On International women's day (8th March), we salute the spirit of womanhood and wish all women out there joy, peace, happiness and success. They come from diverse backgrounds but there's one thing that connects them all. It's their undying spirit to live the life they have envisioned for themselves. They believed in their abilities to make a difference and they all have accomplished much in their own unique and special way. While preparing a list of this nature is always a daunting task, here's a list of 12 inspiring women chosen on the basis of their zodiac signs to give you a quick overview of what to expect based on astrological analysis of signs. While accuracy is never guaranteed with generalized predictions and it always makes sense to get a full reading based on all planets present in one's chart, a Sun Sign analysis is the quickest way to understand what works and what doesn't for a person.
Aries: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Born on March 23, 1953, this Aries woman has contributed a great deal to the business world. She is the chairperson of Biocon, a bio-pharmaceutical company and has been bestowed upon with various rewards for her valuable contribution. She perfectly matches her Aries characteristics of being a go-getter who is ambitious and possesses great leadership skills.
Taurus: Madhuri Dixit
Born on 15th May, 1967, this beautiful actress has set Bollywood ablaze with her superb acting and dancing skills. Being a Taurus, she is highly creative and is very hard working. She's a reserved person but her talent knows no bounds.
Gemini: Ekta Kapoor
Born on June 7, 1975, this film and television producer has created a name for herself in Bollywood with her production house, Balaji Telefilms excelling tremendously. Being a Gemini woman, she is very intelligent and confident, and she is bound to impress others with her great communication skills.
Cancer: Priyanka Chopra
Born on 18th July, 1982, this multi-talented beauty pageant winner and actor cum singer proved herself not only in India but abroad as well. This sensitive and family oriented Cancer has great artistic and creative skills.
Leo: Sunidhi Chauhan
Born on 14th August, 1983, this playback singer has mesmerized the audience with her great performances over the years. This talented Leo is energetic, witty and independent. Like all other women who belong to this zodiac sign, staying in the limelight will be easy for the very talented Sunidhi Chauhan.
Virgo: Shabana Azmi
Born on 18th September, 1950, this film actress and theatre personality has contributed in a significant way to cinema apart from engaging in other humanitarian causes. This Virgo woman has the intelligence and charm that attracts others and a great critic.
Libra: Mira Nair
Born on 15th October, 1957, this Libran director has done remarkable work and almost all her films are critically acclaimed. This National as well as international award winner also works for the education of the underprivileged children. Her captivating Libran personality and charm makes her a popular figure in social circles.
Scorpio: Chanda Kocchar
Born on 17th November, 1961, she is the CEO of ICICI bank and has been featured in Fortune magazine's list of 50 most powerful women in business. She represents all the common traits associated with Scorpio women - strong-willed, driven to succeed, self-confident and resourceful.
Sagittarius: Barkha Dutt
Born on December 18, 1971, this bold and dynamic journalist is the group editor of NDTV India and is known for her live coverage during the Kargil war. Her Sagittarius zeal and optimism is evident from the fact that she has received many national and international awards including the Padma Shri.
Capricorn: Vidya Balan
Born on January 1, 1978, this National Award winner and Padma awardee actress has debunked all the myths by doing distinct cinema and proving herself despite her "weight issues". She is the typical Capricorn alpha female who is very ambitious when it comes to her work.
Aquarius: Preity Zinta
Born on 31st January, 1975, this bubbly actress has done some notable performances in movies apart from being a social activist and film producer. She manages one of the IPL teams and also received the national bravery award for her upfront statement against the underworld. Like a typical Aquarius, she is independent, imaginative and creative in terms of ideas.
Pisces: Mary Kom
Born on 1st March, 1983, the five-time World Boxing champion and Arjuna award winner has inspired many women to chase their dreams and be a part of sporting history. This Pisces is dedicated towards her profession and is emotionally attached to everything she does.