P V Nandhidhaa (Chess Player) Biography, Age, Wiki, Awards, Family, Images

P.V. Nandhidhaa aka Pallathur Venkatachalam Nandhidhaa is an Indian chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster. Nandhidhaa is one of the players in the 44th Chess Olympiad held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, from 28 July to 10 August. Recently she defeated her strong Georgia opponent Grand Master Nino Batsiashvili. She married her childhood friend and college Mate Naveen Kumar who is an Indian Army Officer. Nandhidhaa won the silver medal in the U-20 World Junior Chess Championship.


NameP V Nandhidhaa
Real NamePallathur Venkatachalam Nandhidhaa
ProfessionChess Player
Date of Birth10 April 1996
Age26 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signYet to be updated
FamilyFather: Yet to be updated
Mother: Yet to be updated
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandNaveen Kumar
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolYet to be updated
CollegeCollege of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Anna University, Chennai
HobbiesListening to music, Playing Chess, Shopping
Birth PlaceSankagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownSankagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
Current CitySankagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

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YearPeak RatingNational Ranking (Women)Achievements
Mar-202223805Achieved career best ranking of No 5 among active Indian women chess players
Jan-202223807Participated 4 Chess tournaments in Europe between Dec’21 to Jan’22 and gained 63 ELO points. Got career high FIDE rating of 2380 and is now ranked No.7 among Indian women
Dec-2021231812WGM Nandhidhaa P V makes a historic shared first place finish at 47th La Roda International Open held at La Roda, Spain in Dec 2021. In 46 editions of the tournament, no woman had ever shared first place or finished in top three of the event
Oct-2021231812Felicitation for becoming “India’s 17th Woman Grandmaster” by Hon’ble CM of Tamilnadu M. K. Stalin on 07 Oct 2021 at Tamilnadu Secretariat, Chennai
Feb-202123657Received “Best Sportsperson of the year” award from Hon’ble CM of Tamilnadu Edappadi K. Palaniswami on 09 Feb 2021 at Tamilnadu Secretariat, Chennai
202023657Won Gold in Asian Online Nations Cup
2019234810Became India’s 17th Woman Grandmaster
201622511434th World Junior Girls Chess Championship- Silver Medal
20152205Woman International Master title


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