On the occasion of Bangladesh's 50 years of independence, Boishkahi TV appointed the first ever transgender newscaster in Bangladesh today.
Tashnuva Anan Shishir, a talented model and actor, will start her journey as a news presenter from March 08, on International Women's Day.
Tashnuva began her acting career in 2007 with the theatre troupe Natua. She has been a part of the theatre troupe BotTola for more than two years, appearing in many notable productions. She is set to appear in two full-length feature films this year.
A dancer, model and a voice artiste, Tashnuva's precedence as the first ever transgender news presenter will inspire thousands of transgender women in our country.
"I want to build a team with aspiring dancers, actors and media personalities from the transgender community to raise awareness about the obstacles we face. I want to help these individuals build sustainable livelihoods," shares Tashnuva. "We need to prioritise people's capabilities over their gender identities."