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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)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

...and more...

Politics

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

...and more...

Media

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Medha Patkar (activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

...and more...

Writers

Reetika Vazirani (poetry)

Parveen Shakir (poetry)

Attia Hosain (fiction)

Esther David (fiction)

Minal Hajratwala (nonfiction, journalism)

Susham Bedi (fiction)

Abha Dawesar (fiction)

Arundhati Roy (fiction nonfiction)

Maria Aurora Couto (nonfiction)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

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

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

...and more...


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



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