A nine year old Indian American boy, with his tremendous memory skills and mathematical abilities, is all set to lock horns with two other finalists in the second season of Lifetime Television's competition "Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest". The program features some of the most extraordinary and talented children in the US.
Arnav Krishna who hails from New York stands a chance to win a whopping $100,000 college fund and the title of Child Genius 2016.
Arnav's mother Seema Krishna is a marketing executive, and father Vijay Krishna works as a financial services executive.
The Lifetime Television cited Arnav as someone "with an eye to becoming an architect and a mathematician when he is older and as one who is always inquisitive and delivers a researcher's instinct....Arnav is off to a good start with successive rankings in national maths competitions".
The second edition of the competition, which premièred on January 7 this year, featured some of the most outstanding and accomplished children in the US as they fortified for the eventual battle of the brains. The competition is conceived in cooperation with the American Mensa — a standardized intelligence test, takes place over ten weeks and tests the nation's brightest young minds on their knowledge in categories such as math, spelling, geography, and current events.
The Former NASA astronaut, Leland Melvin is the popular host of the program.