Arunava Chaudhuri was born and brought-up in Remscheid, Germany and spend five years of his schooling in the Indian city of Calcutta.
Arunava's tryst with football started in April 1998 when he founded IndianFootball.Com, a premier football site which was also India's largest website dedicated to football. Creating a niche for himself as a sports expert particularly in football, Arunava honed his skills by working in various organizations.
His love for the game of football drove him to learn the nuances of radio production, doing interviews and features for the Deutsche Welle radio service in Germany and he additionally got a chance to have his own radio column during the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for which he amongst others interviewed the German football legend Franz Beckenbauer. Arunava further delved in the communications sector and was In-Charge of International Media and TV production for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier between India-Japan in Calcutta, India in September 2004. Additionally he handled the International Media Relations for the Major League Futbol (Caribbean League) in 2006. And during the 2010 FIFA World Cup reported for Indian news channel Times Now about the World Cup fever in Germany and the Netherlands, while also being an expert for ESPN India and Deutsche Welle radio.
Arunava has worked as a football commentator, expert and correspondent for different Indian TV channels – ESPN-Star Sports, Zee Sports, NDTV 24x7 and Times Now, while also talking about football on the BBC World Service, Voice of America & RSG.
He has also written articles for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), the Hindustan Times (India) and other publications.
He has also worked at the liaison officer for the Indian national football team on their tours of England in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
In 2002 he also organised a training camp for the Indian Under-17 national team in Hennef, Germany.
Arunava was also part of Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn's last professional match for German giants FC Bayern Munich during its tour to Calcutta, India in May 2008. He looked after the media work for the German side, focus on press conferences, media info and interviews. Earlier in December 2005 he visited Calcutta with Bayern's second team to take part in the IFA Shield.
Further Arunava has been an expert speaker at FIFA House, the headquarters of world football, at the "International Football Arena", in the "Leaders in Football" conference at Chelsea FC, UK India Business Council conference "Opportunities in the Sports Business in India", the "Business India Forum" at Chelsea FC, FICCI Sports Summit 'Turf 2010' in New Delhi; and moderated a panel on emerging markets at Soccerex 2008 in Johannesburg and the International Football Arena Round Table on Indian football in New Delhi in September 2010.