7 famous Indian Women who made India Proud

Written by Ratul Pal
Posted on - 5 min read

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama

International Women’s Day is about understanding their value and giving them power to achieve according to their real potential. On this day, the world joins to value their worth to cross all obstacles and improve their lives themselves. They set an example around them and empower other women.

On every 8th March, International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the achievements of women throughout the world. India is blessed to have the most brilliant female achievers who went across all odds in different professions and conquered them.

Take a look at these famous Indian woman achievers and celebrate these power-packed great women from India.

 “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” — Beyonce



Avani Chaturvedi

Flight Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi is one of the first female fighter pilots of India. In 2018, she became the first Indian woman pilot to take a solo flight in a MiG-21.


Manika Batra

Manika Batra is an Indian table tennis player. As of January 2019, she is the top-ranked female table tennis player in India and ranked 47th in the world.


Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath is an Indian-American economist. She recently became the First Woman Chief Economist at the IMF (International Monetary Fund).


Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is second woman to join Amazon’s board. In her role as CEO for PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi was an invaluable role model for women in business.  She stepped down as CEO of Pepsico in October last year. She is the second women to be added on the Amazon’s board of Directors.


Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is the captain of Indian women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI. She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs.


Mary Kom

“Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.”
– Mary Kom, Indian Olympic boxer

Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte is an Indian Olympic boxer from Manipur. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.


Hima Das

Hima Das is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 meters with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.



We hope for you to have liked our edition of famous Indian women and If you have a success story to share, feel free to email at [email protected]