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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)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Dedlibai (activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Alice Garg (educator)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

...and more...

Politics

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

...and more...

Sports

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Arts

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Writers

Suniti Namjoshi (poetry fiction)

Moni Mohsin (fiction, nonfiction)

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi (fiction)

Chandani Lokuge (fiction)

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar (fiction)

Tania James (fiction)

Preethi Nair (fiction)

Attia Hosain (fiction)

Jhumpa Lahiri (fiction)

Shashi Deshpande (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

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

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Renu Khator (university president)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


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



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