Twelve leading South Indian women actors and dancers exuded a touch of nostalgia as they assume the characters of Raja Ravi Varma artworks.
PHOTOGRAPHY: This year Indian celebrity and fashion photographer G Venket Ram recreates iconic artworks with 12 leading south Indian women from the entertainment industry.
The artistic works of Raja Ravi Varma came to life in the name of charity fundraising the Naam Charitable Trust, founded by Mani Ratnam’s wife Suhasini.
Giving their time and energy into this initiative, none of the celebrities charged anything for this shoot.
Popular south Indian actors and dancers like Khushbu, Shruti Haasan, Ramya Krishnan, Aishwarya Rajesh, Samantha Akkineni, Nadhiya, Lissy Lakshmi, Shobana Chandrakumar, Lakshmi Manchu and Priyadarshini Govind turned muse for this year’s charity shoot.
For the uninitiated, Raja Ravi Varma was a celebrated Indian painter and artist who is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons.
The calendar shoot of the women are being auctioned in the aid of fundraising initiatives by the Naam Charitable Trust. The non-profit organisation drives empowerment for women & children from underserved segments of Indian society.
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Baahubali actress Ramya Krishnan
South Indian actress Nadia
Actress and politician Khushbu Sundar
Bharatnatyam dancer Shobana Chandrakumar
Bharatnatyam dancer Priyadarshini Govind
Tamil star Aishwarya Rajesh
Former Malayali actress Lissy Lakshmi
Actress and producer Lakshmi Manchu
Chamundeshwari, a beneficiary at Naam
Chamundeshwari who is also featured is a NAAM beneficiary and a real star in her own right for overcoming the hurdles in life after being abandoned by her husband. She is a stellar example of the women who have rebuilt their lives with the help of NAAM charitable foundation.
About G. Venket Ram
A renowned name in Chennai’s advertising circle, film industry and publishing houses, Ram has shot for leading brands while working with personalities from various fields. Ranging from film, sport, politics & academics right from Mr. Sivaji Ganesan, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and PM Narendra Modi Ji to name a few.
Source: Venket Ram | Instagram