Soumya Swaminathan (Chess Player) Age, Family, Biography, & More
Bio/Wiki Real NameSoumya Swaminathan ProfessionChess Player Famous AsWoman Grandmaster (2008) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm in meters- 1.65 m in feet inches- 5’ 5” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg in pounds- 130 lbs Figure Measurements (approx.)32-30-34 Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth21 March 1989 Age (as in 2018) 29 Years BirthplacePalghat, Kerela, India Zodiac sign/Sun signAries NationalityIndian HometownPalakkad, Kerala, India College/UniversityBMCC College Pune DES Law College Pune, Maharashtra Educational Qualification(s)B.Com LL.B ReligionHinduism CasteBrahmin HobbiesListening to Music, Watching Movies, Travelling, Dancing, Cycling, Swimming, Reading Awards, Honours, Achievements 2007: Woman International Master (WIM) 2009: World Junior Champion 2010: Sahara Best Sportsperson Award (Girls) 2011: Lokmat Sakhi Gaurav Puraskar 2013-14: Shiv Chatrapati Award 2014: Pune Gaurav Puraskar Marital StatusNot Known Family ParentsNames Not Known SiblingsBrother- None Sister- Janavi Swaminathan (RJ) Favourite Things Favourite ColourYellow Favourite DestinationMauritius Favourite Chess PlayerBobby Fischer Money Factor Net Worth (approx.)₹25 Lakhs
Some Lesser Known Facts About Soumya Swaminathan
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She lost her mother at a very young age in a fatal accident, her father has been taking care of her since then.
Having being born in Kerala, she grew up in Aurangabad and then shifted to Pune.
She started playing chess at the age of eight.
Before her first major success, she has been Youth Girls Champion twice.
She was the Indian junior girls’ champion in 2005 and 2006.
In 2009, she won the World Junior Girls’ Championship, held in Puerto Madryn, Argentina; defeating Deysi Cori and Betul Cemre Yildiz on a tiebreak score.
She became only the third Indian girl after Grandmaster Koneru Humpy and Woman Grandmaster, Dronavalli Harika to bag World Junior Girls Title.
She won the 2011 Indian women’s championship with a score of 8.5/11.
In 2012, she became the Commonwealth women’s champion in Chennai.
She was National Women’s Premier 1st Runner Up in 2015.
In 2016, after tying with Anastasia Bodnaruk and Alexandra Obolentseva for the first place in the women’s section of the Moscow Open, she finished second on a tiebreak.
She won individual Gold at the Asian Team Championship 2016.
She has pulled out from the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Iran from 26 July to 4 August, for imposing the compulsory-headscarf rule which she thinks is violating her personal rights.