He was born on August 10, 2005, in Chennai, India.
He started playing chess at the age of 5.
He became the you
ngest International Mast
er in history at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days.
He became the second-youngest Grandmaster in history at the age of 12 years, 10 months, and 13 days.
He is the youngest player to defeat a reigning world champion in a classical game. He defeated Magnus Carlsen in 2022.
He is the only Indian to have won the World Youth Chess Championship in three different age categories (U8, U10, and U18).
He is the second Indian to reach the final of the FIDE World Cup.
He is the third-youngest player to qualify for the Candidates Tournament.
He is currently ranked 20th in the world.
He is considered one of the most promising young chess players in the world