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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

Science&Technology/Business

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

...and more...

Arts

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Politics

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

...and more...

Activism

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

...and more...

Sports

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

...and more...

Writers

Lakshmi Persaud (fiction)

Dipika Mukherjee (fiction)

Nilanjana Roy (fiction,nonfiction)

Kavita Daswani (fiction)

Asma Gull Hasan (nonfiction)

Pinki Virani (nonfiction journalism)

Punyakante Wijenaike (fiction)

Reetika Vazirani (poetry)

Jacqueline Singh (fiction)

Samina Ali (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Romila Thapar (historian)

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

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


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



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