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Divya Deshmukh Age, Family, Biography & More

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Father: Jitendra Deshmukh
Hometown: Nagpur, Maharashtra
Age: 16 Years

Divya Deshmukh

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ProfessionChess player
Known forWinning the gold medal at MPL 47th National Women Chess Championship (2022)
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Chess
FIDE rating2301 (February 2022)
TitleWoman Grandmaster (WGM) (2022)
MedalsGold
• 2012: Asian School Chess Championship (two medals)
• 2012: National Championship, Pondicherry
Divya Deshmukh wins gold at National Championship 2012
• 2013: Asian Youth Chess Championship
• 2013: National Championship, Chennai
Divya Deshmukh posing with her trophy won at National Championship 2013
• 2014: World Under 10 Girls Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa
Divya Deshmukh posing with the trophy won at World Under 10 Girls Chess ChampionshipDivya Deshmukh posing with the trophy won at World Under 10 Girls Chess Championship
• 2014: Asian Youth Championship
• 2014: School (Games) Federation Of India Championship
• 2015: Commonwealth Games
• 2016: Asian Youth Championship (two medals)
• 2016: National School Championship
• 2017: World Cadets Chess Championship in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil2017: Asian Youth Championship
Divya Deshmukh posing with the World Cadets Chess Championship trophy
• 2017: Commonwealth Games
• 2017: National U-13 Girls Championship
• 2019: Commonwealth Championships
• 2020: FIDE Online Chess Olympiad
Divya Deshmukh posing with FIDE Online Chess Olympiad certificate

Silver
• 2014: National Chess Championship
• 2015: National Championship
• 2016: Asian Youth Championship

Bronze
• 2012: National School Chess Championship
• 2014: National School Championship
• 2015: World Youth in the U- 10 girls category in Halkidiki, Greece
Divya Deshmukh posing with World Youth in the U- 10 girls category trophy
• 2016: World Youth Championship
Divya Deshmukh with her World Youth Championship 2016 trophy
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 December 2005 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) 17 Years
BirthplaceNagpur, Maharashtra
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownNagpur, Maharashtra
SchoolBhavans Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Nagpur
HobbiesPainting, Archery, Flower Breeding
Family
ParentsFather- Dr. Jitendra Deshmukh (gynaecologist)
Mother- Dr. Namrata Deshmukh (gynaecologist)
Divya Deshmukh with her family
SiblingsSister-Arya Deshmukh (studying law)
Divya Deshmukh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Divya Deshmukh

  • Divya Deshmukh is an Indian chess player from Maharashtra who became the senior national women’s chess champion in March 2022.
  • Divya started taking coaching from Rahul Joshi when she was six years old. She switched from badminton to chess when she was four years old because of her short height.

    Divya Deshmukh with her coach Rahul Joshi

    Divya Deshmukh with her coach Rahul Joshi

  • Divya gained an interest in Chess because of her father who used to play chess as a hobby. She won her first prize at the age of five.

    Divya Deshmukh receiving her first trophy at the age of five

    Divya Deshmukh receiving her first trophy at the age of five

  • In 2021, she became India’s 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at Grand Master held in Budapest, Hungary.

    Divya Deshmukh becomes Woman Grand Master 2021

    Divya Deshmukh becomes Woman Grand Master 2021

  • In March 2022, she became Nagpur’s first senior national women’s chess champion. She also became the first teenager to win the title after Koneru Humpy, who won it in 2003. After winning the national tournament, she shared her feelings and said,

    It’s hard to believe but I have to believe it. I had zero expectations while heading to this tournament as I just wanted to play my best.”

    Divya Deshmukh becomes national women's chess champion 2022

    Divya Deshmukh becomes national women’s chess champion 2022

  • In March 2022, she received a cash prize of Rs. 50, 000 from Maharashtra Chess Association for winning the MPL 47th National women’s Championship held at Bhubaneshwar.

    Divya Drshmukh wins cash prize from Maharashtra Chess Association

    Divya Drshmukh wins cash prize from Maharashtra Chess Association

  • In an interview, her coach RB Ramesh talked about her game and hard work and said,

    Divya is a very talented and hard working girl. She has been making steady progress in her playing strength and her rating has also been increasing steadily as a result. She is very sure of herself and does not doubt her abilities at the same time very down to earth. I am very happy that she very deservingly won the world title.”

  • She is an avid dog lover and often posts pictures of them on social media.

    Divya Deshmukh's pet dog

    Divya Deshmukh’s pet dog