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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

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Sports

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Arts

Merle Oberon (actress)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Norah Jones (musician)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

...and more...

Politics

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

...and more...

Activism

Dedlibai (activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

...and more...

Writers

Cauvery Madhavan (fiction)

Neela Vaswani (fiction)

Uma Parameswaran (poetry fiction)

Kirin Narayan (fiction)

Ameena Meer (fiction journalism)

Susan Visvanathan (fiction)

Manuka Wijesinghe (biography)

Sonia Singh (fiction)

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry)

Sunny Singh (fiction nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

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

...and more...


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



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