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Who's Who among South Asian Women

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Science&Technology/Business

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

...and more...

Politics

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Activism

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

...and more...

Sports

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Arts

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

...and more...

Writers

Bhargavi C. Mandava (fiction)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (fiction)

Lavanya Sankaran (fiction)

Amulya Malladi (fiction)

Atima Srivastava (fiction)

Esther David (fiction)

Mahadevi Verma (poetry nonfiction)

Shinie Antony (fiction)

Shani Mootoo (fiction)

Rukmini Bhaya Nair (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

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

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


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



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