Nakshatra Bagwe: Actor, Film maker and First ever openly Indian gay person to be signed up as a brand ambassador. (for Moovz).
Nakshatra Bagwe (25) is an Indian actor and award winning film maker. Nakshatra made his Indian feature film debut in ‘My Son is Gay’ and international film debut as the lead actor of ‘Hearts’. His films ‘Logging Out’, ‘Book of Love’, ‘Curtains’ and ‘PR’ (Public Relations) represent current LGBT scenario of India. He is also an organiser of Gujarat’s first ever pride march. He won KASHISH – Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in 2012 for his film ‘Logging Out’. It was screened at prestigious venues like Queens Museum of Arts (New York), The Old Cinema (London) and it was also a part of Queer India European tour 2012 to raise awareness about LGBT issues in the Indian context.
He won Coffee Break Audience Choice Award at Kashish Mumbai Queer Film Festival, India from the Oscar winning music composer Resul Pookutty. Impressed with actor, Anupam Kher declared a sponsorship of Rs 50,000 for the following year of Kashish. He became the brand ambassador of Moovz, a global social network for gay men. Nakshatra is first and only openly Indian LGBT person to be signed up as the brand ambassador by any brand till now.
Nakshatra and his mother were featured in a promo of popular Indian television show Satyamev Jayte. He came out to society when he participated in Asia’s first LGBT flashmob. Nakshatra posed nude for a campaign named ‘Breaking Closets’, urging people to accept the homosexuality so that gay men could come out and break all barriers!