Kalaimamani
Abirami Ramanathan - Managing Director
visit www.abiramiramanathan.com

Personal Data

Date of Birth : 26.08.1947

Educational Qualification : B.E. Mechanical from College of Engineering, Guindy.chennai - A.M.I.E., M.H.M.S. (Master of Homeopathy Medical Science) .

Sports : Rifle Shooting, Swimming, etc.

Hobbies : Photography, Reading, Music, Computer and Travelling, widely to many countries like, U.S.A, U.K., China, Republic of China, Middle east, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others.Extempore Humorous Orator in English and Tamil.

Textile Industry

Was the works Manager and then Executive Director of Abirami Cotton Mills P. Ltd., Sullurpetta, Nellore Dist. ., Andhra Pradesh, till 1993 – A 25,000 spindle textile spinning mills where many innovations and expansions happened under his leadership. This unit was established by his late Sri.V.S.Sivalingam Chettiar in 1964.

Plantations

Was Partner, of VR.KR.S. Firm, No. 5, Jalan Patani, Kualakangsar, Perak State, Malaysia till 1993. This plantation was established in 1894 by Grand Father Late Sri. Chettiappa Chettiar and had an extent of about 500 acres of rubber plantation and around 200 small houses rented out.

Innovations in Business

First to introduce in India
  • BlackDTS (Digital Theatre Sound) System in India
  • BlackComputer Ticketing in India
  • BlackDial-A-Ticket and tickets will be home delivered
  • BlackE-ticketing where any movie goers can print his own ticket
  • BlackDolby Stereo System in a Tamil Language theatre
  • BlackDigital projection in South India,
  • BlackFirst to create a Snow Cave in India by name Abirami Mega Snow World with 50Ft. high firy ice slide, lightning and storm at 140 KM speed at Abirami Mega Mall, Chennai, where 5 tonnes of pure crystallized snow manufactured per day out of mineral water at minus six degrees with 50 tonnes snow on the floor which is considered as the best entertainment in India.
  • BlackCreated Abirami Kids World with all games and entertainment for children at Abirami Mega Mall.
  • BlackIntroduced for the first time in Tamil Nadu Novel amusement area of “KISSING CARS” at Abirami Mega Mall
  • BlackIntroduced Teen’s world at Abirami Mega Mall which is now the center of attraction of teen agers of Chennai.
  • BlackCreated the first 5 star theatre of India – Swarna Sakthi Abirami and Shree Annai Abirami – with chairs which recline 100% with a butler on wait. The lobby and the toilets are also air conditioned. For the first time photo cards and displays are through digital screens. The ambience is of a 2000 year palace of Egypt and China respectively. The movie is downloaded via Satellite.
  • BlackCreated the first 7 Star theatre of India – Abirami 7 Star with unique features like massage chairs, reclining seats and waiter on call facilities. The lobby waiting rooms and the washrooms are all fully air conditioned. The ambience is of the Spanish Opera House. The screen is 3-D capable. Pick up and drop facility in limousine and valet parking are the other additional features.
  • BlackFirst to create Robot Theatre by name Robot Bala Abirami
  • BlackFirst to create Thematic theatre by name Swarna Sakthi Abirami theatre an egyptian theme.

Personal Community Services

Adopted his Village Pulankurichi of Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu and pledged to spend Rs. 30 Lakhs per year for benefit of the community.

Successfully runs a hospital mainly for the downtrodden in Maraimalai Nagar, the suburb of Chennai.

Donates liberally for temples, education, health and marriages. Has Built various schools, and hospitals.

Social service In Rotary

Elected Unanimously as District Governor Rotary District 3230 for the year 2003 - 2004 (99th year of Rotary)

Home Club : ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS CENTRAL – R.I.DIST.3230
Classification : Motion Picture Exhibiting.
Date of joining : 16-02-1987

SERVICE IN ROTARY (Club level) - PAUL HARRIS FELLOW MAJOR DONOR

Director – Vocational Service : 1988-90
Treasurer : 1990-91
Joint Secretary : 1992-93
Secretary : 1993-94
Vice - President : 1994-95
President : 1995-96
Advisor : 1997-2001

