1. Mother Teresa

Although not an Indian citizen, Mother Teresa became synonymous with India and her charity works, winning the Nobel Peace Prize along the way to Sainthood.

2. Priyanka Chopra

Former Miss World, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has become an internationally known face, playing the central role in the US TV series Quantico, entering Hollywood and winning the US-based Peoples Choice Award twice.

3. Nikki Haley

Nimrata “Nikki” Haley is an Indian-origin American politician who became the first female Governor of South Carolina and is now the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

4. P V Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player and the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

5. Indra Nooyi

Considered to be among the world’s most powerful women, Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American and the CEO and Chairperson of PepsiCo the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue.

6. Mary Kom

Belonging to Manipur, Mary Kom is an Olympic Indian boxer who is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.