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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

Arts

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

...and more...

Media

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

...and more...

Politics

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

...and more...

Sports

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

...and more...

Activism

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

...and more...

Writers

Manorama Mathai (fiction)

Zia Jaffrey (nonfiction)

Mitra Phukan (fiction, journalism)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (fiction)

Radhika Jha (fiction journalism)

Tania James (fiction)

Chandra Kiran Sonrexa (fiction plays)

Meira Chand (fiction plays)

Punyakante Wijenaike (fiction)

Arundhati Subramaniam (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

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

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

...and more...


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



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