Chennai, February 2, 2020: COLORS Tamil’s popular show Kodeeswari has given wings to the dreams of many women since its launch in December. On Friday, we saw on the hot seat, corporate leader Ms Shanti Ekambaram, President- Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, a lady who has successfully chased her own dreams through hard work and grit and inspired many by leading by example.
Ms Ekambaram who has been recognized as one of the most powerful woman in Indian Business, is a Tamil ponnu from Namma Chennai. She is a formidable figure in the banking industry due to her exemplary work at Kotak Mahindra Bank for over 28 years. She took the hot seat for an NGO called ‘Vidivekapatta Kottadimai Nala Sangham. (Rescued Bonded Labours Welfare Trust & Rehabilitation). She played the game confidently answering 11 questions to win Rs 6,40,000 which will be extended to the NGO.
Ms. Shanti Ekambaram, President- Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd said, “It is wonderful to be part of this game show that has fulfilled the dreams of several women. It’s heartwarming to see Kodeeswari giving a platform to women, to empower and encourage them to pursue their dreams no matter how small or irrespective of where they come from.”
Ms Ekambaram, a multi-talented woman, is a fitness freak and a zealous marathoner too. She has raised Rs 75 lakh through her participations in marathons for improving the lives of differently-abled children. She explained that she opted for this NGO after listening to the story of Kalpana, a bonded labour victim, who founded the NGO to rescue bonded labourers like her and to give them a new lease of life. The indomitable woman has rescued 250 people so far and is an inspiration to women across Tamil Nadu.
Ms Ekamabaram had no hesitation in revealing that she was an ardent Rajnikanth fan and that she watches all his movies first day first show even in her busy schedule. She proved true to her word, and like a hardcore Rajini fan easily mimicked the ever so famous dialogue of Thalaivar “En Vazhi Thani Vazhi”.
Catch the show featuring Ms. Shanthi Ekamabaram anytime on VOOT, if you have missed its telecast on COLORS Tamil at 8:00 PM on Friday.
COLORS Tamil is available in all leading cable networks and DTH platforms – Sun Direct (CH NO 128), Tata Sky (CHN NO 1555), Airtel (CHN NO 763), Dish TV (CHN NO 1808) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 553).
About COLORS Tamil: Launched in February 2018, COLORS Tamil is the youngest general entertainment channel from the stable of Viacom18 that thrives to entertain the Tamil speaking viewers around the globe through distinctive and powerful stories that inspire and celebrate women and their families. Positioned as Idhu Namma Oru Coloru (the colors of our motherland), COLORS Tamil focuses on storytelling that matches the rich heritage of the Tamil Nadu culture with qualitative and innovative programming. Some of our flagship shows are Velunachi, Arya’s Enga Veetu Maapilai, Dance Vs Dance, COLORS Comedy Nights, Singing Stars, Oviya, Vandhal Sridevi, Perazhagi, Thirumanam, Thari and Malar amongst others.
About Viacom18: Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.