DISTRICT POSITIONS HELD - R.I. DIST.3230

District Conference Official : 1989-90
District Conference Official : 1992-93
District Conference Official : 1995-96
Governors Group Representative : 1996-97
Dist. Foundation Co-Chairman : 1996-97
Dist. Conference Chairman : 1997-98
Dist. Chairman, Film Festival (Independence Day) : 1997-98
Dist. Chairman, Rotary News Today Film Award : 1997-98
Dist. Chairman, Fairs, Events & Seminars : 1998-99
Chairman, STAR CRICKET MATCH : 1998-99
District Chairman – Special Projects : 1999-2000
Chairman - Kargil March : 1999-2000
District Chairman - Events and Seminars : 2000-2001
District Conference Chairman : 2001-02
District Governor Nominee : 2002-03
District Governor : 2003-04
District Trainer : 2004-05
Mentor for Region 8 : 2008-09
Councilor of Special Projects Marathan : 2009-10

Recipient of “KALAIMAMANI” Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu

Honourable Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Award by All India Congress Committee.

2001

Recipient of “ RAJA SANDO AWARD “ for the year 2001 from Government of Tamil Nadu.

2002

Recipient of the Dr.M.S. ASHRAF Award for Non-Medical person by the Indian Medical Association for the year 2002.

2002 - 2003

Recipient of the SEVA RATNA Award for the year 2002 - 2003 by the Centenarian Trust headed by Sri. R. Venkatraman former President of India.

1997 - 1998

Outstanding Rotarian Award of the Year citation in 1997-98 Awarded by Rotary International

1998 - 1999

Special Recognition for the meritorious service rendered for Kargil for the year 1999-2000 - Awarded by Rotary International.

Producer

Produced a film for the Police of Chennai commemorating their 150th Year where All Police officials played their real role and the present Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Gave the introductory speech.

Producer of the Film “Panchamirutham” a children’s comedy film.

Financially supported many commercial films to name a few BLOOD STONE starring Rajanikanth an English film co produced with an American company and ADIMAI CHANGILI Starring Arjun others.

Distribution

Distributed 90 Films so far starting with Rajathi Raja starring Superstar Rajni and some of the latest films are SIVAJI starring Rajanikanth, Ayan starring Surya, Kanthaswamy starring Vikram, Unnaipol Oruvan starring Kamal Haasan and others.

Exhibition and Malls

Managing Director of Abirami Mega Mall - First Mall – Family Entertainment Center (FEC) of its kind in India to international standards consisting of 3 floors of Shopping, 18 Counter Food Court, Gaming Area, Entertainment, 4 Cinema Theatres which have created a world record with 222 films each having a run of 100 days, 35 films each a silver jubilee and won the best theatre award many times and for the first time in the world a Roof-Top Drive-in Restaurant yet to be opened.

TV Serial

Producer of many TV serials. Some of them are

  • 1. “Abirami – a family mega serial” in Kalaignar TV in prime time having crossed successful run of 175 episodes.
  • 2. “Sutrula Vaanga in Doordarshan Podhigai channel prime time even after 200 episodes still having a good popular run.
  • 3. “Deiva Darisanam” in Doordarshan Podhigai Channel prime time for 52 weeks
  • 4. “Namma Ooru “ in Doordarshan Podhigai Channel prime time
  • 5. “Mayavi Marichan” in SUN TV prime time for 50 weeks
  • 6. “Master Mayavi” in SUN TV prime time for 42 weeks
  • 7. “Devadai” in RAJ TV for 66 episodes in prime time

Other activities in Cinema

Was playing Time LESSEE of Ega Theatre, Anu Ega Theatre (from 1991 to 2005), Grand theatre, Casino theatre, Vasanthi theatre and Vani theatre all in Chennai City (not now).

Positions held in Government of India & Government of Tamil Nadu:

1. Was Board Member of Central Board of Film Certification (Films censor)

2. Was Advisor to Indian Air Lines.

3. Was Committee Member for the amendment of Tamil Nadu Cinema Regulations Act and Rules 1957 by Government of Tamil Nadu.

4. Was Committee Member for “Sangamam” a Tamil Cultural awareness programme conducted by Government of Tamil Nadu.

5. Was Appointed by Government of Tamilnadu as Trust Board Chairman, Arulmigu Gangadareswarar temple and Group of Temples.

