Every Akshay Kumar’s fan is loving his acting in the film, Laxmmi. They are appreciating him for playing the role of a transgender with greatness. People think he is the only one who has played the role of a transgender but this is not the case.
Here is a list of actors who have played transgender roles in movies.
1. Ashutosh Rana
He had played the role of a transgender in the film, Sangharsh. It was released in 1999. He was seen as a villain and his character was named Lajja Shankar Panday. He won a Filmfare Award for “Best Villain”.
2. Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal played the role of a transgender in the film Tamanna. He played the role of Tikku. In the film, Tikku raised and nurtures Tamanna and tries to give him love and happiness.
3. Mahesh Manjrekar
Mahesh Manjrekar played the role of Begum in the film Rajjo. He expertly played a transgender role.
4. Prashant Narayanan
Prashant was the villain in Murder 2. He played the role of Dheeraj Pandey. His acting was praised a lot.
5. Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv played the role of Maharani in the film, Sadak. Maharani’s character was the villain of this film and Sadashiv was successful in portraying this role.
6. Prakash Raj
He was the first Bollywood actor to play the role of a transgender. He played this role in Tamil Cinema. His character was Maharani in the film Appu. He was praised for his acting.
7. Raghava Lawrence
Raghava is the director of the film Laxmmi and he has starred in a movie where he played the role of a guy who had been haunted by a transgender ghost.
8. Johnny Lever
Johnny Lever has played the role of a transgender in various films and he has made sure that it is portrayed well and it does not hurt the sentiments of the community.
9. Nirmal Pandey
He portrayed the role of a transgender in the Daayra. This film released in 1996. He won the best actress award at France’s Valenciennes Film Festival for Daayra.