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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

Science&Technology/Business

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Arts

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Norah Jones (musician)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

...and more...

Sports

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Media

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

...and more...

Politics

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

...and more...

Activism

Medha Patkar (activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Alice Garg (educator)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

...and more...

Writers

Krishna Sobti (fiction)

Atima Srivastava (fiction)

Kalpana Swaminathan (fiction)

Sunanda Mongia (poetry nonfiction)

Robbie Clipper Sethi (fiction)

Fehmida Riaz (poetry)

Dipika Mukherjee (fiction)

Punyakante Wijenaike (fiction)

Pramila Jayapal (nonfiction)

Meena Alexander (fiction poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

...and more...


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



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