Pendyala Harikrishna is a 24 year old Grandmaster from India. He was born in May, 1986 in Andhra Pradesh in India. His FIDE ranking is 53 as in November 2009, and his Peak rating is 2686 in April 2009. He is the youngest grandmaster from India, having won the title in 2001.
Harikrishna won the Junior World Chess Championship in November 2004, and he won the Chess 960 Junior Chess Championship in August 2006 by beating Arkadij Naiditsch in the final.
Among his achievements:
Harikrishna is the first Indian chess player to win the under ten world championship.
He is the 2nd Indian to win the title of Junior World chess Champion.
He is the youngest Indian Super Grandmaster.
The youngest Indian International Master in 2000.
Won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Championship in 2000.
He became World junior champion in 2004.
Throughout his career, Harikrishna has been compared with veteran Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand, whom he replaced in 2001 as the youngest Indian Grandmaster. (Harikrishna was himself replaced in this title by the 13 year old prodigy Parimarjan Negi in 2006). He is still the youngest Indian Super Grandmaster, and after Anand, the second Indian to be counted among the highest ranks of world chess.