Manisha Kalyan is an Indian professional footballer who plays for Cypriot First Division club Apollon Ladies and the India women’s national football team. She is the first Indian footballer to play In UEFA Women’s Champions League. She won the AIFF’s Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year in 2020-21 and the AIFF Women’s Player of the Year in 2021-22.
In our latest podcast episode, Manisha sits down with Akshata Shukla to discuss her journey as a professional footballer: from her humble beginnings as a small-town girl with a big dream to fighting stereotypes and breaking norms, becoming one of the standout women’s footballers in the country.
Watch Manisha open up and recount the memories and experiences she has gathered in her short footballing career so far.