Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player) Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography & More

Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Boyfriend & More

Harika Dronavalli is an Indian chess player and holds the title of Grand Master of FIDE. In 2012, 2015 and 2017, she won three bronze medals at the Women’s World Chess Championships. He received the Arjuna Award from the Government of India in 2007-08.

birth and family

Harika Dronavalli was born on 12 January 1991 in Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. His father’s name is Ramesh Dronavalli and mother’s name is Swarn Dronavalli. He did his schooling from Sri Venkateswara Bala Kutir.


Real Name Harika Dronavalli Chandra
profession chess player
Date of birth 12 January 1991
Age (as in 2002) 31 years
birth place Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
the nationality Indian
hometown Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Family Mother: Swarna Dronavalli
Father: Ramesh Dronavalli
Sister: Anusha:
Harika Dronavalli with family
Brother: Not Available
Husband: Kartik Chandra
Religion Hindu religion
Harika Dronavalli (chess player)


Harika got involved in chess early. She earned a medal at the National U9 Championship. She won a silver medal at the World Chess Championship for girls under the age of ten. At this point he contacted his NVS trainer Ramaraju, who refined his game. After Humpu Koneru, she became the second Indian woman to become a Grandmaster.

Harika has won various accolades like National Women’s Chess Championship, Commonwealth Women’s Chess Championship, Women’s Grandmaster title – Youngest Female Grandmaster in Asian Continent, World Youth Championship Under-18 Girls, Georgia, 2011 Women’s Grandmaster Chess Tournament, Hangzhou.

She has won a bronze medal at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2021 and a silver medal at the 2021 FIDE Women’s World Team Championship.

Education details and more

School Sri Venkateswara Bala Kutir
University not known
educational qualification Graduate
Years active 1999-present
national award Padma Shri (2019)
Arjuna Award (2007)
Harika Dronavalli (chess player)

physical statistics and more

Height 5′ 9″ feet
weight 65 kg
eye color Black
hair color Black
Hobby Cooking, painting, photography and watching movies
Harika Dronavalli (chess player)

personal life

Harika Dronavalli tied the knot with Kartik Chandra in 2018.

marital status and more

marital status married
the lover Kartik Chandra
Harika Dronavalli with husband
wedding date 19 August 2018
controversies None
net worth INR 5-20 Crore
Harika Dronavalli (chess player)

social media presence

Some facts about Harika Dronavalli

  • Harika Dronavalli was born and brought up in Gorantla.
  • His father worked as a deputy executive engineer in a Panchayat Raj subdivision in Mangalagiri.
  • His sister Anusha married Telugu film director KS Ravindra.
  • He started his career in chess at the age of eight.
  • When Harika participated in the National Women’s Chess Championship for the first time in 2008, she claimed 15th place.
  • Frustrated, she vowed to win it the next year and she won the coveted gold medal at the 2009 National Women’s Chess Championship.
  • He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind on March 11, 2019.

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