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‘What Breaking Stereotypes in Nightclubs Looks Like’: Meet India’s 1st Female Bouncer

Mehrunisha Shaukat Ali from Uttar Pradesh is India’s first female bouncer. Here’s what it’s like to be the only woman in a male-dominated profession


If you happen to visit a nightclub in Uttar Pradesh, you may come across Mehrunisha Shaukat Ali — India’s first female bouncer. Coming from a lower-middle-class family and growing up with three siblings, her journey of becoming a bouncer was filled with hardships.

Speaking with The Better India, she talks about how her family’s financial condition led her to sign up as a bouncer in a club. Her profession gave her a cultural shock and forced her to stand up to society.

She also shares the multiple challenges she faces daily in this male-dominated profession.


Watch her inspiring story here:

Edited by Yoshita Rao 


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