1986-cı ildə anadan olmuşdur, FİDE üzrə reytinqi 2763 (Aprel 2016-ci il)
Pentala Harikrishna became the youngest grandmaster from India. On September 12, 2001, he was Commonwealth Champion in 2001, World Junior Champion in 2004 and Asian Individual Champion in 2011.
Harikrishna won the Tata Steel Group B in 2012 and Biel event in 2013. He represented India at seven Chess Olympiads from 2000 to 2012 and won team Bronze at the World Team Chess Championships in 2010. At the Asian Team Championships, Harikrishna won team gold once, team silver twice and individual bronze once.