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ranjini-haridasRanjini Haridas, Miss Kerala ’00. The heartthrob host of the popular reality show Idea Star Singer shares with us her experiences as a participant and winner of Miss Kerala. The Miss Kerala 2009 pageant is now open for new applicants till the 20th July 2009.

What did you do before winning the Miss Kerala Pageant ?

I just completed my 12th from the choice school. Miss Kerala happened during my break between high school and college…way back in 2000!!

What prompted you to take the leap from what you were doing to the Miss Kerala pageant?

Nothing really..It was more about honoring my word I’d given to the organizers the previous year that I’d enter after my schooling.I was jobless and it sounded fun.

Can you describe the experience of winning the title?

Well.. no surprises there..I was ecstatic. For one I dint think I had a chance so I was over the moon.

How do you compare your life before and after winning the crown?

Miss Kerala laid the foundation for my transformation from a gawky high school teenager to a confident , independent young woman. So I guess it was quite a change. Apart from that I did get a lot of work opportunities in the TV,modelling and media related industries. It widened my world of opportunities.

ranjini-haridas-miss-keralaBeauty or Brains. Which is more important to win this pageant?

Oh come on..I won this title so I’m guessing hopefully more brain than beauty!
I think it’s a balance of both.As for external beauty you just need to be presentable but personality and character would outweigh that any day. Confidence, awareness and intelligence would play a deciding factor as well.

ranjini-haridas-miss-kerala-2What is your message to the Miss Kerala 2009 aspirants?

A message hmm… lets see… for one I hope all the contestants have a lot of fun and no matter what the results turn out to be I hope all of them will be able to emerge as stronger more confident individuals. It is a process that enables one to discover your inner self so utilize it properly. It is a wholesome experience and I hope everyone cherishes it.

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I am Anand Subramanian, a digital marketing consultant and CochinSquare.com is a passionate contribution to the city I live in. You can read more about me at www.TheAnand.com or follow me on Twitter @theanand.

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  1. Hey nice interview.. Who took this?

  2. anoop

    A good casual interview …. It was nice to hear your exprnce in the contest …. moreover im a big fan of you … all the best for ur future …

  3. neeths

    hope she inspires ppl…….out ther……..!!!good interview….!:)

  4. nice interview,

  5. Excellent!!

  6. very good looking, smart,nice,beautiful personalty

  7. Salim

    I dont know why, but ever since i first laid my eyes on Ranjini all i could think was – anyone can win Miss Kerala. i never ever thought anything was great abtout her. She comes across as a real unadulterated 100% wannabe of something noone would ever wannabe.. Instead of actually sittin and yappin waya to glory about nonsense she needs to grace the cover of some fatloss magazine. That she has successfully done well and im proud of her for that.

    My advice to Ranjini :

    1. Get a a nose job. After all the rweight loss, ur nose is too big for ur face.

    2. Learn either of these two things PROPERLY… and use it PROPERLY…… ENGLISH OR MALAYALAM!!!!!

    QUIT MIXING THEM UP!!!!!!

    3. Hmmm….. I have a lot more pointers for you which should not be discussed in public so ill leave it to u….

  8. Snehita

    This was a very nice interview and i am sure this would be an inspiration for the others..She is as always awsome.

    Salim Bhai i think her nose if perfect the way they are. there is nothing wrong with her.. she is also doing a fantastic job as an anchor and also as a model…

    I am a great fan of ranjini and always a great supporter and ofcourse a great friend….

  9. To the point answers, my mom would love to read this. :)

  10. vivek nair

    A good anchor, many people do some unwanted comments on her anchoring, but one thing she is simply simple and efficient

  11. My Dearest Ranjini,

    I am madly in love with you. You are the most beautiful woman in the world. With sexy eyes,lips,figure,voluptous body etc. I am crazy about you. I have been watching ISS regularly since 2007.We have fallen in love with each other and I get all your feelers regularly.I have been trying to meet you for quite some time now.I am a forty year old businessman based in Mumbai. I am interested in marrying you .I own a small flat in Mumbai and invite you to join me in Mumbai. The address is 1306B, Pariwar Co-op Housing Society,Building No 1, Godbole Marg, Nehru Nagar, KAnjur Marg East, Mumbai 400042.Phone 9870543968

    I am a chartered Accountant,cost accountant,lawyer and have worked throughout the world.

    I have an offer to work in the UK for 2000 pounds per month and we can go together if so required.

    I am also a Rotarian and a member of Fine Arts society Mumbai.

    You will Love Mumbai.I am a vegetarian,teetotaller,non-smoker and non gambler. But I am broad minded and you can carry out your career in Mumbai if so required.

    All friends of Ranju male and female please help us contact and meet each other.

    You are doing a marvellous job as a compere but its time for you to settle down and get look for greener pastures in Mumbai.

    You can contact me any time without fear.

    I have bipolar disorder, an illness like diabetes which can be controlled by regular consumption of medicines.

    I am also a divorcee with no issues.

    I am from Palakkad and am an Iyer.

