Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju graced the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2023 in a quintessential saree.

Transgender doctor and actor Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju won the Youth Icon (Jury) at the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2023.

An epitome of elegance and grace, Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju celebrated her win in a quintessential Indian drape—the saree. Trinetra received the Youth Icon (Jury) award at the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2023, looking magical in her six yards of sheer elegance.

Looking drop-dead gorgeous in the Desi avatar, the metallic grey saree featured surface texturing with a fine, thin border consisting of yellow and black stripes. She paired the stunning saree with a halter-neck blouse. Simple yet versatile, the contemporary blouse paired with a classic saree added panache to Trinetra’s charming personality.

With her hair tied in a bun and a couple of hairs falling on her face, she added a hint of drama to her Indian look. She completed the chic look with a pair of chandbalis and a couple of kangans which added sparkle to her overall style.

Traditional yet timeless describes Trinetra’s style for the evening best. Trinetra proved that you can never go wrong with a saree and we loved how she carried off the look with grace and ease. With minimal makeup and a traditional galore, Trinetra’s style played the perfect canvas for the upcoming wedding season.

Trinetra has come a long way in her journey and has managed to win hearts for her undying support for the transgender community and also for her acting skills in the OTT web series Made in Heaven. Recognised as Karnataka’s first trans-woman doctor and one of the first openly transgender Indian content creators, Trinetra has worn many hats, creating a safe platform for the voiceless and queer community. She made it to the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia’ List in 2022.

CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2023, a prestigious award ceremony celebrating individuals who brought pride to the nation with their contributions in their respective fields, saw an array of noted professionals such as Shah Rukh Khan, Mani Ratnam, Anirudh Ravichander, Neeraj Chopra, R Praggnanandhaa, and Dr R Ravi Kannan, among others, receive awards at the ceremony hosted on January 10, 2024, in New Delhi.

The esteemed panel of jurors of the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2023 comprised iconic figures, including former Solicitor General of India Harish Salve, screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar, Supreme Court Judge Indu Malhotra (retd), former Indian athlete and Vice President of Athletics Federation of India Anju Bobby George, chairperson of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Sanjiv Goenka, and environmental activist and lawyer Afroz Shah.