1. Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen
Phoolan Devi, also known as the Bandit Queen, was once known far and wide as the most feared woman in India. And this was for good reason. Born into a very poor family in Central India, Phoolan Devi was married off as a child and had an abusive life before she ran away to join a gang of bandits.
Over the course of her exploits with the gang, she committed several robberies, including killing 22 men who had sexually assaulted her. At the time of her surrender, she was charged with 48 crimes. Her life has been chronicled in the popular film – The Bandit Queen.