Campus Drift brings you the ten most fascinating and notable MU girls, who in their entire lifetime have done nothing else but bring honour and laurels to the university. Let’s have a glance at these amazingly inspiring women:
- Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit, also famously known as Nene, supposedly needs no such introduction. Being a gorgeous actor and a marvellous dancer, she has been ruling the hearts of the Indians since the 1980s. She studied to be a microbiologist in Mumbai University but the desire for dancing took over and she became a trained professional Kathak dancer. Doesn’t she look younger than most of the teenagers these days?
- Pratibha Patil
Pratibha Devisingh Patil is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012. As a member of INC, being the only women to hold the office, Patil was educated initially at R. R. Vidyalaya, Jalgaon, and subsequently was awarded a master’s degree in Political Science and Economics by Mooljee Jetha College, Jalgaon (then under Pune University), and then a Bachelor of Law degree by Government Law College, Mumbai. Such an inspiration!
- Aishwarya Rai
Often cited as ‘The most beautiful woman in the world’, Aishwarya Rai was the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. She is also, needless to say, a very successful actor and a model. The heart throbbing actress did her intermediate schooling at Jai Hind College for a year and then joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga. The reason why Mumbai is so loved and aspired for eh?
- Homai Vyarawalla
Homai Vyarawalla, commonly known by her pseudonym “Dalda 13”, was India’s first woman photojournalist. She studied at the Bombay University and the Sir J. J. School of Art. In 2011, she was awarded Padma Vibhushan.
In an era, where women were deprived of basic human rights, she went on and achieved what no women believe could ever be possible. Hats off to this inspiring lady!
- Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor a.k.a bebo, is one of Bollywood’s most admired and popular actresses. Kareena studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Vile Parle (Mumbai). Kapoor has received six Filmfare Awards out of ten nominations. For her role in Refugee, Kapoor was awarded the Best Female Debut in 2000. Let’s aspire to be nothing less than Bebo!
- Priyanka Chopra
The internationally famous and loved, Priyanka Chopra, is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Even though she did enrol in Jai Hind College, Mumbai University, she dropped out soon to venture more glamorous options. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri. Beauty with brains is not a myth after all!
- Smita Patil
Smita Patil was an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. Regarded among the finest stage and film actresses of her times, she appeared in over 80 Hindi and Marathi films. She received the Padma Shri in 1985. Always in our hearts!
- Chanda Kochhar
Chanda Kochhar is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank. She is widely recognised for her role in shaping retail banking in India. She joined Jai Hind College for a bachelor’s degree. After graduating in 1982, she studied cost accountancy and later acquired a master’s degree in management studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Kudos to the lady!
- Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is an Indian actress who has established a career in Bollywood and is the recipient of several awards including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, five Screen Awards and the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2014.
She attended St. Xavier’s College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology and later earned a master’s degree from the University of Mumbai. Isn’t St. Xavier’s Mumbai like a dream?
- Nita Ambani
Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Commerce from NarseeMonjee College of Commerce and Economics. Ambani is also the co-owner of Indian Premier League team, Mumbai Indians. All hail MU!
We at Campus Drift salute all these amazing women and wish to have a million more from the glorious Mumbai University! Are you the next to make it to this list? Share with someone who is.