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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

Arts

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Merle Oberon (actress)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Politics

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

...and more...

Activism

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

...and more...

Media

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

...and more...

Writers

Indira Mahindra (fiction)

D. Devika Bai (fiction)

Ruth Vanita (nonfiction)

Sohaila Abdulali (fiction)

Asma Gull Hasan (nonfiction)

Sorayya Khan (fiction)

Mira Kamdar (nonfiction)

Mina Singh (fiction)

Manju Kapur (fiction)

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Renu Khator (university president)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

...and more...


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



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