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08:08 PM, March 05, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:20 PM, March 05, 2021

Breaking the glass ceiling: Shishir first transgender newscaster in Bangladesh

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.

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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."

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