Bhumika Shrestha

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Bhumika Shrestha
Born (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 35)
Kathmandu, Nepal
NationalityNepali
OccupationActivist
Known forLGBTQ+ rights in Nepal

Bhumika Shrestha (Nepali: भूमिका श्रेष्ठ, born January 11, 1988, in Kathmandu, Nepal[1]) is a Nepalese activist and actor.[2][3] Shrestha is a third gender activist and is currently working with the Blue Diamond Society.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Shrestha was born on January 11, 1988, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shrestha was assigned male but does not identify as either a man or a woman;[6][7][8] rather, Shrestha prefers to identify as "third gender".

Awards[edit]

In 2022, Shrestha received the International Women of Courage Award from the United States Department of State.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Self[edit]

  • Other Nature as Self (2010) (Documentary film)
  • Beauty and Brains (2010) (Documentary film)
  • Le monde en face (2014) (TV Series – Episode Global Gay)
  • Out & Around (2015) (Documentary film)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bhumika, ISBN 9789937925921 (2019)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Bhumika Shrestha" (PDF). Liverpool John Moores University. February 7, 2019: 3. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Bhumika Shrestha". reelnepal. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Jenni_and_Lisa. "Bhumika Shrestha: Nepal's Supertrans Activist, Representative, and Model | Art Thought Culture". www.velvetparkmedia.com. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  4. ^ REPUBLICA. "My Republica – 5 things about Bhumika Shrestha". admin.myrepublica.com. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Bhumika becomes first transgender to travel abroad with 'other' category passport". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "DIVIDING BY THREE: NEPAL RECOGNIZES A THIRD GENDER". Archived from the original on January 30, 2022.
  7. ^ "A proud woman- Nepali Times". archive.nepalitimes.com. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Young, Holly (February 12, 2016). "Trans rights: Meet the face of Nepal's progressive 'third gender' movement". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "2022 International Women of Courage Award". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  10. ^ "Transgender Bhumika Shrestha releases her Biography". My City. Retrieved February 7, 2019.

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