Kalki Subramaniam, who holds double Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, and International Relations, is the first transgender woman to star in a major film, Narthagi, in 2011. Also a poet and a painter, the 42-year-old has established a strong transgender rights community with a global reach.
She started the Sahodari Foundation in 2008 to advocate for the rights of transgender community, and supporting their education. She also uses Facebook to find employment opportunities for educated and qualified transgender people and connects them to employers.
In year 2015, she received the Facebook award for the 12 Most Inspirational Women in the World who are using Facebook for Community Development.