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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

Politics

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

...and more...

Media

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

...and more...

Arts

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

...and more...

Activism

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Alice Garg (educator)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

...and more...

Writers

Anne Ranasinghe (poetry)

Mary Anne Mohanraj (fiction)

Sagarika Ghose (fiction journalism)

Sorayya Khan (fiction)

Shauna Singh Baldwin (fiction poetry)

Gouri Dange (fiction)

Shobha Narayan (nonfiction)

Asma Gull Hasan (nonfiction)

Gayatri Majumdar (poetry)

Amulya Malladi (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Renu Khator (university president)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Romila Thapar (historian)

...and more...


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



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