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India’s first woman president

Smt. Pratibha Patil

India’s first woman Prime Minister

Smt. Indira Gandhi

India’s first woman governor

Sarojini Naidu

India’s first woman ruler (On Delhi’s throne)

Razia Sultan(1236-1240)

India’s first woman I.P.S. Officer

Kiran Bedi

India’s first woman I.A.S. Officer

Anna Gorge (Malhotra)

First woman Chief Minister of a state

Sucheta Kripalani(U.P)

First woman Union Minister

Rajkumari Amrita Kaur

First woman president of INC

Annie Besant

First woman Judge of the Suprime Court

Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi

First woman to climb on Mount Everest twice in the youngest age

Dicky Dolma

First woman to climb on Mount Everest twice

Sontosh Yadav

First woman to get Ashok Chakra

Nirja Mishra(after death)

First woman to get the Raman magsaysay prize for public service

Kiran Bedi

First Indian woman Ambassador at United Nations

Vijayalakshmi Pandit

First woman Union Minister

Amrut Kuar(1947)

First woman Bank Manager (Syndicate bank, Bangalore)

Shanta Kumar (1962)

First woman News reader on ‘Door Darsan’

Pratima Puri

First woman to perform in United Nations Organization

M.S. Subbulakshmi (1966)

First woman to win Gold in World Cup Shooting

Heena Didhu(2013)

First woman to participate in Olympic Games

Merry Lila Ro

First woman kabaddi coach to win Dronacharya Award

Sunil Dabas(2012)

First woman to win bronze medal in boxing in Olympic Games

M.C.Merry Kom(2012)

First woman to win bronze medal in badminton in Olympic Games

Saina Nehwal (2012)

First woman to win gold medal in Asian Games (race-400m)

Kamaljeet Sandhu (1970)

First woman World Boxing Champion for five times

M.C. Merry Kom

First woman to win International Grand Master prize in chess

Bhagyashree Thipse

First woman awarded by ‘Arjuna Prize’

N. Lamsaden (Hockey, 1961)

First woman to make Hat trick in International Football

Yolanda Deesuza

First woman to get 100 wickets in International woman cricket

Diana Edulagee (1986)

First woman to make world record in Power lifting

Sumita Saha (1989)

First and only woman to participate in three games (Cricket, Hockey and Basketball)

Shirine Khusaro Kiyash

First woman to win bronze medal in Common Wealth Games

Ami Ghiya-Kanwal Thakur Singh, (Badminton, 1978)

First woman Chairperson of Indian Science Congress

Dr. Aashima Chatarjee

First woman Director General of Police

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

First woman Finger print specialist

Sita varathambal and bhragathambal (sisters)

First woman commissioner of custom and central excise

Kaushalya Narayan(1970)

First woman editor of first woman’s magazine

Kamla Swaminathan (Indian Ladies magazine, 1901)

First woman chairperson of the U.P.S.C.

Rose Million Bethews

First woman Director general of Indian Medical Research Commission

G. V. Satyavati

First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel

Miss Arati Saha (now Mrs. Arati Gupta)

First woman to reach Antarctica as a member of Antarctica Campaign Team

Dr. Aditi Pant (1983)

First woman to live most days on Antarctica

Dr. Kawal Sandhu (472 days)

First woman to reach Antarctica

Mehar Musa (1977)

First woman to reach north pole

Preeti Sen Gupta (1993)

First woman to complete the round of world by a boat

Ujjavala Patil (1988)

First woman to win International Swimming Marathon

Archana Bharat Kumar Patel (1988)

First woman to cross Gibraltar Strait to swim

Aarti Pradhan (1988)

First woman pilot in world to fly Airbus

Capt. Durwa Banerjee

First woman to fly plane lonely of Indian air force

Harita Deol

First woman commander in Boeing-737 airplane

Capt. Saudamini Deshmukh

First woman Aircraft maintenance engineer in Indian airlines

Bhuwan Shree Gautam

First woman Paratrooper in Indian Air force

Neeta Ghosh (1959)

