19. Sania Mirza
Date of birth: 15 November 1986
Sania Mirza is a professional Indian tennis player. This woman is single-handedly responsible for putting India on the global tennis map. She is the first Indian female to win a Grand Slam and the only player to feature in the top 30 WTA Rankings. Sania is extremely popular due to her contribution to the Indian tennis scene and she has often used her fame to address serious women and minority-related issues.