Tania Sachdev (born 20 August 1986) is an Indian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
She is also a chess presenter and commentator.
Born in Delhi, Sachdev was introduced to the game by her mother, Anju, at the age of 6.
Her parents provided her with professional training.
She achieved her first international title when she was eight.
She was coached by K.C. Joshi during her early years. As a child, Tania Sachdev won multiple events.
Her career successes are under-12 Indian champion, Asian U14 girls’ champion in 2000 and bronze medalist at the 1998 World U12 Girls Championship.
In 2002, she won the Asian Junior Girls Championship in Marawila.
Sachdev completed her schooling at Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi and did her graduation at Shri Venkateswara College.
She is sponsored by Red Bull.
She married Delhi-based architect Viraj Kataria in November 2014.
She is a trained Indian classical dancer.
Her hobbies are shopping and reading.
Image Courtesy – Tania Sachdev ( Instagram)