1 Arunima Sinha
Former national-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha is the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest and made India proud. Born on 20 July 1988, Arunima was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011. She fell on a parallel track and was immediately run over by a passing train and lost her leg. She was awarded Padma Shri in 2015.
2 Bhakti Sharma
Bhakti Sharma is the first Indian woman and the youngest in the world to swim 1.4 miles, in the Antarctic Ocean. She broke world records and, since then, has conquered all the 5 oceans of the world. She was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2010.
3 Rupa Devi
Rupa Devi (24) is Tamil Nadu's FIFA-approved first woman referee to officiate international football matches.
4 Pooja Thakur
Wing Commander Puja Thakur was the first woman to lead the Guard of Honour for US President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
5 Tessy Thomas
Tessy Thomas fondly known as the 'Missile Woman' of India is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India. She is the Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation.