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  • Delhi's First Mayor: Aruna Asaf Ali (1958)
  • Delhi's First woman chief secretary: Shailja Chandra
  • Fastest Asian to swim across the English Channel: Anita Sood
  • First all-women crew to fly an air Force Chetak Helicopter: Flight Cadets Cheryl Dutta and Simran Sodhi of IAF (December, 1995).
  • First Asian woman magistrate appointed in United Kingdom: Kantha Talwar
  • First Asian woman mayor in United Kingdom: Lata Patel
  • First Indian woman President of Indian National Congress: Sarojini Naidu (1925)
  • First Indian woman producer and director: Fatima Begum, who produced and directed Bulbul-e-Parastan in 1926.
  • First Indian woman to become Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen (1994)
  • First Indian woman to become Miss World: Reita Faria (1966)
  • First Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest: Bachendri Pal
  • First Indian Woman to go in space: Kalpana Chawla
  • First woman to head any Wakf board in India :  Bader Sayeed (TN Wakf  Board)
  • First Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic event: P.T.Usha
  • First Indian woman to win a medal in an Olympic event: Karnam Malleshwari (bronze medal, Sydney Olympics)
  • First Indian woman boxer to win an international event : M.C.Merykom
  • First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel: Arati Saha
  • First Miss Universe of the new millennium: Lara Dutta
  • First woman Ambassador from India: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (to USSR from 1947-49)
  • First woman Central Minister: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  • First woman chief justice of a High Court: Leila Seth (CJ of Himachal Pradesh, 1991)
  • First woman Chief Minister of an Indian state: Sucheta Kriplani  (Uttar Pradesh from 1963-1967)
  • First woman film star to be a member of Rajya Sabha: Nargis Dutt
  • First woman Governor of an Indian state: Sarojini Naidu (Uttar Pradesh from 1947-1948)
  • First woman Governor of Tamil Nadu: Justice M. Fatima Beevi (1997)
  • First woman IPS Officer of India: Kiran Bedi
  • First woman Judge of the Supreme Court: Justice M. Fatima Beevi (1989)
  • First woman judicial officer: Anna Chandy, who was appointed munsif in the Travancore state in 1937.
  • First woman Minister of an Indian state: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (Uttar Pradesh)
  • First woman officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be promoted to the rank of air commodore: 55-year old Padma Bandhopadhyay who was commissioned to the IAF in 1968.
  • First woman President of Indian National Congress: Annie Besant (1917)
  • First woman President of UN General Assembly: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (1953-54)
  • First woman Prime Minister of India: Late Indira Gandhi (1966-1977 and 1980-1984).
  • First woman Speaker of an Indian state: Shano Devi
  • First woman Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly :Kavali Prathibha Bharati
  • First woman winner of the Bharat Ratna: Indira Gandhi (1971)
  • Grandma Madonna from India: Asha Bhonsle
  • India's first commercial pilot: Durba Banerjee  (1966, Indian Airlines)
  • India's first Test-Tube Baby: Kruti Parekh
  • India's first woman railway driver: Surekha Yadao
  • India's first woman tabla maestro : Dr Aban Mistry
  • India's officially recognized billionth citizen:  Astha (She was born on May 11,2000 at New Delhi).
  • World's first woman Airbus pilot: Durba Banerjee
  • Youngest Indian to swim across the English Channel: Arati Pradhan

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