First Woman in India To…


Hello Everyone!!… The below list lists the First Woman to take over important posts in India. It has been compiled for CLATGyan by Varsha Deiveegan, a I year student of NALSAR University of Law, who is really excited to see her work on this website and help CLAT aspirants with these kind of supplements. So… dont you think you owe her thanks for making things simple for you? šŸ™‚


1. First woman Judge of the Supreme Court — M. Fathima Bevi

2. First woman Judge of a High Court — Anna Chandi

3. First woman Chief Justice of a High Court — Leila Seth

4. First Lady Magistrate — Omana Kunjamma

5. First woman Advocate — Cornelia Sorabji


1. First woman Prime Minister — Indira Gandhi

2. First woman Chief Minister — Sucheta Kripalani

3. First woman Minister — Vijaylakshmi Pandit

4. First woman Central Minister — Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

5. First woman Speaker of Lok Sabha — Meira Kumar


1. First woman President — Prathiba Patil

2. First woman Governor — Sarojini Naidu


1. First woman to win Nobel Prize — Mother Teresa

2. First to be crowned Miss India — Pramita

3. First to be crowned Miss Universe — Sushmita Sen

4. First to be crowned Miss World — Reita Faria

5. First woman to be awarded a Sena Medal — Bimla Devi

6. First woman to climb Mt. Everest — Bachendri Pal

7. First woman to climb Mt. Everest twice — Santhosh Yadav

8. Youngest to climb Mt. Everest Dicky — Dolma

9. First woman to circumnavigate — Ujwala Rai

10. First woman to swim across the English Channel — Arti Gupta

11. First woman to reach South Pole — Reena Kaushal

12. First woman to win the Dadasaheb Phalke award — Devika Rani

13. First woman in space — Kalpana Chawla

14. First woman pilot — Sarla Thakral

15. First woman to win an Asian Games medal — Kamlijit Sandhu

16. First Chess Grandmaster — Konneru Hampi

17. First woman to win an Olympic medal — Karnam Maleshwari (Bronze for weightlifting)


1. First woman IAS Officer — Anna George Malhotra

2. First woman IPS Officer — Kiran Bedi

3. First woman IFS Officer — C.B.Muthamma


1. First woman Foreign Secretary — Chokila Iyer

Unfortunately, there have been no woman who has taken any of the other secretaries’ post till now.


  1. @Abhinav: Dude! Seriously?? :-\ Did you even try googling Reita Faria?? Nicole Faria’s “Miss Earth”… šŸ˜›

  2. Thanks a tonnzzz..varsha ur article z reely helpful for aspirants lyk me!
    i’ll sure;y look forward for mor of ur arcs. lyk dese! šŸ™‚

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