All You Need to Know About the Family of Sunil Chhetri

Find out everything about the family of Sunil Chhetri

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Sunil Chhetri is one of the most successful footballers in the world. His international goal tally is only behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when it comes to active soccer players. Chettri enjoys a great fandom in India, and many young footballers are inspired by his gritty attitude on the field. He is a humble man who comes from a middle-class background. Chhetri’s family has supported him throughout his journey on the field.

Here we have covered everything you need to know about the family of Sunil Chhetri in detail.

Sunil Chhetri’s Father and Mother

Sunil Chhetri father and mother

Sunil Chhetri’s father is Kharga Bahadur (KB) Chhetri, an officer in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army, and Sushila Chhetri, a professional football player. Both of Chhetri’s parents are of Nepalese descent. Sunil Chhetri has known about football since his time in the world began. His father used to play football for the Indian Army Football Team, while his mother used to represent Nepal’s Women’s Football Team.

Sunil Chhetri with family

Sunil Chhetri was born on 3rd August 1984, in Secunderabad, India. He started taking interest in football at a very young age. Chhetri was probably influenced by his family to take an interest in soccer. In addition to his mother, the twin sister of his mother also played for Nepal’s Women’s Football Team.

Also read: Sunil Chhetri Football Stats- SAFF Championship, AFC Asian Cup, World Cup Qualifiers, ISL and More

Sunil Chhetri’s Wife

Sunil Chhetri Wife

Chhetri tied the knot with his longtime partner Sonam Bhattacharya on December 4, 2017. Sonam Bhattacharya is the daughter of Subrata Bhattacharya, a former Indian national and Mohun Bagan athlete. Before getting married, Sunil and Sonam were involved romantically for quite a considerable amount of time.

Sunil Chhetri Wife

FIFA unveiled a touching documentary series on FIFA+ titled ‘Captain Fantastic’ on September 27, 2022. This heartwarming series spread across three episodes, delves deep into the untold stories and hidden facets of Chhetri’s life. From his struggles during his early years to his first steps onto the national stage at just 20 years old, the documentary paints a vivid picture of his journey.

It also intimately explores his love story with his future wife, revealing the personal side of his life. The series beautifully captures the highs and lows of his football career, showcasing his remarkable achievements, numerous accolades, and the records he set along the way.

Sunil Chhetri’s Sister

Sunil Chhetri is the brother of Bandana Chhetri, who is the co-founder of FairPlay Sports, an athlete management and sports marketing firm. Bandana is a successful businesswoman who lives her life happily with her husband.


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