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

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

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

Birth & Family 

Harika Dronavalli was born on 12 January 1991 in Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Her father’s name is Ramesh Dronavalli, and her mother’s name is Swarna Dronavalli. She did her schooling at Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer. 


Real Name Harika Dronavalli Chandra
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 12 January 1991
Age (as in 2022) 31 Years
Birth Place Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Home Town Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Family Mother : Swarna Dronavalli
Father : Ramesh Dronavalli
Sister : Anusha
Harika Dronavalli with Family
Brother : Not Available
Husband : Karteek Chandra
Religion Hinduism
Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player)


Harika became involved in chess early on. She earned a medal at the National U9 Championship. She went on to win a silver medal at the World Chess Championship for girls under the age of ten. It was at this point that she approached her NVS trainer Ramaraju, who refined her play. Following Humpu Koneru, she became the second female Indian to become a grandmaster. 

Harika has won various accolades like National Women Chess Championship, Commonwealth Women Chess Championship, Woman Grandmaster Title – Youngest Woman Grandmaster in Asian Continent, World Youth Championship U-18 Girls, Georgia, 2011 Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament, Hangzhou.

She has won Bronze Medal at FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2021 and Silver Medal at 2021 FIDE Women’s World Team Championship. 

Education Details and More

School Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer
College Not Known
Educational Qualification Graduate
Active Years 1999-Present
National Awards Padma Shri (2019)
Arjuna Award (2007)
Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player)

Physical Stats and More

Height 5′ 9″ Feet
Weight 65 Kg
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Hobbies Cooking, Painting, Photography and Watching films
Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player)

Personal Life 

Harika Dronavalli tied the knot with Karteek Chandra in 2018. 

Marital Status and More

Marital Status Married
Boyfriends Karteek Chandra
Harika Dronavalli with Husband
Marriage 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.
  • Her father worked as a deputy executive engineer at a Panchayat Raj subdivision in Mangalagiri.
  • Her sister Anusha married to Telugu film director K. S. Ravindra.
  • She started her career in chess at the age of eight years.
  • When Harika participated in the National Women Chess Championship for the first time in 2008, she claimed the 15th spot.
  • Disappointed, she vowed to win it the next year and she won the prestigious gold medal at the 2009 National Women Chess Championship.
  • He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind on March 11, 2019.

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