An academician, former model, researcher, entrepreneur, talk show host, vlogger, director and producer- Lakshmi Rebecca is the woman who has done it all and made it big. She is the woman behind India’s first award winning online show “Chai with Lakshmi”, a show which features change makers in India launched in 2011. She is the founder and owner of a production house “Red Bangle”. Recently, she also started a YouTube channel “India Ahead” in which she travels across the country and features stories which make India progressive and a better place to live in. To know more about this multitalented lady, keep reading. Lakshmi Rebecca is originally from Hyderabad, but has spent her childhood in Chennai. She pursued a Master of Science degree in International Marketing from Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
She also gained an ACIM qualification form the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. After completing her studies, she became a researcher for True Vision T.V. and worked for documentary filming for BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. After that she went back to Sheffield Hallam University as an associate lecturer and an assistant researcher. After two years, she tried her hand in corporate relations for one year, becoming the PR manager of Idiom Design and Consulting. Next she freelanced as a marketing consultant for two and a half years. During that time, she found Red Bangle, a production house that makes advertisement films, animated films, corporate films and web videos. Chai with Lakshmi and India Ahead are both productions of Red Bangle. Chai with Lakshmi has gained over 30, 00,000 views.
Recently, Lakshmi Rebecca launched a new website- lakshmirebecca.com, which is the domain you can use to watch all her previous work and also remain up to date about what she is doing right now. She continues hosting her talk show and has interviewed celebrities, entrepreneurs, experts in different fields and even common people who make a change. The language used in her interviews in mostly simple and understandable English. She also writes blogs about things she feels passionately for and all that is available on her website. Coming to her personal life, she has had a very exciting and adventurous journey. She tried a new religion when she was 15, ran away from home at the age of 18, devoted her time to social work at the age of 19, and became a model at 24! Never a dull moment, huh? She won the Social Media Hero Award on 30th Jan 2015 and REX Karmaveer Chakra Award on 26th March 2015. An inspiration to women from across the globe, Lakshmi Rebecca is truly someone to look up to.