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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

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

...and more...

Media

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

...and more...

Activism

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Alice Garg (educator)

...and more...

Arts

Merle Oberon (actress)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Bif Naked (rocker)

...and more...

Politics

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Dipika Mukherjee (fiction)

Radhika Jha (fiction journalism)

Anne Ranasinghe (poetry)

Jaishree Misra (fiction)

Mary Anne Mohanraj (fiction)

Sunny Singh (fiction nonfiction)

Ruth Vanita (nonfiction)

Mira Kamdar (nonfiction)

Margaret Mascarenhas (fiction)

Anita Nair (fiction poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

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

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

...and more...


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



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