First in India (Female)
India’s first woman presidentSmt. Pratibha Patil
India’s first woman Prime MinisterSmt. Indira Gandhi
India’s first woman governorSarojini Naidu
India’s first woman ruler (On Delhi’s throne)Razia Sultan(1236-1240)
India’s first woman I.P.S. OfficerKiran Bedi
India’s first woman I.A.S. OfficerAnna Gorge (Malhotra)
First woman Chief Minister of a stateSucheta Kripalani(U.P)
First woman Union MinisterRajkumari Amrita Kaur
First woman president of INCAnnie Besant
First woman Judge of the Suprime CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First woman to climb on Mount Everest twice in the youngest ageDicky Dolma
First woman to climb on Mount Everest twiceSontosh Yadav
First woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Mishra(after death)
First woman to get the Raman magsaysay prize for public serviceKiran Bedi
First Indian woman Ambassador at United NationsVijayalakshmi Pandit
First woman Union MinisterAmrut 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 OrganizationM.S. Subbulakshmi (1966)
First woman to win Gold in World Cup ShootingHeena Didhu(2013)
First woman to participate in Olympic GamesMerry Lila Ro
First woman kabaddi coach to win Dronacharya AwardSunil Dabas(2012)
First woman to win bronze medal in boxing in Olympic GamesM.C.Merry Kom(2012)
First woman to win bronze medal in badminton in Olympic GamesSaina Nehwal (2012)
First woman to win gold medal in Asian Games (race-400m)Kamaljeet Sandhu (1970)
First woman World Boxing Champion for five timesM.C. Merry Kom
First woman to win International Grand Master prize in chessBhagyashree Thipse
First woman awarded by ‘Arjuna Prize’N. Lamsaden (Hockey, 1961)
First woman to make Hat trick in International FootballYolanda Deesuza
First woman to get 100 wickets in International woman cricketDiana Edulagee (1986)
First woman to make world record in Power liftingSumita 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 GamesAmi Ghiya-Kanwal Thakur Singh, (Badminton, 1978)
First woman Chairperson of Indian Science CongressDr. Aashima Chatarjee
First woman Director General of PoliceKanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First woman Finger print specialistSita varathambal and bhragathambal (sisters)
First woman commissioner of custom and central exciseKaushalya Narayan(1970)
First woman editor of first woman’s magazineKamla 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 CommissionG. V. Satyavati
First Indian woman to swim across the English ChannelMiss Arati Saha (now Mrs. Arati Gupta)
First woman to reach Antarctica as a member of Antarctica Campaign TeamDr. Aditi Pant (1983)
First woman to live most days on AntarcticaDr. Kawal Sandhu (472 days)
First woman to reach AntarcticaMehar Musa (1977)
First woman to reach north polePreeti Sen Gupta (1993)
First woman to complete the round of world by a boatUjjavala Patil (1988)
First woman to win International Swimming MarathonArchana Bharat Kumar Patel (1988)
First woman to cross Gibraltar Strait to swimAarti Pradhan (1988)
First woman pilot in world to fly AirbusCapt. Durwa Banerjee
First woman to fly plane lonely of Indian air forceHarita Deol
First woman commander in Boeing-737 airplaneCapt. Saudamini Deshmukh
First woman Aircraft maintenance engineer in Indian airlinesBhuwan Shree Gautam
First woman Paratrooper in Indian Air forceNeeta Ghosh (1959)
First woman Major General in Indian ArmyG. M. Ram
First woman to get ‘Shourya Chakra’Galeriya Beri (after death)
First woman to get Military MedalVimla Devi (1988)
First woman pilot to fly the plane of Indian air forceHarita Deol
First woman M.P. in central legislativeRadhabai Subairan (1938)
First woman member in legislative assembly(Madras)Dr. S. Muthulakshmi Reddy
First woman Deputy Chairperson of legislative assemblySmt. Shanno Devi
First woman mayor of a city (Madras)Tara Cherian (1957)
First woman mayor to be in a least agePanchmarthi Anuradha (26)
First woman English writer in IndiaToaru Dutt
First woman SurgeonDr. Prema Mukharjee
First woman Barrister (1923, Allahabad High Court)Kornoliya Sorabaji
First woman AdvocateRegina Guhaa
First woman AmbassadorVijay 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 EngineerP.K. Tresiya Ganguly
First woman rail engine driverSurekha Shankar Yadav
First woman metro train driverMeenakshi Sharma
First woman cricket coachSunita Sharma
First woman Circus playerAbda Bai Payrulakar
First woman awarded by ‘Arjuna Prize’N. Lamsaden (Hockey, 1961)
First woman to win Norman Borlogue PrizeDr. Amruta Patel (1992)
First woman to win ‘Shahitya Academic PrizeAmruta Preetam (1956)
First woman to win Lenin Peace PrizeAruna Aasif Ali
First woman to win ‘Shati Swaroop Bhatnagar’ PrizeAashima Chatarjee
First woman Chairperson of National Woman CommissionSmt. Jayanti Patnayak (1992)
First woman Graduate in EngineeringIlla Mazumdar (1951, Shivpur)
First Indian woman to get the Nobel PrizeMother Teresa (1979)
First Indian woman to climb the Mt. EverestBachendri Pal
First Indian woman to become ‘Miss World’Miss Reita Faria
First Indian woman to get Bharat RatnaSmt. Indira Gandhi
First woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Indian woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza
First Indian woman Airline PilotDurga Banerjee
First Indian woman to win a Gold Medal in Asian GamesKamaljeet Sandhu
First Indian woman president of Indian National CongressSarojini Naidu (1925)
First Indian woman to win the Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
First female judge who was appointed to the Supreme Court of IndiaJustice M. Fathima Beevi
First woman chief justice in Mumbai High CourtSujata V. Manohar
First woman Session JudgeAnna Chandi (Kerala)
First woman chairperson of planning commissionSmt. Indira Gandhi
First woman Employment officeJaipur
First woman Chairperson of Import-Export BankTarajani Vakeel
First Actress in Indian cinemaSmt. 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, LondonTaniya Sachdev
First woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’M.S. Subbulakshmi
First Indian woman to go into spaceKalpana Chawla
First Indian Woman to Climb the ‘Mt. Everest’ twiceSantosh Yadav
First Indian woman to become ‘Miss UniverseSushmita Sen(1994)
First Indian Woman Minister of Indian RailwaysMamata 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 AntarcticaNungshi and Tashi (also known as India’s famous ‘Everest twins’)
India’s first woman head paramilitary forceArchana Ramasundaram
First Woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNeerja Bhanot
India’s first female officer to receive the Sena Medal for gallantryMitali Madhumita
First Female Muslim Pilot in IndiaSaarah Hameed
First woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Deol
First Indian woman to join the Indian ArmyPriya Jhingan
First Indian Woman train driver of passenger trainSurekha Yadav
Formula One’s first female team principalMonisha Kaltenborn (Indian-born)
India’s First Female Olympian and Double InternationalMary Dsouza
India’s first female army captainLakshmi Sehgal

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