Center for the Empowerment of less privileged transgender persons and women

Sahodari Foundation helps transgender Community



Transgender beneficiaries

1 Million+

People sensitized


Organizations made inclusive


Sahodari Foundation mentored me in education and gave me the strength to live with dignitiy.
Sowndharya Gopi
My life changed after attending the Sahodari Transgender Youth Mentorship program. I found my path and purpose.
Sarah DSilva
IT professional
Sahodari Foundation transformed my life and made me a confident transgender woman.
Selvi Santhosham
Transgender persons making art through Sahodari Foundation workshop
About Sahodari Foundation

Serving the trans community for 15 years

Sahodari Foundation is India’s first Trans led organization that is a pioneer in India which works for the less privileged transgender and thirunangai persons for their better lives and wellness. The foundation was founded and established in 2008 by transgender rights activist, artist, writer and entrepreneur Kalki Subramaniam (www.kalkisubramaniam.com). The organization holds 80G and 12A certificates and is a registered organization with the government of India.  Read more….

" It doesn’t matter if your son is a daughter or your daughter is a son. What matters is how good you are to them as a father or a mother. "

Kalki Subramaniam

Trans Education Project

Sahodari Foundation facilitates young transgender persons to pursue education for their betterment in the society.

Youth Mentorship Program

We have held many workshops in the past and do these workshops yearly.

Thoorikai Project

The project aims to use the full creative potential of the transgender community.

Trans Entrepreneur Project

We encourage transgender persons to practice entrepreneurship and create a self sustainable livelihood that gives them a dignified life.

Red Wall Project

Encourages transgender people to speak about their lives.

Wall of Kindness

Walls of Kindness is a visionary project from Sahodari Foundation.


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The Founder
Kalki Subramaniam

Kalki Subramaniam is the founder and director of Sahodari Foundation. She is a well-known activist for the transgender community in India. The multi talented Kalki is an award winning activist, an artist, writer, a famous inspirational speaker and a transgender woman herself.

Under Kalki’s leadership, hundreds of transgender women have found their inspiration and guidance to live a respectable live. She speaks at Universities and Corporates to bring inclusivity, respect and change. Contact Kalki to invite her to seminars, workshops, speaking engagements and corporate sessions including D & I training on gender diversity, equality and inclusion. Visit this page for more details.

Office: +917639741916

Activity Updates


Our Trans Art goes to America!

Our Art Project goes to America Indivisible Conejo LGBTQ+ decided to feature TransHearts from Sahodari Foundation at the very first Conejo Valley Pride in Thousand Oaks Civic Art Plaza in…

This workshop is helping desperate transgender youth become proud young leaders

This workshop is helping desperate transgender youth become proud young leaders From fear and dejection to confidence and hope, these young transgender women walked out with pride of who they…

Teaching gender diversity and gender equality to children

Teaching gender diversity and gender equality to children The importance of teaching Indian Children to celebrate and respect Gender Diversity and Gender Equality and how teachers have a major role…