India's first female- full list (Updated)

By : Samarjeet Singh  |  Updated On : 21 Jan, 2021

India's first female- full list (Updated)

In this article, we are providing you the list of India's first female who carved their name in history. This is a part of static GK, which is a very important part of general knowledge, which is asked in many important exams such as SSC, railway, UPSC, defence and all state-level exams.

List of India's first women

 

 First WomenNameYear
1. First Woman President of Indian National CongressAnnie Besant1917
2.First female judicial officerAnna Chandy1937
3.The first woman to win a gold medal in the Asian GamesKamaljeet Sandhu1970
4.The first Indian woman to win an Oscar awardBhanu Athaiya1983
5.First Indian woman to receive the Arjuna AwardSteffi D'Souza1963
6.First Indian Woman Airline PilotSarala Thakral1936 
7.The first woman mayor of a city in the countryTara Cherian1957
8.First Indian woman to become Miss WorldRita Faria1966 
9.First actress to receive international awardNargis Dutt1958
10.The first woman to exhibit her art in the United NationsMS. Subbulakshmi1966
11.Nobel Laureate First LadyMother Teresa1979
12.First lady awarded with Lenin Peace PrizeDevika Rani1969
13.The first woman to be awarded the BharatratnaIndira Gandhi1971
14.First Indian woman to climb Mount EverestBachendri Pal,1984
15.First lady judge of Supreme CourtJustice Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi1989
16.First woman to get Ashoka ChakraNeerja Bhanot1987
17.First Lady Chief Justice of High CourtJustice Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)1991
18.First female governorSarojini Naidu (Uttar Pradesh)1947-1949
19.The first Indian female ambassador to the UNVijalakshmi Pandit1947-1949
20.First Woman Chief Minister of StateSucheta Kripalani (Uttar Pradesh)1963-1967
21.First female Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi1966-1977
22.First female PresidentPratibha Patil2007-2012
23.First female actress to become the Chief Minister of any state of the countryJanaki Ramachandran (Tamil Nadu),1987
24.First female IPS officerKiran Bedi1975
25.First Woman Union MinisterRajkumari Amrita Kaur (Health Minister)1947-1957
26.FIrst Indian woman to win Olympic medalsKarnam Malleshwari2000 
27.First Indian woman to win Booker PrizeArundhati Roy,1997
28.First female composer to receive Bharat RatnaMS Subbalakshmi1998
29.First Indian woman to become Miss UniverseSusmita Sen1994
30First Indian woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav1992
31First Indian woman to win WTA titleSania Mirza2004
32.First transgender woman police officerPritika Yashini (Dharmapuri)2017
33.First woman legislator of the state legislatureDr. S. Muttulakshmi Reddy (Madras Legislative Council)1926
34.First Indian woman to swim in the 12 English ChannelAarti Saha1959
35.First woman to receive the Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi1976
36.First woman to receive Sahitya Akademi honorAmrita Pritam1956 
37.First Indian woman president of the Indian National CongressSarojini Naidu1925
38.First woman barristerCornolia Sorabji (Allahabad High Court)1923
39.First Indian female doctorAnandibai Joshi1886
40.First female rulerRazia Sultan1236