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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

Arts

Bif Naked (rocker)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

...and more...

Politics

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Sports

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

...and more...

Media

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

...and more...

Writers

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (fiction nonfiction)

Rokeya Sakawat Hossain (fiction)

Parveen Shakir (poetry)

Eunice deSouza (poetry)

Debjani Chatterjee (fiction, nonfiction)

Shivani (fiction)

Saher Alam (fiction)

Shadab Zeest Hashmi (poetry)

Anjali Joseph (fiction, journalism)

Ayesha Jalal (nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Leila Seth (chief justice)

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

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

...and more...


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



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