Shabnam Bano (Shabnam Mausi) is the first transgender Indian or Hijra to be elected to public office. She was an elected member of the Madhya Pradesh State Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2003. The story of the eunuchs in India is very distressing. They are marginalized in the society. They are made to live in shame. They (Hijras) are considered an embarrassment. Most of them are compelled to work in brothels as dancers. Some of them are also forced to beg. At the most, some manage to find a suitable job for themselves in the film or fashion industry. Well, here is the story of a eunuch who fought against all odds and became India’s first transgender to be elected as an MLA.
Shabnam Mausi, a transgender from Madhya Pradesh, had been elected an MLA during Congress rule from Sohagpur constituency in 1998 and retained her constituency till 2003. Her story is an inspirational one. Shabnam Mausi Bano was born into a Brahmin family. Her father was a superintendent of Police. Her family handed her over to the transgender community right after birth. Shabnam Mausi as a child knew that she would have a tough life ahead. She knew she was different from most other people. But at that point of time she didn’t comprehend the difference. As a child, she often wondered why her parents abandoned her.
So rather than begging or taking up any odd job she decided to enter the film industry and fortunately she got bit roles in films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Kunwara Baap and Janata Ka Hawaldar. She is also a trained classical dancer. She is in Mumbai to shoot the badhai song with Akhilendra Mishra, Sharat Saxena, Viashnavi Macdona, Aayush Shrivastav and Mantra Patel. The film Hansa Ek Sanyog is produced by Suresh Sharma of Chitragrahi Films and written and directed by Santosh Kashyap and Dhiraj Verma. Music of film Hansa Ek Sanyog is composed by Lalit Mishra and songs are written by Santosh Kashyap, Dhiraj Verma, Suresh Sharma and Dheeraj Kumar. Arvind K is cameraman and Tejas Dattani is choreographer of the film. Bobby Rajput is Executive Producer where as Umakant Rai is Line Producer of film Hansa Ek Sanyog.
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