There was a time when most of the stories of films made in the Bollywood industry were based on artificial romance and fierce melodrama. There is a time when the focus of Hindi film industry has shifted to sensitive issues. From talking about mental health issues to making films on the LGBTQ+ community , Bollywood has changed the ideology behind its film making in a big way. Films like ‘ Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, ‘Badhaai Do’, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha ‘ are perfect examples of this.
However, if seen from the point of view of the representation of trance, then these films have not contributed much about them. But it is a matter of relief that only through these films, but now these sensitive issues are being talked about. Vijayraj played the best role of a trans woman in the film ‘ Gangubai Kathiawadi ‘. Still people feel that this role should have been played by a trans woman. Today we will tell you about those trans actors who need to get more love from Bollywood.
1. Anjali Ameer
This trans actor has worked mostly in Malayalam and Tamil films. Anjali Ameer got fame from the Tamil film ‘Peranbu ‘, in which she played the lead role. Apart from this, she was the first transgender contestant to participate in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam’ . However, due to her health issues, she had to leave the show midway. She has talked about her struggles from time to time in many interviews.
2. Living Smile Vidya | Trans Actors In Bollywood
Living Smile Vidya is also fondly called ‘ Smiley ‘. She is also an Indian trans woman actor, assistant director, writer and trans and Dalit rights activist from Chennai. She has worked in many short films, including films like ‘ Kandal Pookkal’, ‘Butterfly ‘. In 2014 , Smiley founded the Panmai theater troupe in Tamil Nadu .
3. Ivanka Das
Ivanka Das started her career in the entertainment industry as a model. She is also a dancer and choreographer. She is known for working in Indian TV reality show ‘ Dance Deewane ‘ and Netflix series ‘ Bombay Begums ‘. She has also acted in MTV Beats Love Duet album song ‘ Khud Ko Hi Paake ‘ with Nikita Gandhi .
4. Kalki Subramaniam | Trans Actors In Bollywood
Born in Pollachi , Tamil Nadu , Kalki Subramaniam is a trans right activist and actress. She also has a lot of interest in making paintings. It is believed that it was the result of her efforts that the Transgender Welfare Board could be established in Tamil Nadu. She got fame from the song ‘ Oru Viral Puratchi ‘ from the film ‘Sarkar’ . She has also appeared in Tamil film ‘ Narthagi ‘ and Hindi movie ‘ Kalashnikov: The Lone Wolf ‘ in the year 2011 .
5. Mairembam Ronaldo Singh
This trans actor is known for her excellent acting in the web series ‘Paatal Lok’ . She played the role of a young transgender girl ‘ Chinese ‘ in the film, who is abandoned by her parents. Mairembam is able to relate a lot to this character, because she too had to face a lot of problems in the society while growing up. With this role, she best presented the LGBTQ + community and the struggles faced by her.
6. Bobby Darling
Bobby Darling is also known as Pakhi Sharma and Pankaj Sharma . When her parents came to know that he was transgender, during that time they threw Bobby out of the house. After this her time of struggle began. She made her Bollywood debut in the year 2001 with the movie ‘ Style ‘. After this she worked in many movies like ‘ Chalte Chalte’, ‘Jeena only mere liye’, ‘Kya Kool Hai Hum ‘ etc. She had a reunion with her father in the TV show ‘ Sach Ka Saamna ‘.
7. Shree Ghatak | Trans Actors In Bollywood
Shree Ghatak is the first transgender woman in India who is legally married to her boyfriend Sanjay in Kolkata. Shree is a theater artist. She was seen in the Bollywood movie ‘ Season’s Greetings ‘ in the year 2019 .
8. Gauri Arora
Gauri Arora ‘s earlier name was Gaurav Arora . She also appeared in ‘ MTV Splitsvilla ‘ before getting a sex change . She started her career as an actor and model. She has also been a part of many fashion shows. She made his acting debut in the year 2016 through the film ‘ Love Games ‘. After this she also appeared in ‘ Raaz Reboot ‘.
9. Namitha Marimuthu
Namitha Marimuthu not only made her debut as an actress but also as a playback singer in the Tamil film ‘Nadodigal 2 ‘. She is the first transgender to represent India in Miss Trans Star International .