Kalyan Chaubey Biography

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

10 things to know about the new president of AIFF

  • Chaubey’s name was proposed by Mulrajsinh Chudasama, the General Secretary of Gujarat Football Association and seconded by Kipa Ajay, the secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA)
  •  Kalyan Chaubey is a Tata Football Academy graduate. He graduated in the second batch of TFA, in 1995 and was batchmates with former India captain Renedy Singh.
  • Chaubey was a member of several age-group national teams, notably in the U-17 Asian Youth Championship 1994 (Iran) and the U-20 Asian Youth Championship 1996 (South Korea).
  • He was part of the senior Indian national team for seven years – between 1999 to 2006 – and won the SAFF Championship thrice.
  • Kalyan Chaubey has won the Indian Goalkeeper of the Year twice – in 1997–98 and 2001–02.
  • He has played the Santosh Trophy for five different states – Goa, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab and West Bengal.
  • As a goalkeeper, Chaubey played for several Indian clubs – Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, Salgaocar SC, Mahindra United, JCT Phagwara, and Mumbai FC.
  • Chaubey attended trials for the German club 2. Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC and Verbandsliga Württemberg outfit VfR Heilbronn in 2022.
  • The 45-year-old served as as the Chief Executive Officer of Mohun Bagan Academy from 2010 to 2013.
  • In 2015, Chaubey joined Bhartiya Janta Party and contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Krishnanagar constituency in 2019. He lost to Mohua Moitra of All India Trinamool Congress.