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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

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Media

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Dedlibai (activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

...and more...

Arts

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Norah Jones (musician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

...and more...

Politics

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

...and more...

Writers

Eunice deSouza (poetry)

Punyakante Wijenaike (fiction)

Meena Alexander (fiction poetry)

Gayatri Devi (biography)

Suman Sanzgiri (biography)

Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen (fiction)

Cauvery Madhavan (fiction)

Suneeta Peres da Costa (fiction)

Gita Mehta (fiction)

Thrity Umrigar (nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Renu Khator (university president)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

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

Romila Thapar (historian)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

...and more...


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



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