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Tenith started experimenting at the age of 6 and created his first invention at age 10. He developed 19 inventions at the age of 18 including the world’s first cellular enhancement technology to create organic augmented biobased materials. ‘Banana Leaf Preservation Technology’, an eco-friendly tech that preserves natural leaves for a year without the use of any chemicals, making a viable biobased material alternative for both plastic and paper that greatly reduces climate change and the plastic epidemic, which bagged "International Environment Award", the highest honor for environmental works and led an invitation to Parliament of Netherland.

For his contribution to science, he was awarded the "Innovation Scholar" of India, the highest honor for grassroots innovators and professional inventors in the nation. He is the first Indian to receive the "International Young Inventor Award", the highest honor for civilian inventors. He was also awarded the "International Youth Creative Award", the highest honor for civilians under 30 by the Kingdom of Bahrain.


Motivational speaker

Tenith is visioned and self-committed to altruistic values. He impacts to unleash the potential of young minds. Tenith has been traveling an inspirational path for more than a decade as a motivational speaker. His words have been echoed in more than hundreds of stages and summits across the globe. Till now, he has delivered 237 motivational sessions covering 89,000 young minds by spurring ideas and strategies.

Guinness World Record Holder

Tenith had a passionate desire on setting World Records from the age of 8 and had chosen the area of technology as his expertise. He holds 1 Guinness World Record and 2 Guinness World Record Attempts under his credentials. The first Guinness World Record titled “Most software and games created at the youngest age” was recorded in February 2010 at the age of 11.

Chess Player

Tenith is a strategic person and loves to flex. He relies on thoughtful planning and execution for both professional and social life. To streamline his strategic thinking, he counted on playing chess from the age of 10. He started to play as a hobby that drove him to become a professional player and currently he plays to take the edge off.


Tenith sees teaching as a means to share knowledge. He spent time in various classrooms brainstorming and teaching creative learning from the age of 10. Traditional education doesn’t amuse him right from his school education, so he placed self-education above all. Started tutoring technical education after school, and at present, he lectures at universities and corporate spaces on occasion.

Professional Coin Collector

Tenith is fascinated by history since his childhood. He often takes adventurous trips and spends time exploring places of historical value. He loves to feel artifacts hence he started to collect antique objects at the age of 8. At present, Tenith's collections include thousands of coins, thousands of banknotes, and other artifacts from various historical periods.

Impact Entrepreneur

Tenith directs entrepreneurship as impact and social first to fuel his professional and social activities. Started technical entrepreneurship at the age of 15, which he incorporated as a commercial entity in 2017. Tenith became a full-time entrepreneur by becoming the CEO of Tenith Innovations, a technology, and R&D enterprise at the age of 18. At present, his professional portfolio includes a climate tech startup, an internet tech startup, and the research company.

Bird Tamer

Tenith is an animal lover and a dog person. He believes in a world where humans and all living kinds coexist happily. He started to befriend birds at the age of 11 and some of his best companions are parakeets. He shares his living space currently with three budgies and occasionally has harsh arguments with them.

Social Activist

Tenith works towards bringing social and environmental change. From the age of 11, he journeys towards the cause that ‘as humans, we hold a responsibility towards the betterment of humanity and our planet'. He founded an international social movement, three environmental & social initiatives, and dozens of digital activism tools. At present, Tenith fights environmental degradation and infodemic in human civilization.


Tenith had a keen eye for developing software and mastered 6 programming languages and 35 computer applications at the age of 10. In 2008, he started to create programs and software as an interest, which in turn led to professional software development. He developed dozens of software in multiple languages in various fields and had chosen the area of technology as his expertise.

Software Developer

Tenith develops impact-based software, applications, and programs where most of which directly contribute to the students. He spent his school time productively by planning layouts and writing codes while sitting at the last bench which resulted in 24 software within a span of three years. At present, he focuses on his entrepreneurship and occasionally designs professional software and applications.


Tenith loves spending time cycling. Though he is not a sportsperson, most of his cherished childhood memories have occurred while cycling in the countryside outdoors. At present, he rarely finds time to race with his friends still it stays his favorite recreation.


