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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

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

...and more...

Politics

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

...and more...

Activism

Alice Garg (educator)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

...and more...

Arts

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Writers

Meena Alexander (fiction poetry)

Attia Hosain (fiction)

Yasmine Gooneratne (fiction)

Asra Nomani (journalism nonfiction)

Panna Naik (poetry)

Sorayya Khan (fiction)

Diana Romany (fiction)

Mina Singh (fiction)

Dipika Mukherjee (fiction)

Meira Chand (fiction plays)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

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

Renu Khator (university president)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

...and more...


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



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