This is a list of women judges of the Supreme Court of India, the highest court of the Republic of India. The list is ordered chronologically. Justice Fathima Beevi, the first woman in the court, was appointed on 6 October 1989. Since then the court has had 10 more women justices. At present, out of 29 judges (including the Chief Justice of India) in the court, there is 1 sitting woman judge.

List of Women Judges of Supreme Court of India:

1. First woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Fatima Beevi
  • Date of Appointed: 6 October 1989
  • Date of Retirement: 29 April 1992
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Kerala High Court judge

2. Second woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Sujata Manohar
  • Date of Appointed: 6 October 1989
  • Date of Retirement: 27 August 1999
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Chief Justice of Kerala High Court

3. Third woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Ruma Pal
  • Date of Appointed: 28 January 2000
  • Date of Retirement: 02 June 2006
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Calcutta High Court judge

4. Fourth woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Gyan Sudha Mishra
  • Date of Appointed: 30 April 2010
  • Date of Retirement: 27 April 2014
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court

5. Sixth woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Ranjana Desai
  • Date of Appointed: 13 September 2011
  • Date of Retirement: 29 October 2014
  • Prior to being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court: Judge of the Bombay High Court

6. Fifth woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: R. Banumathi
  • Date of Appointed: 13 August 2014
  • Date of Retirement: 19 July 2020
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court

7. 7th woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Indu Malhotra
  • Date of Appointed: 27 April 2018
  • Date of Retirement: 13 March 2021
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Member of the High Level Committee (HLC) in the Ministry of Law and Justice

8. The eighth woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Indira Banerjee
  • Date of Appointed: 7 August 2018
  • Date of Retirement: 23 September 2022
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Senior Justice

9. Ninth woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Hima Kohli
  • Date of Appointed: 31 August 2021
  • Date of Retirement: 1 September 2024
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: An additional judge in the Delhi High Court

10. The tenth woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: B.V. Nagaratna
  • Date of Appointed: 31 August 2021
  • Date of Retirement: 29 October 2027
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court judge: Karnataka High Court judge

11. Eleventh woman judge of the Supreme Court of India

  • Name: Bela Trivedi
  • Date of Joining:31 August 2021
  • Date of superannuation: 9 June 2025
  • Prior to being appointed as a Supreme Court Judge: Judge of the Supreme Court of India

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