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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)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

...and more...

Media

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

...and more...

Activism

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Writers

Anu Kumar (fiction)

VK Mina (fiction)

Jacqueline Singh (fiction)

Anita Desai (fiction)

Meera Nair (fiction)

Debjani Chatterjee (fiction, nonfiction)

Sagarika Ghose (fiction journalism)

Kunzang Choden (fiction)

Shinie Antony (fiction)

Feryal Ali Gauhar (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Romila Thapar (historian)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Renu Khator (university president)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

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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