Divya Deshmukh Age, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 16 Years
Father: Jitendra Deshmukh
Hometown: Nagpur, Maharashtra

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Profession Chess player
Known for Being the National women’s chess champion 2022
Physical Stats & More
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Chess
FIDE rating 2301 (February 2022)
Title Women’s national chess champion (2022)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 December 2005 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) 16 Years
Birthplace Nagpur, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Nagpur, Maharashtra
School Bhavans Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Nagpur
College/University Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur
Hobbies Painting, Archery, Flower Breeding
Family
Parents Father– Dr. Jitendra Deshmukh (gynaecologist)
Mother– Dr. Namrata Deshmukh (gynaecologist)

Siblings Sister-Arya Deshmukh (studying law)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Divya Deshmukh

  • Divya Deshmukh is an Indian chess player from Maharashtra who is known for being the National women’s chess champion in 2022.
  • Divya started taking coaching from Rahul Joshi when she was six years old. She switched from badminton to chess when she was four years old because of her small height.

    Divya Deshmukh with her coach Rahul Joshi

  • Divya gained an interest in Chess because of her father who used to play chess as a hobby. She won her first prize at the age of five.

    Divya Deshmukh receiving her first trophy at the age of five

  • In 2012, she won two gold medals at Asian School Chess Championship, one gold at National Championship, Pondicherry, and a bronze at National School Chess Championship.

    Divya Deshmukh wins gold at National Championship 2012

  • In 2013, she won a gold medal at Asian Youth Chess Championship and a gold medal at National Championship, Chennai.

    Divya Deshmukh posing with her trophy won at National Championship 2013

  • In 2014, she won a gold medal at the World Under 10 Girls Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa, a gold at the Asian Youth Championship, a silver medal at the National Chess Championship, a gold at the School (Games) Federation Of India Championship, and bronze at National School Championship.

    Divya Deshmukh posing with the trophy won at World Under 10 Girls Chess Championship

  • In 2015, she won the bronze medal in World Youth in the U- 10 girls category in Halkidiki, Greece, two gold medals at Asian Championship, gold at Commonwealth Games, and silver at National Championship.

    Divya Deshmukh posing with World Youth in the U- 10 girls category trophy

  • In 2016, she won a bronze medal at World Youth Championship, two gold and one silver at Asian Youth Championship, and gold at National School Championship.

    Divya Deshmukh with her World Youth Championship 2016 trophy

  • In 2017, she won the gold medal at the World Cadets Chess Championship in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil, a gold medal at Asian Youth Championship, a gold medal at Commonwealth Games, and a gold medal at National U-13 Girls Championship.

    Divya Deshmukh posing with the World Cadets Chess Championship trophy

  • She won the gold medal at the under-14 Commonwealth Championships 2019.
  • In 2020, she was a part of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad team that won the gold medal.

    Divya Deshmukh posing with FIDE Online Chess Olympiad certificate

  • In 2021, she became India’s 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at Grand Master held in Budapest, Hungary.

    Divya Deshmukh becomes Woman Grand Master 2021

  • In 2022, she became the second-ranked woman chess player in India.
  • In March 2022, she became Nagpur’s first senior national women’s chess champion. She also became the first teenager to win the title after Koneru Humpy won it in 2003. After winning the national tournament, she shared her feelings and said,

    It’s hard to believe but I have to believe it. I had zero expectations while heading to this tournament as I just wanted to play my best.”

    Divya Deshmukh becomes national women’s chess champion 2022

  • In March 2022, she received a cash prize of Rs. 50000 from Maharashtra Chess Association for winning the MPL 47th National women’s Championship held at Bhubaneshwar.

    Divya Drshmukh wins cash prize from Maharashtra Chess Association

  • In an interview, her coach, RB Ramesh talked about her game and hard work and said,
    Divya is a very talented and hard working girl. She has been making steady progress in her playing strength and her rating has also been increasing steadily as a result. She is very sure of herself and does not doubt her abilities at the same time very down to earth. I am very happy that she very deservingly won the world title.
  • Her idol is chess player Viswanathan Anand.

    Divya Deshmukh with Viswanathan Anand

  • She is an avid dog lover and often posts pictures of them on social media.

    Divya Deshmukh’s pet dog

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