6. Was Appointed by Government of Tamilnadu as Chairman, Kumbabhishegam Committee for Arulmigu Gangadareswarar Temple, Purasawalkam,

7. Was Appointed by Government of Tamilnadu as Executive Committee Member of the Kumbabishegam Committee for Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai.

8. Was Member in Thiraipadathurai Nala Vaariyam, Government of Tamil Nadu.

9. Was Vice President of “Ulaga Tamil Semmozhi Maanadu”

10. Was President “TIRUVOTRIYUR ARULMIGU PATTINATHAR TIRUKKOIL TIRUPPANIKUZHU”

Positions Held in other Organisations

1. Was the PRESIDENT of The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

2. Was General Secretary of Film Federation of India.

3. Was VICE-PRESIDENT of The Film Federation of India.

4. Was the Treasurer of the Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitor Association.

5. Was Additional President of Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors Association.

6. Was the Hony. Secretary of the South Indian Film Chamber for 5 Years.

7. Was the Hony. Vice-President of The South Indian Film Chamber for 4 Years.

8. Was Executive Committee Member of Southern India Chamber of Commerce for 5 Years.

9. Was Governor, Rotary International District 3230.

10. Was the Trainer, Rotary International District 3230.

Present Positions Held in Government and other Organisations

1. Member Cinema Seeramaippu Committee, Government of Tamil Nadu with the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as Chairman.

2. Executive Member, Film Federation of India,

3. President, Chennai City Film Exhibitors’ Association.

4. Executive Committee member of The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

5. President of The Madras Film Society.

6. Chairman - Nagarathar Cultural Academy.

7. President - Pulankurichi Nagarathar Temple trust.

8. President Chennai Vaazh Pulankurichi Nagarathar Assn.

9. Chairman, NALLAMMAI RAMANATHAN Rotary Medical Center (Maraimalai Nagar near Madras, a full – fledged 24 hours hospital)

10. Committee Member Bharat Scouts And Guides Chennai South.

11. Committee Member to recommend amendment to Tamil Nadu Cinema (Regulations) Act, 1955.

Mrs. Nallammai Ramanathan -Executive Director
visit www.nallammairamanathan.com

Personal Data

Born on 10th May, is a B.B.A., from Madras University. Happily married to Mr. Sv.Rm. RAMANATHAN, popularly known as Abirami Ramanathan, holding various posts in very many Associations. Blessed with two Children. Daughter Meenakshi (A national Shooter with 9 Golds in National Shooting Championship to her credit) is married to an Industrialist. Son R. Sivalingam, M.B.A., at Hariot and Watt University at Edinburgh. Proud Grandmother of two cute grand-children.

Executive Director of Abirami Theatres Private Limited, a four theatre in one complex, the most modern in South India. This theatre complex has been converted into a Mall, in the name of Abirami Mega Mall with world class food court shopping arcades and amusement areas. Partner, R. Meenakshi & Co., Playing Time Lessee of other theatres and Producer of TV Serials. Leading Distributor of Madras City Producer of the TV Serials MAYAVI MAARICHAN, DEIVA DARISANAM, PANDIGAI PALAGARAM, NAMMA OORU, SUTRULA VAANGA and ABIRAMI.

Joined the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central as charter member and became the I.S.O. (International Service Organiser) of the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central during the year 1989-90. Won the “Best I.S.O. Award” of the Inner Wheel District 323.

Was the Treasurer of the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central during the year 1990-91.

Was the President of the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central during the period 1991-92 and bagged the “Best Club Award” and the Attendance Award for the year. Also built a Classroom for a panchayat school from her own charitable trust. Successfully conducted many projects to help the downtrodden, also wrote and brought out a cookery book for the members of Inner Wheel.

Was the Conference Chairman for the Inner Wheel District Conference in the year 1992.

Was the District I.S.O. (International Service Organiser) of Inner Wheel District 323 and successfully conducted an International I.S.O. Meet the first in India, wherein more than 200 delegates from countries like Malaysia, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Mauritius and all over India participated and was chaired by the President of the International Inner Wheel. This event was reported, recognised and appreciated world wide during the year 1993-94, and was published in International Inner Wheel Newsletter.

Was the District Treasurer of the Inner Wheel District 323 during the year 1995-96 and conducted the unique Seminar on Banking.

