|Sushant Divgikar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1990|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Sushant Divgikar is an Indian model, actor, singer, television personality, musician, columnist, industrial psychologist, motivational speaker, drag queen, pageant director, video jockey, and social media star. They were crowned Mr Gay India 2014 in July 2014 and went on to represent India at Mr Gay World 2014. Sushant became the first Indian and the first delegate from any country to win a record 3 individual sub-titles and 2 group sub-titles at the Mr Gay World 2014 contest. With their drag queen avatar called “Rani Ko-HE-Nur”, Divgikar became the first drag queen in India to participate in a singing reality show and subsequently win the golden buzzer (making Rani/Sushant the first contestant from the LGBTQIA+ community to win a golden buzzer and directly enter the top 15 contestants) as they participated in the reality competition show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2018. In addition to that, Sushant Divgikar has also been a part of many other projects such as Bigg Boss 8, Atyachaar Ka Punchnama, Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki, Big Switch 3, Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah, India’s Got Talent 6, Queen of the Universe, Box Cricket League, and Style Panga.
Rani Ko-HE-Nur (Drag Queen Avatar)
Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sushant Divgikar attended the University of Mumbai in Mumbai, Maharashtra and earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Model, Actor, Singer, Television Personality, Musician, Columnist, Industrial Psychologist, Motivational Speaker, Drag Queen, Pageant Director, Video Jockey, Social Media Star
- Father – Pradeep Krishnarao Divgikar (Retired Assistant Commissioner at Indian Customs and Central Excise, Former President of the Greater Mumbai Amateur Aquatics Association (GMAAA))
- Mother – Bharati Rao Divgikar (Retired Bank Manager)
- Siblings – Karan Divgikar (Older Brother) (Has worked as a flight attendant at Qatar Airways)
Sushant Divgikar has been repped by Parambir Kaur (Mango Films and Productions).
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Sushant Divgikar is of Goan Konkani descent.
Through an Instagram post, Divgikar came out as genderfluid in January 2021.
Through social media, Sushant Divgikar has done endorsement work for brands such as Behrouz Biryani.
Moreover, they have also been cast in a number of TV commercials for brands like Maruti Suzuki, MTV India, Channel V India, Idea mobiles, etc.
Sushant Divgikar Facts
- Sushant’s preferred pronouns are “he”, “she”, and “they”.
- They grew up in the western suburbs of Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Sushant Divgikar served as the host for Atyachaar Ka Punchnama in 2012 and this got them nominated at the Indian Television Academy Awards in the “Best Anchor in a Reality or Music and Danced based Show” category.
- Along with Sanaya Irani, they appeared as a contestant on the Life OK reality series Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki in 2013.
- In 2014, they started appearing as a contestant on the 8th season of the television reality show Bigg Boss. Sushant’s fellow participants for the season included Sonali Raut, Karishma Tanna, Upen Patel, Arya Babbar, Minissha Lamba, Gautam Gulati, Nataša Stanković, Soni Singh, Diandra Soares, Sukirti Kandpal, Praneet Bhatt, Deepshikha Nagpal, Puneet Issar, and others.
- Along with Mouni Roy, Sushant Divgikar appeared as a guest on the Hindi-language talent show India’s Got Talent in 2015.
- Sushant Divgikar appeared in an episode titled A Drag Queen Sandwich With Alaska Thunderf**k and Rani Ko-He-Nur of 101 India in 2017.
- Sushant, both in and out of drag, was included in GQ‘s list of “50 Most Influential Young Indians of 2018”.
- It was announced in 2021 that they would be participating in the premiere season of Queen of the Universe (an international drag queen singing competition television series).
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