Dronavalli Harika is a leading Indian chess player. She came to prominence winning the World Youth Championships in the Under-14 and Under-18 categories. She has won the Commonwealth Women's Championship three times in 2006, 2007 and 2010. She is the recipient of three World Youth Chess Championship titles. In 2008, she took the Girl's title at the World Junior Chess Championship at Turkey. She was the winner of the Arjuna award in 2007. She won Bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games in Woman's individual rapid event. In 2011 she won the Asian Individual Women Chess Championship 2011. Harika earned the Grandmaster title in July 2011.