Devika Bhise

Actor and Activist

Devika Bhise

Devika Bhise is an actor and human rights activist as well as a professional Bharatanatyam dancer. Ms. Bhise directed, filmed, and produced an award-winning documentary, Hijras: The Third Gender, about sex trafficking and prostitution of the transgender community in India, and can be seen in The Man Who Knew Infinity, to be released in 2015. Ms. Bhise also works with Symphony Space to expose public school students in underprivileged areas to global cultures through art.

“I ask no favors for my sex . . . . All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks.”

— Sarah Moore Grimké