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Ami Shroff For Feministaa   The first name you read when you Google ‘Female Bartenders in India’ is Ami Behram Shroff. And as you go down, you see a curly haired girl, playing with fire, mixing drinks, and juggling expensive whiskey bottles like it’s the most natural thing on earth to do.   You become….

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  • Sneha Singhi

    Chef, Owner, Paris Cafe Kolkata

    Happy Girls are Pretty Girls Daughter of a tycoon, and a rebel in herself, a successful restaurateur/chef; Sneha Singhi is one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in the city of joy.   As easy as this sounds like a cliche, Paris Café is the story of a young and pretty girl who turned….

  • Anamika Khanna

    Fashion Designer

    A place that was once a quiet, mesmerizing tranquil city with Tolly (The Very Famous Tollygunge Club as we know it) at its heart and pride, now an industrial hub, happens to have given birth to some of the most indigenous talented designers of the country. Emerging from the land of Durga, and Kaali Ghat,….

  • Kirti Bhoutika

    Chef, Masterchef India 2016 Winner

    The girl who wowed everyone with her amiable smile and flawless bakery skills, Kirti Bhoutika, is also a trained dancer and painter! Meet the MasterChef India winner of 2016 up close and personal.   The ‘dessert queen’ was gravitated towards cooking since 11th grade in school. Many kitchen disasters later, she baked that one chocolate….

  • Dia Mirza

    Actor, Producer, Activist

    Being woken up at five in the morning by my parents, and setting off to watch the sunrise and have a sunrise picnic in Banjara Hills. That is the fondest memory I have from my childhood.   Growing Up & Family  Something as simple as the sunrise, something we take so much for granted,  Dia….

  • Kaneez Surka


    “I tried Marketing. Failed horribly!” Read the other (funny) side of Kaneez Surka   Kaneez Surka belongs to the first generation of English Comedians in India. Better known as an Improv artist, her journey into the comedy industry was not how she planned it all. In a candid conversation with Feministaa, she laid bare her….

  • Swara Bhaskar

    Actor, Scriptwriter

    Swara Bhaskar started her acting career with the 2009 film Madholal Keep Walking, which was screened at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival, after she moved to Mumbai from her place of birth, Delhi.   She then took critics by surprise when she appeared in Srinivas Sunderrajan’s black and white thriller The Untitled Kartik Krishnan….

  • Ramona Arena

    VJ, Singer, Songwriter, Anchor

    In an exclusive interview with Feministaa, Ramona Arena talks about her journey, music, inspiration, marriage, discrimination in entertainment industry and much more.   Ramona never had a stage fright. She started with hosting Karaoke nights in Bombay and went on to become a popular VJ for MTV. Music has been an indispensable part of her….

  • Sapna Bhavnani

    Celebrity Hairstylist and Actor

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 1   Known for her unusual sense of styling, outspoken attitude, over-the-edge creativity, Sapna Bhavnani is everything this society doesn’t want a woman to be.   Feministaa brings to you an exclusive interview with Sapna Bhavnani, the woman who knows no rules.     As a teen, she drove motorcycles,….

  • Sapna Bhavnani | Part 1

    Celebrity Hairstylist, Actor, Aspiring Director

    Known for her unusual sense of styling, outspoken attitude, over-the-edge creativity, Sapna Bhavnani is everything this society doesn’t want a woman to be.   Feministaa brings to you an exclusive interview with Sapna Bhavnani, the woman who knows no rules.     As a teen, she drove motorcycles, had lot of male friends and smoked….

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Chairperson, State Bank of India

    She joined the State bank of India as a 21-year-old intern! And today she leads the 200-year-old bank, and is not only an achiever as the first woman Chairperson to lead the bank, but also, is the youngest person to reach this position!   Today, she is an iconic model, to every banker in the….

  • Ananya Birla

    Founder, Svatantra Microfinance

    Banks are for people with money, not for people without. Microfinance refers to delivering essential financial services to those who are too poor to be served by the regular banks. India is the largest microfinance market in the world, with some 120 million homes with no access to financial services, estimates CRISIL Research.   With….

