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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

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

...and more...

Activism

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

...and more...

Media

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Politics

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Norah Jones (musician)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Anna Mani (physicist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

...and more...

Writers

Kunzang Choden (fiction)

Meera Nair (fiction)

Panna Naik (poetry)

Bharati Mukherjee (fiction)

Hima Raza (poetry)

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar (fiction)

Christine Wilson (fiction)

Manju Kapur (fiction)

Kamala Das (poetry fiction)

Bharti Kirchner (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Renu Khator (university president)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

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

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

...and more...


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



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