He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams | Laxmi Agarwal | TEDxJaipur

  • Published on Mar 27, 2017
  • Laxmi recalls the horrific day when she was acid attacked in New Delhi and how a decade later, she's turned this chapter of her life into a narrative of triumph today. She's not alone in this fight against acid attacks anymore and her initiative Sheroes is bringing together other acid attach victims too!
    Laxmi, a girl like everyone, young and beautiful with a dream in her eyes, The passion of singing who aced many talent hunt competitions and was waiting for a call from ‘Indian Idol’. Laxmi was acid attacked in Khan Market, Delhi 2005 by a mid-aged man ho was pursuing her for marriage. She was in her young age when she used to learn dancing and was completing her education. In 2006 she filed a PIL on punishments against perpetrators of acid violence and regulation on sale of acid in India. The PIL got judgment in her favor in 2013 and the amendments in the constitutions were framed as Laxmi Act. Since then she has continued her journey to eradicate acid violence in India. After being awarded as International Women of Courage by the First Lady of US Mrs. Michelle Obama, today she is the face of any and every unprivileged acid attack surviving women in India.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 12 281

  • Kajal Kumari
    Kajal Kumari 4 hours ago

    We get life for first and it is a wonderful gift so never give up just jump out of hurdles and be happy because nothing is impossible..

  • Tania Sarkar
    Tania Sarkar 10 hours ago

    I have never seen a lady more beautiful than you.....
    and which ever lady did that with you...I feel she has acid in her blood....I'm glad you're alive and you've made this video....

  • Lovepreet Saini
    Lovepreet Saini 10 hours ago

    She has beautiful soul actually she has so beautiful voice I love her personality

  • Tanisha Gujjar
    Tanisha Gujjar 12 hours ago

    A huge inspiration (sheroes) really luv u, y r so beautiful

  • shael Thakur
    shael Thakur 14 hours ago

    best of luck for your biopic by Deepaka padukone

  • tomcy jose
    tomcy jose 16 hours ago

    Strong desire about something making u stronger. And the courage you made today came from the sacrifices and problems ❤

  • Starlight VS
    Starlight VS 17 hours ago

    so inspirational ur voice is very SWEET

  • Komal Aggarwal
    Komal Aggarwal 17 hours ago

    I really most liked this video 👏👏👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌👌👌👌😊😊😊😊😊😊😂😂😂😂😂😂👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • The travelling diva
    The travelling diva 22 hours ago +4

    How shameless were those people who didn't help her and were watching her struggling......but thank god for that the uncle who brought milk...

  • Aridhi Gupta
    Aridhi Gupta Day ago

    It makes me cry .... Speechless 🥺

  • priya naruka
    priya naruka Day ago

    mam u r really great inspiration for all girls😘.u deserve respect mam💓 big hug and love from all girls side mam.. 🤘❤..

  • Wanglamz Lamz
    Wanglamz Lamz Day ago +2

    Hats off Laxmi .words r not enough to express how strong you are ....!
    Your are really beautiful n strong woman ...?keep shining n smiling
    Noone can stop you !

  • Johniplier Camp2005

    And no one but yourself, and be happy

  • Johniplier Camp2005

    Be yourself

  • Suraj.kumar Das
    Suraj.kumar Das Day ago

    Hear touching life story


    2.1 dislikes waale k dimaag me acid hai

  • Anuj k
    Anuj k Day ago

    INDIA se aacha desh koi nahi hai

  • Bindhyawasini Devi
    Bindhyawasini Devi 2 days ago

    Criminals vo public bhi hai Jo sirf khade hoke tamasha dekhti rahti hai I hope someday our India will change or koi bhi ladki face se nhi khud ko Apne soul se khubsurat manegi💝💜

  • Ashoki Dhindsa
    Ashoki Dhindsa 2 days ago

    Yaar Lakshmi ko support to kiya kisi ne in Baki victims sorry survivers pr to inki family ne hi acid dala

  • Bindu Zoya
    Bindu Zoya 2 days ago


  • Mensa Csk
    Mensa Csk 2 days ago +1

    Insan ko tan se nhi man se sundar honeki jaroorat h kyoki ek din sharir budha hojayega lekin man nahi 🙂

  • zin dup
    zin dup 2 days ago +1

    Your brevary put me into tears love you Di love you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much be you, and don't forget you are beautiful.

