Kalyan Chaubey Biography
Former goalkeeper-position professional football player Kalyan Chaubey is a politician in India who is a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party. On December 16, 1976, Chaubey was born. He now holds the position of president of the All India Football Federation.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Chaubey hails from West Bengal’s Kolkata, where he was born. Bulbuli Panja, his younger sister, performs in Bengali TV series. 2004 saw the wedding of Chaubey.
After graduating from the Tata Football Academy in 1995 and following the right grassroots process to get there, Chaubey entered the professional football league. He played goaltender and was named “Indian Goalkeeper of the Year” in the academic years 1997–1998 and 2001–2002. He competed for India at the Under-17 Asian Youth Championship that year, which was held in Iran. He competed for India in the 1996 Under-20 Asian Youth Championship, which was held in South Korea. From 1999 until 2006, he was a member of the senior Indian national squad.
He was a part of the Indian team that won the SAFF Championship three times. In the Santosh Trophy competition, which is India’s version of the national championship, he represented the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab, and Maharashtra. He worked as a goaltender for Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, Salgaocar SC, Mahindra United, JCT Phagwara, and Mumbai FC, among other teams. His other team was Mahindra United. He spent a brief loan period in Dhaka’s Bangladesh Muktiyodha. He also participated for Bengal Mumbai in the seasons of 1999 and 2001. He auditioned in 2002 for the German teams VfR Heilbronn and Karlsruher SC, both of which play in the 2. Bundesliga and Verbandsliga Württemberg.
He tried modeling for a brief period of time after retiring from sports. After that, from 2010 to 2013, he served as Mohun Baagan Academy’s chief executive officer. Additionally, he served as the coordinator for the GOALZ Project- 2012, a program for underprivileged kids created by the Kolkata Police Department and the British Council.
When he joined the Bhartiya Janta Party in 2015, his political career officially began. He attempted to represent the state of West Bengal in the Lok Sabha in 2019 but ultimately failed.
- SAFF Championship: 1999, 2005
- South Asian Games Bronze medal: 1999
- Indian Goalkeeper of the Year: 1997–98, 2001–02
Awards & Medals
- Kalyan Chaubey received the All India Football Federation’s Best Goalkeeper of the Year award in 1998.
- Kalyan Chaubey won the gold medal at the South Asian Games in 1999.
- Kalyan Chaubey won the gold medal at the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in the same year.
- Kalyan Chaubey won a bronze medal at the South Asian Games later, in 1999.
- Kalyan Chaubey received the All India Football Federation’s Best Goalkeeper of the Year title in 2001 once more.
On December 16, Chaubey will turn 45 years old.
As of 2021, Kalyan Chaubey has a net worth of Rs 33,859,32.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Chaubey was chosen by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the party’s nominee from the Krishnanagar (Lok Sabha seat), where he finished second behind Mohua Moitra of the TMC.