Penguin set to release popular Tamil Actor-VJ Ramya Subramanium’s first book, Stop Weighting!



Ramya, the confident superstar and influencer of today, was once a naive and self-conscious teenager, who suffered bullying and body shaming. Just as any other insecure adolescent would, she began a long and tortuous journey to become ‘thin’. Ludicrous crash diets, intense workouts at the gym and an all-pervading sense of inferiority afflicted her for nearly a decade.

In the midst of this, Ramya was catapulted into fame at an early age when she got her first break as a television anchor. But with the media attention came all the toxic side-effects of being a celebrity. Until she decided to take back control over her life.

Today, Ramya is healthier and happier than she has ever been. In Stop Weighting: A Guidebook for a Fitter, Healthier You we find out how she achieved this.

Digging into stories, mistakes and life lessons, the book draws from the highs and lows of Ramya’s personal fitness journey with the hope that it will help others to lay the groundwork for their own.

She busts the myths around fitness and helps readers establish safe and sustainable methods to become healthier without false promises or crazy diets. Surprisingly deep even in its light, funny and conversational tone, the book is integrated with tables and exercises making it a holistic guide to discovering a healthier, fitter and happier you.


Samantha Ruth Prabhu, currently one of the most popular female stars in India, also tweeted about the book on her social media, saying, ‘My dear friend Ramya has written a book! Published by Penguin India, this superstar has put together a fitness memoir like no other. She dives deep into life lessons, mistakes and learnings to now lead the happier and healthier life that she does. I couldn't be prouder. Congratulations!’ 


Basu Shankar, former strength & conditioning coach for the India3n cricket team said that ‘Stop Weighting by Ramya is a book which succinctly portrays her tryst with destiny filled with drama, intrigue, and inspiration. It is going to be a pathbreaker.’


‘This book is my first foray into the world of writing and I have breathed my heart and soul into it. This is not just a fitness guide. And it is not just a memoir. I have combined the two aspects to create something I hope is much bigger. In my quest to help others on their journey, I have been honest and open about every step of my life. I would be extremely grateful to receive your love and support on this mammoth new adventure!’ said Ramya. 




About the author

Ramya Subramanian is a well known anchor, actor and also a fitness icon based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She is the founder of Stay Fit With Ramya, a YouTube Channel and an online platform now that provides holistic health, fitness and nutrition programs for Indian women living all over the world. After winning gold in the district and state level powerlifting championships, Ramya is so much more than a media celebrity today. Ramya got her CPD credits and completed her certification course at IIN, New York last year and in now a certified Integrative Health Coach.


About Penguin Random House India

Penguin Random House India publishes over 250 new titles every year and with an active backlist of over 3000 titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment including biography, travel, business, politics, history, religion and philosophy, lifestyle, cookery, health and fitness, sports and leisure, visual books and children’s books. The children’s titles are published under the Puffin imprint.

Penguin Random House India's illustrious list includes Booker Prize-winning novels and winners of virtually every major literary prize, including the Nobel Prize, the Magsaysay Award, the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema. Several of PRHI’s authors are also recipients of the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian honours.

Penguin Random House India is also the exclusive distribution partner for several leading local and international publishing houses in India and the subcontinent.

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