most noticeable on her cheeks.
Fun fact: Mindy addressed the rumors on her Twitter account. She showed before and after meme captioning it, “I don’t get this, I am equally pretty in both”. That meme turned into a web sensation.
Mindy Kaling Rhinoplasty
Next up is her nose job. When she was just a talent starting in the movie industry, her nose was noticeable bigger. If you look at early and late photos of Mindy, you can notice the adjustment in the shape of her nose.
But we have to say her nose looks amazing. There is a perceptible little transformation of her nose bridge. It is smaller now. The tip is also more lifted, giving it a smooth and wide look.
Mindy Kaling Lip Injections Rumors
Are these rumors true or false? Did the Indian actress get lip injections? Similar to her nose job, you can notice lip changes.
Some fans, however, say it is all about cosmetics. Mindy is a huge fan of good makeup products. She probably used a perfect lip gloss to get fuller lips.
Mindy Kaling Botox Rumors
There were also rumors about botox and facelift. And those started appearing when she started her own television show. Fans believe that she used botox injections at the beginning of the Mindy Project. Creating her popular television show was hard for a woman of color in the industry. So, many fans believe she had to fit into a type.
At the start of the new series, she had noticeable smooth skin.