Sreesha, 19.
At twelve Sreesha tried on a sari for the first time and never wanted to take it off. She tried to wear girls' clothes in her village, but was ridiculed. If her father caught her dressed as a girl he would beat her. When Sreesha was fifteen she met another hijra in her village who took her to Andhra Pradesh for the operation. She did not dare tell her parents what she was going to do. Her family is well off and educated so they do not need her money. Within the last two years they have grown to accept her and permit her to visit them at home dressed as a girl. She has a boyfriend in Mumbai who asked her to marry him, and is very happy with her life because her boyfriend treats her very well.