|Full name||Dronavalli Harika|
12 January 1991 |
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Woman Grand Master (2004)
|FIDE rating||2508 (February 2016)|
|Peak rating||2528 (October 2014)|
|Women's World Chess Championship 2015 (knock-out)||Individual|
She gradually came to prominence winning the World Youth Chess Championship in the Girls' Under-14 and Under-18 categories. In 2011 she won the Asian Individual Women Chess Championship. Her personal coach is N.V.S. Raju. Harika earned the Grandmaster title in July 2011.  Vladimir Kramnik, Judit Polgar and Viswanathan Anand are her chess heroes. She was a student of Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer, guntur, A.P
- She won the Commonwealth Women's Championship three times in 2006, 2007 and 2010.
- She has won three World Youth Chess Championship titles: in 2004, she won the Girls Under-14 in Heraklion, Greece, and in 2006, she won the Girls Under 18 in Batumi, Georgia.
- In 2008, she took the Girl's title at the World Junior Chess Championship at Gaziantep, Turkey, winning with a point to spare.
- She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2007.
- She was the leading female of the Gibraltar Chess Festival's 2008 tournament.
- She won Bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games in Woman's individual rapid event.
- She reached the quarter-finals of the Women's World Chess Championship 2010.
- She became the second Indian woman (after Koneru Humpy) to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the men's level.
- She reached the semi-finals of the Women's World Chess Championship 2012, but lost to Antoaneta Stefanova.
- She won bronze at the Women's World Chess Championship 2015 (knock-out). She made it up to the semi-finals, where she lost to Mariya Muzychuk, the eventual winner.
- She won the individual silver at the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015 held at Chengdu, China. Despite Harika's silver and Humpy's bronze, India finished fourth in the competition - a point behind China, which bagged the bronze medal. 
- "Asian Individual Women Chess Championship 2011". Chess-Results.com. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Dronavalli Harika player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- IANS (2010-11-16). "Sport / Other Sports : Harika grabs chess bronze". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- Last Update: 05:23 PM IST. "Sport News India, Latest Sports News, Top Sports Stories". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- "Harika Dronavalli earns Grandmaster title in chess - Sport - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- "Harika wins bronze in World Women's Chess Championship". PTI. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "World Women Chess: Harika wins silver, bronze for Humpy". PTI. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
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