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Who's Who among South Asian Women

Latest: ~ Renu Khator ~ Vijaya Nirmala ~ Pratibha Patil ~ Tarabai Shinde ~ Shamima Shaikh ~ Mukhtar Mai ~ Ela Gandhi ~ Tanika Gupta ~ Nina Puri ~ Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Science&Technology/Business

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Activism

Mary Roy (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Aruna Roy (activist)

...and more...

Arts

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

...and more...

Politics

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Nilanjana Roy (fiction,nonfiction)

Sarojini Naidu (poetry)

Karen Roberts (fiction)

Attia Hosain (fiction)

Maniza Naqvi (fiction)

Tahmima Anam (fiction)

Atima Srivastava (fiction)

Meera Nair (fiction)

Anita Rau Badami (fiction)

Gayatri Devi (biography)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Nina Puri (President, Int'l Planned Parenthood Federation)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


Who makes it to this list?
Alphabetical list
Last updated 21 May 2013



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