A Drag Directory serves as a one-stop solution to reach out to your favorite Drag Performers, Photoshoots, Events, Gigs, Performances, Presentations, Collaborations, and more. If you are a drag performer and would like to add yourself to the directory, please drop us an email at Dragvanti@gmail.com.
Please note: we are constantly thriving to make this list inclusive of all gender, caste, and sexuality intersectional artists. however, the list may lack a few performers' names who are doing some amazing work. we thrive to update it when we get consent to include them.
Betta Naan Stop
She/Her in drag and He/Him out of drag
She is a dancing and lip-syncing queen. She has been doing drag for 3 years now. Her inspiration comes from women in the entertainment industry; Right from a big shot actress to a female model just standing with full poise in a car show. A Vegas showgirl, to a girl holding the board with the scores during a fight match. A Broadway musical lead, to the dancer who has no lines in the show.
She in drag / He out of drag
Cumsin Haseena has been doing drag for almost 3 years now. She started off mostly to break gender stereotypes but because of the love she received, she started performing on stage. You will mostly see her dancing to Madhuri and Sridevi as these 2 people really inspired her to be who she is.
Coming out as gay, about Eight years ago was a beginning of a new life for Divya Roop. Accepting their true self brought them closer to their stronger side and while embarking on this journey of self-exploration, they found true love a month ago. they found solace in their drag queen avatar – Divine Scarlet.
They set a strong example when they came out and became a source of inspiration for many. Their life journey of finding themselves, confrontation with family, and turning a new page of their life in Mumbai was shared by Humans of Bombay, which touched many hearts.
Jagdish Kumar A.K.A Flying Diva
My name is Jagdish Kumar A.K.A Flying Diva, I was always fascinated by make up, beauty products and fashion. I always wanted to dress up as a female and slay around the city. But sadly peer pressure didn’t allow me! But then one day I decided to break the barriers and be who I like to be.
Priyanka Chopra was always my inspiration; her journey gave me strength and made me strong from within. It taught me you can be who you want to be by just following your dreams.
In drag world Rani Kohinoor & Bijuriya inspired me the most with their Indian rooted drag with bollywood inspo.
It was here that I realized that I wanted to pursue drag performances and become a drag artists.
I believe that being an artist is something that one is born to do and not learned at school, I went on to study drag through practical experience, learning through trial and error and self learning studying the works.It was here that I furthered expanded on my drag skills in Color Positive’s Drag Competition , where now I hold the Crown & Title of Drag Queen India 2021.
The Bollywood Barbie of SoFlo is a 24 year old, Trinidadian raised drag performer who got their start in the local Drag scene three years ago after moving to West Palm Beach, FL where they met many talented local drag performers and joined non-profit, Queer Art collective “Haus of Quota” - whom all helped to inspire, support & mentor them to become the fierce entertainer & drag queen they are today!
“I’m constantly inspired by the art that envelops the world and find inspiration daily but my aesthetic is a fun and fashionable blend of Classic Hollywood & Bollywood Glamour with a sexy, spicy Indian flare!”
Not fond of pronouns. Prefer to be referred as Ayushmaan/Lush. But if someone is insisting then They/them (out of drag), she/her (in drag)
Meet Lush Monsoon, a drag queen, who in her day job is Ayushman, a 27-year-old housing rights lawyer in Delhi. It wasn't until 2017 that Lush Monsoon understood drag. ... As a child, Lush — aka Ayushman, who is now a housing rights lawyer in Delhi — would dance to pop-music, imitating actor Madhuri Dixit's move.
Nutty Savitri” performer Anil Kohli who brings the core Telugu independent women image to their drag. Nutty roasts the audience with wit and velour and the audience go bonkers with the laugh bombs thrown by the performer. Anil who is a co-founder of Mobbera says “Nutty Savitri is a telugu born independent women, she loves to roast people and be sassy”.
Suffocated Art Specimen
Suffocated Art Specimen aka Sas is a drag performer who presents Tranimal style of drag from Hyderabad .'Patruni Chidananda Sastry is a Classical Dancer, Intrapreneur and Customer Service Expert . Patruni started dancing since the age of 7. Patruni Sastry unique style called "Expressionism" is a new way to tell stories of awareness to the society .Patruni Sastry contributes his attribute of dance with many organization like Mobbera Foundation, Mental Health Organization, Good Universe ,Mist ,Namma Pride , Human Library and the Humsafar trust . He has also been part of many dance festivals including Golden Beach Festival, Kalpashree dance festival and so on .Patruni also used his skill to bring in visualization to complex numerical and conceptual subject and processed a new way to represent data.'
A visual artist where art meets variety, Zeeshan Ali adheres to no boundaries. Ze is real yet whimsical. Zir work is a vibrant exploration of make-up, designing, styling, photography, modeling and live performance.Zeesh is the drag persona who is gender fluid and a shapeshifter who believes ze can be whoever ze wants to be. Ze’s performances have a cinematic, almost theatrical quality with a touch of old school spook.
From gracefully posing for the digital cover of Vogue India to shaking up the audience with a dramatic and theatrical lip sync performances. Zeesh’s performances is a cohesive blend of the past with abstract modern elements. It could be a 90s production conceptualised with innovative styling techniques, hand crafted costumes and accessories. The stage is where ze comes alive, the stage is home!
Avatari is 36-year-old of Saransh Sugandh persona, a Delhibased filmmaker and journalist. Avatari devi is an Indian drag queen where her performances are inspired from the Bihars Launda Naach cultures and Indian Drag. Avatari devi and make any broadway queen a run for money for her wit, humour and theatrical performance.
