Nitasha hails from Kolkata. She was born as a boy, but later went onto identify herself as a transgender. When she was a child, Natasha used to hang out with girls, wore her mother’s makeup and saree. She had a feeling that she was trapped inside a man’s body. Initially, when she told her parents they did not support her and their relatives were unsupportive abandoning them. To continue living her dream she left home and pursued a modeling course. Nitasha had to go through many “Hormone Replacement Therapy” to convert her body to a female body. She has worked as a makeup artist and stylist before working as a professional model.
Nitasha won the first-ever Transgender Beauty contest in 2017. She followed her dreams despite facing social discrimination and harassment from her family, friends, and society. Nitasha has also represented India with pride in Miss International Queen and Miss trans Australia 2019.
She feels there is still a lot to be done in society. And, the government should provide more security to the transgender community. Therefore, Nitasha is working for equality along with social and financial rights.
There are over 2 Million Transgender people in India who are the life in poverty. Not just Nitasha, many more people are in hopes for social security and change in government policies in India.