Swapnil Shinde, a fashion designer who has styled Bollywood divas such as Sunny Leone, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and many others, recently emerged as a trans woman. The designer shared the news on Instagram.
Here’s what Saisha shared: “Here we go 2021. Ps: Saisha means a meaningful life and I intend to make me an extraordinarily meaningful life.”
The post reads, “Throughout school and college, while the guys outside tormented me because I was different, the internal pain was much worse,” she wrote in her post. “I felt suffocated in a reality that I knew wasn’t mine, but one that I had to perform every day because of societal expectations and norms. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties at NIFT that I found the courage to express my truth. to accept; I really thrived (sic) … “
Several industry friends of Saisha responded to the post with words of encouragement for the designer. Sunny Leone said, “I love you and I am so proud of you that you are the BEST YOU !! The YOU you always wanted to be. Congratulations and happy birthday SISTA !!”
Model Diandra Soares wrote, “Friggin stunnnnnnaish,” said Aditi Rao Hydari, “Big hug,” said actress Hazel Keech, “Brave and brave.”
Saisha Shinde is a NIFT alumnus and has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion and film industry.
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