Nayana Udupi is a trans woman from Karnataka, India.
The last two decades have been tumultuous for Nayana. Right from the bitter remarks over her gender to housing issues and unemployment, she has battled it all bravely. And now that her career has finally taken off, her determination to excel at work is stronger than ever before. “Your struggles are your best teachers, you know,” she says. "I moved to Bangalore when I was 16 to finish my high school. I used to work at hotel receptions in the night, earned enough to make ends meet, and attended college in the morning. It was challenging, but there was not much I could do,” she adds.
Read Nayana's inspiring story on www.fiftyshadesofgay.co.in