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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (Grandmaster) Biography, Age, Height, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 22, 2022

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Short Biography

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa was born on 10-08-2005 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Chess Player who holds the title of Chess Grandmaster. He create history after defeating Magnus Carlsen (the current world champion of chess) two times in 2022, the first time on 22-02-2022 at the Airthings Masters & second time on 20-05-2022 at the Chessable Masters.

Other Name: Pragg, Praggnanandhaa, Praggnanandhaa R., Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM Pragg
Other Professions: Chess Player

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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Rameshbabu (Branch Manager at TNSC Bank)
Mother Nagalakshmi (Homemaker)
Sister Vaishali Rameshbabu (Woman Grandmaster)
Brother None

He was born to a homemaker mother Nagalakshmi and a bank manager father Rameshbabu. He has an elder sister Vaishali Rameshbabu who is also a chess player and holds the title of the Woman Grandmaster. His father is a branch manager at TNSC Bank (Tamil Nadu State Corporation Bank).

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa with his mother Nagalakshmi: Photo shared on Facebook

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa with his elder sister WGM Vaishali Rameshbabu

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa with his coach Ramachandran Ramesh (R. B. Ramesh)

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Velammal Nexus school, Chennai
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Playing Cricket & Chess
Marital Status Unmarried
Best Movies World Youth Chess Championship U-8 (2013)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A
Coach R. B. Ramesh (Ramachandran Ramesh)
Country Rank #36
World Rank #108
Prize Money Total Prize Money - $14640.53
2019 - $177
2020 - $650.57
2021 - $3512.96
2022 - $10300.00
FIDA ID 25059530
FIDA Rating 2642
FIDA Top 100 Juniors Position 10 in May 2022


Favorite Color Blue, Black
Favorite Sport Cricket, Chess
Favorite Dress Pant Shirt, Coat Pant

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

  • The first word of his name 'Rameshbabu' is taken from his father's name.
  • His nickname is Pragg and is also addressed as GM Pragg.
  • His father is working as a branch manager in TNSC Bank in Chennai.
  • His elder sister Vaishali is also a chess player and has won the titles of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) & International Master (IM).
  • His elder sister Vaishali is also a chess player and has won the titles of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) in 2018 & International Master (IM) in 2021.
  • In 2013 at the age of 7, he made his debut at the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 and became the winner.
  • He studying in the 9th class at Velammal Nexus School in Chennai.
  • On 22-02-2022, he defeat the world champion, Magnus Carlsen at the Airthings Masters Rapid Chess Tournament and became the youngest chess player ever.
  • He defeated Magnus Carlsen 2nd time at the Chessable Masters Online Rapid Chess Tournament on 20-05-2022.

Sachin Tendulkar sends best wishes to Praggnanandhaa & he replied to Sachin with a beautiful message

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

16 years, 10months, 23 days old age Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa will turn 17 on 10 August, 2022. Only 1 months, 6 days, 21 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has celebrated the total number of 17 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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