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Bachendri Pal First Indian woman to reach the Mount Everest summit
Deepa Malik First woman to win a medal at the Paralympics
PriyaJhingan First Lady Cadet to join Indian Army
P.V Sindhu First Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal
Ayesha Aziz The youngest pilot in India and the first female pilot from Kashmir
Nicole Faria First Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title
Radhika Menon India’s first female Merchant Navy Captain
KarnamMalleswari First Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal.
Surekha Yadav First Indian Woman train driver of passenger train
Heena Sidhu First woman to win Gold in World Cup Shooting
Sunil Dabas First woman kabaddi coach to win Dronacharya Award.
BhagyashreeThipsay First woman to win International Grand Master- Chess
Flying Officer Bhawana KanthIAF’s first batch of female fighter pilots
Flying Officer AvaniChaturvedi IAF’s first batch of female fighter pilots
Flying Officer Mohana Singh IAF’s first batch of female fighter pilots
AnshuJamsenpa First Indian woman to scale Mt. Everest for fifth time
Anju Mangla First woman Superintendent in Tihar Men’s Jail
MuskanSethi India’s First woman to Play Professional Poker
ChhaviRajawat India’s first woman Sarpanch.
Alisha Abdullah India’s first F1 women racer, India’s first female national racing champion
Arunima Sinha First differently abled female to climb Mount Everest
HarshiniKanhekar First female fire fighter
VankadarathSaritha Delhi’s First Female Bus Driver
KiranMazumdar Shaw First Indian business woman to reach 1 billion dollar net-worth: Biocon
Sunalini Menon Asia’s first professional woman coffee taster
ShilaDawre Country’s first woman autorickshaw driver
P. T. Usha First Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic event
Bula Choudhury First woman in the world to swim across sea channels of five continents
Chetna Sinha Founder of first rural bank for women in India
Bhakti Sharma First Asian woman and the youngest in the world to set a record in open swimming in Antarctic waters
ShatbhiBasu India’s first ever female bartender
Archy J India’s first female bagpipe artist
Indian Women’s Ice Hockey Team First ever Indian National Women’s Ice Hockey team
VenikaMitra Director of First Indian film to win an award at Short Film Fest in Cannes at Beyond Border: Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase.
Urvashi Butalia India’s first feminist publishing house
Tanvi Shah First Indian woman to win a Grammy Award
Geeta Phogat India’s first ever gold medallist in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
Indushree First female ventriloquist (specialist in dummy act) in India
Selvi Gowda Former child bride becomes India’s ‘first female taxi driver’
Mamta Devi First competitive female body builder
Manju Rajasthan’s first woman porter in the entire North-Western Railway region.v
Diana EduljiFirst ODI captain of the first-ever Indian Women’s Cricket Team
Ruveda Salam A doctor and Kashmir’s first woman IPS officer
Dhanya Menon India’s first woman Cybercrime Investigator
UpasanaTaku First woman to lead a payments start up
Michelle Kakade First woman to run Golden Quadrilateral by foot in fastest time
Sneha Kamath Founder of India’s first car driving training centre for women.
Neeru Chadha First Indian Woman Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Shirin Merchant First Indian to have been invited to the Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) conference
Ira Singhal First differently-abled woman to top Civil Services Exam
Pankaj Bhadouria First woman to win Master Chef India
SainaNehwal First badminton player to win an Olympic medal
Aditi Pant First Indian woman to reach Antarctica
Chitra Ramakrishna First MD & CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)
Anuradha Pal First and the youngest Indian musician to perform at the WOMAD (World of Music, Art and Dance) Festival
Tessy Thomas First woman scientist to head a missile project in India
Ruchi SharmaFirst operational woman Paratrooper
Anjuli Shukla She is the only Indian till date who won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography
AratiSaha First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel
MC Mary Kom First Indian woman to win a medal in Asian Games 2014 for boxing.
DurgabaiKamat First actress of Indian Cinema
Mary PoonenLukose First female surgeon of India
Captain Shoba K. Mani First Indian woman to setup an airline namely “North East Shuttles”
Praveena Solomon First woman to run a crematorium
Sakshi Malik First Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
DipaKarmakarFirst Indian-woman gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 52 years
IshitaMalaviya India’s first professional woman surfer
Siddhi Karnani Founder of India’s First organic food startup, Paravata Foods
Radhika Aggarwal Founder of “Shopclues”, crossed 1 billion dollars in revenue
Pooja Warier First female founder of an incubator “UnLTD” dedicated to social entrepreneurs.
Sunita Sharma First woman cricket coach
Kalpana Chawla First Indian woman in space
Rajeshwari ChatterjeeFirst Woman Scientist to pioneer the Field of Microwave Engineering and Antennae Engineering in India
Dr. Aban Mistry India’s First Woman Tabla Maestro
Dr. Bharati Lavekar First MLA to launch India’s first digital bank for sanitary pads
Mithali Raj First woman cricketer to go record 6000-run mark
Sucheta Pal First Indian to attain the position of Global Brand Ambassador for India as the Master Trainer in Zumba.
