We are a group of young, passionate individuals who want to bring about a change in India. We like to challenge the status quo and tread on paths that are less travelled. In this journey, we believe in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organisations so that we are able to see the change in our own lifetime.


  • Ram
  • Smita-Ram
  • Shivang
  • Swati-Dubey
  • Sanjana
  • Divya
  • Sruthi
  • Leslin
  • Preethu
  • Pramod
  • Harshitha
  • Sumit
  • Deepa
  • Ajay
  • Eranna
  • Srilakshmi
  • Rajendra
  • Tina



Ramakrishna NK

Co-founder & CEO

Ram was chosen for the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012 in recognition of Rang De’s game-changing efforts to lower the cost of credit. Prior to starting Rang De, Ram worked as Principal Consultant for Vignette Europe Limited.


Smita Ram

Co-founder & Director

Smita’s belief in the power of civil society to influence change has been instrumental in shaping Rang De. She has a Master's Degree in social work and rich experience working for social initiatives in India as well as the UK.


Shivang Rajendrakumar Sharma

Senior Manager, Strategy & Fundraising

Shivang is a Chartered Accountant enthusiastic about driving positive transformations in the social sector and believes in helping grassroots organisations attain financial sustainability.


Swati Dubey

Senion Manager, Impact Partnerships

Swati has a rich experience in working extensively with communities, onboarding network partners and designing the correct credit products. She has a Master's Degree in business management and has been working in the social impact space for the last twelve years.


Sanjana Nair

Project Leader, Swabhimaan

Sanjana has a Masters degree in Public Policy and Governance from Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India. She manages the overall operations of the Swabhimaan program. She is also responsible for designing behavioural interventions and data collection and publications and impact assessment of the various activities corresponding to Swabhimaan.


Divya G Rao

Impact Communications Associate, Swabhimaan

Divya is a versatile associate working in research, content & communications. While pursuing her multiple degrees, Divya absorbed relevant field experience with fundraising platforms, schools & vocational training centres for adults with disability. She aims to leverage digital platforms to bring social impact and behaviour change in educational practices and community development.


Sruthi S

Impact Communications Associate, Swabhimaan

Sruthi did her Bachelor's in Physics and Master's in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Hailing from a village and having handful of internships and immersions in different parts of rural India, she wishes to contribute towards women empowerment, especially of rural women, by making them financially independent through income generation methods.



Digital Story Teller

Leslin is passionate about bringing stories to life. With prior experience in writing he now aims for a complete storytelling experience. He wants to make a difference by efficiently covering the lives of people who often go unheard.


Preethu Rachel Mathew

Operations Manager, Customer Support

Being a mechanical engineer who deals mostly with machines and automobiles, taking a step forward to work for the underserved communities along with Rang De was something really excited Preethu, and being a part of Rang De helps her to realize a lot more about different aspects of life and that keeps her motivated.


Pramod Arsid

Front End Developer

Pramod holds a Maters degree in Social Work and has worked with Range De since it's inception. His passion for technology led him to transit his career to a Front End Developer. Pramod's personal vision aligns with Rang De's vision of a poverty free India.


Harshitha B Shekharappa

Senior Android Applications Developer

Harshitha is an Android Application developer and a software engineer with 6 years of experience in the application development. She has worked on enterpise applications during her pervious stint and currently works as a Senior Android Applications Developer at Rang De.


Sumit M Kulkarni

Developer in Mobile Applications

Sumit is Android Developer with 5 years of experience and has completed a Bachelor in Computer Applications and pursuing Masters in Computer Applications, he is happy that he is able to contribute towards the vision of Rang De to eradicate poverty in India.


Deepa Sharma

QA Engineer

Deepa is a Software QA Engineer who holds a Master's degree in Computer Applications. She has experience in working with product and service-based companies. She desires to contribute her work experience to the social cause.


Ajay Ravriya

Software Developer

Ajay has done his Bachelor in Computer Applications and is works as a software developer, focused on web development with more than one and half years experience. He joined as a fresher and he is continuously eager to meet industry standards and improving capability.


Eranna B R

Accounts Officer, Finance

Eranna BR is a B. Com Graduate, he has 5 years of experience in accounts and currently works as an Accounts Officer at Rang De. Previously he has worked with large multinational corporates such as IKEA and Capgemini Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd. His dream is to get to the top position in a reupted organization.


Srilakshmi A

Associate Consultant, Finance

Srilakshmi is a Bangalore University graduate and a CA Aspirant. An auditing and accounts professional with a good understanding of all aspects in accounting, financial management and reporting she handles auditing, taxation and accounting at Rang De.



Manager, Impact Operations

Rajendra is a Management professional, specialization in Marketing. He holds a bachelor's degree in Technology and is currently working as Impact Operations Manager at Rang De. He has worked in multiple roles during his stint, and the motivation that drives him to proactively work, is to bring sustainable changes by encouraging entrepreneurship in rural India.


Tina Kiran

Engagement Consultant, Empathy

Tina is Mass Communications graduate and works with Rang De as an Engagement Consultant. She has seen the firsthand impact that Rang De has created over the years and is a true believer of the initiative.