1. Karan Johar
Director and producer Karan Johar has never officially come out as gay, but he heavily indicated of his sexual orientation on his autobiography, ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ that released in 2017.
2. Apurva Asrani
Award-winning filmmaker, editor and writer Apurva Asrani, who is known working on successful films like Satya (1998), Shahid (2013) and CityLights (2014) is one of the very few openly gay men in India. After section 377 was repealed, Asrani told The Indian Express that he felt “vindicated” by the Supreme Court’s decision.
3. Shonali Bose
Film director, writer and producer Shonali Bose revealed that she is a bisexual and is known for her movies including Amu (2005) and Margarita with a Straw (2015), which is about two women living with disabilities who fall in love with one another. She has also won a number of awards for her work including a National Film Award, a Bridgestone Narrative Award and a Sundance Mahindra Global Filmmaker Award.
4. Anwesh Sahoo
Artist, model and blogger Anwesh Sahoo won Mr. Gay World India in 2016 and he represented his country at Mr. Gay World in Malta, Europe where he made it to the top 12 contestants.
5. Sushant Divgikar
Sushant Divgikar won Mr. Gay World India back in 2014 and he is also a mode, show host and performer. In 2014, he also took part in India’s most popular reality TV show Bigg Boss 8.