Akkai Padmashali, Transgender People Activist & Founder of Ondede
Akkai Padmashali is an Indian transgender activist. She has received the Rajyotsava Prashasti, the third highest civilian honor in the state of Karnataka, for her groundbreaking work on raising the voices of transgender people in India. In 2017, she was the first transgender woman to be invited to the Obama Town Hall. Additionally, Akkai was the first transgender woman to register her marriage in Karnataka.