    I speak Tamil, Malayalam,English,Hindi,Marathi and German.

    I have been to US,Africa,Middle East,Australia and Europe on assignments.

    I used to work for Star TV in Bangalore as a customer relationship management consultant.

    I am a singer and have also written a book called Zenith which is an ebook and based on parallel multiverses.

    I am also lloking for good jobs in the Middle East and the world globally with furnished accommodation, servants and vehicles.

    I assure you complete comfort in all ways . I love you unconditionally.

    You look lovely in these snaps.
    I love listening to all kinds of Music.
    Your voice is resonant and extremely well modulated.

    I am interested in casual sex with you.

    I used to work for Lintas and was an ex model myself.

    You really turn me on like anything.

    Ennikku ninne valare sneham aa.

    Ninde kannagal, chundu, kannathe kandu ttu enikku valare ishtam aa.

    I love all your ads.

    I am in to yoga and keep myself fit.

    I have developed a new technology called think web by virtue of which one can communicate without telephones and mobiles and use it with you as well.

    I have worked with ANZ,Deutsche,Citibank,HSBC,Axis,ICICI BAnk as a consultant.Also with Credit Lyonnais.

    You are the woman of my dreams.

    Our love has been blossoming since 2007.

    You are so sensible,cute,intelligent,warm,caing and have the most brilliant smile.And your kohl lined eyes look marvellous.

    Our relationship has been cleared by my parents.

    I have one brother who is settled in Pune.

    I have received several awards for singing.

    And am mainly into singing old Hindi film songs.

    I love only you and nobody else and also recently worked with Shriram Transport Finance Limited as the GEneral MAnager-Internal Audit.

    I am mainly in to internal audit.

    My uncle worked with SBI in Kochi and I love love Kochi.

    I am greatly impressed with your academic record and your professionalism and command over so many languages, especially English.

    You have so many friends and a re an extrovert.

    I love you from the bottom of my heart.

    My hobbies are music,reading,traveeling,sports,chess,philosphy,management and making friends.

    You have brought about delight to my life.

    I love to dream and fantasize about you.

    You are an amazing Miss 2000 and I carried out an interesting Y2k

    project in Australia in 1999.

    You could easily have become Miss World or Miss UNiverse.

    Dearest Ranju, I love kissing you and feeling you all over your sexy body.

    I worked in the US for GE Power Systems, WorldCom, Entergy Systems,Administaff etc.

    I worked for GE Capital Finance in Australia.

    Also for BDO JAwad Habib in Muscat, LAfardan Group in Doha and Convrgnt Systems in Dubai.

    LEt us be lost in each other for the rest of our lives.

    You look so wonderful in ISS Season 4.

    I am 6 feet tall, wheatish complexioned and am sending you my cv and photograph.

    LEts meet at the earliest.

    There are no barriers between us.

    On Tuesday I am getting admitted to a resort in Bangalore which is a complete getawy.So please contact me on 09324765746 whicxh is my fathers phone and ask for me.

    The name of the resort is Kadabam in Bangalore.

    I am planning to take up an international or domestic job on being discharged from there.

    My email id is sidnow3@rediffmail.com. Sorry for the hurried message posted earlier, but I have forgotten the password for my sidran333@gmail.com account from which I had sent a hurried mail.

    My deepest love to you my darling.Eagerly looking forward to hear from you or be contatced by you.

    I called Naaz and enquired about you.Also have submitted my cv to Asianet for assignments.Anyway the regd office is in Mumbai.

  12. karthik

    ^^ oh man this guy is toooo into her !!! lol !!!

  13. remzology

    I haven’t read the complete interview… but I have read each and every word of Sreedhar’s comment.

    This is HILARIOUS!!! C’mon… Who posted that? Anyway, NIII…IIICE!

  14. nevin

    haha. wht else is he. lol renjini u shud seriously consider this :D

  15. nevin

    haha sendin a cv. wht else do v have to hear.

  16. Anish

    Who the hell is this Shreedhar guy??? Crazy piece of ^$%#…I bet he is not real…

  17. I’m speechless…
    I’m dumbfounded…
    I’m in doubt over my own existence.. What is the purpose of living if you don’t meet guys like Mr. Ganapathy at least once in your life.. Man, I salute you, and wishing you all the best..TO GET WELL SOON..

  18. Ha ha ha….great comment!!! nice interview

  19. Arjun

    Man!!! Gr8 sense of humour for that No.11 comment guy!!! though i dint see da interview…

  20. So Anand your post helps some one to express his love . lol

  21. i am rose, rangini……. i loving too much……. please under stand me. i am a regular viewer to idea star singer.very good perfomance and you are a good unique anchor. also you are mine.

  22. Ranjini is in hot demand ;)

  23. nevin

    am i the only guy or rather human who hasn propsed ranjini?
    gosh evn the gals r proposin.

