|Grace Banu Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Grace Banu is an Indian Dalit and transgender activist who is the founder of the Trans Rights Now Collective. Aside from that, she rose to fame as the first transgender to be given admission in an engineering college in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Grace pursued a Diploma in Computer Engineering and graduated with an honour.
Intially, she had applied to Anna University, however, they did not accept her application due to her gender identity.
Later, she went on to join Sri Krishna College of Engineering that is located in Sugunapuram. However, she discontinued her studies in the year 2014.
- Siblings – Anitha (Sister) (Activist)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
52 kg or 114.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Note: In the past, Banu adopted a girl named Tharika Banu, who is also known as the first transgender to receive a secondary education. Grace helped Tharika, who was also a victim of bullying and parental negligence to complete her schooling and get an s*x reassignment.
Race / Ethnicity
- Cleft chin
- Heart-shaped face
- She wears a pair of rectangular spectacles.
Grace Banu Facts
- Banu was raised in the Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu.
- Being a Dalit, Grace faced a lot of racial discrimination as a child. She was never allowed to go to school during the normal hours of school. According to a statement of Grace, she had to join and leave school half-an-hour after it began and before it ended.
- Children of other castes were not allowed to communicate with Banu. If caught, they would be punished.
- Both her gender identity and caste made her vulnerable to negligence by her teachers and parents, hence, forcing her into a suicidal state.
- In the year 2008, Banu was dismissed by her parents after they learned about the gender identity of their daughter.
- In the past, Banu founded the Trans Rights Now Collective.
- It was a businessman who decided to help Grace pay her way through college via a fundraiser.
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