Ehsaas - Episode 10: Story of Navya Singh

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Navya Singh is one of them. The journey was not that easy for her. But getting accepted as she is, it is a big step and big achievement in our stereotypical society and film industry.

When she came to Mumbai in 2011, the first thing she did was adopt the name ‘Navya’.

In Mumbai, living with an aunt proved to be a new turning point. She would constantly try to fix her gender issues, telling her one day that she should become a prostitute because that’s the only career for a transgender in Mumbai.


Navya left her aunt’s home that very day. With support from family, the help of Hamsafar Trust, and other activists, Navya began to get work. In 2016, walking for the Lakme Fashion Week, she realised there were no boundaries apart from the ones she set for herself. N

ow preparing for India’s first beauty pageant for trans-women only, Navya has no regrets.


Navya is a model and a brand ambassador of miss trans queen india 2018. She has walked the ramp of lakme fashion week, india glam fashion week, Miss india Khadi and fashion guru. A social activist working for the rights and empowerment of transgender community. She is the face of the campaign #whynotme. India’s first trained trans model from Cocoberry Agency. Awarded best supermodel of the year 2019 by media federation of India.


Director of Photography: Sushant Sharma

Camera: Dimple Lydia, Akshita Singhal

B-Roll: Vishnu Sharma, Shiva Singh

Production: Akshita Rawat, Ruchi Roy, Akshita Singhal, Hani Wadhwani

Post Production: Akshita Rawat, Ruchi Roy

Subtitles: Hani Wadhwani

Produced by Kshitij Sheetak

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