Laxmi Agarwal

1990 - Today

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Laxmi Agarwal (born 1 June 1990) is an Indian acid attack survivor, a campaigner for rights of acid attack victims, and a TV host.Laxmi Agarwal was attacked in 2005 in New Delhi at the age of 15, after rebuffing the romantic advances of Naeem Khan. Her story, among others, was told in a series on acid attack victims by Hindustan Times. She has since established grassroots campaigns for tackling the surge of acid attacks; one of her petitions has led the Supreme Court to order the central and state governments to regulate the sale of acid and the Parliament to enable easier prosecutions of acid attack perpetrators. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laxmi Agarwal has received more than 3,419,185 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Laxmi Agarwal is the 528th most popular social activist (down from 427th in 2019), the 1,122nd most popular biography from India (down from 843rd in 2019) and the 37th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Laxmi Agarwal ranks 528 out of 544Before her are Fartuun Adan, Saadet Özkan, Rouzan al-Najjar, Linda Sarsour, Sunitha Krishnan, and Farhad Fatkullin. After her are Emma González, Selena Rocky Malone, Valdete Idrizi, Sarah Hegazi, Hadja Saran Daraba Kaba, and Karina Pankievich.

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Among people born in 1990, Laxmi Agarwal ranks 937Before her are John Rooney, Takahiro Nakazato, Victor Hedman, Michi Goto, Yutaka Yoshida, and Milena Raičević. After her are Sergio Tejera, Guillaume Rufin, Waylon Francis, Magnus Eriksson, Han Xinyun, and Aaron Gate.

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Among people born in India, Laxmi Agarwal ranks 1,122 out of 1,227Before her are Sherlyn Chopra (1984), Mandira Bedi (1972), Badshah (1985), Fatima Sana Shaikh (1992), Preeti Jhangiani (1980), and Pentala Harikrishna (1986). After her are Naga Chaitanya (1986), Anita Hassanandani (1981), Hima Das (2000), Manushi Chhillar (1997), Satnam Singh (1995), and Shraddha Arya (1987).


Among social activists born in India, Laxmi Agarwal ranks 37Before her are Shivakumara Swami (1907), Medha Patkar (1954), Jadav Payeng (1963), Gauri Lankesh (1962), Irom Chanu Sharmila (1972), and Sunitha Krishnan (1972).