Alex Mathew/Maya

In a world restricted by conventional societal standards, Mayamma or Maya the Drag Queen represents what it means to be true to oneself. One of India’s first few drag queens, Maya has broken the box of labels and

stereotypes in more ways than one – quintessentially Indian with her Sari and her Malayali lineage, she has blazed a trail for redefining performance art. Portrayed by Alex Mathew, a PR and Marketing Executive at The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, Maya hosts her own talk show on YouTube called Chaya with Maya. An inspiration for aspiring drag artists in India, she is creating her own path and is a strong LGBTQ supporter.