Dr. S. PadmavatiThe first woman cardiologist in India
Sajida Khan First Female Music Technician
FathimaBeevi First female judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court
Kamala SohonieFirst Indian woman with Ph.D. In Science
Sania Mirza First Indian woman to be ranked no.1 in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Double rankings
MsBenoZephineFirst visually-impaired woman to join the Indian Foreign Service
Ms. RajaniGopalkrishna (visually-impaired)First Chartered Accountant with disability
VijayalakshmiSubbaramanFirst female grandmaster (chess)
NeeluRohmetraFirst woman to head an IIM
Chandrani Prasad VermaFirst female mining engineer
NainaLalKidwaiFirst woman president of FICCI
Anila JacobFirst woman sculptor to receive a national award in 1965
ShobanaKamineniFirst woman Head of CII
ArunaRajePatilThe first trained woman technician in the film industry.
Dr. Indira HindujaFirst Indian Gynecologist to deliver India’s first test tube baby
Upasna Makaticreator of India’s first English lifestyle magazine in Braille
Nivedita JoshiFirst yoga book in Braille
Padma SachdevFirst modern woman poet of Dogri language
KalamandalamHemalathaSets Guinness World Record for Longest Dance
Dr. Varsha AgrawalFirst Indian Lady of international recognition for her performance on Santoor.
K.S. ChitraFirst Female singer to be honoured by House Of Commons, British Parliament, United Kingdom.
Kajal SinghIndia’s first female graffiti artist
Tara AnandFirst young artist reviving India’s forgotten female warriors using ‘digital art’
Dr. Asha PandeFirst Indian woman to be the member of Legion of Honour
RajaniPanditFirst woman detective of India
Kavita DeviFirst Indian Woman to sign with WWE
FouziaDastangoIndia’s First Woman Dastangoi Artiste
BasantiBishtThe first and only woman who sings the ancient form of Jagar.
Dr. Sneh BhargavaIndia’s first female director of AIIMS
Swati PiramalThe first woman President of India’s Apex Chamber of Commerce, ASSOCHAM
Lt Col (Retd.) Josycila Farida RehanaFirst woman paratrooper of the Indian Army (AMC)
Debjani GhoshFirst woman to be appointed as NASSCOM President
Anjum ChopraFirst woman cricketer from India to be awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club -(MCC).
Aishwarya Rai BachchanThe first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival
BharulataKambleFirst woman driver in the world to complete a transcontinental car journey alone, covering 32,000km spread across 32 countries
Shailja ChandraDelhi's First woman chief secretary
Aruna Asaf Ali (1958)Delhi’s First Mayor
Anita SoodFastest Asian to swim across the English Channel
Kantha Talwar First Asian woman magistrate appointed in United Kingdom
Lata Patel First Asian woman mayor in United Kingdom
Sarojini Naidu (1925) First Indian woman President of Indian National Congress
M.C.Merykom First Indian woman boxer to win an international event
Fatima Begum First Indian woman producer and director
Sushmita Sen (1994) First Indian woman to become Miss Universe
Reita Faria (1966) First Indian woman to become Miss World
Arati Saha First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel
Karnam Malleshwari First Indian woman to win a medal in an Olympic event
Lara Dutta First Miss Universe of the new millennium
Pratibha Patil First Woman President of India
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur First woman Central Minister
Sucheta Kriplani First woman Chief Minister of an Indian state
Justice M. Fatima Beevi (1997) First woman Governor of Tamil Nadu
Sarojini Naidu First woman Governor of an Indian state
Kiran Bedi First woman IPS Officer of India
Justice M. Fatima Beevi (1989) First woman Judge of the Supreme Court
Vijay Lakshmi Pandit First woman Minister of an Indian state
Annie Besant (1917) First woman President of Indian National Congress
Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (1953-54) First woman President of UN General Assembly
Indira Gandhi First woman Prime Minister of India
Kavali Prathibha Bharati First woman Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Shano Devi First woman Speaker of an Indian state
Leila Seth First woman chief justice of a High Court
Nargis Dutt First woman film star to be a member of Rajya Sabha
Anna Chandy First woman judicial officer
Padma Bandhopadhyay First woman officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be promoted to the rank of air commodore
Bader Sayeed First woman to head any Wakf board in India
Indira Gandhi First woman winner of the Bharat Ratna
Asha Bhonsle Grandma Madonna from India
Durba Banerjee India's first commercial pilot
Surekha Yadao India's first woman railway driver
Dr Aban Mistry
Astha India's officially recognized billionth citizen
Durba Banerjee World's first woman Airbus pilot
Arati Pradhan Youngest Indian to swim across the English Channel


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