Born in 10 May 1986, FIDE rating 2755 (April 2017)
Pentala Harikrishna became the youngest grandmaster from India, on September 12, 2001, a record now held by Parimarjan Negi
On September 12, 2001, he was Commonwealth Champion in 2001, World Junior Champion in 2004 and Asian Individual Champion in 2011.
Harikrishna won the Tata Steel Group B in 2012 and Biel event in 2013.
He won team Bronze at the World Team Chess Championships in 2010. At the Asian Team Championships, Harikrishna won team gold once, team silver twice and individual bronze once.