Kotak’s Shanti Ekambaram takes the hot seat on COLORS Tamil’s Kodeeswari

Shanti Ekambaram, President – Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak), participated in Kodeeswari - the world’s first version of Kaun Banega Crorepati that exclusively features women. The show airs on COLORS Tamil every Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. Viewers can also watch it anytime on VOOT.

Shanti played for Kalpana – a former exploited labourer who is now a community leader rescuing exploited labourers through her NGO “Vidivekapatta Kottadimai Nala Sangham” (translation: Rescued Bonded Labourers Welfare Trust & Rehabilitation). Shanti answered 11 questions winning Rs 6.40 lakh prize money, which she donated to the NGO.

She shared some special and light-hearted moments with the show's host Radikaa Sarathkumar where she revealed that she is a diehard fan of Rajinikanth. She hummed a few lines of the Kishore Kumar classic song “Ye Shaam Mastani”, and recalled Rajinikanth’s iconic dialogue “Na oru darava sonna noor darava sonna madri”.

Shanti said, "I am thrilled to have taken the hot seat at Kodeeswari and be a part of the show that helps to fulfil the dreams of so many women. I was deeply moved and inspired on hearing Kalpana’s story and am glad that I was able to make a small contribution by raising funds for such a worthy cause.”