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5 Indian Female Gamers Who’re Defeating The Notion That Only Men Are Good At Video Games

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When we say that women are not leaving any areas of expertise unexplored, we mean it. For a long time now, Indians have always labeled many jobs or careers only as a prospect for men. However, gradually we are heading towards a change in this mindset as now women are breaking such stereotypical norms. One such field is gaming. Now, I am sure as kids we all have played video games, and honestly, back in the day, it was never really a gender-biased game. However, for some reason, the gaming industry became a male-dominated area, and also because women were not quite encouraged here. But now when this industry is growing rapidly in our country, there are many female gamers as well who are actively adding to this growth. Unfortunately, we are less aware of them and their contributions to becoming role models for many young women who want to pursue gaming. 

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Shagufta Iqbal AKA Xyaa

One of the most well-known names when it comes to female gamers in India. Shagufta Iqbal has approximately 116k followers on Instagram. She is a gamer and also lives streams on her youtube channel. She hails from Orissa and is a passionate gamer. From Minefield, UNO, and The Walking Dead, Shagufta plays it all and also live streams her games.


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 Monica Jeph, Also Known As Sherlock 

Another female gamer from Jaipur whose Instagram name is Sherlock live. Monica Jeph is also a famous name in the female gaming community.  She also lives steams her games like BGMI and Valorant mostly.


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Payal Dhare Urf Payal Gaming

Payal Dhare’s famous on Instagram with the name Payal Gaming. She is around 22 years old and is a resident of Chhattisgarh. She enjoys a following of 1.4 million on this social media platform. Payal has established herself as a gaming creator, and also live streams her games on YouTube. On YouTube, she has some 2.5 million subscribers, and all her live streaming garners at least more than a million views, which is amazing. She is also one of the first women gamers who enjoy this level of popularity.


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Sanjana Bhattacharya, The Blackhorse

Quite an interesting name she has chosen for herself. Sanjana hails from West Bengal and is actively building her name in the female gaming community. PUBG, BGMI, and Valorant are some of the games that Sanjana often live streams on her channel.


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Ankkita Chauhan

Ankkita Chauhan is gamer from Mumbai. She started her career in the year 2018 and has been a full-time gamer since then.


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I also love the sobriquets that they have given to themselves, its really creative and interesting.

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