Meet Ms. Rajlakshmi Syam. She is a pianist extraordinaire and a superb fashion designer. She wears both the hats with elan. She is the only fashion designer and musician who even has a stamp in her honour from the postal department of Govt of India, which she can use all over India .
She is the only female pianist from India, who has performed in various places of the world and as a cultural ambassador she had participated in prestigious music shows and performed in many heritage destinations in India and abroad , enthralling her audience with her aura of glamour and sound of music. She loves to create a “fusion of melodies” that includes an eclectic mélange of Western Semi Classics, Pure Indian Ragas, Global Folk Tunes and Rock & Roll and many other popular Local tunes. The music she creates with her nimble fingers on the keyboard is simply mesmerizing.
An ace fashion designer, she is not afraid of taking risks as she caters to discerning clients both at home and in the fashion capitals outside India. Her work is well known for its gorgeous colours, embroidery, texture, use of hand woven fabrics and handloom cloth that speaks of an understated elegance and glamour. Her aristocratic background bespoke her class and elegance.
She also works as a brand consultant for many leading companies in the field of fashion and lifestyle. Her Masters in Business Administration with specialization in International Travel and Tourism from the University Of Queensland, Australia has come to in handy. Her parents initially wanted her to join corporate houses at a respectable position, which she initially accepted and served. But her passion for artistic pursuits and her spirited independent nature did not encourage her to stay within the four walls of a corporate entity.
Rajlakshmi also delights in her activities as a Social and Human Rights activist. A major part of the proceeds from her cultural programs goes for charity. She works hard to bring in a change to this world for good. She deserves mentions of the various social projects that support underprivileged children suffering from mal-nutrition, educate girl child, gender issues, to bring financial sustainability in rural Bengal, and recently she has taken up projects to help underprivileged victims suffering from cancer.
A single and caring mom handled her business and home single-handedly even when she was suffering from breast cancer and undergoing treatments. Later on, she survived back to back covid attacks. This rich experiences-in her life has helped her to become a motivational speaker as well. Even during chemos, bald headed Rajlakshmi attended events and motivated people as a “motivational icon.” Her latest agenda is to help under-privileged cancer patients across the Globe.
Even during pandemic, she became the saviour and support system to many individual fashion stores as well as different fashion communities. She has successfully helped the tailors and embroidery workers and connected them on regular basis with potential clients, designers and designer stores, so that they do not go out of work and can sustain themselves during this hard pandemic times.
An entrepreneur, she has been recognized for her work in the field of both fashion and music, and received numerous accolades and awards. Her enthusiasm and originality has been recognized and appreciated both in India and overseas