First woman Major General in Indian Army

G. M. Ram

First woman to get ‘Shourya Chakra’

Galeriya Beri (after death)

First woman to get Military Medal

Vimla Devi (1988)

First woman pilot to fly the plane of Indian air force

Harita Deol

First woman M.P. in central legislative

Radhabai Subairan (1938)

First woman member in legislative assembly(Madras)

Dr. S. Muthulakshmi Reddy

First woman Deputy Chairperson of legislative assembly

Smt. Shanno Devi

First woman mayor of a city (Madras)

Tara Cherian (1957)

First woman mayor to be in a least age

Panchmarthi Anuradha (26)

First woman English writer in India

Toaru Dutt

First woman Surgeon

Dr. Prema Mukharjee

First woman Barrister (1923, Allahabad High Court)

Kornoliya Sorabaji

First woman Advocate

Regina Guhaa

First woman Ambassador

Vijay Laxmi Pandit(1947, Russia)

First woman to be Graduate (B.A.)

Kadambini Ganguly, Chandramukhi Basu (kolkata)

First woman M.M.B.S. (1889, Kolkata Medical Collage)

Vadhumukhi Bose, Virginiya Mitter

First woman Chief Engineer

P.K. Tresiya Ganguly

First woman rail engine driver

Surekha Shankar Yadav

First woman metro train driver

Meenakshi Sharma

First woman cricket coach

Sunita Sharma

First woman Circus player

Abda Bai Payrulakar

First woman awarded by ‘Arjuna Prize’

N. Lamsaden (Hockey, 1961)

First woman to win Norman Borlogue Prize

Dr. Amruta Patel (1992)

First woman to win ‘Shahitya Academic Prize

Amruta Preetam (1956)

First woman to win Lenin Peace Prize

Aruna Aasif Ali

First woman to win ‘Shati Swaroop Bhatnagar’ Prize

Aashima Chatarjee

First woman Chairperson of National Woman Commission

Smt. Jayanti Patnayak (1992)

First woman Graduate in Engineering

Illa Mazumdar (1951, Shivpur)

First Indian woman to get the Nobel Prize

Mother Teresa (1979)

First Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest

Bachendri Pal

First Indian woman to become ‘Miss World’

Miss Reita Faria

First Indian woman to get Bharat Ratna

Smt. Indira Gandhi

First woman to get Jnanpith Award

Ashapurna Devi

First Indian woman to win WTA Title

Sania Mirza

First Indian woman Airline Pilot

Durga Banerjee

First Indian woman to win a Gold Medal in Asian Games

Kamaljeet Sandhu

First Indian woman president of Indian National Congress

Sarojini Naidu (1925)

First Indian woman to win the Booker Prize

Arundhati Roy

First woman chief justice in Mumbai High Court

Sujata V. Manohar

First woman Session Judge

Anna Chandi (Kerala)

First woman chairperson of planning commission

Smt. Indira Gandhi

First woman Employment office


First woman Chairperson of Import-Export Bank

Tarajani Vakeel

First Actress in Indian cinema

Smt. Devika Rani

First woman Deputy Chairperson of ‘Rajya Sabha’

Violet Alva (1962)

First woman Secretary General of ‘Rajya Sabha’

V. S. Ramadevi

First woman speaker of ‘Lok Sabha’

Smt. Meera Kumar

First girl to win 5 silver medals in pre junior Chess competition, London

Taniya Sachdev

First woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’

M.S. Subbulakshmi

First Indian woman to go into space

Kalpana Chawla

First Indian Woman to Climb the ‘Mt. Everest’ twice

Santosh Yadav

First Indian woman to become ‘Miss Universe’

Sushmita Sen(1994)

First Indian Woman Minister of Indian Railways

Mamata Banerjee

First female amputee and first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest.

Arunima Sinha

world’s first twins and the youngest Indians to enter the coveted ‘the seven summit club’

Nungshi and Tashi

world’s first twins scaled Mt Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica

Nungshi and Tashi (also known as India’s famous ‘Everest twins’)

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