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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

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Arts

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

...and more...

Activism

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Alice Garg (educator)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Media

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Politics

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Meira Chand (fiction plays)

Moniza Alvi (poetry)

Manuka Wijesinghe (biography)

Namita Devidayal (biography)

Shobha Narayan (nonfiction)

Srividya Natarajan (fiction, nonfiction)

Temsula Ao (poetry,fiction)

Maureen Seneviratne (fiction)

Tulsi Badrinath (fiction)

Shyama Perera (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Romila Thapar (historian)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

...and more...


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



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