  • Pooja Misal

    Executive Director, Bricks School of Architecture

    Pooja Misal is indeed a misal for many women who envision a change in the landscape of education sector in India. Feministaa got an opportunity to introduce you to her vision, challenges, inspiration and story.   She talked candidly about how she has been the ‘first’ for her family in a lot of terms –….

  • Nandita Das

    Actor, Social Activist

    Setting ‘Fire’ (Debut 1996) to all the stereotypes that exist in the Indian Cinema Nandita Das talks candidly about women, being yourself and most importantly accepting yourself just the way you are and being proud of it.   Feministaa presents to you, the bold and beautiful Nandita Das in a candid conversation.   She paved….

  • Aashna Shroff

    Founder, The Snob Journal

    “Blogging is just not for women” -Aashna Shroff   Fashion, beauty, makeup and Aashna Shroff are words you are likely to use in one sentence. A fashion blogger and woman with a mind of her own, Aashna Shroff has a charming personality that made her a social media sensation.   From fashion trends to make….

  • Kalki Koechlin

    Actor, Writer and Screenwriter

    The queen of monologues, and a true icon for the modern powerful independent woman in India, Kalki Koechlin spoke to Feministaa about womanhood and a lot more.   Just before she was to receive her award, at the 63rd National Awards held at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, for her performance in Margarita With A Straw,….

  • Shabana Azmi

    Actor, Social Activist

    Her name resonates the sound of respect and immense boldness, at the same time. She can be an icon in her own individuality and an inspiration to many women as Mrs. Javed Akhtar. Mrs. Shabana Azmi talks to Feministaa about why women issues are close to her, what makes her the “art director’s favourite” and what….

  • Shubhika Sharma

    Founder and CEO, Papa Dont Preach

    Shubhika Sharma, the Chief Fashion Officer of Papa Don’t Preach is the founder of a unique line of women’s wear, based out of Mumbai. Shubhika is originally from Delhi and studied fashion designing in London. Like many, she was awestruck seeing the fashion statements that women had on Oxford street. She came back with the….

  • Prerana Langa

    CEO, Yes Foundation

    Prerana Langa, CEO YES FOUNDATION, the social development arm of YES BANK (India’s Fifth Largest Private Sector Bank).   Ms Prerana Langa, an academician, in the true sense is one of the most liveliest woman we had met coming from the financial sector! Post completing her Executive Development Program in Corporate Social Responsibility from the World….

  • Pernia Qureshi

    Founder, Pernia's Pop Up Shop

    Think luxury, glamour and style and you cannot help but think of Pernia’s Pop Up Shop!   When it comes to high street fashion, Pernia Qureshi,  knows it all! Coming from her previous experience in premium brands such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Conde Nast in New York, Pernia has an eye for high street….

  • Karuna Kumar

    Senior Director, Native Content, Group M

    ” There is definitely a certain kind of effort to make sure that you have very sane life ” – Karuna Kumar   A myriad profile, from Columbia University to the University of Westminster, Karuna Kumar studied film direction and journalism and she has been a diverse academic achiever all her life. As an undergraduate….

  • Sonali Gupta


    One of our handpicked Feministaas, Sonali Gupta is a professional Model and a renowned Anchor. She is the perfect combination of an ambitious Indian woman with the perfect tint of glamour required to create a spark. Feministaa spoke to Sonali about her tumultuous yet exciting journey.   A Wise Man once said: Find your passion….

  • Aditi Goel

    Founder Food-E Culinary Experts

    A proud owner of the culinary studio ‘Food-E: Culinary Studio’ in Mumbai,  Aditi Goel is a gracious host to home bakers and chefs and even conducts workshops, customized food trials and demonstrations.   Food- E means food emotions and everyone has their own type of food emotions so thats what it really means, says the….

  • Mary Ellen Matsui

    Executive Director, ATMA

    Meet Mary Ellen Matsui, Executive Director, in an exclusive interview with Feministaa. Atma is a Mumbai based NGO which aims to provide relevant solutions to improvise on the quality of education in India. By providing consulting and volunteer staff support to educational organisations, Atma aims  to aid the NGOs in Education Sector and expand their….

