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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

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Politics

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Activism

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

...and more...

Sports

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

...and more...

Arts

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

...and more...

Writers

Meera Syal (plays fiction)

Jaishree Misra (fiction)

Bushra Rehman (poetry, fiction)

Tehmina Durrani (fiction)

Jacqueline Singh (fiction)

Chandani Lokuge (fiction)

Anne Ranasinghe (poetry)

Ginu Kamani (fiction nonfiction)

Susan Visvanathan (fiction)

Maniza Naqvi (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Renu Khator (university president)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

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

Romila Thapar (historian)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

...and more...


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



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