Indian Women Leaders

Throughout history, there have been many Indian women leaders who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Indian female leaders such as Mother Teresa, Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Phoolan Devi, Priyanka Gandhi.

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 1 Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi.
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Famous As: Former President of Indian National Congress
Birthdate: December 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lusiana, Lusiana Conco, Italy

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician and president of one of the most prominent Indian political parties, The Indian National Congress. As the president of Indian National Congress, which has been one of India's most successful political parties in the country's post-independence history, Sonia Gandhi remains one of the most powerful women in India.

 2 Mayawati

Mayawati.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delhi, India
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 3 Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai.
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Famous As: Queen of Jhansi State
Birthdate: November 19, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Varanasi
Died: June 18, 1858

 4 Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31, 1984

The third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi served as PM from 1966 till 1977 and then again from 1980 till her assassination in October 1984. She is considered one of India’s strongest PM and is hailed for leading India to victory over Pakistan in 1971, which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. However, she is also categorised as authoritarian and is criticised for imposing Emergency in 1975.

 5 Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madurai, Madras State, India (present-day Tamil Nadu)
One of the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2020 according to Forbes, BJP member Nirmala Sitharaman is the first woman to be a full-time finance minister of India. The Madurai-born JNU alumna had earlier quit her PhD program in economics midway to move to London with her husband.

 6 Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi, india
Died: August 6, 2019

Supreme Court lawyer and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj had held several ministries, such as external affairs and information and broadcasting. Named India’s “best loved politician” by Wall Street Journal, Swaraj was known for her prompt assistance to Indians in emergency situations abroad and was awarded the Padma Vibhushan posthumously.

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 7 Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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 8 Jayalalitha Jayaram

Jayalalitha Jayaram
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Famous As: Indian Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melukote, India
Died: December 5, 2016

 9 Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi.
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Famous As: Politician, Brigand
Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh
Died: July 25, 2001

Phoolan Devi was an Indian bandit who later on became a politician. She was a victim of child marriage and later on gang raped by a group of upper caste men. To  avenge her humiliation she went on to become the leader of gang of bandits  Later on she became a politician and served as Member of Parliament. She was assassinated by an upper caste man. 

 10 Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi.
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Famous As: Politician, Animal Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

 11 Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi
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Famous As: Police officer
Birthdate: June 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar, India

 12 Pratibha Patil

Pratibha Patil.
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Famous As: Former President of India
Birthdate: December 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nadgaon, Maharashtra, India

Pratibha Patil served as the president of India from 2007 to 2012 and was the first and only woman to have held the position. The INC member had also been the governor of the Indian state of Rajasthan earlier. She had started her political career as an MLA from Jalgaon.

 13 Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Delhi

 14 Nusrat Jahan

Nusrat Jahan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

 15 Roja

Roja
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bhakarapeta,Tirupati, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India

 16 Jayasudha

Jayasudha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madras, Madras State, India

 17 Sumalata

Sumalata
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, India

 18 Mimi Chakraborty

Mimi Chakraborty
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India

 19 Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant
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Famous As: Model, Actor
Birthdate: November 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worli

 20 Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

 21 Moon Moon Sen

Moon Moon Sen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

 22 Khushboo

Khushboo
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andheri

 23 Sumitra Mahajan

Sumitra Mahajan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chiplun

 24 Ramya

Ramya
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Famous As: Actor, Politician
Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bangalore

 25 Debashree Roy

Debashree Roy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

 26 Poonam Dhillon

Poonam Dhillon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

 27 Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal.
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Famous As: Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: Faizabad
Died: April 7, 1879

Also known as Begum of Awadh, Begum Hazrat Mahal was the second wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. She is remembered for rebelling against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Following her husband’s exile, she took over affairs in the state of Awadh. However, she was forced by the British to abandon Awadh.

 28 Sripriya

Sripriya
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 29 Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

 30 Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

 31 Vanisri

Vanisri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nellore, Madras Presidency, British India

 32 Malavika Avinash

Malavika Avinash
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Famous As: Actress, Politician
Birthdate: January 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 33 Jamuna

Jamuna
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampi, Karnataka, India

 34 Roopa Ganguly

Roopa Ganguly
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

 35 Aruna Asaf Ali

Aruna Asaf Ali.
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Famous As: Indian Independence Activist
Birthdate: July 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kalka, Haryana
Died: July 29, 1996

 36 Isha Koppikar

Isha Koppikar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 37 Najma Heptulla

Najma Heptulla.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bhopal, Bhopal State, British India

 38 Kavitha

Kavitha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nidamarru, Andhra Pradesh, India

 39 Ameeta Singh

Ameeta Singh
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 40 Vennira Aadai Nirmala

Vennira Aadai Nirmala
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India

 41 Kamal Rani Varun

Kamal Rani Varun
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: August 2, 2020

 42 Asiya Andrabi

Asiya Andrabi
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Famous As: Kashmiri separatist
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Ashiq Hussain Faktoo

 43 Shreyasi Singh

Shreyasi Singh
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Famous As: Sport shooter, Politician
Birthdate: August 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

 44 Soni Sori

Soni Sori
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: April 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bade Bedma, Chhattisgarh, India

 45 Vidya Stokes

Vidya Stokes
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

 46 Janaki Venkataraman

Janaki Venkataraman
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Famous As: First Lady of India
Birthdate: 1921 AD
Birthplace: Bago, Myanmar
Died: August 13, 2010

 47 P. K. Jayalakshmi

P. K. Jayalakshmi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Valat, Kerala, India

 48 Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

 49 Krishna Poonia

Krishna Poonia
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Famous As: Athletics competitor, Politician
Birthdate: May 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Agroha, Haryana, India

 50 Vyjayanthimala

Vyjayanthimala
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Famous As: Film actress, Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Triplicane, Chennai, India