Tenith loves challenges and likes to solve problems. He observes and works towards scientific betterment that can potentially advance human civilization. Tenith did his first successful experiment at the age of 6 and created his first successful technology at the age of 10. At present, he is passively involved in three diverse research in the fields of cellular regeneration, organic cultivation, and physical transmutation.

Science Campaigner

Tenith is vocal about innovations and creativity. He considers them to be the best means and the very essence of human development. He started to popularize science and talent acquisition among students and youth from the age of 10. Currently, he spends his time mostly mentoring innovators across the globe.

Serial Innovator

Tenith takes a simple path on inventing solutions. Curiosity is the very essence that drives Tenith to take multiple challenges. Tenith did his first successful invention in his homemade laboratory at the age of 10 and continues to solve problems faced by people from different walks of life. He works in diverse fields ranging from biotechnology to alternative energy and created 19 inventions over the past decade.

Teenage Scientist

Tenith conducted research in his homemade laboratory during his school life. After a couple of inventions, he advanced to multiple research areas and made international publications. He employed scientific methodology to develop his ideas into reality but he always relied on innovative means rather than sticking with traditional approaches. At present, his primary scientific contribution is focused on biotechnology.


In Tamil culture, it’s a primary belief that naming represents and holds certain values in one’s life. Since, Tenith’s parents held cultural and traditional values in greater esteem, naming followed the same.

Tenith Adithyaa (டெனித் ஆதித்யா) = Ten + ith + Adithya + a

‘Tenith’ is chosen according to numerology and astrology to represent a person who has ten diverse talents.

‘Adithya’ refers to the sun and the energy it holds. To amplify the power of sun as stated, an additional ‘a’ is added with ‘Adithya’. Hence, the term ‘Adithyaa’ is chosen to represent a person who has more willpower and energy than the sun in our solar system.

‘Tenith Adithyaa’ symbolizes a person who holds more willpower and energy than the sun and excels in ten diverse fields of choice.


Watrap, Tamil Nadu, India

Watrap (வத்றாப்) is a rural village located on the outskirts of Southern India.

The traditional name of this village, was Vatratha Iruppu (வத்திராயிருப்பு) which gave the meaning "surplus water" in Tamil and now, it is modernly called as Watrap. Watrap is located in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India with geographic coordinates of 9.6357° N and 77.6393° E at an elevation of 73m (240ft) above sea level. Some of the neighboring cities & towns are Srivilliputhur, Madurai, Theni, and Sivakasi.

People in Watrap speak in Tamil, their native language, and in English at times. Various occupations were based on Agriculture and the village is free from any caste, religion, or race disputes. Watrap was initially under Srivilliputtur taluk with Town Panchayat Civic state, it became an independent Taluk with the creation of the new taluk in 2018.

Watrap is well-known for its ancient temples and its eco-tourism sites which include Sathuragiri Hills and Pilavakkal Dam. Sathuragiri Temple is one of the important pilgrimage sites located near Watrap and pilgrims turn up in large numbers on every special occasion to seek blessings.

Tenith feels peace and right at home while in his nativity. He loves the ambiance, people, and cultural environment his nativity provides. He is very much attached and connected to his hometown, and he embraces it on more than a few occasions. Tenith honored his hometown by naming a game level after his village in 2016.

Transparency Statement

Tenith is neither affiliated with any political parties nor related to any religious groups in any way and does not stand down on the views of the political spectrum. His political view is neutral, he believes in democracy and is against extremism of any kind.

Tenith is a citizen and permanent resident of The Republic of India. He holds suffrage in India, thus the transparency statement is focused on the Indian political landscape.

Tenith works in various policy and initiative developments, academic and diplomatic consultations and strategic evaluations since 2010 both nationally and internationally. The transparency statement is based on the national-level political relations established over time. The relations comprise of 3 national parties and 8 state parties in India, are taken into account with political party heads, cabinet ministers, and parliament members. The relationship is termed as a professional connection established during initiative developments and consultations or recognition for initiative and policy developments.


