“Be equal to your talent and not your age

At times, let the gap between them be embarrassing.”

As you cannot hide light under the bushel, genius cannot remain unrecognized and unsung for long. It only needs the nourishment of stimulating and caring environment and it can do wonders for the world. India has been blessed with such child prodigies. Earlier we have seen Srinivas Ramanujan, Shakuntala Devi, Chandrakanth Sardeshmukh, U. Srinivas, Edmund Thomas Clint and many more. And today, below mentioned prodigies are busy re-writing the course of history.

Jayantika Dey

Wonder kid of 7 years, Jayantika is a child prodigy of Indian classical vocal music. Daughter and disciple of music maestro Pt. Devashish Dey himself, listening to her Thumri of Banaras style is one blissful experience.

Akshay Venkatesh

At the tender age of 12, Akshay stunned the world by winning medals at both the International Physics Olympiad and International Mathematics Olympiad. He is also the youngest ever to be awarded First Class Honours in Pure mathematics at the University of Western Australia.

Praveen Kumar Gorakavi

At the age when kids are trying to understand the logic behind days and seasons, Praveen designed a calendar for 20,000 years!
And he made an artificial leg with the ability for ankle and knee movements at the age of 15 years. He was duly recognized and awarded for his exemplary feats by the Andhra State and Indian governments.

Kautilya Pandit

India’s very own ‘Google boy’, 2007 born Kautilya can recall every bit of detail about 213 countries! His astounding mental prowess has fascinated scientists and psychologists who are studying his incredible memory.

Priyanshi Somani

The youngest participant and winner of Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 can perform calculations in Addition, Multiplication, Square Root with 100% accuracy and only one to do that till date in all five Mental Calculation World Cups! She has earned the honour of being added in the Limca Book of World Records as well as the Guinness Book of World Records.

Kishan Shrikanthh

Born in 1996, Kishan made history by directing a full-length Kannada film named “Care of Footpath” in 2006. The movie went on to win many national and international awards. The Guiness Book of World Records acknowledged him as the “Youngest director of a professionally made feature length film”. He has been included in Forbes India 30 under 30 list, 2014.

Rituparna Bhattarcharjee

Widely acclaimed for its innocent and imaginative expression, Bhutiya, a collection of Bengali short stories, was penned by Rituparna when she was just 11. Though she published her first story ‘A story of three fish’ at the age of 7. Her first English short story ’Growing Up’ was published in Voices of The Statesman when she was only 15.

Perimanjan Negi

The budding ‘Vishi’, Negi on 1 July 2006, at the age of 13 years, 4 months, and 20 days became the second-youngest Grand Master ever, second only to Sergey Karjakin. He was conferred with Arjuna Award in year 2010 by Government of India.

Akrit Jaswal

The ‘medical genius’ successfully operated on a 8 year old girl when he himself was 7. At the age of 12, he became the youngest student to be admitted to medical school in India. Presently he is working on discovering a cure for cancer.

Angad Daryani

Can you believe that the brain behind the affordable 3D printer is a 13 year old school dropout? Yes, Angad Daryani following his passion opted to ‘learn by doing’ and today working on projects with MIT.


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