CG Today : How did the opportunity to make a Diwali greeting for US President Obama come along? How did you choose the right design?

Sindhuja : I just got curious on hearing the news of the American President’s visit to India. I decided to create a greeting welcoming them as family. I collected several pictures of Mr. Obama along with his family and started drawing and animating them. The finished animation was then uploaded in Youtube, I got really excited when I see more than 800 visits for my animation in less than a week time!

CG Today : Your dad is the first digital caricaturist in Tamil Nadu. Your younger sister is the youngest Indian to write haiku in India. You are the youngest digital caricaturist of the country. Yours is a family of records. Is it a competitive world in your house or these records happened just on the way?

CG Today - Manmohan SinghSindhuja : Everything happened just on the way. Nothing is planned or expected. My father was the ambassador of Corel and one day the Indian Territory Manager of Corel came to meet my dad at home. During this visit he noticed me drawing with Corel when I was 11 years old. While he was to leave, he said to my dad ‘From now let this girl be the ambassador for Corel’. I got invited to attend several launches of Corel products and got honored as the youngest digital caricaturist and cartoonist.

As a government employee for about 21 years my father explored his creative part on his free time. He had an opportunity to exhibit his caricatures. Through media and interviews he later came to know that he is the first person in India to do digital caricatures and exhibit them.

In regards to my sister, she was learning Japanese for five years and she is good in writing English poems. My father insisted her to write in Japanese. By seeing her poems in Japanese, her institute Chairman suggested to publish it as a book, which went real when the Consulate of Japan came and released the book and commented ‘Being Japanese the haiku’s written by her are so difficult for me to read, it’s of pure language.’

I would just say it is all due to my mother, who is very encouraging and supportive on all our interests. She was daring enough to encourage my father who decided to drop his secured government job to take up his passion as a career. Without my mom’s support we would have not have done anything!



CG Today : The workflow at Seppan involves requirement gathering, designing the concept, building the design, testing and then finally delivery and maintenance. What aspects of this workflow are you involved in and how?

Sindhuja : I decide the concept and direct my team; we have a strong professional artist’s who can take it from there. I do the quality check and deliver the final output.

CG Today : You have got such a great head start in the world of animation. Do you think about where you want to be 10 years from now? Do you have any specific records in mind?

CG Today - Will SmithSindhuja : I want to be in India running my own production house and delivering quality film products respected globally. I desire to be an employer hiring experts and novice and create more job opportunities…

CG Today : You have already worked on software like Flash, Photoshop, Corel Painter, After Effects and Maya. Are you planning to go to any animation school for formal education in the future? What would you want to learn about when you get the chance?

Sindhuja : I desire to learn at Vancouver Film School, Canada. And wish to work in Japan and get exposed to Japanese art. As I mentioned earlier, I love to start my own film production house and make films like ‘The Robot’ directed by Mr. Shankar.

CG Today : Can you share with us, your favourite animation movie. Why do you like the movie in particular?

Sindhuja : My favourite movie is "Kunfu Panda", excellent characterization!

CG Today : You seem to have a passion and a great talent in animation. But, how do you unwind? Do you go for vacations often, watch movies, and play with your sister and friends? What is your favourite pastime apart from animation?

Sindhuja : I don’t have any rules; I just play and get along with everyone in school. I love to spend most of my time with my parents at home. I watch Naruto; a Japanese cartoon serial and spend a lot in browsing.

CG Today : It’s been an immense pleasure having you at CG Today; we wish you all the very best in future endeavors.

Sindhuja : Thank you very very much.


Sindhuja Rajamaran - CEO and 2D Animator,

Chennai, India.

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