Tenith was born as a healthy baby in Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India on February 11, 1998, and came into this world by natural birth weighing about 2.75 Kg with the B positive (B+) blood type. Born as a single child to his parents he was nurtured closely by his mother for the very first year and spent the next decade under the love of his grandmother.

During Childhood, Tenith was brought up by his grandparents and spent a decade of his early life in W.Pudupatti, a rural village located on the outskirts of Southern India. Tenith hit the walking milestone by the end of 13 months and began speaking at about 10 months. As a history teacher, Tenith’s grandmother brought him up with tasteful and interesting stories that shaped his thought process and ultimately led him to love history.

As a single child, he was often competitive but it was softened by his sisterly care from ‘Radhika P’ who took care and treated Tenith as his own brother from his childhood. Her feminine care made Tenith to have a huge affection towards her elder sisters even today. They spent a decade together as brother and sister as thick as thieves in all aspects. One of the biggest regards that Tenith holds is missing her marriage as he was held up during a national research program.

Tenith entered into his school life around the age of 3 years and holds Indian nationality to this date.


The one person whom Tenith follows and loves unconditionally is his grandmother. The bond between them is indescribable. She always comes to Tenith’s matter of defense without questions and always taught him the values of life along with the difference between right and wrong.

Tenith became fluent in both Tamil and English at the age of 3. His grandmother played a vital role in his literature fluency as she ensured his routine communication proficiency by engaging in conversation that seemed like interested to him. His entire childhood was shaped by his grandmother.

As a single child, the brought up usually brings selfishness and loneliness but his grandmother’s unconditional love has shown Tenith that a person can love someone more than themself and that is what true love and care mean. In contradiction to what Tenith wanted, his grandmother opposed his early exposure to technology and computers.

Tenith is a lazy child and he is often too lazy. His grandmother found interesting ways to keep him energetic and playful. As time went by, his laziness became his habit of choice.

The professional life chosen by Tenith is self-motivated but he sees his social life as somewhat set forth by the life values taught by his grandmother at an early age. She always insisted on ‘helping others', ‘doing the right thing; no matter what’, and ‘respecting and treating everyone equally’.

To date, he loves his grandmother’s riddles, stories, and cooking.


Tenith spent his childhood rarely with his mother. As he was very much bonded with his grandmother, he saw his mother like a stranger for quite a while. The relationship between Tenith and his mother was somehow drastic. He fought, argued, and despised his mother in his early days.

As every mother on this planet, Tenith’s mother cared for and loved him in her ways and she sacrificed much of her life towards her family. He learned willpower, the essence of life, and motherly care from his mother.

As every mother would, Tenith’s mother also wanted a good and peaceful life for her son. When he wanted to do something different, she was skeptical. As his mother had a traditional frame of mind, she always saw his academic accomplishments as far more important than his research. She also feared for his future and higher education. Her fear came true when Tenith realized that traditional education is of no greater value. On this subject, Tenith and his mother were at opposite ends.

His mother wanted him to achieve in academic education but his mind was set on a different path. All these arguments caused a greater deal of stress on his family but his firm belief pushed him to pursue his vision. For a long time nearly half a decade, this difference of opinion and conflict were retained between both of them. Tenith's mother had a keen eye and firm position on his completion of formal education.

The traditional mindset, set forth firmly by the current education system that achievement or success in life is merely based on academic education and scores has played a huge role in slowing the progress of Tenith. Even though he was firm and rigid towards his journey and vision, the impact was delivered through his mother. As Tenith holds high regard for his family, he was ultimately compelled to fulfill the emotional needs of his mother.

The system magnified the need for traditional education and schooling rather than giving importance to self-learning and practical education. The rather problem arises not because of the need for education, but rather because it became a necessity in the eyes of society. To mingle and coexist in the social order, it became an inseparable part of life. Few people undergo traditional education not because it was needed or useful in life but rather because it was required to fit into the society, system, and among the social peer system.



