Kalpana was a male who served as Chancellor of the Galactic Republic directly before Finis Valorum.
Kalpana was a member of an influential family allied with House Valorum.
Finis Valorum served in Kalpana's administration while still a Senator. As such, it is possible that Kalpana was allied with the Core faction in the Galactic Senate. Kalpana also rode an Eddicus-class planetary shuttle that had been bugged by Senator Palpatine of Naboo.
It was during Kalpana's Chancellorship that the Katana fleet was built and lost, and the Stark Hyperspace War occurred in 44 BBY.