Was the District Secretary of Inner Wheel during the year 1996-97. Also brought out a Video Presentation of all the projects of the Clubs in the District, which was the first of its kind.

Was the Conference Secretary of the District Conference, when the International President of Inner Wheel from New Zealand visited Madras.

Was the Club Extension Chairman for the year 1997-98 and won the award for extending and inaugurating a new Inner Wheel Club by name Inner Wheel Club of Nanganallur.

Was the Vice Chairman of Inner Wheel Dist.. 323 during the year 1998-99. Brought out a book on election procedures titled, “KNOW YOUR WAY TO LEADERSHIP”. This book won the appreciation of Inner Wheel Members all over the country.

Was the Co-convenor of the South Asia Pacific Rally in the Platinum Jubilee year.

Was the District Chairman of Inner Wheel District 323 for the year 1999-2000.

Achievements as a Chairman :

For the first time in the Inner Wheel History of 323 conducted a joint installation of 25 clubs together

Conducted a Mega Artificial Limb camp at Karaikudi jointly with Inner Wheel District 321, where 100 limbs were provided.

Homage paid to Tamil Nadu martyr of Kargil at Marina beach and donations given to their families along with Rotary District 3230 on the Independence day.

Special prayers – Kuthuvilakku Pooja at Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple for eradication of Polio by Inner Wheel members of 323.

Service through celebration “Mazhalai Oli” Diwali celebration for 500 underprivileged, handicapped and orphan children.

Blood alliance - Seminar with University of Madras and Government of Tamil Nadu.

Conducted an International Chairmen Meet where 530 delegates participated. Delegates from Countries like Germany, Canada, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia etc. plus 15 districts at National level participated.

Mega blood Donation Camp at Government Arts College, Ponneri at Tiruppalayam Village. Students of NSS donated 100 units of blood and also at Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, Vysarpadi, where 100 units of blood donated by students.

Was the Association Council Member of Inner Wheel Club District 323 for the year 2000-2001.

Was the Member of the Altrusa International Madras Maithri Club and subsequently the Treasurer of the same for 2 years from 1995-97.

Was the Family Participation Chairman of Rotary District 3230. Created a Rota Fun World for the Rotary Annets and won the Rotary Governor’s Citation.

Was the Chairman for Talent Promotion for Rotary District 3230 and conducted in Quest of Talent ’97 contest and won the Rotary Governor’s award the following year also.

Chief Patron and Advisor to Karate Association.

District Chairman, 2001-2002 - Rotary Family Participation.

Chairman of the Cancer Hospital Paediatric Ward for the year 2000-2001.

Advisor to the Cancer Hospital Paediatric Ward for the year 2001-2002.

Advisor to Inner Wheel Dist. 323 for the year 2007 – 08.

Advisor to the Committee for - Cow for life project and Vocational Training to Handicapped.

Advisor to the Board of Directors to Vidya Sagar Group of Colleges, Chengalpet.

Reiki Grand Master and Spiritual Healer. Practices Theramayee Reiki originated from Sri Saibaba of Puttabarthi & Crystal Healing.

Chairperson Vherds.

Was the International President of Nijam - Cosmic Healing Association

A Diomanoligist.

A Horticulturist – lover of nature, won prizes in growing roses and Bonsai, given many interviews in Radio about gardening.

Interested in painting, have done many paintings such as Tanjore Painting, Nib Painting and Foil Embossing, etc. Interested in music, plays veena, learnt Bharatnatyam. Hobbies - reading, designing in computers

Trustee of Shree Ramjayem Charitable Trust. (Main Object Education & Medical Aid) runs a Hospital in Maraimalainagar, Nallammai Ramanathan Rotary Medical Centre, Chengelpet District in co-operation with Rotary Club of Maraimalainagar.

Was instrumental in starting Annets Club in Rotary District 3230 which was recognised by the Rotary International, successfully conducted First Ladies Training Seminar in the year 2003 04.

Was the Advisor to Family Participation and conducted many Family Participation Programmes for Rotary District 3230.

Recipient of “Mega Woman Achiever Award” given by MEGA TV.

Recipient of “Woman Achiever Award” given by Lions Club of Beach City in the year 2011.