is an actress who makes her debut in a Tamil
movie called "Paal". She is the first transgender ever in India to perform a leading role in a mainstream movie.
He was born in a middle class family of Erode
in western Tamil Nadu
. He was then the only son to his parents, left home at 17 and left for Mumbai
and worked at a beauty parlour as beautician after finishing his beautician course. When he returned as Karpaga after five years, the family was shattered but eventually accepted her.
Historically, transsexuals have been shown in poor light in Indian movies. Karpaga acts as an intellectual woman who has difficulty in revealing her identity to her lover. The film stresses on the need for families to accept transsexuals.