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Tania Sachdev is an Indian Chess Player. She has participated in several national competitions and international tournaments and won more than 7 prestigious awards in her career. She holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Birth & Family
Tania Sachdev was born on 20 August 1986 in Delhi, India. She lives in Delhi, India, and belongs to a Hindu family. She comes from a sports background. Her father’s name is Pammi Sachdev who is presently running a business. Earlier, he used to be a football player. Her mother’s name is Anju Sachdev, who is a homemaker and was a state-level Badminton player during her college days. Tania has two siblings – an elder brother who is a professionally a golf player and an elder sister, Amrita Sachdev.
Sachdev did her schooling at Modern School in Vasant Vihar, Delhi. Then she graduated from Sri Venkateswara College, affiliated with Delhi University.
Education Details and More
|School||Modern School in Vasant Vihar, Delhi|
|College||Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi|
Sachdev started playing chess at an early age. Her mother introduced Chess to her when she was just 6 years old and soon it grabbed her interest. After seeing her interest in this game, her parents encouraged her to learn and play more. At the age of 8 years, she won the first international title. She got her training done by Coach K.C. Joshi. She was in under12 of Indian Champion and under14 in Asian Girls Champion 2000.
She entered the Women’s Chess Olympiads in 2008. In 2009 and 2011, she participated in the Women’s World Team Chess Championship. Since 2003, she has been taking part in the Women’s Asian Chess Championship. She was also a contender in the 2006 Asian Games and 2009 Asian Indoor Games.
Physical Stats and More
|Height||5′ 8″ Feet|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Gardening and Reading|
Sachdev is married to Viraj Kataria, who is an architect by profession. The couple tied the knot in 2014 in Delhi.
Marital Status and More
|Boyfriends||Viraj Kataria (architect)|
|Marriage Date||November 2014|
|Salary (approx)||Not Available|
|Net Worth||Not Available|
Awards & Achievements
With her amazing and outstanding performance, Tania won many great achievements at an early age. Her achievements and awards are mentioned below:
2002 – Asian Junior Girls Champion
2005 – Woman Grandmaster Title (8th Indian Player)
2006 – National Women’s Premier Chess Championship
2007 – National Women’s Premier Chess Championship, Women’s Asian Chess Championship
2009 – Arjuna Award
2016 – Best Woman’s Prize at Annual Chess Tournament Reykjavik Open
Apart from this, she won a bronze medal in the 2012 Women’s Chess Olympiad. She received four team medals in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2014. She was also the recipient of 3 silver medals and 1 bronze medal at the Women’s Asian Team Championship.
Social Media Presence
Some Facts About Tania Sachdev
- Tania Sachdev was born and brought up in Delhi, India.
- Apart from playing chess, she has also done modeling and hosted many television programs.
- She is extremely popular on Instagram and has over 1 lakh followers.
- Sachdev has also done commentating in the 2013 World Championship match. In this match, Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen were playing against each other.
- She is a vegetarian.
- She enjoys shopping in her free time.