Kalyan Banerjee Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 66 Years
Hometown: Asansol
Wife: Chhabi Banerjee

Kalyan Banerjee

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSilver Grey
Political Party• Indian National Congress (1991-1998)
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• All India Trinamool Congress (1998-present)
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Political Journey• 1991 - Vice president of the West Bengal Youth Congress
• 1998 - General Secretary of the West Bengal Trinamool Congress
• 2001 - Elected to West Bengal Legislative Assembly from the Asansol constituency
• 2007-2009 - Vice president of the All India Trinamool Congress party
• 2009 - Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Srerampur constituency
• 2014 - Re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha
• 2014 - Appointed the Chief Whip of the All India Trinamool Congress
• 2019 - Re-elected to the 17th Lok Sabha
• 2020 - Chairman of HRBC (Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners)
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 January 1957 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023) 66 Years
BirthplaceAsansol, Burdwan, West Bengal
Zodiac signCapricorn
College/University• The University of Burdwan
• Bankura Sammilani College, Bankura, West Bengal
Educational Qualification(s)• B.Com from the University of Burdwan
• LLB from Bankura Sammilani College, Bankura, West Bengal
ReligionHinduism [1]Twitter - Kalyan Banerjee
Address37C, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata-700026, West Bengal
Controversies Misuse of political power
In January 2022, 157 judges from the Calcutta High Court wrote a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Justice of West Bengal HC Prakash Shrivastava, and Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, accusing Kalyan Banerjee of disregarding women lawyers, granting undue privilege to some women in exchange for inexplicable favours, and abusing his political power. The attorneys also alleged that he disregarded the governor, the state's highest constitutional authority, by making demeaning public remarks about him. [2]The Print

Row over mocking Jagdeep Dhankhar
On 19 December 2023, Kalyan Banerjee hit the headlines for mimicking the Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar while the opposition party had gathered to protest the suspension of Members of Parliament. Rahul Gandhi was seen recording the video when Kalyan made fun of Dhankar's physical limitations. Later, lawyer Abhishek Gautam lodged a complaint at the Defence Colony Police Station, accusing Kalyan of defaming and insulting the Vice-President of India, his caste, and his farming background. He requested that an FIR be registered against the TMC MP under the relevant sections of the IPC and the IT Act. Later, Dhankar addressed the issue in the parliament and said,

"As an individual, take on me, don’t take on my background as a farmer, don’t take on my background as a community member. Institution of Chairman has been ravaged and that too by a political party that has gone so far that a Member of Parliament, a senior one, videographs the other member." [3]YouTube - The Indian Express

Kalyan then issued a statement and said,

"I am a member of the Lok Sabha. I have never seen Rajya Sabha proceedings or Rajya Sabha TV. How will I be able to copy Dhankharji? I am surprised he took it personally. Does he behave like this only? This is an art and he should take it sportingly."
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseChhabi Banerjee
ChildrenSon- 1
Daughter- 1
Kalyan Banerjee with his wife (extreme left) and children
ParentsFather- Bholanath Banerjee
Mother- Sibani Banerjee
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Toyota Innova
• Toyota Corolla Altis
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 2,00,000
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 6,03,28,654
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 2,02,65,965

Immovable Assets
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 6,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 3,03,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. [4]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 17 crore (2019) [5]My Neta

Kalyan Banerjee

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kalyan Banerjee

  • Kalyan Banerjee is an Indian politician who is a member of the All India Trinamool Congress. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for three consecutive terms; 2009-2014, 2014-2019, and 2019-2024.
  • After completing an LLB degree, he started practising as a lawyer at the Calcutta High Court in 1981.
  • In 1991, he ventured into politics by joining the Indian National Congress. He served as the chairman of the West Bengal Youth Congress till 1997.
  • In 2004, he was recognised as one of the senior advocates of the Calcutta High Court.

    Kalyan Banerjee as an advocate

    Kalyan Banerjee as an advocate

  • In October 2009, he visited the U.K. and the U.S.A. as a delegate of the Parliamentary Team of the United General Assembly.
  • On 31 August 2009, he took charge as the chairman of the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel. He was also assigned the charge of various parliamentary committees such as the Consultative Committee on the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Committee on Privileges, the Joint Parliamentary Committee related to the allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum, the Committee on Subordinate Legislation, the Committee on Ethics, and the Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behavior of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha.
  • He attended the CPA Global Seminar in Vienna, Austria, in October 2013 as the only representative of the CPA India Union. The seminar’s topic of discussion was the “Role of Parliaments and Extractive Industries.”
  • During his second tenure as a member of parliament, he was assigned as a member of various parliamentary committees such as the House Committee, the Committee on Estimates, the Committee on Privileges, the Consultative Committee under the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Joint Committee on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provision (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and the Sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievance, Law & Justice.
  • Kalyan Banerjee has been an advocate for various noteworthy cases such as the Rizwanur Rahman Case, the Nandigram Matter, the Chhota Angaria Case, the Bhikari Paswan Case, the Imposition of Sec-144 in Singur, and many land acquisition cases.