2018 is here but India is still years if not decades away from accepting the third gender as part of the society.
Be it Gays, Lesbians, Transgenders or the people who have gone under the knife for sex transformation, India and to an extent the world, still considers them to be a social taboo and look down upon these people.
While we cannot make the society accept these people, what we can do is remind them that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and it has no caste or gender.
What’s more, a person’s sexual orientation or preference should not be a parameter to judge his or her beauty and one should look much beyond that to know a person.
While the world still contemplates the term ‘beauty’, we would like to present five brave people who had the courage to stand against the world and went under the knife to undergo a gender change operation.
Further, these people post the operation have progressed amazingly in their respective careers and have touched new heights as beautiful women.
1. Nikkiey Chawla
Nikkiey Chawla hails from Mumbai and was the first woman from India to undergo sex change operation. During the transformation she got her genitals changed and converted fully into a woman.
She had a brief brush with the glamour world as a model and went on to become India’s first transsexual model.
In 2016, she went on to produce MTV’s web reality series called ‘Crunch.’
While 2017 gave India its first transgender crowned beauty queen – Nitasha Biswas, Mallika was the first transgender women from India to feature in any beauty pageant (back in 2011).
Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Mallika was first Indian to participate in any beauty pageant for transgender people. The beauty pageant was called Miss International Queen and was held in Pattaya, Thailand.
3. Shinata Sangha
Shinata Sangha is an Indo-British model who has set a benchmark with her perfect beauty. She has participated and won various beauty pageants all over the world and was even named the World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual for three consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012) in prominent British Magazines.
4. Bobby Darling
One of the most known faces in the Transsexual community, Bobby Darling underwent genital transformation and adopted the name, Pakhi Sharma.
A regular face in the TV & Film industry, she even married a Madhya Pradesh based businessman Ramnik Sharma in 2016. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t end well for Bobby and she is presently embroiled in a bitter divorce war against Ramnik.
5. Gaurav Arora
Another known transsexual name in TV and modeling industry is Gaurav Arora who was second runner-up in Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest in 2006 and even participated in Splitsvilla season 8.
Gaurav went under the knife and became Gauri in 2016. He got breast implants and has turned into a gorgeous woman called Gauri Arora.