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Did You Know About India's First Transgender Music Group 6 Pack Band?

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Did You Know About India's First Transgender Music Group 6 Pack Band?

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Back in 2016 Komal Jagtap would sing and dance at people's houses on special occasions like weddings and child birth. That was her only source of income. As much as she would be happy that people would call her for their auspicious occasions she was appaled by their behaviour. She belonged to the transgender community and had left her home even before she turned a teen. But she had big dreams, she dabbled into films and television before auditioning for India's first transgender music group 6 Pack Band. Curated by composer Shameer Tandon for Y Films, the youth development wing of Yash Raj Films the band as the name suggests had 6 members. Asha Jagtap, Bhavika Patil, Chandni Suvarnakar, Fida Khan, Ravina Jagtap along with Komal Jagtap. The initiative was a shot in the arm for the transgender rights movement in India.

Y Films got actress Anushka Sharma on board for the band's first single, Hum Hain Happy, a reimagined version of Pharrel Williams' hit Happy. With hand clapping gestures and peppy Inbndian beats the song currently has more than 2.5 million views on Youtube.

6 Pack Band's second single Sab Rab De Bande featured one of India's most loved singers, Sonu Nigam. The transgender band also collaborated with superstar Hrithik Roshan for a single titled Ae Raju which has garnered over 13 million views on Youtube till date and with Arjun Kapoor on the song Hila Pori La.

Having performed on prestigious platforms like Mirchi Music Awards, Economic Times Women's Forum, Hyderabad Literary Festival 6 Pack Band won at the Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion ion 2016 which celebrates culture shifting creativity. With all these accomplishments 6 Pack Band truly set a benchmark in transgender rights movement in India.