Soumya Swaminathan (Chess Player) Age, Family, Biography, & More

Soumya Swaminathan

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
HometownPalakkad, Kerala, India
College/UniversityBMCC College Pune
DES Law College Pune, Maharashtra
Educational Qualification(s)B.Com
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
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

Soumya Swaminathan

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. Soumya Swaminathan's Facebook Post