Gazal Dhaliwal

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Gazal Dhaliwal on Gender Dysphoria

Gazal Dhaliwal is an Indian screenwriter who has written for some widely appreciated Hindi films and series over the past five years, including Lipstick Under My Burkha, Qarib Qarib Single, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga – India’s first mainstream film about a gay woman – and a popular Netflix India series Mismatched. Dhaliwal is also a public speaker and LGBTQ+ activist, who has spoken openly about being a transgender woman in several talks and in the media – most famously in an episode of the Indian superstar Aamir Khan-led talk show ‘Satyamev Jayate.