Ranjini Menon

TV Anchor, Writer & Social Activist

  • Jury member for South Indian Filmfare Awards
  • The Executive Member of the Kerala State Children’s Film Society
  • National Vice President of Indo Russian Culture Relations
  • An active member of the Rotary Club and the Junior Chamber
  • Actively involved with Neethi Vedi, an NGO that looks into tribal development
  • The Executive Trustee and Director of Stage Pragathi, a platform for artists and art lovers

Life

Ranjini began her creative journey as a columnist and short story writer for various noted women’s magazines and periodicals including reputed broadsheets. She received several awards and accolades at the Kerala State Youth Festival including awards for best short story, painting, poetry.
Her foray into television began with Akathalam, the first ever Women’s talk show that dealt with women’s issues with great élan and aplomb. Akathalam became the first ever travelling talk show that directly addressed more than 200,000 women across India, which ran for 5 years with 500 episodes.
As a creative contributor and anchor of the show, Ranjini became the voice of women across languages. It initiated several social discussions in areas such as Mysore Marriages, domestic violence, literacy, and culture etc… which were taken up without any prejudice.

Some of the high profile shows she has anchored, produced and written in Malayalam are as follows:
100 episodes – Snehitha on Soorya TV – a women’s visual magazine featuring celebrities
100 episodes – Penmanassu – on Jeevan TV
2200 episodes – Shubarathri music show on Jeevan TV
52 episodes – Parenting on Amrita TV

She spent two years serving as the CEO of JTPac Kochi, and designed shows involving many celebrities. During her tenure there, she coordinated the biggest show for Kochi City Police called “Aspirations” in addition to the “Kochi Music Festival”. She also directed the 1 Billion Rising – a fight on atrocities against women and included participation from Malayalam playback singers and other personalities from Bollywood and cricket.

Education

Degree in Economics from the Union Christian College
MA in Developmental Economics from Pondicherry Central University
MA Psychology from Annamalai University
Specialization in Child Psychology and B.Ed in English and Social Sciences – all with distinction.
She carried out her entire studies under National Merit Scholarships.

Family

Lives in Wayanad with her family. Ranjini is married to Rajagopal Menon and is blessed with two children, Aditya and Malavika. Malavika is an artist, dancer and writer who has published her own works.

Gitamritam speaker in the year 2016.