Sangeeta, 21.
Sangeeta was ten when she realized she wanted to be a girl. As a young man she got a job teaching Natural Sciences at a school in her village. She was happy there for two years, but some parents complained that she was too effeminate so the school fired her. Her family was so embarrassed that they asked her to leave. Despite her education, Sangeeta moved to Mumbai so she could make a living begging at the traffic lights. She says she would die if she couldn't dress in a sari. She is saving up for the operation; although she doesn't want it, she feels she would have a better chance with the boy she loves.