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Most powerful women in India

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From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, meet the most powerful women across India who are rewriting rules and showing that even women can be more powerful than men.

Nita Ambani

Chairperson & Founder – Reliance foundation

Facts: Nita Ambani is an avid art collector and owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team. She was also honoured by the Metropolitan Museum in New York for her work in philanthropy, education and promoting the arts.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairman – Biocon

Facts: Kiran is an Indian entrepreneur founded Biocon, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore. She was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contribution to the progress of science & chemistry.

Savitri Jindal

Chairman – O.P. Jindal Group

Facts: Savitri Jindal is the chairperson of Jindal Steel & Power Limited. She is the sixteenth richest Indian women with a net worth of USD 6.9 billion. Even she was a minister in Haryana Vidhan Sabha.

Chanda Kochhar


Facts: Chanda Kochhar is the leading businesswoman in India’s financial sector. In 2011, she received India’s highest civilian award – Padma Bhushan. She was also the first Indian women to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship in 2016.

Sushma Swaraj

Minister of External Affairs

Facts: Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician. She is the second woman to be India’s Minister of external affairs. At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of north Indian state of Haryana.

Leena Tiwari

Chairman – USV India

Facts: Though she is Media shy, Leena Tewari holds the chairperson position in USV India, a leading pharmaceutical company. Being a nature lover, she loves travelling to forests all over the country and studying about wildlife.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairman – SBI

Facts: Arundhati Bhattacharya is the first women to head the largest bank in India, State Bank of India. She was named the 25th most powerful women in the world by Forbes.

Saina Nehwal

Indian badminton player

Facts: Saina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton player who is among the world’s top players. She was the only Indian to win a medal in the BWF World Championships and the BWF World Junior Championships.


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