NRI student is finalist in ‘Child Genius’ competition in US

ingenAKRISHArnav Krishna, 9, from New York, is ready to compete with two other finalists in the second season of Lifetime Television’s competition “Child Genius” : Battle of the Brightest’. He now has a chance to win a $100,000 college fund and the title of Child Genius 2016. The winner will be declared on Thursday night.

Arnav’s mother Seema Krishna is a marketing executive, and his father Vijay Krishna works as a financial services executive.

Lifetime Television said Arnav is someone ‘with an eye to becoming an architect and mathematician when he is older, as he is always inquisitive and bears a researchers instincts. In addition to his academic prowess Arnav is good at tennis, loves piano, swimming, and chess.

The competition, created in cooperation with the American Mensa takes place over 10 weeks and tests the nation’s brightest young minds on their knowledge in math, spelling, geography, current events, and other such subjects.