Tania Sachdev

Tania Sachdev

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Tania Sachdev Profile

  • Name:
  • Tania Sachdev
  • Born:
  • August 20, 1986
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Delhi
  • Profession / Known For:
  • Chess
  • Father:
  • Pammi Sachdev
  • Mother:
  • Anju
  • Education:
  • Graduation from Sri Venkateswara College at Delhi

  • Hobbies:
  • Reading and dancing

  • Awards:
  • Arjuna Award from Government of India in 2009

  • Achievements:
  • International Master title in 2008

    Woman Grandmaster title in 2005

Tania Sachdev Biography

Tania Sachdev is an Indian chess player and has the titles of Woman Grandmaster and International Master. She became the eighth Indian Woman Grandmaster and won her first international title when she was just eight years old. She received Arjuna Award for her talents from the Government of India in 2009.


Tania was born on 20th August 1986 in Delhi. Her father’s name is Pammi Sachdev and her mother’s name is Anju. Her father is into furniture business and her mother was a badminton player of her days. Tania has one elder sister Amrita Sachdev and one elder brother who is a golf player.


Tania completed her schooling at Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi and did her graduation at Shri Venkateswara College. She started playing chess when she was seven years old and immediately developed a liking for it. She was sponsored by Hughes Software Systems. She was coached by Joshi, Argentine GM Maxim Sorokin and IM Varugheese Koshy.


Her mother is very supportive to her career. She is a fashion designer and was running a boutique shop. But to accompany her daughter to chess tournaments, she closed it down. Tania is also interested in reading, dance and music and has learned classical dance from Ashley Lobo dance institute.


She has won Asian Under 14 title in the tournament held at Teheran. She also won the Commonwealth Chess title at Dundee in 1993. In the year 1994 she bagged five British titles. She ended up as the second runner up in the 38th National Women’s Premier Chess Championship at Chennai. She won bronze medal on Board 3 in the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012 in Turkey. She became the Asian Chess Champion in 2008.


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Updated: December 30, 2012

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