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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

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

...and more...

Arts

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

...and more...

Media

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

...and more...

Activism

Kamalabehn (activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

...and more...

Politics

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Attia Hosain (fiction)

Kamila Shamsie (fiction)

Moni Mohsin (fiction, nonfiction)

Baby Halder (autobiography)

Kamala Das (poetry fiction)

Tania James (fiction)

Jael Silliman (nonfiction)

Meera Syal (plays fiction)

Chandra Kiran Sonrexa (fiction plays)

S. Mitra Kalita (nonfiction journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Romila Thapar (historian)

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

Renu Khator (university president)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

...and more...


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



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