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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

Arts

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

...and more...

Media

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

...and more...

Activism

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

...and more...

Sports

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

...and more...

Politics

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Gouri Dange (fiction)

Imtiaz Dharker (poetry)

Ira Pande (journalism, fiction)

Shauna Singh Baldwin (fiction poetry)

Rukmini Bhaya Nair (poetry)

Ketaki Kushari Dyson (poetry nonfiction plays fiction)

Zia Jaffrey (nonfiction)

Anuradha Roy (fiction)

Suman Sanzgiri (biography)

Manju Kapur (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

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

Renu Khator (university president)

...and more...


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



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