When he was named Grandmaster, Indian chess star Pendyala Harikrishna became the seventh-youngest in the world and the youngest from his country to achieve the feat. He had started playing chess at age 4 and represented India at the Chess Olympiad at 14. He also has an Asian Games gold in his kitty.
Indian badminton player K. Maneesha is best known for her success in women’s doubles and mixed doubles. She has partnered with fellow badminton players such as P. V. Sindhu, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Sanyogita Ghorpade. A South Asian Games gold medalist, she has also won an Uber Cup bronze.