Women's Day Special: Powerful and Stylish Indian Women We Love
Indian women have long been celebrated for their innate sense of style, elegance and strength. Whether she is a homemaker, managing her family, or a professional shattering a few glass ceilings, a royal or an actor, a doctor or a dancer, she walks in beauty and carries herself with dignity. On the occasion of Women's Day, we look at some women we have always admired for their ability to combine style with substance, and some young women, who are trendsetters for a whole new generation.
Rajmata Gayatri Devi
On screen she was a Goddess. Off screen she was stunning as well. Madhubala was not only a talented actor, the camera simply loved her. Whether in black and white still photographs or in scenes where she lit up the screen, you simply could not take your eyes off her. In sarees or in salwars, in funky western attires or simply in a dress, Madhubala defined charisma with her luminous eyes and perfect smile.
A role model for millions Indian girls, Olympian and one of the world's top badminton player, Saina Nehwal is our favourite star. On the court, she is tough as nails, a fierce fighter who does not give up or give in. Hugely respected by her peers, Saina's game is always spot on. Off court, she is elegance personified. A regular at fashion shows that combine glamour with a cause, Saina rocks the traditional look like a pro. We love this versatile sports star for all this and more!
Konkona Sen Sharma
Faye D Souza
Definitely one of the most influential and credible television anchors today, Faye D Souza combines power with elegance like only she can. In the Mirror TV studio, when she is asking the toughest questions or taking on hardened politicians, she is all fire and brimstone, without being offensive. Her sharp bob and clean makeup add to the professional charisma.