Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is a transgender rights activist and Bharatanatyam dancer in Mumbai, India. She was born in Malti Bai Hospital on 13th Dec 1978 in Thane.
She is the first transgender person to represent Asia Pacific in the UN in 2008. At the assembly, she spoke of the plight of sexual minorities. “People should be more human like. They should respect us as humans and consider our rights as transgenders,” she said.
In 2007 she started her own organization, Astitiva. This organization works to promote the welfare of sexual minorities, their support and development. Soon after she left India for the first time and headed to Toronto, Canada for Asia Pacific sex workers network. Her passport stated that she was a female, transgender and eunuch.
Laxmi frequently gives interviews and otherwise represents the LGBTQIA+ community in popular media. Laxmi has starred in several TV shows.
She was a participant in the Indian television show Bigg Boss 5. She was evicted after six weeks. She also starred in Sach Ka Samna with Rajeev Khandelval,10 Ka Dum with Salman Khan and Raaz Pichle Janam Ka.