Tania Sachdev

Tania Sachdev
(तानिया सचदेव)



india India

Her mother is a strong badminton player, her brother is very good at golf. Tania Sachdev’s diversity is reflected in her family background. The 37-year-old is a trained dancer and occasional model, but her passion is chess.

She even diversifies within the chess niche. She is a master at the board, as well as a commentator. Among other things, Sachdev commentated live on the 2023 World Championship match. At the WEISSENHAUS Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge, she will explain the games for the audience alongside Péter Lékó.

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Her focus on chess does not limit her many interests. The 37-year-old cultivates her penchant for literature and is interested in politics and psychology, her three subjects of study. “I have this very strong hunger and desire for knowledge – to learn, to grow – and for experience and adventure,” she said in an interview.

Tania Sachdev was Indian Champion (2006 and 2007), Asian Champion, Commonwealth Champion. She holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Women’s Grandmaster (WGM). She set a record with seven and a half years at the British Championship in Norwich. She won five titles at the same time: the British U8, U9 and U10 Championships as well as the British Girls’ U8 and U9 Championships. No one had ever managed that before.


  • Champion of India: Sachdev is a two-time Indian champion. She won in 2006 and 2007.
  • Champion of Asia: In 2007, Sachdev won the Asian Women’s Chess Championship.
  • Commonwealth Champion: Sachdev is a three-time winner of the Women’s Commonwealth Chess Championship. She won in 2016, 2018, and 2019.
  • National Player: Since 2008, Sachdev has participated in all major international competitions with the Indian national team – Chess Olympiads, Team World Championships, Asian Championships.
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