First Indian in Various Fields - Record List - 3

First Indian in Various Fields - Record List - 3

First Indian in Various Field – Record List - 3

Politics and Government:

  • First Bengali to become President of India – Pranab Mukarji (2012 July 25).
  • First Indian Finance Minister to present the budget 6 times in the row – Manmohan Singh (1991-91916).
  • First Indian to become PM after having been the Opposition Leader in Lok Sabha – Atal Behari Vajpayee (1996 May 16).
  • First Indian origin woman to become the Governer of State in USA – Nikki Haley, South Carolina (2011).
  • First woman Chief Minister of West Bengal – Mamta Benarji, Trinamool Congress (2011).
  • First woman speaker of Lok Sabha in India – Meira Kumar (2009).
  • First Indian PM to be voted out of office – Indirs Gandhi (1977).
  • First Non-congress Government in India – Janata Party Government with Morarji Desai as Prime Minister (1977-1979).
  • 1st woman ruler of India – Razia Suthana. She is the first woman ruler in south Asia (1236).
  • First woman minister in India Vijalakshmi Pandit, Uttra Pradesh (1937).
  • First woman foreign secretary of India – Chokila Iyar (2001).
  • First woman Air Marshal in India – Padma Bandobadhyaya (2002).
  • First woman Director General of Police (DGP) in India – Kanchan Bhattacharya, Uttaranchal (2004).
  • First woman Union Minister in India – Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, Cabinet Minister, Health Portfolio (1947).
  • First woman Prime Minister in India – Indira Gandhi (1966).
  • First woman to become president of United Nation General Assembly – Vijayalakshmi Pandit (1953).
  • First woman President of Indian National Congresss party – Annie Besant (19170.
  • First woman Chief Minister of State in India – Sucheta Kripalani, Uttar Pardesh (1963-67).
  • First woman Governor of State in India – Sarojini Naidu, United provinces (UP) (1947-49).
  • First Indian Ambassador – Vijalakshmi Pandit, USSR (1947-49).

First in Film:

  • First film screened in India – French cameraman Marius Sestier screened the first motion picture at Bombay’s Watson’s Hotel. The entry fee was one rupee per person (1896 July 07).
  • First indigenous full length future film produced by an Indian – Raja Harish Chandra, by Dadasheb Phalke. It was released at Coronation Cinematograph, Bombay (1913 May 03).
  • First fully indigenous color movie Kisan Kaya, by Moti B Gidwani. It was made in India by using indigenously developed color technics (1937).
  • First woman cinematographer  to win national film award – Anjali Shukla, Camerawoman of the film Kutty Srank by Shaji.N.Karun (2010 Sep).
  • First cinematographer to win the Dadasaheb Phalke award – V.K.Murthy, Mysore (2010 Jan).
  • First 70mm animation film in India – Lava Kusa the warrior Twins (2010).
  • First Indian to win an Oscar in Technical Category – Resul Pookuty, Sound mixing (2009 Feb).
  • First Indian Lyricist to win an Oscar – Gulzar (2009 Feb).
  • First India to win Dada Sahep Paalke award – Devika Rani (1970).
  • 1st Indian ‘’Oscar winner’’ – Baanu Aathaiya, for best costume design for the film ‘Gandhi’ (1982).
  • First Indian Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign-Language film – Mother India (1957).
  • First Actress of Indian Talkies – Rani Zubeida, Alam Aara. She acted in 36 silent films (1931).
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