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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

Activism

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

...and more...

Politics

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

...and more...

Sports

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

...and more...

Arts

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Norah Jones (musician)

...and more...

Media

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

...and more...

Writers

Ameena Hussein (fiction)

Gita Mehta (fiction)

Madhusree Mukerjee (nonfiction)

Mridula Koshy (fiction)

Jean Arasanayagam (poetry fiction)

Krishna Sobti (fiction)

Bharati Mukherjee (fiction)

Pramila Venkateswaran (poetry)

Krupabai Sattianadhan (nonfiction)

S. Mitra Kalita (nonfiction journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

...and more...


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



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