Trans woman Saisha Shinde who is a popular fashion designer, is currently seen as a contestant in the reality show, Lock Upp. Saisha recently opened up about the time when she decided to get her s*x reassignment surgery done.
During a conversation with her inmates, Saisha shared that the first three psychiatrists she met, advised her not to go for it and called it “wrong.” She said, “I was very ‘hatta khatta types.’ So the first three psychiatrists told me, ‘Yeh tum kya kar rahe ho, this is wrong. You are so dashing, handsome, you don’t need to go through this. It is just a phase, yeh toh nikal jayega. Conversion therapy bhi ban karva rahe hain.’
Saisha also shared that amidst all this her family was quite supportive. “Dad was happy and very supportive. Mom took a day to think about it but accepted it eventually. A day later, they called me up and suggested names for me. I am very lucky, they accepted my decision respectfully. I was invited at a cousin’s wedding and my family hadn’t seen me. At the wedding, the whole ‘shaadi ka hall’ turned and started seeing . They all welcomed me very warmly. My uncle called his daughter and made her click pictures with me. I am truly blessed.”
For the unversed Saisha Shinde was earlier known as Swapnil Shinde and she came out as a trans woman in January 2021.
Saisha has dressed the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Sunny Leone, Bhumi Pednekar, and Shraddha Kapoor amongst others. She also designed the finale gown of Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, for the Miss Universe 2021 event.