PROJECT BOLO, meaning ‘Project Speak Up’, offers role models by documenting Indian LGBT persons – their growing up, struggles, love, career, achievements and life.

Project Bolo’s objective is to record Indian LGBT history, as well as inspire and empower the LGBT community in India, by presenting video interviews of LGBT persons and role models, who ‘speak up’ about their life and work.

This interview features R.RAJ RAO.



Life can be moulded into whatever shape one wants to, if one has the courage and strength - this seems to be the life motto of Jehangir Jani, the well renowned artist. Never one to be afraid of experimenting with mediums -painting, sculpture, mixed media and new media - Jani has also experimented with life and love. He has never been anxious of his sexuality and sexual desires and has been open about expressing them through his works that are exhibited in many prestigious galleries across the world and are part of exclusive private collections. While he even got married unofficially to his same-sex partner much before anyone in India ever did, he says his inspiration for his work is his own life, which has recently taken an interesting turn towards meditation and spiritualism.


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Project Bolo is produced by The Humsafar Trust in association with Solaris Pictures and supported by UNDP (India)

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