Early Life of Sharada Ramanathan
Sharada Ramanathan was engaged with the fields of media and culture. She was involved with social and cultural movements such as SPIC MACAY and CRY. She was highly instrumental in setting up India Foundation for the Arts, a philanthropy organisation to encourage fine arts in India. She was also associated with Ford Foundation as its "Program Officer".
Career of Sharada Ramanathan
Sharada Ramanathan was highly instrumental in setting up India Foundation for the Arts, a philanthropy organisation to encourage fine arts in India. She was also associated with Ford Foundation as its "Program Officer". She made her first feature film Sringaram (2007), a story set in the early 19th century, depicts the life of a Devadasi. After getting screened at various film festivals, the film got a theatrical release in 2007 and went on to win three National Film Awards and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
Film Jury Member of Sharada Ramanathan
Sharada Ramanathan was one of the jury members of the 54th National Film Awards. Her second film Puthiya Thiruppangal which deals with child trafficking is awaiting release. Unlike her previous film which was a period drama, Puthiya Thiruppangal is set in the contemporary period and made on commercial format. As of 2014, the third project of Sharada Ramanathan, Natyanubhava, is a documentary which is said to be based on Indian classical dance. The film was produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust and funded by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Journalistic Career of Sharada Ramanathan
Sharada Ramanathan has also worked as a journalist writing for various newspapers, dailies, journals and magazines. Sharada Ramanathan is associated with United Nations Development Programme, and is a board member of the World Culture Forum – India. Sharada Ramanathan also serves as a member of the advisory board of Access Atlantech Edutainment.
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