Satrang Gala

October 19, 2019

Satrang’s annual gala is a night of celebration, filled with a variety of Desi foods, musical performances, comedy and honoring trailblazers in the community, all culminating in an epic dance party!

Satrang’s 2019 Visionary Award Just Announced!

Nakul Dev Mahajan

Nakul Dev Mahajan, “Hollywood’s Favorite Bollywood Choreographer,” is a world renowned and award winning American based Bollywood Choreographer. He is considered a pioneer in the field, by being the very first choreographer to bring Bollywood to American daytime and primetime television, opening up the first Bollywood Dance School in the US and being the first to bring Bollywood to the White House to name a few.

Satrang’s 2019 Legacy Award Winner!

Vikas Sood


Vikas Sood was born into a Military family in India, which moved and lived in various regions of India. He finished his school and college in New Delhi and moved to Los Angles/ US in 1996. Here Vikas discovered a vibrant South Asian LGBT community thru Satrang.

Vikas was on the board of Satrang for over 5 years, first for 3 years as events chair and later as President for 2 years. During his presidency Satrang had its very first float in LA Pride. He has continued to provide support and counsel for the Satrang board and members. Vikas has also served on the board of GAPSN (Gay Asian Pacific Support Network) for two years. He has been very active in the Asian and specifically South Asian LGBT community organizing events, and providing support.

In his professional capacity, Vikas, has worked in the Project/ Program management field for software projects for 20 years. He recently moved to Maui to live with his husband Cliff. He hopes to harness his passion for cooking/food and create a new venture.


Donate to Satrang and Become a Gala Sponsor!

Satrang relies on the generous support of our community to sustain our free programming and events. We encourage you to make a donation to support our work as the only organization serving South Asian LGBTQ individuals in Southern California which goes to:
  • Hosting social and educational events
  • Allyship trainings to build awareness of the LGBTQ South Asian and diasporic community
  • Outreach at cultural, religious, LGBTQ festivals
  • Translating resources into South Asian languages
  • Connecting members with local legal and social service resources
  • Building local and national collaboration