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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

Activism

Kamalabehn (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

...and more...

Media

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Politics

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

...and more...

Sports

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

...and more...

Writers

Manjula Padmanabhan (fiction plays nonfiction)

Moniza Alvi (poetry)

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi (fiction)

Tehmina Durrani (fiction)

Shama Futehally (fiction)

Leila Seth (nonfiction)

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (fiction nonfiction)

Maniza Naqvi (fiction)

Nalla Tan (poetry)

Soniah Kamal (fiction nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Renu Khator (university president)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

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

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

...and more...


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



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