A look at some of India’s superwomen

New Delhi – In all sectors and segments, women have risen to the top. Without a doubt, with the odds against them, it’s a tall order, but these women make it look easy. Get inspired to dream big and achieve your goals with our list of superwomen.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid and most successful actresses in Bollywood. She started her career with ‘Om Shanti Om’ and has since appeared in hits such as ‘Baajirao Mastani’, ‘Piku’, ‘Ram Leela’, ‘Padmavaat’, and others.

For his projects, Padukone is said to charge around Rs 30 crore and has many brand endorsements to his name. She has a strong personality and a large fan base in India and abroad.

Ritu Kumar

Veteran designer Ritu Kumar shaped the fashion industry into what it is today. Being one of the very first designers in India, she continues to promote Indian textiles and rafts in fashion, home and living categories. Her designs have also been worn by the late Princess of Wales, Diana, as well as celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Jemima Goldsmith.

Aishwarya Sridhar

If you haven’t been living under a rock in 2020, you’ve probably heard of this talented young photographer. She is the first Indian woman to be honored as Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The winning image, titled “Lights of Passion,” was chosen from over 50,000 submissions from over 80 countries around the world!

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar, the founder and CEO of Nykaa, is undoubtedly at the center of our concerns when it comes to women leaders. The entrepreneur has been talked about since Nykaa’s recent IPO. She is one of 24 women whose companies have reached the IPO stage.

Nayar’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2012, when Nayar decided to leave her position as Managing Director at Kotak Mahindra Capital and pursue a career in the online beauty industry. Nine years later, not only was Nykaa’s INR 5,352 crore IP oversubscribed almost 82.5 times, but its shares debuted at INR 2,001. Nykaa is also India’s first female-led unicorn startup.

Arundhati Bhattacharya: Chairwoman, State Bank of India (SBI)

Not only is she the first woman to lead a Fortune 500 company based in India, but Forbes has also named her the 25th most powerful woman in the world.

At the age of 22, she joined SBI as an Officer Trainee (OP) in 1977. She took great initiatives to facilitate the work of women in the sector. She instituted a two-year sabbatical policy for employees to care for children or the elderly. On International Women’s Day, she decided to offer free cervical cancer screening to all her employees.

Tania Sachdev

Few know that Tania is India’s hottest female chess player with many titles to her name. Sachdev started playing at the age of six and holds the titles of International Master and Women’s Grandmaster. Besides acting, she now works as a chess presenter and commentator.

Punita Arora

Punita Arora, who was born into a Punjabi family that moved to Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh during partition, is the first woman in India to hold the second highest rank, Lieutenant General of the Indian Armed Forces, as well as Deputy Admiral of the Indian Navy. Previously, she was Commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College in 2004, making her the institute’s first female leader. As additional director general of the health services of the armies, she also coordinated medical research for the armies (AFMS). It later moved from the Army to the Navy as AFMS has a common pool that allows officers to move between services based on their needs. (IANS)