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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

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

...and more...

Media

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

...and more...

Arts

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

...and more...

Activism

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Alice Garg (educator)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Politics

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Tahmima Anam (fiction)

Thrity Umrigar (nonfiction)

Nandita da Cunha (fiction)

Meera Syal (plays fiction)

Moni Mohsin (fiction, nonfiction)

Ketaki Kushari Dyson (poetry nonfiction plays fiction)

Githa Hariharan (fiction)

Chandani Lokuge (fiction)

Talat Abbasi (fiction)

Reetika Vazirani (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

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

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

...and more...


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



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