  • Sunny Jaiswal
    Sunny Jaiswal 2 days ago +1

    Tum apna sapna zaroor pura krna singing ka

  • Sunny Jaiswal
    Sunny Jaiswal 2 days ago +1

    😑😑😑😑😑😑 u r such strong girl

  • Neelam Neelam
    Neelam Neelam 2 days ago +5

    Hey i am from pakistan and mama say you are soo cute

  • Parul Walia
    Parul Walia 3 days ago

    Mam you are the real heroes and your smile is very beautiful without fear and U are motivation for all the girls so plz stay strong for all the girls

  • Syed Wassi Shah
    Syed Wassi Shah 3 days ago


  • Banshan Kharsyntiew
    Banshan Kharsyntiew 3 days ago

    you are right mam

  • Bob Khd
    Bob Khd 4 days ago +7

    Actually I'm crying after seeing this. I feel my daughter in u

  • Nirmala Surin
    Nirmala Surin 4 days ago

    U r inspiration to all the women ..😍😍😍

  • Shaik Azam
    Shaik Azam 4 days ago +1

    Medam dont say ur not beautiful
    Serasly u are so much beautiful

  • Shaista Princess
    Shaista Princess 4 days ago

    I proud of you my sister

    NARENDRA REDDY A R 4 days ago

    You are beautiful inside

  • Chisahu Zhimo
    Chisahu Zhimo 5 days ago

    I'm proud of u sis.u r true hero,thanks to epr Sir for tribute to real hero n bcoz of u we find a new hero .

  • Mansi Verma
    Mansi Verma 5 days ago


  • Kirti Chandnani
    Kirti Chandnani 5 days ago

    How can a girl threw acid on another girl

  • jigyasu singh
    jigyasu singh 5 days ago

    Mam u are so beautiful😊

  • forest n raindeers
    forest n raindeers 5 days ago

    I want her hair

  • Tarun Sharma
    Tarun Sharma 6 days ago

    This is what the bloody indian society stands for yeh bhi bata do us ladke ka kya kasoor tha ki iss ladki ko apna dil diya yehi ki wo gareeb tha issiliye usse pyar karne ka koi haq nahi tha iss bhootni jaisi shakal ko husband mil gaya

  • simran kaur
    simran kaur 6 days ago

    Yr mana ke vo ldka bahr aa kr apki success dekhni chahiye bt uski sja bhi uske gunaah jesi honi chahiye use teejab se hi sja do taki Agge Koi yeh sb krne Ki himat na kre 😠🙏😣

    VISHAKA TIWARI 6 days ago +1

    Mam Ur the bestest best motivator & a influencer for us hats off to uh mam 😘😘😘♥️♥️♥️👍👍👍👍

  • cute angel
    cute angel 6 days ago +5

    You are still very beautiful.. Our role model with beautiful heart❤

  • Kanika Singh
    Kanika Singh 6 days ago

    Osmmm yaar well done superb I am proud of u ..

  • Bibiana Carmen
    Bibiana Carmen 7 days ago

    A person who spoiled this acid attack face must be severely punished
    I mean one stop 🛑 solution for acid attack will be banning harmful acids forever

  • RUPA Choudhary
    RUPA Choudhary 7 days ago

    Really i wept to know your life 😢😢😢😢 you are really great 👌👌👌👍👍

  • Indushree Dutta
    Indushree Dutta 7 days ago

    A beautiful nature with sweet voice n a cute smile , n ur hair too luvly... U r inspiratinon of every girl. u r a ideal women.👌 inner buty is most important than outside buty. which never end...luv u❤

  • Suarj Rathor
    Suarj Rathor 8 days ago

    Wowww great mam apnee apni life mai bhoot kuch dehkaaa hii fir bhi apne apnii himat nhi chorii 💓💓💓💓💓 love u mam 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 u are very inspiring for ME 👌👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Suman Nath
    Suman Nath 8 days ago +1

    She is still BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. Hopefully she will get better....

  • Neha Saini
    Neha Saini 9 days ago

    Yes you are A real Shero . Great dear very inspiring,Go ahead with this spirit Everything you said is so true.We need people like you in this world,love you😘💞💞❤😍.

  • Subham Lammbardar
    Subham Lammbardar 9 days ago +1

    You are the REAL CHAMPION !

  • Poornima Sutar
    Poornima Sutar 10 days ago

    Hats off to u

  • Viral Videos
    Viral Videos 10 days ago +2

    Acid attackers jaise rakshas logo ki gaand me acid dalna chahiye😡😡😡😡😡

  • Sharukh Mansuri
    Sharukh Mansuri 11 days ago

    Bahut pain full h 😭😭

  • Sharukh Mansuri
    Sharukh Mansuri 11 days ago


  • aischarya susovita
    aischarya susovita 11 days ago +4

    Humara problems nothing infront of u girl . U deserve all the happiness.

  • Kritika verma
    Kritika verma 11 days ago +5

    The way she is saying with a smile is like something else
    Salute to this brave soul♥️

  • abhinav jaiswal
    abhinav jaiswal 11 days ago

    Hats off to all the brave girls...You are truly beautiful.

  • Seema Ghazanfar
    Seema Ghazanfar 11 days ago

    Oh sooo heart touching story
    I hate that boy😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😒

  • bindu shalini
    bindu shalini 11 days ago +1

    she proved that beauty is not in face,it is in our thoughts//

  • Chapter Garhwal
    Chapter Garhwal 12 days ago +1

    Didi tq for such speech........ Didi love u soo much ....😇di you have superb voice ..........you are the real hero....