Naina Jaiswal is a table tennis player from India who won multiple titles in both national and international championships. She is also a “Child Prodigy” who started undergoing PhD at the age of seventeen.

Naina Jaiswal was born on 22 March 2000, in Hyderabad to Ashwani Kumar Jaiswal and Bhagya Laxmi Jaiswal. She is a child prodigy and completed her 10th grade at the age of 8. She is the youngest girl in Asia to pass the 10th-grade exam at the age of 8 years 2 months in the year 2008 from the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which is conducted by the University of Cambridge (CIE board).

In the year of 2009, Naina Jaiswal cleared her 11th class from the Andhra Pradesh board examination at the age of 9 years. In the year 2010, she cleared her 12th class from the Andhra Pradesh board examination; it is also a record in Andhra Pradesh inter-board examinations at the age of 10 years. In the year 2012, she completed her first year at Osmania University in BA, Mass Communication at the age of 11 years. In the year 2013, she completed her second year of graduation from Osmania University In BA Mass Communication at the age of 12. In 2014 became the youngest journalism graduate in India at the age of 13. She is presently pursuing her Ph.D.

Naina also started training in table tennis at the age of three. She is the first girl from India who was selected for the TTF World Hopes Team in 2011.

Interestingly, her brother Agastya is also a child prodigy who is pursuing his BA in Mass Communication at age 13 and has been nicknamed ‘Google Boy’ by the media. 

-Staff Reporter

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