2. Phoolan Devi – the legendary bandit queen
Phoolan Devi is probably the most famous female bandit from India. She had a troubled childhood. When she was young she was raped and she became a bandit to avenge her rape.
After she recovered from her injury, she gathered her group and killed more than 20 people who she thought were responsible for the act.
While some people consider her as a notorious bandit, there are others who think that she was actually a hero, who fought for her self-respect.