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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

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Anna Mani (physicist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

...and more...

Sports

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Arts

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

...and more...

Politics

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

...and more...

Activism

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

...and more...

Writers

Leila Seth (nonfiction)

Pramila Jayapal (nonfiction)

Feryal Ali Gauhar (fiction)

Namita Devidayal (biography)

Asma Gull Hasan (nonfiction)

Suvimalee Karunaratna (fiction)

Meher Pestonji (fiction journalism)

Jahnavi Barua (fiction)

Ayesha Jalal (nonfiction)

Lavanya Sankaran (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Renu Khator (university president)

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

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

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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