Name: Kalki Koechlin
Birthday: 10th January 1984
Marital Status: Married to Anurag kashyap
Awards: 1 Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award for Dev.D
Trivia: Her father is from France and her mother is of Indian descent.
Kalki’s ancestor was the renowned Maurice Koechlin, who was the chief structural engineer in the construction of Parisian symbol Eiffel Tower.
She was born in Pondicherry and is fluent in English, Tamil, French and Hindi.
Biography: Kalki Koechlin has become a familiar figure in the Bollywood fraternity owing to her distinctive looks and acting ability. After completing her schooling from Hebron School in Ooty, she undertook drama and theatre course from the University of London. She then worked in various plays and became an integral part of a theatre group by the name Theory of Relativity.
She then came to Mumbai to pursue her acting aspirations. After auditioning and getting selected for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev.D; she started featuring in a lot of commercial advertisements. Her performance of a teenage prostitute in the movie was much appreciated by critic and audience alike. After Dev.D she didn’t get many offers and her next film was after a gap of 18 months almost. Shaitan, produced by her then boyfriend Anurag Kashyap; faired very well at the box office and Kalki again got a huge share of praise owing to her brilliant character portrayal. Her next film was the multi-starrer Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara, where she was paired opposite Abhay Deol. She again delivered with her performance and the film was a huge hit. This was followed by That Girl In Yellow Boots; which was a critical success but didn’t fare very well at the box office. Many consider this to be Kalki’s best performance till date. Next up was My Friend Pinto, where she was the lead actress. The film didn’t fare well at the box office. Her last release was Shanghai where she teamed up with Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi. Shanghai did well at the box office and was declared a hit.
Kalki’s upcoming releases are Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani where she will be seen with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone; Ek Thi Daayan, which is a Balaji production and her co-stars will be Emraan Hashmi and Konkona Sen Sharma. She has recently tied the knot with her producer-director boyfriend Anurag Kashyap and has also ventured into the field of script writing. Her first script was her acting venture That Girl In Yellow Boots. Kalki now looks established in the film industry and with major releases lined up; future is quite bright for the chirpy actress.
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