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List of famous Indian women with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Indian women are perceived to be dusky, doe-eyed and beautiful—a stereotype that has long been promoted by the media. While there is no doubt that the Indian woman is pretty, it is very unfair to judge her based upon only the physical attributes. Indian women are intelligent, talented and hard working too. Mathematics had long been considered a man’s domain in patriarchic India, but the feisty lady mathematician Shakuntala Devi, dubbed the “Human Computer” proved the naysayers wrong. Similarly the female chemist Asima Chatterjee beat all the odds to become the first woman to be conferred a Doctorate of Science by an Indian University.

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Jamshedpur

Cancer

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
(Founder of Missionaries of Charity)

26 August 1910

05 September 1997

Skopje

Virgo

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
(YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian)

26 September 1988

Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Libra

Neerja BhanotNeerja Bhanot
(Air Hostess for Hijacked Pan Am Flight 73)

07 September 1963

05 September 1986

Chandigarh, India

Virgo

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

31 October 1984

Allahabad

Scorpio

Sania MirzaSania Mirza
(Indian Tennis Star)

15 November 1986

Mumbai, India

Scorpio

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar

28 September 1929

Indore

Libra

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

02 March 1949

India

Aquarius

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
(Indian Badminton Star)

17 March 1990

Hisar, Haryana

Pisces

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
(President of Congress Party)

09 December 1946

Lusiana

Sagittarius

Asha BhosleAsha Bhosle

08 September 1933

Sangli, Maharashtra

Virgo

Mary KomMary Kom

01 March 1983

Kangathei, Manipur, India

Pisces

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
(Human Computer)

04 November 1929

21 April 2013

Bangalore

Scorpio

P. V. SindhuP. V. Sindhu
(Badminton Player)

05 July 1995

Hyderabad

Cancer

MeeraMeera
(Bhakti Saint)

1498 AD

1557 AD

Kudki

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
(Writer)

11 July 1967

London

Cancer

Waheeda RehmanWaheeda Rehman
(Actress)

03 February 1938

Chengalpattu

Aquarius

M. S. SubbulakshmiM. S. Subbulakshmi
(Carnatic Musician)

16 September 1916

11 December 2004

Madurai

Virgo

Razia SultanaRazia Sultana
(First Female Sultan of Delhi)

1205 AD

14 October 1240

Kasturba GandhiKasturba Gandhi
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)

11 April 1869

22 February 1944

Porbandar

Aries

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
(Actress)

19 February 1911

23 November 1979

Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

Aquarius

Aditi MittalAditi Mittal
(Stand-up Comedian, YouTube Personality)

12 November 1987

Pune, Maharashtra

Scorpio

Maa Amritanandamayi Mata Amritanandamayi
(Spiritual leader)

27 September 1953

Kerala

Libra

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
(Writer)

31 August 1919

31 October 2005

Gujranwala

Virgo

Rani LakshmibaiRani Lakshmibai
(Queen of Jhansi State)

19 November 1828

18 June 1858

Varanasi

Scorpio

Aruna Asaf AliAruna Asaf Ali
(Indian Independence Activist)

16 July 1909

29 July 1996

Kalka, Haryana

Cancer

Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai
(Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer)

09 May 1954

Ahmedabad

Taurus

Begum AkhtarBegum Akhtar
(Singer)

07 October 1914

30 October 1974

Bhadarsa

Libra

Rukmini Devi ArundaleRukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)

29 February 1904

24 February 1986

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Pisces

Aruna RoyAruna Roy
(Political and Social Activist)

26 June 1946

Chennai

Cancer

Mrinalini Sarabhai Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Classical Dancer and Choreographer)

11 May 1918

21 January 2016

Kerala

Taurus

Janaki AmmalJanaki Ammal
(Botanist)

1897 AD

1984 AD

Thalassery

Sonal MansinghSonal Mansingh
(Odissi Dancer)

30 April 1944

Mumbai

Taurus

Amrita ShergilAmrita Shergil

30 January 1913

05 December 1941

Budapest, Hungary

Aquarius

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
(Actor)

21 September 1980

Mumbai

Virgo

Mandana KarimiMandana Karimi
(actor, model)

29 March 1988

Tehran

Aries

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
(Actor, Model, Film actor)

05 January 1986

Copenhagen

Capricorn

Kriti SanonKriti Sanon
(Actor, Model)

27 July 1990

New Delhi

Leo

Geeta BasraGeeta Basra
(Actor)

13 March 1984

Portsmouth

Pisces

Anushka ShettyAnushka Shetty
(Actor)

07 November 1981

Mangalore

Scorpio

Aishwarya Rai BachchanAishwarya Rai Bachchan
(Movie Actress)

01 November 1973

Mangalore

Scorpio

Zarine KhanZarine Khan

14 May 1987

Mumbai

Taurus

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

15 March 1993

Mumbai

Pisces

Samantha Ruth PrabhuSamantha Ruth Prabhu
(Actor, Model)

28 April 1987

Chennai

Taurus

NayantaraNayantara

18 November 1984

Bangalore

Scorpio

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
(Actor, Model, Film actor, Beauty pageant contestant)

01 November 1973

Mangalore

Scorpio

Sonam KapoorSonam Kapoor
(Film actor, Model, Film director)

09 June 1985

Chembur

Gemini

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Model)

28 January 1986

Chennai

Aquarius

KajolKajol
(Movie Actress)

05 August 1974

Mumbai

Leo

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
(Actor, Model, Film actor)

