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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

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Politics

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

...and more...

Media

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Activism

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Alice Garg (educator)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

...and more...

Writers

Shadab Zeest Hashmi (poetry)

Arundhati Subramaniam (poetry)

Sikeena Karmali (fiction)

Moni Mohsin (fiction, nonfiction)

Talat Abbasi (fiction)

Uzma Aslam Khan (fiction)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (fiction)

Karen Roberts (fiction)

Shobha Narayan (nonfiction)

Sorayya Khan (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

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

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Renu Khator (university president)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


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



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