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Tania Sachdev
Full name
Tania Sachdev
Aug 20, 1986 (age 37)‎
Place of birth
Delhi, India



The name Sachdev is a patronymic, and the player should be referred to by her name, Tania.

Tania Sachdev is an Indian woman grandmaster and international master, commentator, content creator, and a Red Bull-sponsored athlete. Tania had astronomic success as a young chess player, winning the U12 Indian championship in 1998, the Asian U14 Girls championship in 2000, and the Asian U20 Girls in 2002.

Tania Sachdev.
WGM Tania Sachdev. Photo: Maria Emelianova/

In 2005, Tania became the eighth Indian to earn the woman grandmaster title. In the following two years, she won the Indian Women's Championship title. Tania also won the Women's Asian Chess Championship in 2007 and earned the international master title in 2008. A year later, she won the prestigious Arjuna Award—an accolade she shares with the Indian legend GM Viswanathan Anand.

Tania is a prominent content creator and chess commentator. Although her YouTube channel is just seven months old, it has already amassed more than 63,000 subscribers (as of February 2021). She has also been a commentator for multiple world championship matches.

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