12 transgenders who are ruling the world and you must know about them!

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 7 Sep 2018 5:05 AM GMT

12 transgenders who are ruling the world and you must know about them! 
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Lucknow: No matter we are living in 21st century but even today the transgender community is being neglected by our society. The community of transsexual is bullied, torcherd and cursed by our very own society.

They are being treated like they don't exist for us. But, there are few people of this (transgender) community who raised above all the barriers and proved that before being a transgender they are a human being just like all of us.

Here we have compiled a list of few Transgenders who earned their name and fame and are ruling over the society:

Santa Khurai

Santa Khurai is a famous transgender activist of Manipur. She set up the first beauty salon which is now run by a trans person. She also founded the All Manipur Nupi Manbi Association (AMANA), a coalition working towards raising awareness of the rights of the transgender community.

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Satya Rai Nagpaul

Nagpaul is a award winning cinematographer and also a trans rights activist. The actor has worked in the movies like Ghoomketu, Aligarh, Gattu, Zindagi Bhaag, etc.

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Kalki Subramaniam

She is a transgender rights activist and also an actor, writer, entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu. She has starred in Tamil film 'Narthagi' after which she became the first transgender woman in India to do a lead role in a motion picture.

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Madhu Kinnar

She is a transgender mayor from Chattisgarh. Earlier, she was known as Naresh Chauhan. She used to earn money by singing and dancing on the streets of Raigarh and performing in trains going on the Howrah-Mumbai route.

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Anjali Ameer

She is transgender model and actress, who has worked Tamil and Malayalam movies. While she was in Class 10th, she underwent a surgery.

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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

She is a transgender activist, Hindi film actor and a Bharatnatyam dancer. Laxmi is the first transgender person to represent Asia Pacific in the UN in 2008.

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Gee Imaan Semmalar

He is a theatre actor, writer and filmmaker. Imaan is also a co-founder of Panmai Theatre in Chennai. His writings appeared in Dalit Camera, WSQ, OPEN magazine, etc.

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Manabi Bandyopadhyay

She is a professor and a first transgender person in India who has completed Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Earlier, she was known as Somnath Bandyopadhyay.

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Vihaan Peethambar

Vihaan is an LGBT activist, a media professional. He is also a board member of Queerala.

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Padmini Prakash

She is the first transgender anchor to a news show in Tamil Nadu. She present a news show on the Tamil-language Lotus TV based in the city of Coimbatore.

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Christy Raj

He is a transgender journalist from Bangalore. He is closely associated with LGBT rights organisation, Sangama.

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Joyita Mondal

She is India's first transgender to be appointed as a judge of Lok Sabha adalat. She built her own organisation 'Dinajpur Notun Alo' (Dinajpur new light) which till date has worked with 2,200 transgenders in the region.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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