Betta Naan Stop is an Indian drag queen, dancer, and model. She is known for performing at Lalit Group’s queer nightlife club chain Kitty Su.
Betta Naan Stop aka Prateek Sachdeva Instagram – Prateek Sachdeva was born on Sunday, 30 April 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. From 2011 to 2014, she did BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration at IHM Bengaluru. LinkedIn – Betta Naan Stop
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black (often wears wigs)
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents. She has an elder sister.
She is unmarried.
She identifies herself as a Queer. YouTube – India Today When she is dressed up like Betta, she uses the pronouns she/her and when she is dressed up manly as Prateek, she uses the pronouns his/him.
At a very young, she started working as a dancer. She started by giving private dance classes to the students of her locality. At that time, she had not identified herself as queer. In May 2014, she joined Ashley Lobo’s dance school The Danceworx Performing Arts, New Delhi, as a dance instructor. There she got a scholarship to learn dance in Melbourne and did her training in musical theatre. She did her training in various dance forms like ballet, jazz, and contemporary.
She discovered the world of drag queens during one of her trips to Australia, where she attended her first drag show. The experience left a good impression on her, and it was during her conversation with drag queen Penny Silon that she felt that drag culture should be introduced in India. With Christmas schemes and discounts, she bought makeup not just for herself but also for her family, to use for creating her drag look in India. It was during Kitty Su Delhi’s sixth-anniversary celebration that Prateek’s transformation into a drag queen began. Inspired by Violet Chachki’s (a drag queen) performance, she decided to attend the event in drag, despite her initial nervousness. Encouraged by her sister, she started exploring makeup techniques and further immersed herself in the drag world through films like “Paris Is Burning” and the TV series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” As she delved deeper into the world of drag, she honed her skills and experimented with her drag persona. Her first performance came unexpectedly during a sex-education workshop at St. Columbus School in Delhi. Eager to showcase her best moves, she took the stage and received a positive response from the audience. Her journey continued as she wrote a piece on drag for Youthkiawaaz, catching the attention of Keshav Suri, who invited her to perform at Kitty Su. This marked the birth of Betta Naan Stop. Reflecting on her earlier life, she revealed that she had been a quiet child and never considered herself gay. Growing up, she would secretly crossdress and experiment with makeup, but she never thought that drag could become a profession. Despite facing difficulties in finding work as a male dancer, she pursued her passion for dance and even spent time on a scholarship program for dance in Australia. Throughout her journey, she had the unwavering support of her family, particularly her open-minded mother and elder sister. Despite facing some challenges with extended family members who held different views, she remained true to herself and focused on her passion for drag. In 2017, he started experimenting with makeup, and by the end of the year, he performed for the first time at a queer workshop in Delhi, dancing to Ariana Grande’s “Greedy.” In an interview, she said that drag had come into her life at a crucial moment when she was at a crossroads in her creative career. Dissatisfied with the lack of opportunities as a male dancer, she tried corporate jobs and even worked at a call centre for a brief period. Through her performances, Prateek aimed to use her platform for the betterment of society, inspiring others to embrace their authentic selves and follow their dreams.
- Betta considers the drag queen Lush Monsoon her drag sister. She is inspired by the Indian drag queens Sushant Divgikar (Rani KoHEnur) and Maya.
- She has started a self-titled YouTube channel on which she uploads her singing and makeup videos.
- She celebrated 2 November 2019 as the date of birth of Betta Naan Stop. Facebook – Betta Naan Stop
- Betta loves to collect shoes and sandals.
- The Indian drag queen Shabnam Be-Wa-Fa considers Betta her drag mother.
- She has appeared in one of the videos of the YouTube channel Ok Tested.
- In 2023, she was listed in the 30 Under 30 – Asia – The Arts category.