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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

Media

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

...and more...

Politics

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

...and more...

Activism

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

...and more...

Writers

Mina Singh (fiction)

Ismat Chughtai (fiction)

Jacqueline Singh (fiction)

Madhusree Mukerjee (nonfiction)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (fiction)

Anu Kumar (fiction)

Indira Mahindra (fiction)

Kiran Desai (fiction)

Rokeya Sakawat Hossain (fiction)

Esther David (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Renu Khator (university president)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

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

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

...and more...


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



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