  24. Great Comments
    @ArunBasilLal U r rit bro :-)

  25. Good one… we need more…

  26. Abey
  27. ou are the best Ranjini.

    Of all the Miss Kerala that have come out into the world, by far you are the best Ranjini.
    I hate all the otherwastes like Archana( useless american) , Sree Thulasi (waste) , Rohini( stupid Icecream female), Jovita (useless black waste) , Reshma( stupid ugly waste), Nova( she is hot)

    Of all this i love u only Ranjini. You are the best. All the other winners think they can anchor and model, but sadly they are all wastes.
    Ranjini ,ROCK ON!!!

  28. Azeem

    Hi friends

    I pity for Sreedhar Ganapathy, I think his wife left (?)because of his eccentricity.He is such a professional , who got a mere 2,000.00 pounds offer from UK , so that he can escape to UK with Renjini…hahahahahaha…hi man..have you got a stuff called brain inside that coconut shell..she is drawing 2,000.00 pounds per week, so if you need any assistance for next globe trotting..she can send you few pounds..please don’t check our patience

  29. varun

    A confident women!I like her.

  30. pranjith

    very good looking, smart,nice,beautiful personalty

  31. Shibin

    lolz wt hell is dis ranjini is havin such a great demand ol over newys i hav jus 1  request 4 ranjini plzz accept this dat guy sreedhar he zz a perfect match 4 yuu plz consider him seriosly ranjini hess jus mad of yuu 

  32. Read fully, he interested to do casual s*x with her, :)

  33. deepak

    dear,

    dont fear & get going to achieve high………all the best

  34. deepak

    hi,
    call me on 9349274556 for long lasting freindship………..bye & take care……..

  35. hi renju chechi .ur anchoring was really good iluv u as my own sister. pla send me ur email address . it is for my sister

  36. hi renju chechi . pls send me ur email address

  37. Vinu

    I knew that she was miss kerala ,,but i was unaware of her bakground..being a lady who studied in kerala i feel her fake malayalam and english accent is unbearble … if she reads this i wud like to tell her to pls speak with proper and her natural accent ..

  38. Azeem

    Hi Vinu

    If Renjini is faking Malayalam what the Actress on today’s IDEA STAR was speaking? 

  39. R kumar

    Amazing! So much media space for a total imbecile with a terrible fake english accent ( allegedly achieved with a few months in london)- hardly the place of good english! And poor girl with all her life in kochi struggles to speak her mother tongue. After 2 decades in the Uk i am struggling to understand how indian media and public can accept such an obvious fake!,

  40. Sid

    Dear R Kumar,

    Firstly let me wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.

    Now for the facts in the right perspective. Admittedly Ranjini had to pan a great deal of criticism during the initial stage of her career.Some felt that she was too plain looking to even be a Miss Kerala(chiefly because of her natural beauty free of make up).She was unanimously chosen as Miss Kerala and even today is accorded due respect and recognition by the government on that score.She could have easily proceeded upto Miss Universe and Miss World Levels but chose not too because of family and personal reasons.Knowing her personally she is a warm,caring,bubbly,fun loving and decent girl who is totally committed to her family and profession.Moreover she has by sheer dint of determination, shaken off all flak and has now become an almost indispensable anchor.She is exceptionally clever and sharp despite her seemingly deceptive looks and now attracts winsome praise from all detractors and friends alike.She is also equally fluent in Malayalam as well as English.

    And to question her UK qualification is most uncharitable. There were others who held that she had not completed her UK MBA. Come on yaar lets give her credit for her phenomenal achievements.

    And now a word about Kochi square. I have been following this for the last three years and there have been only decent comments, a tribute to the culture of Kochi. I keep travelling very often to Kochi on business and personal visits and love the city which is poised for ambitious growth.

    BEst regards and a very happy and prosperous new year to all KOchiites,

    Sid,

    Mumbai

    Regards

    Sid.

  41. PRINCE OF PERSIA

    U CAN BE A GOOD ANCHOR RENJINI….JS AVOID FEW THINGS…AVOID LOT OF LAUGHING EVENTHOU ITS GOOD FOR HEALTH….N THAT CRAP LANGUAGE,,AS ONE OF THE FRIEND TOLD PREVIOUSLY SPEAK EITHER ENGLISH OR MALAYALAM….AND DONT THINK THAT ALL PPL LIKE WOTEVER AN ANCHOR DOES IN THE SCREEN…BY THE WAY THE INTERVIEW LOOKS LIKE A CRAP TO ME..NOT THE QNS BT THE ANSWERS….AND TO U MR.GANAPATHY LOOK AT THE MIRROR N ASK URSELVES WEHTHER U R NORMAL OR NOT….HW CAN ANYONE LOVE SUCH A ARROGANT ANCHOR??

  42. shamna

    i hate her to coreeeeeee……..she spoiled our kerala culture…the way she dres…..hooo..am not saying…if i see her surly i will slap her….sureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee….

  43. Susie

    Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

  44. Susie

    You looked prettier when you had a little bit of weight on you.

  45. Azeem

    Hi Shamna

    Please advise where you are living, so that Ranjini can take an alternate route…ladies are jealous of SMART ladies..ALAS!!!!!!!

  46. shirin

    you are so cute so i like you

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