Tenith believes in self-education above all else and considers mastering it to the fullest is the ultimate game changer. He tries to acquire new skills every six months and decompresses by reading books. Academically he is an engineer who majored in computer science.

Started his schooling around the age of 3 in his hometown and continued his higher education for about 14 years in the same precinct. Undergone STEM education from the early years and specialized in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. At age 17, he attended a state engineering college with a full scholarship for his bachelor's in computer science engineering during 2015 – 2019.


STEM Higher Education




Nature and Travel

Favorite color?


The coolest natural wonder ever seen?

Aurora Borealis

Favorite environmental sound?


The prettiest natural landscape ever seen?


Favorite type of wild weather?

Heavy snow

Favorite flower personally grown?

White Rose

Hobbies and Entertainment

Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours?

Cataloging antics

The most important tool in my craft or hobby kit?


The coolest handmade gift I ever gave anyone?

Flying Kite

Favorite movie of all time?

Ender’s Game

Favorite animated show?

Martin Mystery

Favorite musician?

Maroon 5

Favorite horror movie?

Autopsy of Jane Doe

Famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd most like to meet?

Leonardo da Vinci

Favorite book of all time?

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The most treasured book in my library?

Ignited Minds gifted to Tenith by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in person

Favorite artist?

Michael Jackson

Favorite song?

Maroon 5 - Animals

Favorite guilty pleasure band?

Disturbed (Heavy Metal)

The song I enjoyed with dance?

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Favorite instrument?


Song that makes me move no matter how bad I feel?

Michael Jackson - Dangerous

Favorite TV rerun I could watch 50 times?

House of Cards

Food and Drink

Favorite food I've cooked?

Vegetable Pulao Rice during sophomore days

Favorite food from childhood?

All of Grandma’s cooking

Favorite drink on a hot summer day (include event)?


Favorite drink on a cold winter night (include event)?

Grandma’s Cardamom Tea

The best cup of coffee I've ever had?

Nescafe mild and smooth latte

The best dessert I've ever eaten?

Sweetened Rice Pudding

Favorite junk food?

McDonalds French Fries

Favorite ice cream ever?

Strawberry flavored ice cream

My favorite cooking or kitchen smell?

Deep fried chicken

Favorite type of cuisine?



My favorite patriotic experience?

The first time, my victory led to the appearance of the Indian flag in a global arena

The longest phone conversation I've ever had?

11 hours

My most unexpected moment?

When the former Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam addressed my scientific contribution in the 101st Indian Science Congress Speech.

The most significant change I've had to go through?



Favorite perfume?

Mild Fragrance

Favorite outdoor smell?


Favorite baked good to smell?

Fresh Bread

Pets and Animals

Favorite pet I ever had?

Blue Budgie

The most unusual pet I've ever had?


Favorite type of pet?


Favorite animal?


Favorite dinosaur?


Favorite bird?

Scarlet Macaw


Tenith spends his leisure time watching movies, tv shows, and listening to songs of various genres. The favorite streaming genres are science fiction, adventure, and horror. The favorite music genres are rock and metal.


Ender's Game (2013)

Ender's Game is the all-time favorite movie of Tenith. Tenith loves this movie because it narrates that each and every living organism is like human beings and it is the duty and true nature of humankind to care for them and protect them. Whenever Tenith watches this movie, it reminds him that things are always a lot more than they seem and that doing the right thing is what matters the most.


Designated Survivor (2016)

Designated Survivor is one of the favorite shows of Tenith. Tenith loves this show because it expresses that everyone can achieve their full potential with good morals and that no shortcuts are needed to progress in life. Whenever Tenith watches this show, it reminds him that anyone can solve great problems with a moral approach and that freedom everyone enjoys has a cost.


"I do not want to live with problems, I just want to solve them"

- Tenith Adithyaa M

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Tenith Adithyaa - Personal

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Tenith Adithyaa - Inventor & Innovation Scholar of India



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Access Date

June 22, 2024

Last Updated

February 12, 2022

Original Published Date

June 23, 2017

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