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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

Science&Technology/Business

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

...and more...

Activism

Aruna Roy (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

...and more...

Sports

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

...and more...

Politics

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

...and more...

Arts

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

...and more...

Media

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

...and more...

Writers

Madhu Kishwar (nonfiction)

Meira Chand (fiction plays)

Manju Kapur (fiction)

Arundhati Roy (fiction nonfiction)

Soniah Kamal (fiction nonfiction)

Suman Sanzgiri (biography)

Meera Nair (fiction)

Nalla Tan (poetry)

Tania James (fiction)

Maria Aurora Couto (nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Renu Khator (university president)

...and more...


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



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