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PSC Class 100: Famous Woman Personalities of India

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1. The first woman governor of India is Sarojini Naidu. Sucheta Kriplani (Uttar Pradesh) is the first woman chief minister. Shano Devi is the first woman legislative assembly speaker. Indira Gandhi is the first woman prime minister of India.

2. Fathima Beevi is the first woman judge of Supreme Court. Leela Seth is the first woman high court chief justice.

3. Sujata Manohar is the first woman chief justice of Kerala High Court.

4. KK Usha is the first malayalee woman chief justice of High Court.

5. Anna Chandi is the first woman high court judge of India. Omana Kunjamma is the first woman magistrate of India. Cornelia Sorabji is the first woman advocate of India.

6. Jyothi Venkitachalam is the first woman governor of Kerala. Ram Dulari Sinha is the second woman governor. Fathima Beevi is the first malayalee woman state governor.

7. Vijayalakshmi Pandit is the first woman minister of India. Rajkumari Amritkaur is the first woman central minister. KR Gowri Amma is the first woman minister of Kerala. Vijayalakshmi Pandit is the first woman leader of world.

8. Razia Sultana (1236 - 1240) is the first woman who succeeded to the throne of Delhi.

9. Arati Saha is the first indian woman who crossed (swim) the English channel.

10. VS Rama Devi is the first women election commisioner of India. Sushila Nayyar is the first woman deputy speaker.

11. Kamaljit Sandhu is the first indian woman who obtained Asiad Gold Medal. Karnam Malleswari is the first indian woman who got olympic medal.

12. Mira Kumar is the first woman speaker of Lok Sabha. Violet Alva is the first woman who became deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha.

13. Kiran Bedi is the first woman IPS in India. Anna Malhotra is the first woman IAS in India.

14. Vijayalakshmi Pandit is the first woman who was elected as president of UN General Assembly.

15. Mother Teresa is the first indian woman to receive Nobel Prize. Indira Gandhi is the first woman to receive Bharat Ratna.

16. Arundhati Roy is the first indian woman to receive Booker Prize.

17. Kalpana Chawla is the first indian racial woman who went to space. Sunitha Williams is the second woman.

18. Jhansi James is the first woman vice chancellor of a university in Kerala (Mahatma Gandhi University).

19. Reita Faria is the first indian lady to get the Miss World. Susmita Sen is the first indian lady to get Miss Universe.

20. Zeenath Aman (1970) is the first indian woman to become Miss Asia Pacific.

21. Pramila Esther Abraham (1947) is the first Miss India.

22. Padma Ramachandran is the first woman chief secretary of Kerala.

23. R Sreelekha is the first woman IPS officer of Kerala.

24. KO Aisha bai is the first woman legislative assembly deputy speaker of Kerala.

25. Nirupama Rao is the first woman foreign affairs person of India. She is also the first Indian woman to become Chinese ambassador.

26. Annie Besant is the first foreign woman to appear in the postal stamp of independent India.

27. Karnam Malleswari is the first woman to receive Khelratna Award.

28. Bethel College (Kolkata) is the first woman college of India.

29. Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Indian Women University is the first women university and it was in Pune.

30. It was in New zealand, Right to Vote for women was first given. The parliament of Rwanda is the most women contributed.

31. The first Dada Saheb Phalke Award was received for a woman it is for Devika Rani Roerich (1969). Rubi Mayors is the second woman to receive Phalke Award.

32. Asha Poorna Devi (1976) is the first woman to receive the Jnanapeeta Award. Amrita Preetam is the second woman.

33. The first indian woman to receive ‘Ramon Magsaysay Award’ is Mother Teresa (1962).

34. Maria Estela Peron (Argentina) is the first woman president of a country in world.

35. Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka) is the first woman prime minister of a country in world.

36. Arati Pradhan is the first woman of world to swim across the Gibraltar Strait.

37. Mary Curie is the first woman to receive Nobel Prize.

38. Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan) is the first woman muslim prime minister.

39. Anausha Ansari is the first woman space tourister.

40. Margaret Thatcher is called as ‘Iron Woman’.

41. Nancy Pelosi is the first woman speaker of American Congress.

42. Chokila Iyer is the first woman foreign secretary of India. Nargis Dutt received the first best actress award of nation.

43. Amrita Preetam is the first woman to receive the kendra sahitya acadamy award.

44. Madame Bhikaji Cama is the first woman who raised the Indian Flag in Aboard.

45. Durgabai Deshmukh is the first woman member of Planning Commision of India.

46. It was Gandhiji, who give the name ‘Indian Cuckoo’ to Sarojini Naidu.

47. ‘Manikarnika’ is the original name of Jhansi Rani. Margaret Nobel is the original name of Swamy Vivekananda’s student, Sister Nivedita.

48. Madeleine Slade is the original name of Gandhiji’s student ‘Mirabehn’.

49. It was Mirabehn, who is called as ‘Indian Lady’.

50. Samios Elini is the original name of Sarala Ben, who was another student of Gandhiji.

51. The first woman captain of Indian National Army under the leadership of Subhash Chandra Bose is Lakshmi.

52. Captain Lakshmi contested against the APG Abdul Kalam in the election of Indian President in 2002.

53. The Indian woman who was selected as police advisor of United Nations Assembly is Kiran Bedi.

54. Koneru Humpy is the first indian women to get the Grant Master position in Chess.

55. The first woman to get the Nobel Prize is Bertha Suttner from Berthaon of Austria-Hungary (1905).

56. The swedish woman ‘Selma lagerlof’ is the first woman to get the Nobel Prize for literature.

57. Mother Teresa is the first asian woman to get Nobel Prize.

58. Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to get Nobel Prize.


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