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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

Politics

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

...and more...

Media

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

...and more...

Arts

Norah Jones (musician)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

...and more...

Activism

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

...and more...

Sports

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

...and more...

Writers

Gita Mehta (fiction)

Marina Budhos (fiction)

Punyakante Wijenaike (fiction)

Shani Mootoo (fiction)

Shoma A. Chatterji (fiction, nonfiction, journalism)

Panna Naik (poetry)

Temsula Ao (poetry,fiction)

Latika Mangrulkar (fiction)

Nalla Tan (poetry)

Shobha De (fiction nonfiction journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Romila Thapar (historian)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Renu Khator (university president)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

...and more...


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



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