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10 Women who rock!

This Women’s Day, HTCity salutes ten inspirational women who shook things up in the past twelve months.

entertainment Updated: Mar 07, 2009, 18:41 IST
Hindustan Times

Freida Pinto
From a 15-minute role to Hollywood fame and high praise from Vogue — Freida is a revelation. Woody Allen thinks so, too. He has signed her up to act with Robert De Niro. And she’ll be the face of Estee Lauder.

Sheila Dikshit
The only Indian woman to be elected Delhi CM for three consecutive terms, she has changed the face of the Capital. And the next five years will only get better, we hope.

Saina Nehwal
From being a World Junior Champion, she became the first Indian woman shuttler to break into the World Top Ten. She also reached the quarter-finals at the Olympics.

Nisha Susan
She started the phenomenal Pink Chaddi campaign last month in protest against the violent Sri Ram Sene. It caught the world’s eye and sent out a strong message.

Renuka Chowdhury
She was the one woman leader to speak up against the Sene goons, when other women politicians were backing the moral police.

Nupur Sharma
DUSU president since 2008, she fought for several issues like water on campus, youth and terrorism, and crimes against women.

Jhulan Goswamy
The captain of the Indian women’s cricket team took the team to a 10-wicket win against Pakistan at the World Cup currently under way in Australia.

Pia Singh
She brought the world’s biggest designers labels to India with the DLF Emporio mall, and is on the Forbes list of the world’s richest women.

Katrina Kaif
The most Googled actress of 2008, she replaced Aishwarya Rai in the Nakshatra campaign and became the actress sponsors wanted the most. Her run at the box office has made her Bollywood’s best-paid leading lady.

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
Her blog, Compulsive Confessor and her book You Are Here took women’s sexuality into an open forum and marked the arrival of Indian chick-lit.

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