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|
|Date of birth||12 January 1991|
|Age (as in 2002)||31 years|
|birth place||Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh|
|hometown||Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh|
|Family||Mother: Swarna Dronavalli
Father: Ramesh Dronavalli
Brother: Not Available
Husband: Kartik Chandra
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|
|national award||Padma Shri (2019)
Arjuna Award (2007)
physical statistics and more
|Height||5′ 9″ feet|
|Hobby||Cooking, painting, photography and watching movies|
Harika Dronavalli tied the knot with Kartik Chandra in 2018.
marital status and more
|the lover||Kartik Chandra
|wedding date||19 August 2018|
|net worth||INR 5-20 Crore|
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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