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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

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

...and more...

Politics

Uma Bharti (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Activism

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

...and more...

Sports

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Arts

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Norah Jones (musician)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

...and more...

Writers

Ameena Hussein (fiction)

Anita Rau Badami (fiction)

Lavanya Sankaran (fiction)

Tehmina Durrani (fiction)

Meira Chand (fiction plays)

Gayatri Majumdar (poetry)

Anuradha Roy (fiction)

Rokeya Sakawat Hossain (fiction)

Pinki Virani (nonfiction journalism)

Asma Gull Hasan (nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Renu Khator (university president)

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

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

...and more...


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



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