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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

Sports

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

...and more...

Arts

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Bif Naked (rocker)

...and more...

Politics

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Amulya Malladi (fiction)

Tehmina Durrani (fiction)

Jhumpa Lahiri (fiction)

Mani Rao (poetry)

Krishna Sobti (fiction)

Abha Dawesar (fiction)

Shobha Narayan (nonfiction)

Preethi Nair (fiction)

Indu Sundaresan (fiction)

Kamala Das (poetry fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

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

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

...and more...


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



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