Shreegauri Sawant Biography – a Transgender Activist and the Director of Sakhi Char Chowghi

Shreegauri Sawant aka Gauri Sawant is a transgender activist from Mumbai, India. She is the director of Sakhi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS. She was featured in an ad by Vicks. She was made the goodwill ambassador of Election Commission in Maharashtra.

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Real Name: Shreegauri Sawant
Profession: Transgender activist
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Daughter: Gayatri (Adopted)
Age: 42

Shreegauri Sawant aka Gauri Sawant is a transgender activist from Mumbai, India. She is the director of Sakhi Char Chowghi which helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS. She was featured in an ad by Vicks. She was made the goodwill ambassador of the Election Commission in Maharashtra.

Shreegauri Sawant Biography
Shreegauri Sawant Biography

Early life (Shreegauri Sawant Biography)

Sawant was born in Ganesh and raised in Pune. Her mother died when she was seven years old and she was raised by her grandmother. Her father is a police officer. She left her house at the age of 14 or 15 as she didn’t want to be a disappointment to her dad.


Gauri founded the Sakhi Char Chowghi Trust in 2000. The NGO promotes safe sex and provides counseling to transgender people. In 2014, she became the first transgender person to file a petition in the Supreme Court of India for the adoption rights of transgender people. She was a petitioner in the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) case in which the Supreme Court recognized transgender as the third gender. Gauri adopted a girl named Gayatri in 2008 after Gayatri’s mother died of AIDS.

Personal life and family

Gauri has an adopted daughter, whom she adopted at the age of 4. Gauri said in an interview that she had adopted her after her biological mother, a sex worker who had died from AIDS, left her alone, to be sold in the sex-trafficking industry.

Shreegauri_Sawant with her Daughter
Shreegauri Sawant with her Daughter

In popular culture (Shreegauri Sawant Biography)

In 2017, Gauri was featured in an ad by Vicks. The ad was part of Vicks’ ‘Touch of Care’ campaign and showed the story of Gauri and her adopted daughter.

A TV series named Taali on JioCinema featuring Sushmita Sen in the role of Gauri Sawant.

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