  • Sonam Kapoor as Neerja


    The youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, Neerja Bhanot is a living legend. In the process of saving lives of three children escaping the flight, Neerja ended up giving up her life.   Feministaa got in touch with Neerja Bhanot’s brother, Mr. Aneesh Bhanot to capture real glimpses of the Hijack Heroine.   Neerja….

  • Harshaali Malhotra

    Child Artist, Bajrangi Bhaijan

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up. – Pablo Picasso   Achievement has no age. If you have talent, and you’re blessed with the right opportunity, you will reach your goal. Such is cc, who was discovered through Bajrangi Bhaijaan.   Chosen out of 5000….

  • The Banker to the Next Generation: Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Chairperson, State Bank of India

    She joined the State bank of India as a 21 year old intern! And today she leads the 200 year old bank, and is not only an achiever as the first woman Chairperson to lead the bank, but also, is the youngest person to reach this position!   Today, she is an iconic model, to every….

  • The Chick-Lit Writer: Madhuri Banerjee

    Author and Film Writer

    When you pick up a book that says “Losing My VIRGINITY & other dumb ideas”, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind about the author ?   For someone whose first book had the “V” word on the cover, Madhuri Banerjee is one of the very first writers, to write about the bolder side of….

  • Ishi Khosla for Feministaa

    Nutritionist and Author

      Mrs Ishi Khosla is a multi-faceted woman. She is a practicing clinical nutritionist, consultant, author and an entrepreneur.   She is one of those courageous women who made her passion to be her profession. Passionate about nutrition and a strong believer in the power of foods, she spearheaded, the first of its kind, a health….

  • Ovenderful by Simran : Raising Funds through Baking

    Founder, Ovenderful

      “I have never wanted my identity to be just a mum.”   This concept might be popular in the western world, but this homegrown entrepreneur had the courage to begin something like this in India.   Based out of Bangalore, Simran’s “Ovenderful” started out as a basic blog. She kept inventing stuff, creating and baking….

  • Vodafone’s Kavita Nair is Happy To Help

    Digital and Retail Head, Vodafone India

    Kavita Nair joined as the first female product manager at Vodafone. And she has never looked back ever since! Very few people know this about Kavita, she talks to her grandmother once at a fixed time every single day!   Grounded and enthusiastic as ever, Kavita Nair has had a long, exhausting yet enthralling journey….

  • From The Education Sector Sushma Paula Berlia

    Co-Promoter and President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group

      Sushma Berlia was one of the first women in her family to go to the factory with her father after school. “Education and knowledge are core strengths, and women should be completely self reliant”, are mantras she completely lives by. Today, President & Co Promoter of the Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, Sushma Berlia’s….

  • Amna Mirza For Feministaa

    Author, Educationist and Mentor

    We live only once, but if we live right, then once is enough.     Dr. Amna Mirza is one of the most talented and versatile woman educationists we have met. Author of the book “A Comprehensive Perspective of Federal Concerns in Global Times“, she is someone who goes beyond her work, to make the….

  • Nehha Bhatnagar

    Ted X Curator, Bharatnatyam Dancer, Founder Sarvam Foundation

      About Nehha   Nehha is an exuberant bharatnatyam dancer. A disciple of the Padma Bhushan Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan , Nehha has used her passion and zeal for dance to support a much bigger cause. She talks in her interview, passionately, about the Sarvam Foundation which was founded by her in 2000. Not only is….

  • Bhawna Agarwal

    CEO NDTV Gadgets 360

    We were told time and again to write against people stereotyping women as un-savvy technocrats. And we came across this wonderful person, who has been covered by tech story, and is known to be a precursor to the myriad online travel industry.   Bhawna Agarwal, CEO NDTV Gadgets, is undoubtedly one of the prettiest and….

  • Ridhi Arora

    Consultant turned Fashion Designer

    About Ridhi   Ridhi has been a finance student initially. After working for sometime with Grant Thornton in New York, she shifted back only to discover her passion for designing clothing for women. She now wished to take over the couture world as a premier league designer. She took a bold step by starting her….

  • Surabhi Dewra


    About Surabhi   We wanted to interview a feministaa from the education sector, but were unable to make up our minds till we heard Surabhi Dewra speak at a seminar. Young, and rebellious she was someone who could inspire many many young women with the tumultuous story of her success.   Surabhi left her 9-5….

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