Rani Ko-HE-Nur is the recipient of the GAY TIMES Honour for Drag Hero. Since making history as the first-ever drag artist to compete on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, India’s longest-running game show, the entertainer has “nama-slayed” her way to international notoriety.
Last year, Rani reached the top five of Queen of the Universe, World of Wonder’s acclaimed singing competition that collects some of the world’s most talented drag vocalists.
Hosted by Graham Norton with Michelle Visage, Trixie Mattel, Leona Lewis and Vanessa Williams as its “pop diva panel”, Rani instantly won legions of followers thanks to her powerhouse vocals, deadpan sense-of-humour and renditions of tracks such as My Heart Will Go On and Bad Romance.
With over 1.5 million followers under their belt, Rani is making it their mission to authentically represent their country, campaign for LGBTQ+ equality and break even more boundaries for Indian performers in mainstream media.