Femina lauds the trailblazers from South India who’ve put the country on the global map in the coffee table book ‘Icons of the South’


~ Femina has handpicked South Indian business leaders, doctors, designers, hoteliers, artists, educationists and philanthropists who have reached great heights and braved all odds to emerge successful in their respective fields~

~The illustrious list of achievers include A.R Rahman, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, Dr. K.J Yesudas, PV Sindhu, Rahul Dravid, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sania Mirza, Mani Ratnam  amongst others~

Brimming with tradition, vibrant culture and heritage, the South Indian landscape has given birth to countless pioneers and innovators who have put the country on the global map. Being some of India’s greatest minds, the region has seen them make a name of themselves across various fields that exemplify the diversity of the region in all its glory. In a fitting tribute to these leading lights of South India from the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Femina, India’s leading Women’s brand, honours these icons in the debut edition of Femina Icons of South.

After a fascinating introduction on each of the above-mentioned states, the issue dives deep into the lives of these luminaries from the fields of art, business, sport, politics, health, music, film, education, etc. As one reads through awe-inspiring stories, they seek a fascinating insight into the rise to stardom along with the stellar list of achievements that these phenomenal beings have made.

This stellar list features achievers who have made a name for themselves as a leader and role model to guide and motivate the future generation with their vision. This includes music composer A.R. Rahman, Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone, Kerala’s health minister KK Shailaja, ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, actor Parvathy Thiruvothu, shuttler PV Sindhu, tennis champion Sania Mirza, actor Trisha Krishnan, Dr Mariazeena Johnson – the vice-chancellor of Sathyabama University, Dr Manimekalai Mohan – the founder and managing trustee of SSVM Institutions, Sanjay Kumar Reddy Mula – the founder of Sirisha Reddy Garment Works, Mrs Asia International 2018 Kajol Bhatia, Gayathri Chandrashekar – the founder of Nrutya School of Art, designer Vinita Pittie, cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, and many more. Their tales have been lessons for the world with their achievements setting the benchmark for Indians to be proud of.

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