Indian designer Swapnil Shinde comes out as a Transwoman, renames self as Saisha Shinde

Rajasi Nagwekar
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Swapnil Shinde is one of the most popular designers in the Bollywood industry and is known for styling various artists. He is known for styling various artists like Kiara Advani, Shraddha Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Hina Khan, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone amongst others.
The designer came out as a transwoman and changed his name to Saisha Shinde. Swapnil announced to the world about the decision to turn into a transwoman on social media where she wrote about her new identity as Saisha Shinde. She even shared few pictures of her new appearance alongside the meaning of her new name. Her new look is stunning where she’s seen with long hair and a face full of makeup.
Saisha Shinde the designer shared a statement with a caption that read, ‘Here we go 2021. P.s : Saisha means a meaningful life and I plan to make mine an exceptionally meaningful one .’ Her note read, “Irrespective of your origin, there will always be something that reminds you of your childhood. For me, it takes me back to the kind of loneliness that aches, to pressures that pushed me into solitude and the chaos of confusion that grew every moment.
She further added, “All through school and college, while the boys outside tormented me because I was different, the internal pain was far worse. I felt suffocated living a reality that I knew wasn’t mine, yet one that I had to stage every day because of societal expectations and norms. It was only in my early 20s at NIFT where I found the courage to accept my truth; I truly bloomed.”
She then penned down her journey and explained, “I spent the next few years believing that I was attracted to men because I was gay, but it was only 6 years ago that I finally accepted to myself, and today that I accept to you. I’m not a gay man. I am a Transwoman.”
The current era is of accepting the change and the choices. The choices varies from person to person and the society has to accept the changes as every single person has their choice. Gorgeous Saisha Shinde looks beautiful in her new look. The talented designer is loved by various actors in the Bollywood industry.