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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

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

...and more...

Activism

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

...and more...

Arts

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

...and more...

Politics

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

...and more...

Media

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Shani Mootoo (fiction)

VK Mina (fiction)

Bushra Rehman (poetry, fiction)

Ginu Kamani (fiction nonfiction)

Panna Naik (poetry)

Kalpana Swaminathan (fiction)

Rokeya Sakawat Hossain (fiction)

Sonia Singh (fiction)

Bhargavi C. Mandava (fiction)

Mridula Koshy (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Renu Khator (university president)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

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

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

...and more...


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



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