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Sonia Gandhi India`s most inspiring woman politician: Survey

PTI | Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 17:39

Kolkata: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been voted as India`s most inspiring female political leader who has been able to strike a perfect balance between her career and family life, according to a survey.

In the survey held by matrimonial service portal Shaadi.Com, 36.2 per cent people voted for Sonia Gandhi, while BJP leader Sushma Swaraj was a close second with 33.6 per cent votes.

A release from Shaadi.Com said today that the survey was to understand which successful Indian women was admired for striking a perfect balance between career and family life.

Over 5,100 Indian women from different cities participated in the poll.

In the corporate sector, Reliance`s Nita Ambani (35.6 per cent) was voted as the most successful businesswoman followed by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon, Chanda Kochchar of ICICI Bank and Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank.

In the field of sports, Mary Kom (33.5 per cent) was voted as the `Most Successful Sportstar` followed by Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza and P V Sindhu.

From Bollywood, SRK`s wife Gauri Khan topped the list, closely followed by Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol.

"The poll suggests that Indian women seek inspiration from well-known personalities. They idolise personalities who can strike the right balance between career and family, despite their celebrity status," Gourav Rakshit, chief operating officer of Shaadi.Com, said.

First Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 17:39
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