60+ List Of The First Woman In India (Indian History)

First Woman Of India

Last Updated: 20 February 2021

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 field of Science, Art, Law, Cinema, Politics, etc to achieve success and become champions.

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

List Of The First Woman In All Fields Of India


Table 1


No.RoleName
1First Woman to Climb Mount Everest (1984)Bachendri Pal
2The First Woman to become Pilot (1936)Sarla Thakral
3First Woman LawyerViolet Alva
4First Lady TeacherSavitribai Phule
5First Female JudgeAnna Chandy
6The First Woman to go to Space (1997)Kalpana Chawla
7First Female DoctorAnandi Gopal Joshi
8First Lady EntrepreneurKalpana Saroj
9First Indian Lady to win Miss World Title (1966)Reita Faria Powell
10First Indian Lady to Win Miss Universe Title (1994)Sushmita Sen
11First Indian Lady to Win Miss Earth Title (2010)Nicole Faria
12First Indian Lady to Win Miss Asia Pacific International (1970)Zeenat Aman
13First Indian Lady to Win Miss Asia Pacific World (2012)Himangini Singh Yadu
14First Indian Lady to Win Miss Supranational (2014)Asha Bhat
15First Indian Lady to Win Miss Tourism (2005)Sonal Chauhan

Table 2


No.RoleName
1First Lady ScientistAsima Chatterjee
2First Woman FirefighterHarshini Kanhekar
3First Indian woman to win a Nobel Peace (1979)Mother Teresa
4First Woman to Rule IndiaRazia Sultan
5India’s First Woman LawyerCornelia Sorabji
6First woman Indian Foreign Service (Woman Ambassador)Chonira Belliappa Muthamma
7The First Lady to Receive Jnanpith Award (1976)Ashapoorna Devi
8The First Woman to Receive Bharat Ratna (1971)Indira Gandhi
9The First Woman President of India (2007)Pratibha Devisingh Patil 
10The First Woman Prime Minister of India (1966)Indira Gandhi
11The First Woman to Cross English Channel (1959)Aarti Saha
12First Indian Woman to reach the Olympic final (400m Hurdles)- 1984P. T. Usha
13First Woman Actress to be a member of Rajya SabhaNargis Dutt
14First Female Jawan in the Indian ArmySapper Shanti Tigga
15First Person to have walked across the Gobi desert (1600km)Sucheta Kadethankar
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Table 3


No.RoleName
1The First  Woman Governor in India (1947)Sarojini Naidu
2The First Woman to climb Mt. Everest  Twice (1992 and 1993)Santosh Yadav
3The First Lady to Receive Ashoka Chakra (1987)Neerja Bhanot
4First Woman Indian Police Service Officer (IPS)-1975Kiran Bedi
5First Woman Air-MarshalPadma Bandopadhyay
6The First Woman Chief Justice of High Court (1991)Leila Seth
7The First Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly (1953)Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
8The First Woman Lieutenant GeneralPunita Arora
9First Woman Chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawla
10First Lady President of the Indian National CongressAnnie Besant
11The First Women to Graduate (1883)1) Kadambini Ganguly
2) Chandramukhi Basu
12First Woman Pilot of Locomotive engine (Train Driver)-1988Surekha Yadav
13First Female Chairperson of State Bank of IndiaArundhati Bhattacharya
14India’s First Female Photojournalist (1913)Homai Vyarawalla
15First Lady Doctorate of Science (1944)Asima Chatterjee 

Table 4


No.RoleName
1India’s First Woman Director General of Police (D.G.P.)Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
2The First Woman Pilot to fly SoloHarita Kaur Deol
3The First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian state (1963)Sucheta Kripalani 
4First Health Minister of India (1947)Amrit Kaur
5First Lady speaker of Lok Sabha (2009)Meira Kumar
6First Lady Deputy Chairman of Rajya SabhaViolet Alva
7India’s First Woman Speaker of a State AssemblyShanno Devi
8First Lady to Receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (Weightlifting)Karnam Malleswari
9First Lady Chief Election CommissionerV. S. Ramadevi
10The First Woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)-1992Roze Millian Bethew
11First Female Bus driver at Delhi Transport Corporation (2015)Vankadarath Saritha
12India’s First Woman full-time Finance Minister (2019)Nirmala Sitharaman
13First woman Defence MinisterNirmala Sitharaman
14First Indian Woman to Win a Medal in Badminton at Olympics (2012)Saina Nehwal
15First Female Metro Pilot (2011)Priyanka N.

Table 5


No.RoleName
1First Woman to Receive Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
2First Indian Woman Commercial pilot to fly a Domestic Airline (1947)Prem Mathur
3The First Indian woman Commercial Pilot of Indian Airlines-1956 (now Air India)Durba Banerjee
4First Female to Qualify for Olympics (1984)Shiny Abraham
5First Indian Female Physician and SurgeonKadambini Ganguly
6First Female Boxer to Win an Olympic MedalMary Kom
7First Indian athlete to win a Gold Medal in an International U20 ChampionshipsHima Das
8First Indian woman MagistrateOmana Kunjamma
9First Female Film Director and Producer of Indian CinemaFatma Begum
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