Krishan Bahadur Pathak Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Krishan Bahadur Pathak


Krishan Bahadur Pathak is an Indian hockey player who plays as a goalkeeper for the Indian hockey team.


Krishan Bahadur Pathak was born on Thursday, 24 April 1997 (age 26 years; as of 2023) in Kapurthala, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Krishan completed his schooling at a government school in Kapurthala.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown


Krishan Bahadur Pathak is of Nepalese descent.

Parents & Siblings

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s parents passed away when he was very young. His mother, Tej Kumari Pathak, passed away on 14 March 2007 and his father, Tek Bahadur, who was a crane operator passed away on 15 July 2016. Krishan’s parents were immigrants from Nepal who moved to Punjab, India, in 1990.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s parents

Krishan Bahadur has two elder sisters and one of them is Sabitri Chhetri. He also has an elder brother named Chitra Pathak. All of Krishan’s siblings are settled in Nepal.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak (extreme left) with his siblings


Krishan Bahadur Pathak got married to his long-time girlfriend, Nutei Ralte, on 26 March 2023. Nutiei is also a hockey player from Mizoram.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak with his wife Nutie Ralte during their wedding ceremony in 2023


Krishan Bahadur Pathak follows Christianity.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s Instagram post dedicated to his sisters where is thanking Jesus

Hockey Player

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s hockey talent was recognised at the Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala where he used to play initially. He was then selected as part of the Raily Coach Factory’s hockey team and after a few years, Krishan Bahadur was picked up by the Indian Oil Corporation’s men’s hockey team. When Krishan was about 16 years old, he was a regular student at the Surjit Singh Hockey Academy in Jalandhar and later he cleared the trials of the India men’s national under-19 field hockey team and became part of the team as a goalkeeper. After his selection, he represented India in the 2016 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup which was held in India itself and the team defeated Belgium with the final score of 2-1.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak with the winning trophy of 2016 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup

In the same year, he also represented a Mumbai-based hockey team ‘Dabang Mumbai’ in the fourth season of the professional field hockey tournament ‘2016 Hockey India League’ (HIL).

Krishan Bahadur Pathak (left) representing ‘Dabang Mumbai’ during a match in the 2016 HIL

In 2017, Krishan Bahadur was part of the Indian hockey team squad in the 27th edition of the men’s Australian Hockey League which was held in Perth, Australia.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak (sitting, second from right) with his team for 2017 Australian Hockey League

In the same year, he participated in the Bombay Gold Cup in which he represented the Indian Oil Corporation’s hockey team in which the team won the tournament finals.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak (left) after winning the Bombay Gold Cup in 2017

In 2018, Krishan Bahadur represented the Indian hockey team in the 2018 Four Nations Invitational Tournament which was held in New Zealand. In the same year, Krishan Bahadur was included in the Indian team squad that won the bronze medal in the finals of the 2018 Asian Games which was held in Jakarta. He was also part of the Indian squad for the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup which was held in Bhubaneswar, India.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak (right) after winning the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta

In 2022, he represented India in the men’s field hockey tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games which was held in Birmingham, England, in which the Indian hockey team won the silver medal.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

In the following year, Krishna Bahadur represented the Indian hockey team at the 2023 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy and ended up winning the title.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak (sitting, first from right) with his team that was selected for 2023 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy

In the same year, he played in the Asian Games 2023 which was held in Hangzhou, China in which the Indian team won the gold medal.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak posing with his gold medal at the Asian Games 2023


Krishan Bahadur Pathak has an armband tattoo on his left forearm which highlights his hockey jersey number ’12.’

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s left armband tattoo

Krishan also has a tattoo on his right forearm which depicts his parents with flowers and a Christian cross.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s tattoo on his right forearm

He has another tattoo on his right arm which says ‘Mom Dad’ with a lifeline.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak’a right arm tattoo

Awards & Honours

  • 2017: Best Goalkeeper of the tournament in the Bombay Gold Cup

    Krishan Bahadur Pathak with his ‘Goalkeeper of the tournament’ trophy in 2017

  • 2023: Goalkeeper of the Year award at the Hockey India 5th Annual Awards 2022

    Krishan Bahadur Pathak receiving the ‘Goalkeeper of the Year award’ in 2022

  • 2024: Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games

    Krishan Bahadur Pathak while receiving the Dronacharya Award from the President of India Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

Car Collection

Krishan Bahadur Pathak owns a Hyundai Alcazar.

Krishan Bahadur Pathak in his car


  • His father passed away 2 days before Krishan was set to make his international tournament debut, which was a seven-match series against the English junior team. He decided to go forward with the tournament and didn’t even attend the last rites of his father just to represent his country on the international front. Six months after his father’s passing, Krishan Bahadur served as the Indian hockey team’s lead goalie in the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup.
  • Krishan belonged to a very poor family where his father was not able to make ends meet which is why Krishan started moving debris at construction sites in order to provide financial help to his family.
  • Krishan Bahadur was never interested in sports; however, his father always wanted him to have a career in hockey and that’s how Krishan joined the Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Academy in Jalandhar at the age of 12.
  • After both his parents’ deaths, Krishan Bahadur was raised and brought up by his uncle Chander Bahadur Pathak who used to live in Kapurthala.

    Krishan Bahadur Pathak with his uncle Chander Bahadur Pathak (left)

  • When Krishan was about 14 years old and living in RCF Kapurthala, a hockey match between the Indian Railways and the Border Security Force was organized at the RCF. The Indian Railways team didn’t have a goalkeeper at that moment and that’s when Krishan was asked to play for their team as a goalkeeper.
  • He considers the Indian hockey player and goalkeeper Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh his biggest inspiration in goalkeeping.

    Krishan Bahadur Pathak with P. R. Sreejesh (left)

  • Krishan Bahadur loves exercising and his favorite way of working out is by swimming in the pool.