Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Age, Net Worth, Affairs, Career, Girlfriend, Family, Biography and More

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

About Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is an Indian chess genius. He is also the second youngest person to hold the title of Grandmaster, behind only Sergei Karjakin. He also won his ninth-round game at the KIIT International Chess Festival in Bhubaneswar, India, and just made his third IM norm (after norms in Cannes and Moscow). He currently has a FIDE rating of 2690.
Praggnanandhaa will also lock horns with world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the first game of the FIDE World Cup on Tuesday (22nd August 2023). The match ended in a draw only after 35 overs. On 24 August, Praggnanandhaa lost to Magnus Carlsen and became the runner-up in the World Cup 2023.


Real Name Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
Nick Name Praga
Profession Chess Player
Famous For Being the one who defeated world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters in February 2022

Personal Life

Date of Birth 10 August 2005
Age (as in 2023) 18 Years Old
Birth Place Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Leo
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
School Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College & Institute Not Known
Educational Qualification High School

Physical Stats & More

Height (Approx.) 5’5” Feet
Weight (Approx.) 62 Kg
Body Measurement (Approx.) 40-28-35
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Dark Brown

Family & More

Father Rameshbabu (Banking Officer)
Mother Nagalakshmi
Sister Vaishali Rameshbabu (chess player)
Brother Vaishali Rameshbabu (chess player)

Affairs & More

Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend/Wife Not Known

Hobbies & Money Factor

Hobbies cricket, watching comedy movies and table tennis
Net Worth (Approx.) $100 thousand

Social Media ID

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Unknown Facts About Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

  • Prag came second in the FTX Crypto Cup 2022 and won USD 37,500.
  • Praggnanandhaa is also the second youngest player to achieve 2600 rating at the age of 14.
  • He defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen in three tournaments in 2022.
  • In the Airthings Masters Online Rapid Tournament (2022) a young prodigy, Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen. Prague played with the black pieces against Carlsen and won only after Magnus made a mistake.
  • Praggnanandhaa is the third Grandmaster from India to win over Norwegian Carlsen after Viswanathan Anand, Pantala Harikrishna. Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar also extended his best wishes to Prague for defeating the world champions on social media.
  • His elder sister, Vaishali Rameshbabu is also a two-time youth chess champion.
  • He is also a devotee of Lord Kalki.
  • In 2013 too, Praggnanandhaa won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 boys title and two years later he also won the Under-10 boys title.
  • Also in 2016 the talented boy became the youngest International Master in history at the age of 10 years, 10 months and 19 days.
  • In 2017 too, Praggnanandhaa achieved his first Grandmaster norm by finishing fourth in the World Junior Chess Championship with 8 points. Also on 17 April 2018, he achieved his second norm at the Heraklion Fischer Memorial GM Norm tournament in Greece.
  • He also achieved his third and final GM norm on 23 June 2018 at the Gradine Open in Urtiji. In this he defeated Luca Moroni in the eighth round and at the age of 12 was already in second place. Youngest person ever to achieve Grandmaster status.
  • Online Chess Olympiad 2020 saw young gun Praggnanandhaa impress in the match, helping the Indian team beat China in the final preliminary round to finish on top of Pool A with 17 points and 39.5 board points.
  • He also has over 48.1K followers on his Instagram account (as of August 2023).


Q1. Who is Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa?
Answer: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is an Indian chess player who came into the spotlight in February 2022 when he became the youngest player to defeat Magnus Carlsen since November 2013 when the latter became the world chess champion for the first time. He had also become just the 3rd Indian player to have defeated Carlsen in any time format after Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna.

Q2. What is the date of birth of Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa?
Answer: His date of birth is 10 August 2005.

Q3. Where was Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa born?
Answer: The birth place of Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Q4. How old is Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa?
Answer: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is 18 years old.

Q5. What is his net worth?
Answer: His net worth is $100 thousand.

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