Rose Venkatesan

  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan April 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • Explained: Facebook's 56 new options for defining the gender of a person February 14, 2014

    Gender has been, at least for the last few centuries owing to sexual conditioning by major established religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, etc seen only as a bodyappearance based polarity. Male and Female have been the only options available for people to identify as belonging to. This is because...
  • Facebook adds 56 new gender options in new profile feature February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time, Facebook is letting its users identify themselves as a gender other than male and female. The social media giant has added a customisable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him,...
  • Watch the trailer of Rose Venkatesan's 'Cricket Scandal' April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Television show host Rose Venkatesan is turning into a film actor and director with forthcoming film 'Cricket Scandal'. The film is based on the world of cricket and all the controversies surrounding it. It shows a cricket captain who gets involved in match fixing. Take a look at...
  • Rose, first transgender to float a political party March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: I first spoke to Rose Venkatesan, India's first transgender television host and radio jockey, two years ago when she had just returned from Thailand after a sex change operation. On Tuesday, during a telephone call from Chennai, she said she was excited about the launch of her own...
  • Man turned woman celebrates 1st b'day May 6, 2010

    Chennai: 30yearold Rose Venkatesan, the first transgender in India to become a television host. It's Rose's first birthday as a woman on Thursday. She underwent a sexchange surgery last on March. "I am very happy, day by day, I feel so good, so beautiful, so light. I am really happy...