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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

Politics

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

...and more...

Activism

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

...and more...

Arts

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

...and more...

Sports

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Media

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (fiction)

Susan Visvanathan (fiction)

Bharati Mukherjee (fiction)

Meera Syal (plays fiction)

Meher Pestonji (fiction journalism)

Suroopa Mukherjee (fiction)

Gayatri Devi (biography)

Radhika Jha (fiction journalism)

Madhusree Mukerjee (nonfiction)

Amrita Pritam (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Renu Khator (university president)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

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

...and more...


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



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