Rank Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 60 - Founder, Chair, Biocon Ltd.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder Biocon - India's first biotech entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw founded Biocon in 1978 when she was 25 by partnering with an Irish firm to make industrial enzymes.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Forbes
The wealthiest self-made woman in India, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw founded and runs biotech firm, Biocon, which makes affordable drugs for everything from head and neck cancers to diabetes.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Chair, Biocon Ltd.
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes
Shaken by the death of a friend and empowered by her health care fortune, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw pushes to modernize cancer care in India.