Tashnuva Anan Shishir is a Bangladeshi transgender rights activist, model, actress and news anchor who became Bangladesh’s first openly transgender news anchor on March 8, 2021.
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Tasnuva Anan Shishir biography
I have not gone home on Eid for more than six years. What will the neighbors or others say besides the family when you go home? This is the first time, my mother has never said, ‘Won’t you come home? But without a mother, Eid is not possible without a mother’s hand-made sherbet. So Eid means that the scale of upset is heavy. Eid means re-thinking the hardships of the mind.
Who is Tasnuva Anan Shishir?
Tasnuva Anan Shishir first transgender news presenter in Bangladesh.
How old is Tasnuva Anan Shishir?
Tasnuva Anan Shishir is 29 years old.
The words were spoken by Tasnuva Annan Shishir, a transgender woman. His criminal Kamal Hossain has transformed himself physically and mentally from dew to Tasnuva Annan. No one in the family or society can accept that.
Tasnuva Anan Shishir was talking about him while sitting in the Prothom Alo office. He said he went through various stages including hormone therapy and mental therapy and went to Calcutta and underwent surgery seven years ago. People will say ‘such and such a son is a hijra’ – Tasnuvar’s father could not accept that. As a result, they have to be separated from their families.
After seeing Tasnuva on a program on social media Facebook Live, people said various things, but his father could not bear these words. He had a stroke. So I don’t go home thinking about what will happen if I go directly in front of my father. Tasnuva said, ‘I think I will go home every Eid. But in the end, I did not have the courage. I don’t think there is any point in leaving everyone in turmoil for me alone. ‘
Tasnuva Anan Shishir wrote on Facebook, ‘I’m not lost — this is urgent news’. In another status, he wrote, ‘Where is the room where I will return, sleep does not come, sleep is selfish’.
Tasnuva said that four sisters and two brothers (including him) had a good childhood together. However, he began to understand the physical and mental changes from adolescence. Parents know they matter, but do not want to accept or understand. Four sisters are married. One brother is getting married and getting a separate family. Parents live alone at home.
Tasnuva Anan Shishir said, ‘As long as my father was financially capable, the anger was more. But now my father is financially dependent on me. So he started saying slowly, as long as you are good. But there is the thought of the neighborhood. I talked to my mother on the phone. I saw my mother’s face in a video call a long time ago. I know my mother is upset with me every day. ‘
Tasnuva Anan Shishir home is Bagerhat. He started living in Dhaka in 2014. Tasnuva is currently working as a project officer at the NGO Social Welfare Society, a friend working to improve the lives of transgender, transgender people. He has also worked in the National Human Rights Commission before.
When asked about Eid, he said, now the day of Eid does not seem to be a special day. However, even after saying this, he passed away in his childhood. He said that Eid day used to start with a regional sherbet (made of various ingredients including rice powder, ginger, muri, sugarcane molasses) made by his mother in Barisal. Yet how does the mind for that sherbet? Then he would go out to hang out with friends, remembering those days very well. The house on the river bank is also very attractive.
Tasnuva Anan Shishir has an MA in Social Work. Associated with the theater since 2006. Currently a member of the Battala Theater Group. Besides, Tasnuva used to dance since childhood.
Tasnuva lives alone in Dhaka. There are no special plans for Eid. There is nothing like Eid shopping in his life. He said, ‘I used to buy a sari for my mother on Eid. I would buy for others. Now I send the money. Now I don’t buy anything for my mother, so I don’t buy anything for myself. Now I don’t even know what my mother wears on Eid. Who knows what it looks like. All in all, when Eid comes, I feel restless. I am very upset on this day.
Tasnuva said, ‘I don’t like to celebrate Eid without my mother. As long as the attitude of society towards us does not change, Eid will not be celebrated with mother. The present government has come a long way. The media must also come forward to change the attitude of society. So far, transgender people are being misrepresented in the media, it must be stopped.
Tasnuva Anan Shishir makes history as the first transgender woman to present news in Bangladesh.
Breaking the glass ceiling and overcoming the stereotypes on International Women’s Day, model and social-worker Tashnuva Anan Shishir debuted as the first-ever transgender woman to work as a news presenter on a television channel in Bangladesh, reports UNB.
The history-making incident happened as she presented the regular news bulletins for the first time at the private satellite television channel Boishakhi Television on Monday.
Her maiden presentation of professional news bulletins in the mainstream media has created a nationwide buzz and also started trending on social media platforms both home and abroad, as many observers of the country have lauded this incident as well as Boishakhi Television for the initiative
Shishir, the newest and the historic news presenter of Boishakhi Television, read the first news bulletin at 12:00pm and the second bulletin at 4:00 pm on Monday.
“This was a historic news bulletin with this history-making initiative of Boishakhi TV,” Dulal Khan, public relations officer of the television channel, told UNB.
“The people behind the camera in the newsroom also came to congratulate Shishir right after the bulletin, which she tremendously articulated. The producer of the bulletin burst into tears of joy and pride, rushing to greet the fellow historian Shishir, who herself broke down in tears after reading the news,” he added.
Sharing her feelings to UNB, Shishir said she is amazed by the positive responses towards her incredible achievement.
“I am speechless, honored, and truly overwhelmed. This is remarkable and monumental, not only for myself but for my community as well, as many of our talented individuals have been tormented and discriminated against for such a long time in our country. Initiatives like this will certainly break more illogical stereotypes in the society,” Shishir added.
On her first-day experiences at Boishakhi newsroom, Tasnuva Anan Shishir told the news agency that the entire newsroom welcomed her with open arms and cordial love, and the authority celebrated International Women’s Day with festivity and joy.
Regarding the historic initiative, Tipu Alam Milon, deputy managing director, and editor-in-chief of Boishakhi Television said, “The year 2021 marks a historic year with occasions including the Golden Jubilee of our 1971 Liberation War and the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Our prime minister is cooperating with the transgender community by providing them with various facilities, and as part of our commitment towards society we have chosen Tasnuva Anan Shishir and Nusrat Jahan Mou, two transgender women in our drama and news sections based on their adequate qualifications.”
Shishir will be seen in the regular bulletins while Nusrat Jahan Mou, the other transgender woman, is currently performing as an actor in Boishakhi’s drama series ‘Chapabaaz’, which aired at 9:20 pm on Monday and is scheduled to be broadcasted weekly on Saturday and Sunday.