Released in 2005, Shabnam Mousi is a Hindi film inspired by a real-life person. It stars Ashutosh Rana, Rashami Desai, and Sujeet Chaubey. It shows the life of a transgender who fights societal oppression to become a successful politician.
In real life, Shabnam Mausi is the first transgender to be elected as MLA in India from 1998 to 2003. Her father was a superintendent of Police. Because he feared he could lose his respect by the society he gave her away.