Anish Giri, the son of a Nepalese father and Russian mother, was born in 28 June 1994 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is an active chess player with a title of an International Grandmaster. He met his final Grandmaster norm at the age of 14 years, 7 months and 2 days in the C Group of the 2009 Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. He was the youngest GM in the World at that time and the 14th youngest in chess history at this moment. He is the youngest ever Grandmaster in the chess history of Soviet Union/Russia and the Netherlands (when he achieved his third GM norm, he was affiliated with Russian Chess Federation; currently he is affiliated with Dutch Chess Federation).

As a polyglot, he perfectly masters Russian, English, and Dutch, and has a good knowledge of Japanese, Nepalese and German. He spent first seven years of his life in St. Petersburg before moving to Sapporo (Japan) with his family in 2002. He, a Russian citizen with Nepalese origin, came to the Netherlands with his family in 2008. Since then, he has been representing the Netherlands in chess arena.