First In India - Women


First Woman Prime minister of India Indira Gandhi(1966)
First Woman President of India Pratibha Patil (2007)
First Woman governor of Independent India Sarojini Naidu, in charge of United Provinces
First Woman to hold a Union Cabinet post Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman IPS Officer of India Kiran Bedi (1972)
First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar (2009)
First Woman judge in Supreme Court M. Fathima Beevi
First Woman President of the Indian National Congress Annie Besant
First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian State Sucheta Kripalani
First Woman Ambassador C. B. Muthamma
First Woman president of UN General Assembly Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1953)
First Woman Lieutenant General Puneeta Arora
First Woman Director General of Police (DGP) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa (1979)
First Indian Woman to win Booker Prize Arundhati Roy (1997)
First Indian Woman to become "Miss World" Rita Faria
First Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest Bachendri Pal (1984)
First Indian Woman to receive Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi
First Indian Woman to receive Gyanpith Award Ashapurna Devi
First Indian Woman to receive Magsasay Award Kiran Bedi
First Woman IAS Officer of India Anna George
First Indian Woman to win an Olympic Medal Karnam Malleswari
First Indian woman who become an individual member of International Olympic Committee Nita Ambani (2016)
First &Last Muslim Woman ruler of Delhi Razia Sultana
First Woman Air Vice Marshal P. Bandopadhyaya
First Indian Woman to go into space shuttle Kalpana Chawla