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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

Anna Mani (physicist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

...and more...

Media

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

...and more...

Arts

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

...and more...

Politics

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

...and more...

Sports

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Activism

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

...and more...

Writers

Hima Raza (poetry)

Temsula Ao (poetry,fiction)

Abha Dawesar (fiction)

Susan Visvanathan (fiction)

Karen Roberts (fiction)

Jael Silliman (nonfiction)

Rukmini Bhaya Nair (poetry)

Suniti Namjoshi (poetry fiction)

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi (fiction)

V.V. Ganeshananthan (fiction, journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

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

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

...and more...


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



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