Despite being stifled by a society of incredulity, male-dominance, perpetual harassment, women have carved a niche for themselves in entrepreneurship. We’ve got empirical evidence to corroborate that, embellished with stupendous instances varying from Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Chairman & MD of Bioon Ltd) to Ms. Neelam Dhawan (MD, Microsoft India), from Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai ( first Indian woman graduate from the Harvard Business School) to Ms. Ekta Kapoor (Creative Head, Balaji Telefilms). And the latest addition to this highly pioneered list is none other than the 14-year-old Chennai girl, Sindhuja Rajamaran.
At an age, where most girls would much rather expend their time Facebooking or gossiping about boys, Sindhuja not just has her career charted out but is also India’s youngest CEO and 2D animator ! Born in a family of extraordinary achievers (her dad is the first digital caricaturist in Tamil Nadu and her younger sister is the youngest Indian to write haiku in India), Sindhuja holds a Guinness World Record for becoming the youngest CEO of a Chennai-based animation company called Seppan.
From making short films on issues like global warming and tuberculosis to designing a greeting card for US president Barack Obama, she surely has achieved a lot. She has worked on all kinds of software – Flash, Photoshop, Corel Painter, After Effects and Maya. Today, this little girl heads a team of 18 to 25-year-olds, making high-tech commercials for the likes of Joyalukkas and Pothys.
So how and where did Sindhuja started out ?, lets check out in her own words, “My father was the ambassador of Corel and one day the Indian Territory Manager of Corel had come home to meet my dad. During this visit, he noticed me drawing with Corel when I was 11 years old. While he was leaving, he told my dad, “from now on, let this girl be the ambassador of Corel.” I got invited to attend several launches of Corel products and got honoured as the youngest digital caricaturist and cartoonist,” she told CG Today. Sindhuja has indeed, hit the jackpot with this one!
Big companies have approached Sindhuja but she has other plans. She wishes to study more and aims to study animation at the Vancouver Film School, Canada.
Now her big dream is to run her own production house and deliver quality film products respected globally. She sees herself as an employer hiring experts and novices and creating more job opportunities.
With gigantic dreams in her teeny-weeny eyes, lets hope this bright little CEO makes it really big and inspires many to follow her footsteps…!