Kalyan Chaubey is a politician in India affiliated with the Bhartiya Janta Party and a former professional football player who played the position of goalkeeper. Chaubey was born on December 16, 1976. The All India Football Federation currently has him serving in the role of president.

Chaubey is originally from Kolkata, which is located in West Bengal. His younger sister Bulbuli Panja acts in Bengali TV Serials. Chaubey tied the knot in the year 2004.

Chaubey became a professional football player after graduating from the Tata Football Academy in 1995 and going through the correct grassroots procedure to get there. He was a goalie and was awarded the title of “Indian Goalkeeper of the Year” in both the 1997–1998 and 2001–2002 academic years. In 1994, he represented India at the Under-17 Asian Youth Championship held in Iran. In 1996, he represented India at the Under-20 Asian Youth Championship held in South Korea. He played for the senior Indian national team from 1999 to 2006.

He was a member of the Indian team that triumphed three times at the SAFF Championship. He represented the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab, and Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy competition, which is India’s equivalent of the national championship. As a goalie, he had stints with Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, Salgaocar SC, Mahindra United, JCT Phagwara, and Mumbai FC. He also played for Mahindra United. He spent a short loan term at Bangladesh Muktiyodha, Dhaka. In addition, he was a player for Bengal Mumbai during the years 1999 and 2001. In 2002, he tried out for the German club Karlsruher SC, who competes in the 2. Bundesliga, as well as the VfR Heilbronn, which competes in the Verbandsliga Württemberg.

Following his retirement from sports, he tried his hand at modeling for a short while. After that, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Mohun Baagan Academy from 2010 to 2013. In addition to that, he was a coordinator for the GOALZ Project- 2012, which was an initiative for disadvantaged children that was designed by the Kolkata Police Department and the British Council.

His political career began in 2015 when he joined the Bhartiya Janta Party. In 2019, he ran for election to the Lok Sabha from the state of West Bengal but was ultimately unsuccessful.



  • SAFF Championship: 1999, 2005
  • South Asian Games Bronze medal: 1999


  • Indian Goalkeeper of the Year: 1997–98, 2001–02


Chaubey will be 45 years on 16 December


At the time of this writing, his net worth is still under review

Political career 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had nominated Chaubey as the party candidate from Krishnanagar (Lok Sabha constituency) in 2019 Lok Sabha election, when he came second to Mohua Moitra of TMC

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