Toronto’s Most Influential Tamils 2012

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Here are some of our picks of individuals in the Tamil community who have excelled in their chosen paths and act as great role models for others in the community! Be sure to check out our Spotlight section on a regular basis to learn about other Tamils who are making a positive difference.

Manjula Selvarajah

Professional facts:

  • Co-host of Crossroads on Tamil Vision International, and Current Affairs on Durham’s Riot Radio
  • Former VP of Marketing for Eloqua
  • Small business owner
  • Holds an Engineering degree from Queen’s University

Personal facts:

  • Mom of an energetic 4-year old
  • Avid volunteer in the community
  • A terribly slow runner (we don’t believe her!)

Dr. Jonathan Bertram

Professional facts:

  • Executive President of the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre
  • Addictions Physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Holds a Medical degree from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Personal facts:

  • Hometown is Montreal, Quebec
  • Delirious Montreal Canadiens, LA Lakers, and Manchester United fan (not a bandwagon fan)
  • Eats slower than Manjula runs

Anoshinie Muhundarajah

Professional facts:

  • Finalist in Canada’s Got Talent competition (along with the rest of her dance team ‘Broken Dance’)
  • Assistant Director and Choreographer for Broken Dance
  • Pursuing social work at York University
  • Volunteer at the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre

Personal facts:

  • Enjoys her fast paced lifestyle
  • On her days off she loves to catch up on sleep, be a TV junkie and spend time with family
  • Looking to start teaching dance classes soon, so stay tuned!

Lenin M. Sivam

Professional facts:

  • A film-maker (Directed ‘1999’) and Software architect
  • Holds a Computer Science degree from the University of waterloo

Personal facts:

  • Father of 4
  • Has a special interest in Astronomy & Cosmology
  • A self-proclaimed sucker for chick-flicks and sentimental films

Shankar Balachandran

Professional facts:

Personal facts:

  • Getting married this month
  • Passionate about sports
  • Enjoys volunteering in the community

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