Ravi Varma's stunning paintings brought back to life in lensman G Venket Ram's 2020 calendar

The actresses have recreated the poses in which Raja Ravi Varma painted his muses for a calendar to celebrate the work of the Naam Charitable Trust.

Published: 05th February 2020 04:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2020 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

Raja Ravi

Photos from G Venket Ram's 2020 calendar. (Photos | G Venket Ram's Instagram)

By Online Desk

In what can be called an ode to India's greatest painter Raja Ravi Varma, Chennai-based photographer G Venket Ram has recreated some of his paintings for his much-awaited 2020 calendar. 

Roping in twelve famous personalities from the southern film and dance industry, Ram launched the photos on Instagram to the delight of his followers. 

Chennai-based photographer G Venket Ram (Photo | Debadatta Mallick, EPS)

The big names include Khushbu Sundar, Ramya Krishnan, Samantha Akkineni, Lissy Lakshmi, Nadiya Moidu, Lakshmi Manchu, Shruti Haasan, Aishwarya Rajesh, dancers Shobana and Priyadarshini Govind, and Chamundeshwari, one of the beneficiaries from Naam.

The actresses have recreated the poses in which Raja Ravi Varma painted his muses for a calendar to celebrate the work of the Naam Charitable Trust.

The trust, started by actor and director Suhasini Maniratnam, wife of critically acclaimed director Mani Ratnam, aims to empower single women from the under-served segments of society.

Here are the pictures shared by Ram on his Instagram account.

G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma An expectant mother holding a fruit symbolic of a new life, portrayed by @samantharuthprabhuoffl #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Sadhna Singh @sadhnasingh1 @koduruamarnath Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince . Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Damayanti listens in rapt attention to the tales of Nala from the swan, portrayed by @meramyakrishnan #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma ‘There comes papa’ portrait of Ravi Varma’s daughter Mahaprabha, portrayed by @shobana_danseuse #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of a maharashtrian lady after a temple visit, portrayed by @khushsundar #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Kadambari, a portrait of a modern, intellectual Bengali lady, portrayed by Priyadarshini Govind. #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of a royal woman from Kerala inspired by Ravi Varma’s style, portrayed by Lissy Lakshmi #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of Maharani Lakshmi Bayi who became the senior rani of Travancore portrayed by Chamundeshwari, a beneficiary at Naam #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of a high minded woman, the Rani of Pudukottai, portrayed by @aishwaryarajessh #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of Rani Chimnabai 1 after whom Lakshmi Vilas palace in Tanjore is named, portrayed by @lakshmimanchu #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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Actress Shruti Haasan recreated two paintings of Raja Ravi Varma for G Venket - one of a lady by a river while the other is of Rani of Kurupam. 

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