9 Most Powerful Women of India

9 Most Powerful Women of India-Let’s Check Who Are They

Powerful Women have faced multiple challenges that have made them winners today. Woman have proved themselves as best to men on all parameters. Earlier, woman barely got chance to excel themselves.

However, over the years woman frequency has increased and it is no more a man’s world. Today women hold great positions in every field.  Their excellence is a matter of pride for the nation. They have carved praise all over the world.

Here are some living icons in terms of success and powerful women of India:


Chanda Kochhar, the former MD and chief executive officer of ICICI bank. She hails from Rajasthan. Her name comes under the list of most strong and powerful retail banking.


She has won awards like,

  • Best Retail Bank of India(2001),(2003),(2004),(2005)
  • Excellence Award(2002)
  • Business Women of the Year(2005)

  • Rising Star Award(2206)

  • Most Powerful Women in Business (2010)

  • Padma Shri(2011)


Kangana Ranaut, an actress, film director by profession.  A small town girl from Himachal Pradesh aspired to become a doctor. But she determined to build her own career path. She made her first debut in 2006.

She is also awarded with the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut (2006), National Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (2008). She has contributed many box office hits like Krish 3(2013), Queen (2014), Tanu weds Manu Returns(2015) and most recent Manikarnika:The Queen of Jhansi (2019). she has won awards like

  • Best Actress(2014)
  • Best Supporting Actress for  Fashion(2008)
  • Best Actress -critics(2015)
  • And her upcoming movie is Mental hai kya.


A Mumbai born- cook owns her own restaurant at Gaa in Bangkok. She hails from a punjabi heritage and earlier pursued her career in Journalism. She inaugurated her restaurant in April 2017.

Garima Arora
Garima Arora recently named as Asia’s best female chef for 2019

Garima Arora  single-handedly made India proud. She became India’s First female chef and negotiate with the Michelin Star. Chef Arora gained popularity for her Indian-Thai restaurant. She is now named as the Best Female Chef (2019).

4. SUNEETA REDDY, Director of Apollo Group

She is the managing director of Apollo Group. Apollo is firmly placed as India’s Largest Hospital chain.she believes in the firm’s organic growth strategy. She is managing Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. Since 2014.

She also served as Joint managing director of Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd. Since 2011.   She has connected to 32 board members in 6 different organisations across 8 different industries.

5. SHOBHANA BHARTIA, Director of Hindustan Times Group

She is the chairperson and editorial director of Hindustan Times Group. She recently took charge as the Pro Chancellor of BITS,Pilani.

She has served as the member of the upper house 2006-2012. In 2016, she was listed as the 93rd most  powerful women. She has been awarded with

  • World Economic Forum Global Leader Award (1996)
  • Outstanding Business woman of the Year (2001)
  • National Press India Award(1992)

6. ZOYA AKHTAR,Director

Zoya Akhtar, an Indian film director and screenwriter. She was born on October 14,1972. She grew up in an agnostic environment. She did not believe in any religion.

She started her career as a co- director. Her notable works comprises of zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do,Lust Stories, Gully Boy.

  • She has received awards like,
  • Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director(2009)
  • Filmfare for Best Director(2011)
  • Netflix original for Lust Stories(2018)
  • Amazon Prime Original for Made in Heaven(2019)


Born on July 18, Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, producer,etc. She has made debut in Hollywood and made it a success. This diva has recently found a place in the Forbes India. She has bagged rank 49 with earing Rs 18 crore.(2018). She has won 126 awards. She won 8 Producer Guild Film Award, 8 Screen Awards, 6 IIFA Awards, 2 People’s Choice Award.

Priyanka Chopra

  • Femina Miss India(2000)
  • Zee Cine Awards for Best Actress (2012)
  • Screen Awards for Best Ensemble Cast
  • Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress
  • People’s Choice Award(2016)
  • Nielsen Box Office Award for outstanding contribution of Asian Cinema (2009)
  • Best Actress for Aitraaz (2005)
  • New Talent of the Decade-Female (2010)
  • Most Entertaining Film Actor-Female  Award for Barfi(2012)
  • Most Entertaining Actor in a social /drama film- female for Mary Kom
  • Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2004)
  • Most searched female actor on internet(2007)
  • Most Impactful Debut on Television for Fear Factor, Khatron ke Khiladi X3 (2010)
  • Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice(2017)
  • Miss World (2000)
  • Padma Shri (2016)

She is known as one of the highest paid celebrity. She has left hollywood gasping for air with beauty and talent.Priyanka Chopra is not only considered as most powerful women in India, she is well-known across the globe.

8. MARY KOM, Boxer

Mary Kom, an Indian boxer born on March 1,1983. She belongs from a tribal community in Manipur. From young, she was interested in athletics. She has won Gold exactly 16 years after her first time. She has won five-time world Amateur boxing champion.

Mary Boxer- Indian women Boxer
Mary Kom-Indian Boxer

Kom is the only woman who has won 6 world champions. The Manipur boxer has now become the most powerful and successful athlete in the tournament history. She has won laurels for her nations. First woman boxer to receive Gold in Asian Games(2014),First Indian boxer (women) to receive Gold in Commonwealth Games (2018).

Nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha(2016). Also was appointed as National observers for Boxing (2017).

    • Padma Shri(2006)
    • Padma Bhushan(2013)
    • Olympic Games (bronze) (2012)
    • World Champions (Gold) (2002),(2005),(2006),(2008),(2010),(2018)
    • World Champions(silver) (2001)
    • Asian Games(Gold) (2014)
    • Asian Games(Bronze) (2010)
    • Asian Champions (Gold)(2003),(2005),(2010),(2012),(2017)
    • Asian Champions(Silver)(2008)
    • Commonwealth Games(Gold)(2008)
    • Asian Indoor Games(Gold)(2009).

She is also known as India’s Golden Lady.

9. P V SINDHU, Badminton player

A 23-year old Badminton player endorses a range of brands . PV Sindhu shot her fame during her performance in Rio Games,Brazil in 2016. She is listed in the highest-paid athletes.

An Indian shutter has bought lot of change in people’ mindset .  She was the first woman to win silver in Olympics.

Most Powerful Badminton Player

She is named among most powerful women in sports world. Sindhu has won:

  • Olympic Games (silver) (2016)
  • World Champion(silver) (2017),(2018)
  • World Champion(Bronze)(2013),(2014)
  • Asian Games(silver)(2018)
  • Asian Games (Bronze)(2014)
  • Commonwealth Games(Gold in mixed team)(2018)
  • Commonwealth Games(silver in women’s’ singles)(2018)
  • Commonwealth Games(Bronze)(2014)
  • Uber cup(Bronze)(2014)(2016)
  • Asian Champion(Bronze)(2014)
  • South Asian Games(Gold in woman team)(2016)
  • South Asian Games (Silver in women’s singles)(2016)
  • Commonwealth Youth Games( Gold)(2011)
  • Asian Junior Champion(Gold)(2012)
  • Asian Junior Champion(Bronze in women’s singles)(2011)
  • Asian Junior Champion(Bronze in mixed Team)(2011).

PV Sindhu is an international attention now. She is known under the top powerful woman in India. She has also been honored with,

  • Padma Shri(2015)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2016)
  • Arjuna Award(2013).


Woman’s role are constantly evolving in our modern arena. They are excelling in every field imaginable. They have created examples for young generations. Some of our favorites writers, intelligent voices and incredible innovators are woman. These woman can easily be taken as examples of powerful woman.

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