‘Mohanlal’ is the name synonymous to cinema for a Malayali. The abiding faith in the actor’s talent has made moviegoers unanimously agree on the title ‘The Complete Actor’. His website ‘The Complete Actor’ is one of the most popular and highest-rated celebrity websites. The much applauded website has now been revamped, thanks to Smitha Nair, a 32-year-old woman from Pathanamthitta.
Smitha, an advocate practising Entertainment Law, ended up in her entrepreneurial venture, Leniko Solutions, after she met her business partner Sajeev Soman who is actor Mohanlal’s IT advisor. An enthusiastic Smitha spoke to The Kochi Post about her life, career and turning points sitting at her office cabin at Ravipuram.
“When I started working I was like any other fresh law graduate. I dreamt of a high profile law career and doing business was not there even in the rarest of my dreams. After completing LLM from Cochin University, I started practising Corporate Law,” she began. Her work experience in Entertainment Law gave her some clients from the industry. “Several of my clients were from entertainment industry. This is how I happened to meet Sajeev.”
“I began getting more clients from entertainment industry. As part of my work I used to interact with Sajeev on a regular basis. At one point we decided to combine our experiences and expertise in our chosen fields. This thought resulted in setting up of our company which we have named Leniko Solutions,” Smitha recollected. The company which is mainly focusing on web and app development came into existence in 2014 and now has more than 20 employees at its corporate office at Ravipuram.
Apart from Mohanlal’s website, Leniko Solutions administers the websites of several other celebrities and high profile professionals from various walks of life. Celebrities including Kavya Madhavan, Priyadarshan, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy are some of the clients of Leniko Solutions. Apart from film actors and directors, it also manages the websites of sports personalities including P. T. Usha and Sanju Samson.
Leniko Solutions’ work for Mohanlal’s website has recently been recognised by Indiwood. “We received a regional level award for the best celebrity website from Indiwood. It was a pleasant surprise,” says Smitha.
The responsibilities of administration of the company do not pull Smitha away from her law ambitions. “I continue my practice and my clients meet me here,” she quipped. Smitha further says, “A plan to set up an exclusive firm catering towards entertainment and media laws is in the offing.”