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

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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 NameHarika Dronavalli Chandra
ProfessionChess Player
Date of Birth12 January 1991
Age33 Years
Birth PlaceGorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Home TownGorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
FamilyMother : Swarna Dronavalli
Father : Ramesh Dronavalli
Sister : Anusha
Harika Dronavalli with Family
Brother : Not Available
Husband : Karteek Chandra
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

SchoolSri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationGraduate
Active Years1999-Present
National AwardsPadma Shri (2019)
Arjuna Award (2007)
Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player)

Physical Stats and More

Height5′ 9″ Feet
Weight65 Kg
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
HobbiesCooking, 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 StatusMarried
BoyfriendsKarteek Chandra
Harika Dronavalli with Husband
Marriage Date19 August 2018
Net WorthINR 5-20 Crore
Harika Dronavalli (Chess Player)

Social Media Presence

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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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