Soumya Swaminathan (Chess Player) Age, Family, Biography, & More
|Real Name||Soumya Swaminathan|
|Famous As||Woman 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|
|Date of Birth||21 March 1989|
|Age (as in 2018)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Palghat, Kerela, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|Hometown||Palakkad, Kerala, India|
|College/University||BMCC College Pune
DES Law College Pune, Maharashtra
|Hobbies||Listening 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 Status||Not Known|
|Parents||Names Not Known|
Sister- Janavi Swaminathan (RJ)
|Favourite Chess Player||Bobby Fischer|
|Net Worth (approx.)||₹25 Lakhs|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Soumya Swaminathan
- Does Soumya Swaminathan smoke?: Not known
- Does Soumya Swaminathan drink alcohol?: Not Known
- 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.