First Trans Actress Cast As Lead In Mainstream Indian Movie

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Transgender visibility in India is about to take a massive step forward, as a transgender model is set to star in a mainstream Malayalam film for the first time.

Anjali Ameer will appear in the upcoming bilingual film Peranbu, making her the first trans actress to play a female lead in an Indian movie.

The 21-year-old will star opposite A-list Malayalam actor Mammootty, who actually recommended Ameer for the role.
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