Mayamma, or Maya the Drag Queen, is India’s Drag Superstar.


In drag, Alex Mathew goes by the name of Maya the Drag Queen, also known as “Mayamma”, which translates to “Mother of Illusion” or “Mother of Magic”. This is the name Alex chose for his drag persona. “The name Mayamma is inspired by the Malayalam movie Maya Mohini,”

Alex enjoys performing and is one of the few working drag artists. He loves the art, but it hasn’t been an easy one. While being as Mayamma, a lot of people mistake him for being a transgender person. He first dressed in drag in September of 2014, after which ….. continue reading

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