Manjamma Jogati is the Padma Shri winner, he is a transgender in Karnataka. In the past few decades, she has engaged in the practice and single-handedly popularised rural folk arts.
Overcoming personal difficulties, Manjamma Jogati promoted these art forms, especially Jogati Nritya and Janapada songs practised in rural Karnataka, Maharashtra and parts of Andhra Pradesh. She identified herself as a woman when she was a teenager. She became part of the Deccan rural transgender community, which revered the fiery goddess Renuka Yellamma. The members of the community are considered married to goddesses. The lifestyle of the community and the situation of its members were highlighted in the national award-winning 2009 Marathi movie Jogwa.