This Malaysian-Born Teenager Is Australia's Smartest Kid
Meet Sharvin Jeyendran. He was nominated as Australia's smartest child!
The Malaysian-born student has an IQ of 168 and that is six points higher than world-renowned genius theoretical physicist Stephan Hawking's IQ level
The world's largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, MENSA recognised Sharvin as Australia's smartest child late last year, in November 2015.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Sharvin's family migrated to Australia in January 2015 and he has since been studying at the Sacred Heart College in Butler, Perth.
His parents revealed that Sharvin started talking when he was just nine-months old.
"He started talking like a normal child, like how a two or three-year-old could speak with the proper sentences and grammar. We were encouraging him, I think any parents will do this and need to do this, kids' brains are like sponges, they will absorb whatever," said Sharvin's mother Deva Jeyendran.
While many child geniuses are usually associated with a certain degree of social awkwardness, Sharvin has no trouble making friends and mingling around
"It means the world to me to have a high IQ, but I still make a lot of friends. I get on with everyone," said the 14-year-old boy, as quoted by The Daily Telegraph in an article on 29 November 2015.
In just a short period of time after enrolling at the Sacred Heart, Sharvin apparently became fluent in French and has been topping every subject ever since.
Both of Sharvin's parents are practising lawyers who read law in the UK and they also have a younger daughter, 8-year-old Shireeya who is said to be musically gifted. According to The Daily Telegraph, the young girl started to hum when she was only 6 months old and sing at 18 months.
The bubbly young genius has high ambitions for the future and aims to use his intelligence for the greater good
"When I grow up I want to be a biological scientist, I want to try find a cure for cancer.
"I also want to be a marine biologist to explore the seas and also have my own charity for all the poor people in the world," added Sharvin.
The boy genius is said to have no pressure from his family and enjoys a normal teenager lifestyle. He apparently loves playing the piano, basketball and soccer.
Good luck Sharvin! :D