Karthik Nemmani Spelling Bee Champions Full Biography, Age, Father, Mother, Brother Wiki & Pictures


Karthik Nemmani, a soft-spoken eighth-grader from McKinney, was declared the champion in the 2018 edition of Scripps National Spelling Bee. Karthik wins $40,000 in cash, a trophy, encyclopedias and $2,500 savings bond. He didn’t win his regional spelling bee. He didn’t even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Karthik Nemmani is the 14th consecutive Indian-American champion, and 19 of the past 23 winners have had Indian heritage.

Karthik Nemmani
XX on the final day of the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center May 31, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. Forty one finalists were selected to participate in the final day after a record 516 spellers were officially invited, up from 291 in 2017 .

Karthik Nemmani had to spell two words correctly to seal the title, which he did with ease, and the lanky, soft-spoken Texan stepped back and smiled as he was showered with confetti. His winning word was “koinonia,” which means Christian fellowship or communion. Karthik is the 14th consecutive Indian-American champion, and 19 of the past 23 winners have had Indian heritage.

Nemmani, who seemed unflustered for most part of the night in what was his first shot at the championship, sailed through by spelling words that most people have never heard or will ever hear: “condottiere” (a leader of a band of mercenaries common in Europe between the 14th and 16th centuries), “cendre” (azurite blue), and “ankyloglossia” (limited normal movement of the tongue).

Naysa Modi Full Biography:

NameKarthik Nemmani
Date of birth2004
Class/Grade8th Grade
SchoolScoggins Middle School
AddressMcKinney, Texas
Father’s NameKrishna Nemmani
Mother’s NameSaritha Pochampally
Brother’s NameN/A
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  • Finished 1st nationally in 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee
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