(Last Updated on : 08/04/2017)
Female Chess Players in India includes Tania Sachdev, Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman, Dronavalli Harika, Soumya Swaminathan, Nadig Kruttika, Padmini Rout, Mary Ann Gomes, Swati Ghate, Aarthie Ramaswamy, Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi and many other players who are playing chess and honoured the country.
Tania Sachdev is an Indian female chess player, who holds the titles of Woman Grandmaster and International Master. She was born on 20th August 1986. Tania Sachdev was inducted to the game by her mother Anju in conjure to harness her restlessness energy into something positive. Sachdev became the Eighth Indian Woman Grandmaster. When Tania was just eight, she won her first international title. Already she has won the World and Asian junior titles by the time. Tania Sachdev aims to achieve the International Master norm. She exceeded recently in the Asian Women's Championship with 6.5 points out of 9 rounds. A Delhi literature student and Woman International Master, Tania Sachdev, accomplished her final woman grandmaster norm by scoring fifty percent in the First Saturday of the Grandmaster Tournament.
Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman is an Indian chess
player of international repute. She is presently ranked 20th amongst women chess players in the world. But from India, she is the first Woman Grand Master (WGM). Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman has been a 5 time national champion throughout her career span. She has won more medals for India in the Chess Olympiads, than any other player. Subbaraman has even won almost all national age group titles, which include the senior title, for record time. The present FIDE rating of Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman is 2464. Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman is renowned for the high level of her game. She has also helped inflame interest in Women's chess in India. The world champion Gary Kasparov is her favourite Chess player.
Dronavalli Harika is an upcoming talent among young Indian chess players
. This tremendous talent in chess was born on 12th January 1991 in the Guntur District
in Andhra Pradesh
. She learned to play chess at tender age of seven. She holds three prestigious titles one being the title of Grandmaster and the other two are Woman Grandmaster and International Master respectively. With time she came to the limelight after registering her win in the Asian Games Under-10 Championships and Asian Games Under-12 Championships. In the year 2011 she won Asian Individual Women Chess Championship. She trains under NVS Raju and in July 2011 she achieved one of the rare feats by grabbing the Grandmaster title. And in doing so, she became the second Indian woman, after GM Koneru Kumpy, to receive such top honour.
Aarthi Ramaswamy is a popular name in the chess circuit in India. Aarti Ramaswamy, an Indian Chess player
, was born on 28th June 1981. She happens to be the Woman Grand Master (WGM) and is the national champion on 2003. Before that, in 1999, she won the under 18 girls championship that took place in Oropesa, Spain. Presently she is rated 2211.
Padmini Rout is an Indian chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. She won the World under-14 girls' championship in 2008 and the Indian women's championship twice (in 2014 and 2015).
Kruttika Nadig is a chess player from Maharashtra
. Kruttika Nadig holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM). Kruttika Nadig won the Indian national women's championship in 2008. Kruttika Nadig competed in the Women's World Chess Championship 2010; she was knocked out in the first round by compatriot Harika Dronavalli. She played for India in the Women's World Team Chess Championship and Women's Asian Team Chess Championship in 2009 and for Indian women's team in the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad in 2003.
Soumya Swaminathan is a chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster from India. She won the World Junior Girls' Championship 2009 held in Puerto Madryn, Argentina edging out on tiebreak score Deysi Cori and Betul Cemre Yildiz.
Mary Ann Gomes
Mary Ann Gomes is an Indian chess player holding the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).In 2005 she won the Asian Under-16 Girls Championship in Namangan, Uzbekistan. She won the Asian Junior (Under-20) Girls Championship in 2006, 2007 and 2008. She also won three times the Women's Indian Chess Championship in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Swati Ghate is an Indian chess player and a Woman Grandmaster. She is also a winner of the 2006 Indian Chess Championship.
Humpy Koneru is hailing from Vijayawada. She is an Indian chess grandmaster.