Are you a parent looking for the best residential school in India which could help to bring out the best in your children? Do you want your child to be the best in whatever stream she chooses, and accordingly want to choose that institution which could shape her all-round abilities? If it’s a yes to any or all of the questions, then look no further than the famous Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun, which is also regarded as one of the top 5 residential schools in India.
This list talks about all those alumni of the school who went on to sparkle brightly in their respective careers—
7. Tavleen Singh
One of the most noted print journalists of India; Tavleen Singh completed her schooling from Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun before graduating from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Later, she underwent training at the Westminster Press in England to become a journalist. She had been a part of numerous famous newspapers in India including The Telegraph, The Statesman, India Today and the likes. Her son is a famous contemporary writer, Aatish Taseer.
6. Radhika Roy
Sister of the famous politician Brinda Karat, Radhika Roy is an experienced print and television journalist who had been a student at the Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun. Along with her husband, Prannoy Roy (a noted journalist), she founded NDTV in 1988 of which she is also the co-chairperson. In 2003, Radhika Roy won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Information, Communication and Entertainment.
5. Subhashini Ali
Subhashini Ali Sehgal is the daughter of noted parents, Captain Lakshmi Sehgal and Col. Prem Sehgal who had served the Indian National Army under Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Ali is a woman who excelled not only in politics where she presides over the All India Democratic Women’s Association but also in films which is more like a passing fancy for her. She is noted for her small roles in films like Asoka (2001), The Guru (2002) and Amu (2005). In fact, she was also the dress designer for the cult classic, Umrao Jaan (1981). Her son, Shaad Ali, is now a noted film director in Bollywood.
4. Madhu Trehan
Madhu Purie Trehan is a much noted alumnus of Welhalm Girls School. Educated at the Harrow Technical College and School for Arts, London and the Columbia University, USA, she is one of the most respected and veteran journalists of India. She is also the founding editor of India Today.
3. Kareena Kapoor
If you name a single Indian (albeit with an access to media and TV) who doesn’t know or hasn’t heard the name of Kareena Kapoor, then we shall obey all your orders. Belonging to the famous Kapoor clan in Bollywood, she is one of the highest paid actresses in the film industry and has acted in various types of films. She is one of those few contemporary actresses in Bollywood who has had both critical and commercial successes. Some of her famous films are Chameli, Jab We Met and, of course, Omkara where she essayed the character of Dolly Mishra. She is now married to Saif Ali Khan.
2. Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta is a noted film director and screenplay writer based in Canada who is most noted for her Elements Trilogy—Water (2005), 1947 Earth (1998) and Fire (1996). With numerous accolades in her kitty along with a Genie Award in 2003 for the screenwriter of Bollywood/Hollywood, recently Mehta was bestowed with honorary degree from the prestigious Mount Allison University.
1. Brinda Karat
If you are interested in politics, you must be acquainted with the name of Brinda Karat who is a Rajya Sabha member and a member of Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She is also the presiding Vice President of All India Democratic Women’s Association. She is married to Prakash Karat, the General Secretary of All India Democratic Women’s Association, India.