Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthDecember 13, 1978
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is an Indian transgender rights activist, actor, television personality, Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, and motivational speaker who was assigned male at birth. In 2008, she became the first transgender person to represent Asia Pacific in the UN. She has also been appointed the Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of kinnar akhada. Laxmi Narayan Tripathi appeared as a contestant on the Hindi-language television reality show Bigg Boss in 2011.

Born Name

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Nick Name

Laxmi

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi at JLF Melbourne on a panel titled 'Gender and the Spaces Between' presented by Melbourne Writers Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne 2017Laxmi Narayan Tripathi at JLF Melbourne on a panel titled 'Gender and the Spaces Between' presented by Melbourne Writers Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne 2017
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi at JLF Melbourne on a panel titled ‘Gender and the Spaces Between’ presented by Melbourne Writers Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne 2017 (Timothy Herbert / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

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Born Place

Thane, Maharashtra, India

Residence

New Delhi, India

Nationality

Indian

Indian

 

Education

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi studied at Bims Paradise English High School in Kopri, Thane. Afterward, she attended Mithibai College (a college affiliated with the University of Mumbai) in Mumbai and graduated with a degree in arts.

She also has a postgraduate degree in Bharatnatyam.

Occupation

Activist, Actor, Television Personality, Bharatanatyam Dancer, Choreographer, Motivational Speaker

Family

  • Mother – Vidyavati Tiwari
  • Siblings – Shashinarayan (Younger Brother), Rukmini (Younger Sister)

Build

Average

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (Left) as seen while smiling for a picture with singer Anuradha Paudwal in November 2021Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (Left) as seen while smiling for a picture with singer Anuradha Paudwal in November 2021
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (Left) as seen while smiling for a picture with singer Anuradha Paudwal in November 2021 (Laxmi Narayan Tripathi / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has dated –

  1. During her stint on Bigg Boss, she stated that she had been in a relationship with a man for 2 years.
  2. Aryan Pasha – She is engaged to Aryan Pasha, an Indian transmale bodybuilder.
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Note – She has adopted 2 children.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is of Brahmin descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Frequently sports rep lip color

Religion

Hinduism

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi as seen at Mumbai Gay Pride 2012Laxmi Narayan Tripathi as seen at Mumbai Gay Pride 2012
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi as seen at Mumbai Gay Pride 2012 (Nandanupadhyay / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Facts

  1. Alongside Seema Biswas, Vineeth, Raj Zutshi, and Archana Gupta, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi co-starred as Lajo in the 2011 Bollywood drama film Queens! Destiny of Dance. The film received critical acclaim and won several international awards.
  2. Her fellow contestants on the 5th installment of Bigg Boss included Juhi Parmar, Shakti Kapoor, Mahek Chahal, Pooja Bedi, Sonika Kaliraman, Shonali Nagrani, Vida Samadzai, and others.
  3. On Project Bolo (a documentary series about LGBT Indians), Laxmi revealed that she got breast augmentation but did not receive any hormone therapy.
  4. She has stated that she received a lot of backlash from the hijra community for her speaking out and meeting Salman Rushdie.
  5. Along with Pooja Pande, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi co-wrote her biography titled Red Lipstick which was published in 2016.
  6. She supported Akshay Kumar in launching the 2020 Hindi-language horror comedy film Laxmmi Bomb which was criticized by the trans community for being transphobic and misogynistic.
  7. The queer community has criticized Laxmi Narayan Tripathi for her comments on the Ram mandir construction in Ayodhya. A statement issued by the community reads, “Being a dominant caste Brahmin transwoman, she appeals to the Hindutva ideology and justifies the existence of caste system in India ever since she started aspiring for a political position in the current ruling party”.
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Featured Image by Timothy Herbert / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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