Raghav Sood

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Raghav Sood
Raghav Sood speaking at CCET.JPG
Born (1997-04-16) April 16, 1997 (age 20)
New Delhi, India.
Residence New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Website www.raghavsood.com

Raghav Sood[1] (born April 16, 1997) is an Indian author and programmer. He is noted for his work in Augmented Reality and on the Android platform.

Raghav has been programming since the age of 9, and has worked with multiple technologies and in various fields like web development, desktop software, mobile apps and wearable technology.[2][3] [4]

Sood authored Pro Android Augmented Reality[5] (ISBN 9781430239451), which was published by Apress in July 2012. The book was listed in the top #100 books on Amazon in the Game Programming and Handheld and Mobile Devices categories for close to 2 weeks after publication.

He is the youngest Android author in the world.[6]

On April 9, 2014, Sood published an article detailing various privacy concerns and irregularities in the election system of India.[7] The article detailed scripts necessary to retrieve and analyse electoral rolls for the election, and how several of the Voter IDs issued did not match the government format.

Sood stays in New Delhi along with his parents and older brother. He attended The Shri Ram School Moulsari as a Grade 12 student.

Raghav is currently an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is majoring in Computer Science.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Sood was listed as one of the 10 Smartest Kids in the World by Business Insider.[8]
  • Sood won the BlackBerry Hackathon in 2012 with his app idea.
  • Sood is a State Science Scholar.[9]
  • Sood was awarded the Karmaveer Chakra in recognition of his work at such a young age.[10]


  1. ^ Raghav Sood (2013). "Raghav". Raghav Sood. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ CNBC. "Computer Wizkid - Raghav Sood - The Youngest Programmer in India". YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Entrepreneurship Central". Business Insider. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The World's 50 Smartest Teenagers". TheBestSchools.org. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Apress - Pro Android Augmented Reality". Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Raghav Sood - NASSCOM Product Conclave 2012". Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Security Issues In The Indian Election System". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "The 10 Smartest Kids in the World". Business Insider. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Raghav Sood - NASSCOM PRODUCT CONCLAVE". Nasscom. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ "REX - Ideas for Action". REX. Retrieved February 28, 2014.