Grace Banu Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Grace Banu Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 52 kg
Nationality Indian
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.

Born Name

Grace Banu

Nick Name

Grace

Grace Banu as seen in a picture that was taken in April 16, 2017
Grace Banu as seen in a picture that was taken in April 16, 2017 (P.ABHIJITH / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Born Place

Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

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.

Occupation

Activist

Family

  • Siblings – Anitha (Sister) (Activist)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

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.

Grace Banu as seen in a picture that was taken in June 2020
Grace Banu as seen in a picture that was taken in June 2020 (Grace Banu / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Cleft chin
  • Heart-shaped face
  • She wears a pair of rectangular spectacles.

Religion

Hinduism

Grace Banu as seen in a picture that was taken in January 2020
Grace Banu as seen in a picture that was taken in January 2020 (Grace Banu / Instagram)

Grace Banu Facts

  1. Banu was raised in the Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu.
  2. 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.
  3. Children of other castes were not allowed to communicate with Banu. If caught, they would be punished.
  4. Both her gender identity and caste made her vulnerable to negligence by her teachers and parents, hence, forcing her into a suicidal state.
  5. In the year 2008, Banu was dismissed by her parents after they learned about the gender identity of their daughter.
  6. In the past, Banu founded the Trans Rights Now Collective.
  7. It was a businessman who decided to help Grace pay her way through college via a fundraiser.

Featured Image By P.ABHIJITH / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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