India Data Diary

First Female in India

First Female Crorepati at Kaun Banega Crorepati Firoz Fatma
First woman Major General in Indian Army G. M. Ram
First woman Director general of Indian Medical Research Commission G. V. Satyavati
First woman to get ‘Shourya Chakra’  (after death) Galeriya Beri
First female winner at The Miss India Pageant Gauhar Khan
First woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force. The flight was an Avro HS-748, when she was 22 years old. Harita Deol
First test tube baby Harsha
First female fire fighter Harshini Kanhekar
First Indian Pistol shooter to be Ranked World No.1 by ISSF Heena Sidhu
First Indian female sumo wrestler Hetal Dave
First Female Photojournalist of India Homai Vyarawalla
First woman Graduate in Engineering Illa Mazumdar
First Female Additional Solicitor General of India Indira Jeising
First female TV mogul Indrani Mukerjea
First Miss India, First dancer to go on a national tour by the Asia Society Indrani Rehman
First Badaga woman to go abroad Indu K.Mallah
First female ventriloquist (specialist in dummy act) in India Indushree
First female test expert on bbc radio Isa Guha
India’s First Woman Surfer Ishita Malaviya
First Female Flute Artiste to Perform various types of Bamboo Flutes Jayaprada Ramamurthy
First female judge who was appointed to the Supreme Court of India Justice M. Fathima Beevi
First female graduates from India and the entire British Empire. She was also the First South Asian female physician, trained in western medicine, to graduate in South Asia Kadambini Ganguly
First Indian Origin woman to go into space Kalpana Chawla
First Indian woman to win gold medal at 1970 Asian games in 400 metre race. Kamaljeet Sandhu
First woman editor of First woman’s magazine (Indian Ladies magazine, 1901) Kamla Swaminathan
First female IPS officer to become the Director General of Police Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First woman commissioner of custom and central excise Kaushalya Narayan
First Indian woman IPS officer and First woman to  get the Raman magsaysay prize for public service Kiran Bedi
First woman Facebook’s employee in India as Managing Director Kirthiga Reddy
First woman Barrister in India of Allahabad High Court Kornoliya Sorabaji
First female commanding officer of Netaji Subhas Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) Lakshmi Sahgal
First female army captain Lakshmi Sehgal
First female Deputy National Security Adviser LEELA K. PONAPPA
First woman officer to die in line of duty Lt. Kiran Shekhawat
First woman boxer to win gold  medal at the Olympics and First woman World Boxing Champion for five times M C Mary Kom
First woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’ and  First woman to perform in United Nations Organization M.S. Subbulakshmi
First female editor on The Hindu newspaper Malini Parthasarathy
First Indian Woman Minister of Indian Railways Mamata Banerjee
First Female Olympian and Double International Mary Dsouza
First woman metro train driver Meenakshi Sharma
First woman to head the Mumbai’s Crime Branch Department Meera Borwankar
First woman became permanent Judge of the High Court Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First woman to reach Antarctica Mehar Musa
First female speaker of India s parliament Meira Kumar
First woman to participate in Olympic Games Merry Lila Ro
First Indian woman to become ‘Miss World’ Miss Reita Faria
First female officer to receive the Sena Medal for gallantry Mitali Madhumita
First female cricketer to win Wisden India Cricketers of the Year recognition Mithali Raj
First woman Team Principal in Formula One Monisha Kaltenborn
First Indian woman to get the Nobel Prize Mother Teresa
First woman professor (Avinashilingam Home Science College,CBE) Mrs. Sundari
First woman legislator in India Muthulakshmi Reddy was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927. Muthulakshmi Reddi
First woman awarded by ‘Arjuna Prize’ for Hockey game. N. Lamsaden
First Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School Naina Lal Kidwai
First Woman to receive Ashoka Chakra Neerja Bhanot
First woman Paratrooper in Indian Air force Neeta Ghosh
First woman Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs NIRUPAMA RAO
First youngest Indians to enter the coveted ‘the seven summit club’ Nungshi and Tashi
First woman Chief Engineer P.K. Tresiya Ganguly
First woman mayor Panchmarthi Anuradha
First female monorail driver Pooja Keni
First woman president of India Pratibha Patil