Sushant Divgikar, Former Mr Gay World India, TV Host and Big Boss Participant, Featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List

Sushant Divgikar, former Mr Gay World India and reality show participant, has been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Asia 2020 List under the Arts category.

Sushant won the Mr Gay World India pageant in 2014, and was also seen in reality show Big Boss 8. The multi-talented Sushant has also been a TV anchor, VJ and singer. Sushant is also a drag performer and performs under the drag avatar Rani Ko-He-Nur. He is currently the National Director and Producer of Mr Gay World India pageant.

Sushant, who turns 30 this July, shared the news on his Facebook page and wrote, “I hope that my journey and body of work inspires every young and ambitious person out there to spread your wings and fly high!”

Forbes, in its profile about Sushant wrote: “Sushant Divgikar is an LGBTQ activist and drag queen performer based in India. Also known as Rani Ko-He-Nur, Divgikar joined the country’s singing competition, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, which was broadcast on national television in 2018 — the same year India’s supreme court repealed the Section 377 law criminalizing homosexuality. Currently, he is involved with auditioning, mentoring and training younger drag queens and aims to make drag a more accessible art form in the country. In 2019, Divgikar made his international debut with Rainbow Riots-House of Wallenberg in Sweden and in the same year released the single “I’m Coming Out” during Stockholm Pride. In 2014, Divgikar won Mr Gay India.”

Sukhdeep Singh