Padmini Rout started playing Chess at the age of nine (2003) because of her father’s passion for the game. She was the Asian Youth Girls Chess Champion in 2005 and 2006, the National U13 Girls Chess Champion in 2006, the World U14 (Girls) Champion in 2008, the Continental Asian Junior Girls Champion in 2009, and came third in the Asian Junior (Girls U20) championship 2010 and in the World Junior Championship (Girls-2010). Won the Indian Women’s championship 2014.
In Summary she has also won five Asian and four national titles. She has got the Title of Women GrandMaster.
She was honoured with the Ekalabya Award by Odisha Government in 2009. She is continuing her +3 final year commerce in BJB College. Her Idols are V.Anand and Mikhele Tal. Apart from chess her hobbies are reading reading stories and painting.