Top 10 Most Influential Women of Indiaby Akshay Bhatia Content Writer
Women had been on the back seat for years in India. But, now they are coming to the forefront of every sector. Now, it is quite hard to say that India is a dominating male country because women are coming of age. Some women have pioneered this women's revolution in India.
1. P.T. Usha:Athlete
P.T. Usha is an idol for many young women in India who want to join athletics and represent the country. She is known by various names such as ‘the Payyoli Express' or ‘the Queen of Indian Tracks.' She won many accolades and also conferred with Arjuna and Padma Shri Awards.
2. KiranBedi:Former IPS
Many remember KiranBedi as the first ever IPS office of the country. However, she is also one of the toughest IPS officers the country has ever produced. She joined the service in 1972 and showed the whole country that women can be a better cop than men.
3. BarkhaDutt: Indian Television Journalist and Columnist
BarkhaDutt is a famous name among India journalists. She is currently the group editor of NDTV group. She came to the forefront for her brave news reporting during the Kargil War. She has won many national and international accolades.
4. ChandaKochhar: CEO, ICICI Bank
As one of the leading women in the Indian banking sector, ChandaKochhar, who is the managing director and CEO of ICICI Bank, has left a mark on the Indian banking industry. She is ranked 43rd in the list of the most powerful women in the world.
5. P. V. Sindhu:International Badminton Player
With her hard work and passion for the game, P.V. Sindhu has become one of the greatest ever badminton players that the country has ever produced. She is the first Indian women to have the silver medal in the Olympics.
6. MedhaPatkar:Social Activist and Reformer
MedhaPatkar is a famous social activist and reformer. She is known for her best role in the Narmada BachaoAndolan.
7. Tessy Thomas:Scientist at Defence Research and Development Organisation
The Missile Woman of India, Tessy Thomas was the first Indian woman to lead a missile development project. She is the project director of AGNI-V and AGNI-VI missile.
8. Priyanka Chopra: Actor and Film Producer
Priyanka Chopra is not only a famous actor in India but also all over the world. She won many national and international awards which made India proud.
9. Arundhati Bhattacharya: Former Chairperson, State Bank of India
Arundhati Bhattacharya is the first woman to become the chairperson of the State Bank of India. She was also ranked as 36th in the list of most powerful women in the world by Forbes.
10. MC Mary Kom:Boxer
The struggle of Mary Kom and her success is truly inspiring for every woman in the country. She has got many national and international accolades and is the greatest female boxer in the country.
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