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Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Jayashree Industries & TIME 2014's "100 Most Influential People in the World"

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Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and is credited for innovating grassroots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. He is currently planning to expand the production of these machines to 106 nations. The movie "Period. End of Sentence." won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for the year 2018.

In 2014, he was included in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.Muruganantham's invention is widely praised as a key step in changing women's lives in India. The machine creates jobs and income for many women, and affordable pads enable many more women to earn their livelihood during menstruation. In addition to his own outreach, Muruganantham's work has also inspired many other entrepreneurs to enter this area, including some who propose to use waste banana fiber or bamboo for this purpose.

Muruganantham has become well-known as a social entrepreneur. He has given lectures at many institutions including IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus and Harvard University. He has also given a TED talk. His story was the subject of a prize-winning documentary by Amit Virmani, "Menstrual Man," and the film "Phullu" (2017) directed by Abhishek Saxena. Director R. Balki cast Indian actor Akshay Kumar as Laxmikant Chauhan in a film based on Muruganantham's life, titled "Pad Man."

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Arunachalam Muruganantham Biography

Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and is credited for innovating grassroots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. He is currently planning to expand the production of these machines to 106 nations. The movie "Period. End of Sentence." won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for the year 2018.

In 2014, he was included in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.Muruganantham's invention is widely praised as a key step in changing women's lives in India. The machine creates jobs and income for many women, and affordable pads enable many more women to earn their livelihood during menstruation. In addition to his own outreach, Muruganantham's work has also inspired many other entrepreneurs to enter this area, including some who propose to use waste banana fiber or bamboo for this purpose.

Muruganantham has become well-known as a social entrepreneur. He has given lectures at many institutions including IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus and Harvard University. He has also given a TED talk. His story was the subject of a prize-winning documentary by Amit Virmani, "Menstrual Man," and the film "Phullu" (2017) directed by Abhishek Saxena. Director R. Balki cast Indian actor Akshay Kumar as Laxmikant Chauhan in a film based on Muruganantham's life, titled "Pad Man."

Arunachalam Muruganantham Videos

  • EXCLUSIVE Interview with Real PADMAN Arunachalam Muruganantham | Thanthi TV
    EXCLUSIVE Interview with Real PADMAN Arunachalam Muruganantham | Thanthi TV | PADMAN | Real PadMan | Muruganantham | menstrual man The First...
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham with Bill Gates at Grand Challenges 2014
    Arunachalam Muruganantham alias Padman with Bill Gates in Grand Challenges 2014 Meet - Creating Cultures of Innovation *I/We do not own the audio...
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!
    When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Arunachalam Muruganantham for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Arunachalam Muruganantham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Arunachalam Muruganantham or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Arunachalam Muruganantham?

    Booking fees for Arunachalam Muruganantham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Arunachalam Muruganantham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Arunachalam Muruganantham?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Arunachalam Muruganantham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Arunachalam Muruganantham for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Arunachalam Muruganantham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Arunachalam Muruganantham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Arunachalam Muruganantham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Arunachalam Muruganantham for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Arunachalam Muruganantham generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sabine Heller, Jodi Bondi Norgaard, Kristie Kennedy, Nancy T. Nguyen and Joyce Maynard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Arunachalam Muruganantham for an upcoming event.

Arunachalam Muruganantham Speaker Videos

  • EXCLUSIVE Interview with Real PADMAN Arunachalam Muruganantham | Thanthi TV
    EXCLUSIVE Interview with Real PADMAN Arunachalam Muruganantham | Thanthi TV | PADMAN | Real PadMan | Muruganantham | menstrual man The First Feature FIlm to talk about Menstruation - Padman |...
    Arunachalam Muruganantham with Bill Gates at Grand Challenges 2014
    Arunachalam Muruganantham alias Padman with Bill Gates in Grand Challenges 2014 Meet - Creating Cultures of Innovation *I/We do not own the audio or footage in this video. They belong to their...
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!
    When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research...
    Arunachalam Muruganantham: The first man to wear a sanitary napkin
    In under 12 minutes, listen to the fascinating journey of a workshop helper - from being rejected by the same women whose lives he wanted to change - to now gearing up to create jobs for a million...

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