01 May 1988

Bangalore

Taurus

Rimi SenRimi Sen
(Actor)

21 September 1981

Kolkata

Virgo

Kajal AggarwalKajal Aggarwal
(Actor, Model)

19 June 1985

Mumbai

Gemini

Shraddha KapoorShraddha Kapoor

Mumbai

Yuvika ChaudharyYuvika Chaudhary
(actor)

02 August 1983

Baraut

Leo

Sadhana ShivdasaniSadhana Shivdasani
(Actor)

02 September 1941

25 December 2015

Karachi

Virgo

Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
(Aerospace engineer, Astronaut, Engineer)

17 March 1962

01 February 2003

Karnal

Pisces

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
(Actor, Model)

10 October 1990

Delhi

Libra

Rani MukerjiRani Mukerji
(Actor, Model)

21 March 1978

Mumbai

Aries

Radhika ApteRadhika Apte
(Actor)

07 September 1985

Pune

Virgo

Nimrat KaurNimrat Kaur
(Actor)

13 March 1982

Pilani

Pisces

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
(Actor)

15 May 1967

Mumbai

Taurus

Nushrat BharuchaNushrat Bharucha
(Actor)

17 May 1985

Mumbai

Taurus

SrideviSridevi
(Actor, Film producer)

13 August 1963

Sivakasi

Leo

Digangana SuryavanshiDigangana Suryavanshi
(Television actor, Singer)

15 October 1997

Mumbai

Libra

Shriya SaranShriya Saran
(Actor, Model)

11 September 1982

Uttarakhand

Virgo

Freida PintoFreida Pinto
(Actor, Model, Television presenter)

18 October 1984

Mumbai

Libra

Hansika MotwaniHansika Motwani
(Actor)

09 August 1991

Mumbai

Leo

Jyoti AmgeJyoti Amge
(Actor, Film actor)

16 December 1993

Nagpur

Sagittarius

Kangana RanautKangana Ranaut
(Actor)

23 March 1987

Mandi district

Aries

Divya BhartiDivya Bharti
(Actor)

25 February 1974

05 April 1993

Mumbai

Pisces

Parineeti ChopraParineeti Chopra
(Actor)

22 October 1988

Ambala

Libra

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
(Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer)

12 March 1984

Durgapur

Pisces

Karisma KapoorKarisma Kapoor
(Actor)

25 June 1974

Mumbai

Cancer

RekhaRekha
(Actor, Politician)

10 October 1954

Chennai

Libra

Vidya BalanVidya Balan
(actor, model)

01 January 1979

Kerala

Capricorn

Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Writer, Film director)

13 August 1933

Delhi

Leo

Swara BhaskarSwara Bhaskar
(Actor)

09 April 1987

Delhi

Aries

Preity ZintaPreity Zinta
(Actor, Model, Journalist)

31 January 1975

Shimla

Aquarius

Sonakshi SinhaSonakshi Sinha
(Actor, Model)

02 June 1987

Mumbai

Gemini

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
(Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist)

24 November 1961

Shillong

Sagittarius

Jennifer WingetJennifer Winget
(Actor, Television actor)

30 May 1985

Goregaon

Gemini

Kiran RaoKiran Rao
(Author, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

07 November 1973

Bangalore

Scorpio

Jiah KhanJiah Khan
(Actor, Singer, Model)

20 February 1988

03 June 2013

New York City

Pisces

Sushmita SenSushmita Sen
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)

19 November 1975

Hyderabad

Scorpio

Yami GautamYami Gautam
(Actor)

28 November 1988

Himachal Pradesh

Sagittarius

Lara DuttaLara Dutta
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)

16 April 1978

Ghaziabad

Aries

Aditi Rao HydariAditi Rao Hydari
(Actor)

28 October 1978

Hyderabad

Scorpio

Nithya MenenNithya Menen
(actor, singer)

08 April 1987

Bangalore

Aries

Pooja HegdePooja Hegde
(Actor, Beauty pageant contestant)

13 October 1990

Mumbai

Libra

Sonal ChauhanSonal Chauhan
(Actor, Model)

16 May 1985

Noida

Taurus

Bipasha BasuBipasha Basu
(actor, model, film actor)

07 January 1979

New Delhi

Capricorn

AsinAsin
(Actor, Model)

26 October 1985

Kochi

Scorpio

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
(Singer)

30 March 1992

Indore

Aries

Nazriya NazimNazriya Nazim
(Actor, Model)

20 December 1994

Thiruvananthapuram

Sagittarius

Ramya KrishnanRamya Krishnan
(Actor)

15 September 1967

Chennai

Virgo

Tanvi AzmiTanvi Azmi
(actormu)

1960 AD

Mumbai

Sanaya IraniSanaya Irani
(Actor, Model)

17 September 1983

Mumbai

Virgo

Raveena TandonRaveena Tandon
(Model, Actor, Film producer)

26 October 1974

Mumbai

Scorpio

Richa ChaddaRicha Chadda
(actor)

14 December 1989

Amritsar

Sagittarius

Quote Of The Day

Indian women are blessed with an artistic bent of mind as is evident from the painting of artists like Amrita Sher-Gil, Anjolie Ela Menon, and Zarina. Authors like Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai and Shobha De have proved that the Indian women’s contributions to world literature are on a scale comparable to their male counterparts. Singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have made India proud with their numerous international performances. And who can forget the diminutive boxer, Mary Kom who is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion? Browse on to discover many more fascinating details about the famous women of India.

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