Bollywood actors can go the extra miles to get into the skin of their characters. While some characters are rather easy to pull off, there are some that demand a lot of work.
One such character is that of a transgender. Getting into the mind of a transgender and playing it effectively on screen is no cakewalk. However, Bollywood is blessed with some of the finest actors who have taken up the challenge and delivered some memorable roles.
Here’s a list of actors who have played transgender roles and won hearts with their flawless acting:
Known for his comic roles, veteran actor Johny Lever mostly played supporting roles but he has also played transgender roles in a couple of movies.
One of the most talented actors, Paresh Rawal played a transgender character in the 1997 movie Tamanaah. The film starred Pooja Bhatt, Sharad Kapur, and Manoj Vajpayee and it was based on the depiction of transgenders’ struggles.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar essayed the role of Maharani in Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt starrer romantic-thriller Sadak. Maharani is a eunuch that runs a brothel in the film.
He surprised one and all with his role as a transgender in Kangana Ranaut and Paras Arora starrer ‘Rajjo’. Manjrekar played the role of Begum, who runs a Kotha and his role received applauds from all corners.
Ashutosh Rana played the role of a transgender named Lajja Shankar Pandey who gave the audience enough reason to be remembered with his performance in Sangharsh.
Bollywood and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan also played a transgender role in the movie Rajjo. His avatar in the movie was very well received by the audience.
Akshay Kumar will come in a transgender look for his forthcoming film, Laxmmi Bomb. Recently, the trailer of the movie was released which was very well received by the audience.