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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

Activism

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Kamalabehn (activist)

...and more...

Media

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

...and more...

Arts

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Merle Oberon (actress)

...and more...

Sports

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

...and more...

Politics

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

...and more...

Writers

Margaret Mascarenhas (fiction)

VK Mina (fiction)

Ru Freeman (fiction)

Anjum Hasan (fiction, poetry)

Saher Alam (fiction)

Asra Nomani (journalism nonfiction)

Mahadevi Verma (poetry nonfiction)

Kamala Das (poetry fiction)

Jael Silliman (nonfiction)

Christine Wilson (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

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

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

...and more...


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



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