100+ List Of The First Woman In India (2024 Updated)

First Woman In India

Last Updated: 13 February 2024

We present to you the list ofThe First Woman in the history of India who was the first in their field.

Indian Women have broken gender barriers and worked hard in the fields of Science, Art, Law, Cinema, Politics, etc to achieve success and become champions.

They made Indian history full of inspiration for the younger generation to learn.

List Of The First Woman In All Fields Of India

Table 1

1Draupadi MurmuFirst Scheduled Tribe President of India2022
2Bachendri PalFirst Woman to Climb Mount Everest1984
3Sarla ThakralFirst Woman to become Pilot1936
4Cornelia SorabjiFirst Woman Lawyer1888
5Savitribai PhuleFirst Lady Teacher~
6Anna ChandyFirst Female Judge1937
7Kalpana ChawlaThe First Woman to go to Space1997
8Anandi Gopal JoshiFirst Female Doctor~
9Kalpana SarojFirst Lady Entrepreneur~
10Reita Faria PowellFirst Indian Lady to win Miss World Title1966
11Sushmita SenFirst Indian Lady to Win Miss Universe Title1994
12Nicole FariaFirst Indian Lady to Win Miss Earth Title2010
13Zeenat AmanFirst Indian Lady to Win Miss Asia Pacific International1970
14Himangini Singh YaduFirst Indian Lady to Win Miss Asia Pacific World2012
15Asha BhatFirst Indian Lady to Win Miss Supranational2014
16Sonal ChauhanFirst Indian Lady to Win Miss Tourism2005

Table 2

1Asima ChatterjeeFirst Lady Scientist1944
2Harshini KanhekarFirst Woman Firefighter2006
3Mother TeresaFirst Indian woman to win a Nobel Peace1979
4Razia SultanFirst Woman to Rule India1236
5Cornelia SorabjiIndia’s First Woman Lawyer1897
6Chonira Belliappa MuthammaFirst woman Indian Foreign Service (Woman Ambassador)1949
7Ashapoorna DeviFirst Lady to Receive Jnanpith Award1976
8Indira GandhiFirst Woman to Receive Bharat Ratna1971
9Pratibha Devisingh PatilFirst Woman President of India2007
10Indira GandhiFirst Woman Prime Minister of India1966
11Aarti SahaFirst Woman to Cross English Channel1959
12P. T. UshaFirst Indian Woman to reach the Olympic final (400m Hurdles)1984
13Nargis DuttFirst Woman Actress to be a member of Rajya Sabha1980
14Sapper Shanti TiggaFirst Female Jawan in the Indian Army2011
15Sucheta KadethankarFirst Person to have walked across the Gobi desert (1600 km)2011

Related: List Of The First Women In Civil Service Of India

Table 3

1Sarojini NaiduFirst Woman Governor in India1947
2Santosh YadavFirst Woman to climb Mt. Everest  Twice1992
3Neerja BhanotFirst Lady to Receive Ashoka Chakra1987
4Kiran BediFirst Woman Indian Police Service Officer (IPS)1975
5Padma BandopadhyayFirst Woman Air-Marshal2002
6Leila SethFirst Woman Chief Justice of High Court1991
7Vijaya Lakshmi PanditFirst Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly1953
8Punita AroraFirst Woman Lieutenant General2004
9Sushma ChawlaFirst Woman Chairperson of Indian Airlines1996
10Annie BesantFirst Lady President of the Indian National Congress1917
11Kadambini GangulyFirst Women to Graduate1883
12Chandramukhi BasuFirst Women to Graduate1883
13Surekha YadavFirst Woman Pilot of Locomotive engine (Train Driver)1988
14Arundhati BhattacharyaFirst Female Chairperson of State Bank of India2013
15Homai VyarawallaIndia’s First Female Photojournalist1913

Related: List Of First Women In India In Sports (2024 Update)

Table 4

1Kanchan Chaudhary BhattacharyaIndia’s First Woman Director General of Police (D.G.P.)1973
2Harita Kaur DeolFirst Woman Pilot to Fly Solo1993
3Sucheta KripalaniFirst Woman Chief Minister of an Indian state1963
4Amrit KaurFirst Health Minister of India1947
5Meira KumarFirst Lady Speaker of Lok Sabha2009
6Violet AlvaFirst Lady Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha1962
7Shanno DeviIndia’s First Woman Speaker of a State Assembly1966
8Karnam MalleswariFirst Lady to Receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (Weightlifting)1999
9V. S. RamadeviFirst Lady Chief Election Commissioner1990
10Roze Millian BethewFirst Woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)1992
11Vankadarath SarithaFirst Female Bus driver at Delhi Transport Corporation2015
12Nirmala SitharamanIndia’s First Woman full-time Finance Minister2019
13Indira GandhiFirst Woman Defence Minister1975
14Saina NehwalFirst Indian Woman to Win a Medal in Badminton at Olympics2012
15Priyanka N.First Female Metro Pilot2011

Related: List Of The First Women Of India In Politics (2024 Updated)

Table 5

1Arundhati RoyFirst Woman to Receive Booker Prize1997
2Prem MathurFirst Indian Woman Commercial pilot to fly a Domestic Airline1947
3Durba BanerjeeFirst Indian woman Commercial Pilot of Indian Airlines (now Air India)1956
4Shiny AbrahamFirst Female to Qualify for Olympics1984
5Kadambini GangulyFirst Indian Female Physician and Surgeon~
6Mary KomFirst Indian Female Boxer to Win an Olympic Medal2014
7Hima DasFirst Indian athlete to win a Gold Medal in an International U20 Championships2018
8Omana KunjammaFirst Indian Woman Magistrate~
9Fatma BegumFirst Female Film Director and Producer of Indian Cinema~
10Asima Chatterjee First Lady Doctorate of Science1944
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