She in drag / He out of drag
On-stage Bjiuriya is a dazzling thunderbolt of energy and quirkiness. She's half-Indo-Caribbean, half-Québécoise, and she explores her cultural roots by representing the diversity of South Asian female identities. Bijuriya is inspired as much by Bollywood stars than and M.I.A. as she is by classical Indian music, folk traditions and experimental art forms.
Dame Imfala derives her name from her favourite music project Tame Impala (surprise!). She’s Royalty from Imphal, the only contemporary Manipuri drag queen in the club scene. Born a Gemini, Imfala is a versatile and youthful queen. Owing to her background in fashion studies and performing arts, she likes to serve lewks and brings it to the ball every time. Her aesthetic is supremely fashionable and feminine, often fascinating.
Dame Imfala debuted at a gender sensitisation event in 2018 and has moved on to perform at clubs and turned heads at Fashion Weeks. Belonging to a small town in the North Eastern region of India, she continues to fight against racial discrimination/tokenism in the LGBTQ circle with her demure nature and power-packed performances.
She is a dancing queen, inspired by Lady Gaga, and serves some killer Gaga like looks in her performances. With faith in her sense of fashion, she has been excelling in this field for almost 5yrs now, and loves how she portrays herself as an artist. Her message to the world is “Spread love, less legs, unless it’s for a dance move.”
This is aryan patra aka khemaya Iam an peformer , make-up artist and I run a organization for lgbtiqa community in odisha I am the 1st drag artist from odisha I started my drag since my childhood I am an classical odissi dancer as well I have performed odissi in drag at many events.
She/Her in drag, Don't have any particular preference out of drag
Rimi is the elusive chanteuse of the Indian Drag scene. Her drag persona is femme, colorful, womana with a lot of live singing and clapbacks. She's never been known to hold her tongue. She'd actually like you to mention that she uses it pretty well. Mug on point always, she's much more than just a makeup enthusiast. Her drag is modelled after songbirds supremes across the ages like Mariah, Celine, Etta, Nina. Her drag role models are Alaska, Jujubee and Alyssa.
Queen born in Odisha, slaying the runway with presenting the body positivity realness. As my name mentioned Victory + Whore (VictWhoria) Jumbo/Bigg + Butt (JumboButt) i represent the plus size drag queens in India. Gaga, Beyoncè, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj whole Hollywood in one package.
Debie - U - taunt
Hi,My name is Aavya Nath from Calcutta.I'm working as an assistant fashion designer and Stylist at DEV R NIL. My drag character is celebrating the journey of my gender transition days .Debie-U-Taunt is fearlessness and unapologetic. Through the character I live and express my wild and creative side.
Adam Pasha aka Empress Xara is a Bengaluru based LGBTQIA community member who has been the prime example of his community members. He is Karnataka's first Drag Queen. Started her career in 2007 and was the top 5 Indian Super Queen, but the winner of the international super queen title, being the only Indian to ever win the title till date.
they Went to a drag school in Bangkok and studied Pageant drag. Adam is the only Indian Drag Queen to feature on the cover of cosmopolition magazine - Bangkok. He was the title winner of Super Indian Pageant Queen event, which turned into the most beautiful moment of life, held in 2009.
In 2010, they became the first ever Indian to be crowned as the winner of International Super Queen at an event in Thailand. The motto of this mission is to motivate people from LGBTQIA and transgender community around the globe as they face various discriminations in their society. It helps to upbrings the social rights and equality of the LGBTQIA community people.
The EXPERIMENTAL drag queen who likes to play around different personalities. She does it all – Fishy drag, Clown Drag, Gender fuck drag, Paegent drag.. Bringing peace and change to a world fucked by ignorance and patriarchy is my goal. My drag is super political and is presented to give out a certain message to the world, it’s Luna’s way of activism through Art
Hiten Noonwal is a free bird, who learned to fly when the world was busy trying to break its wings. They are a celebrated Genderfluid performance artist, Drag Queen, fashion designer and a model. Even with the most devastated homophobic experience at their school, they could manage to earn a Masters Degree in design from “National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad”. They use their own body as a medium to express themselves through performance art and photography. They have won many awards, including winning Comicon Cosplay but still they believe that the biggest achievement of their life is “accepting themselves” as the way they are.
Maya ( also known as Mayamma) - the Drag Queen
She/Her in drag and He/Him out of drag
Maya / Mayamma believes in being very versatile. She can sing, dance and do comedy as well. She started in 2014 and has completed 6 years as a drag queen. Maya is a fierce, sensitive, caring Keralite woman who lives in Bangalore. She looks up to her own mother first and was inspired a lot by Mrs. Doubtfire and Kamal Hasan from Chaci 420 .
She in drag / he out of drag
I know you all heard of Beauty and the Beast but have you seen one in real life ? No right ! Then you should make time know me more . My Drag is conclusion for it. Beauty ,Makeup, character , Personalities, quirky, witty and Soul to the art is my passion.
Xen Aerat is an artist, creator, visualiser,
marketeer and curator of unique experiences.
With a decade
s experience in marketing
backing up 4 years of exploration in art,
fashion & drag, Xen is a connoiseur,
afficianado & artist of Drag and fluidity.
Adding her unique, creative touch to the event,
Xen hopes to bring Hyderabad together in the
elevation of this art form & its expression.