List of First Females in India

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First Females in India List

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First Woman PresidentSmt. Pratibha Patil
First Woman Prime MinisterSmt. Indira Gandhi
First Woman GovernorSarojini Naidu
First Woman ruler (on Delhi’s throne)Razia Sultan
First Woman I.P.S. officerKiran Bedi
First Woman Chief Minister of a stateSucheta Kriplani (U.P.)
First Woman Union Minister/ First Union Health MinisterRajkumari Amrita Kaur
First Woman President of INCAnnie Besant
First Woman Judge of the Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Bhanot
First Indian Woman Ambassador at United NationsVijayalakshmi Pandit
First Indian Woman to swim across the English ChannelArati Saha (Gupta)
First Indian Woman to get the Noble PrizeMother Teresa (1979)
First Indian Woman to climb the Mt. EverestBachendri Pal
First Indian Woman to become ‘Miss World’Miss Reita Faria
First Indian Woman to climb the ‘Mt. Everest’ twiceSantosh Yadav
First Indian Woman to become ‘Miss Universe’Sushmita Sen
First Indian Woman to get Bharat RatnaSmt. Indira Gandhi
First Woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Indian Woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza
First Indian Woman Pilot of Indian AirlinesDurba Banerjee
First Indian Woman to fly an aircraftSarla Thakral
First Indian Woman to win a Gold in Asian GamesKamaljeet Sandhu
First Indian Woman President of I. N. CongressSarojini Naidu (1925)
First Indian Woman to win the Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
First Woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’M.S. Subbulakshmi
First Indian Woman to go into spaceKalpana Chawla
First Female Speaker of LoksabhaMeira Kumar
First Female Secretary General of IndiaSnehlata Shrivastav
First Female Deputy Chairperson of RajyasabhaViolet Alva
First Female Member of ParliamentRadhabai Subbarayan
First Female Chairperson of UPSCRose Millian Mathew
First Female IAS OfficerAnna George
First Female Chairperson of any Legislative AssemblyShanno Devi (Haryana, 1966-67)
First Female Chief Justice Of any High CourtLeila Seth (Himachal Pradesh)
First Female Session JudgeAnna Chandy/Chandi
First Female Indian Ambassador at UNVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Female Indian to get Jnanpith AwardAshapoorna Devi
First Female to get Arjun AwardAnne Lumsden (Hockey, 1961)
First Female Indian to get a medal in OlympicsKarnam Malleswari
First Female to get Arjun and R.G. Khel Ratna Award (both)Kunj Rani (1990, 1996-97)
First Female MayorTara Cherian (Chennai)
First Female GraduateKadambini Ganguly (1878) and Chandramukhi Basu
First Female Graduate (Hons.)Kamini Roy (1886)
First Female PhysicianAnandibai Gopalrao Joshi
First Female SurgeonDr Prema Mukherjee
First Female Driver in Indian RailwaysSurekha Shankar Yadav
First Female Fighter Pilot of IAFBhawana Kanth
First Female Pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Deol
First Female Lieutenant GeneralPunita Arora
First Female Air MarshalPadma Bandopadhyay
First Female Chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawala
First Indian Female to win Oscar AwardBhanu Athaiya
First Indian Female to ski to the South PoleRina Kaushal Dharmshaktu
First Female Sea channels off Five ContinentsBula Choudhary
First Female to walk across the Gobi DesertSucheta Kadethankar
First Female Secretary-General of Rajya SabhaV. S. Ramadevi
First Female Actress Nominated for Rajya SabhaNargis
First Female to reach AntarcticaMehar Moos
First Female recipient of Sahitya Akademi AwardAmrita Pritam
First Female participant of Olympic GamesMary Leela Rao
First Female ActressDevika Rani
First Female chairperson of Rashtriya Mahila AyogJayanti Patnayak
First Female News reader of DoordarshanPratima Puri
First Female Olympic Silver Medalist in BadmintonP. V. Sindhu
First Female Olympic medallist in BadmintonSaina Nehwal
First Female medallist in wrestling at OlympicSakshi Mallick
First Female to get Bronze Medal in Boxing at OlympicMarry Kom (2012, London Olympic)
First Female Foreign SecretaryChokila lyer
First Female to hit Double Ton in CricketMital Raj
First Female to qualify for Olympic GymnasticDipa Karmakar
First Female Indian Member of International Olympic CommitteeNita Ambani
First Female Indian Cricketer to get 100 WicketsDiana Edulji
First Female Gold Medallist in AsiadVinesh Phogat
First Female to get Norman Borlaug AwardDr Amrita Patel (1992)
First Female to reach Olympic in Track and Field Event FinalP.T. Usha

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