Lumikai Pathbreakers — Edition IV

5 min readMar 7, 2023

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” — Vincent Van Gogh

A decade ago, only 32% of women in India had access to smartphones and tech gadgets. As of 2022, 2 in 3 households in India have women using smartphones.

Within gaming itself, India is home to 507 million gamers, 43% of them being women.

The rise in the ratio of women consuming content in the country makes it imperative to build content for this audience, and at the same time highlight stories of those creators who are paving the path to growing representation.

We are proud to bring to you the Fourth Edition of Lumikai Pathbreakers, an initiative to showcase some of the bold, brilliant, and fierce women in the Indian gaming and interactive media industry.

The women role models we needed as young girls.

This blog is an inside look at some women who have made and continue to make invaluable contributions to the world of gaming and interactive media in India.

The Fourth Edition of Pathbreakers completes the milestone of featuring 100 trailblazing women from the world of interactive media in India. We could not be prouder to feature them.

Aaruni Khare, Product Manager, Bombay Play

Aditi Bhargava, Senior Product Manager, Zynga

Anjaly Elizabeth Saju, Experience Designer, Zynga

Ankita Kumari, Vice President, Product, MPL

Ankkita Chauhan, Game Streamer, YouTube/Loco

Ann Alex, Senior UX Designer, Playsimple Games

Anupriya Sinha Das, Head of Corporate Development, Nazara

Anuradha Exwaized, Co-founder, PlayCKC

Aparajita Chattopadhayay, Lead Product Manager, Zynga

Bhavana Jindal, Senior Software Engineer, Zynga

Divya Nair, Lead Producer, Zynga

Geeta Kanwar, Lead — Public Policy, InMobi

Ishita Jain, Associate Director, Partnerships, Eloelo

Dr Jyoti Joshi Dhall, Founder & CEO, Kroop.AI

Kaashvi Hiranandani, Game Streamer, YouTube

Kalyani Nimbalkar, Senior Product Manager, Zynga

Kirti Mathur, Associate Game Designer, Zynga

Krutika Ojha, Game Streamer, YouTube

Kshitija Kulkarni, Associate Brand Marketer, Loco

Mala Sen, Art Director, Game Designer, Niku Games

Monika Chouhan, Senior Product Manager, Games 24x7

Monika Jeph, Game Streamer, YouTube/Loco

Namratha Swamy, General Manager — India, MPL

Nupur Verma, Strategic Partnerships Manager, VC & Startups, Google India

Panchami Pradeep, PlayStation, LiveOps Systems Designer

Payal Dhare, Game Streamer, YouTube

Princi Khandelwal, Senior Technical Artist, Bombay Play

Priya Goel Sheth, Co-founder, HobSpace

Priya Rawat, VP of Product, Bombay Play

Radhika Toshniwal, Product Data Scientist, Loco

Rashi Chandra, Senior UI Artist, Garena

Ritu Chowdhary, Director Quality Control, Ubisoft

Rounak Magoo, Creative Producer, Virtual Production, Green Rain Studios

Shifa Garg, Chief Business Officer, FanClash

Shreyanka Choudhary, UA and Growth Strategist, Stellarplay Games

Shuchita Baranwal, VP Design, Gameskraft

Sonakshi Nathak, Publishing and Product Manager, Homa Games

Soumya Tiwari, Senior VP of Design, PlayShifu

Surbhi Jain, Founder & CEO, Neend

Swetha Tibrewal, CTO, FanClash

May this tribe of Pathbreakers prospers and grows. We hope they continue to inspire future generations to become change makers of the future. #LumikaiPathbreakers #ChangingTheGame #100Pathbreakers

Video Montage — watch here.

Pathbreakers I — read here.

Pathbreakers II — read here.

Pathbreakers III — read here.




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