Kalki Koechlin is a well-known Indian actress and screenwriter. She mostly appears in Hindi film industry and Known for her unconventional body of work in the Hindi film industry. Kalki is the receiver of the National Film Award. She has also been honored the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her tremendous contribution to cinema.
Kalki Koechlin was born a Hindu family on 10 January 1984 in Pondicherry, India. She was born to Joel Koechlin and Francoise Armandie. Kalki has a brother named Oriel Koechlin. She is the granddaughter of Maurice Koechlin, who was the chief engineer of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.
In April 2011, Kalki married Anurag Kashyap in a private ceremony in Ooty. Though, the couple got separated in 2015. Later, She is in a relationship with Guy Hershberg, an Israeli classical pianist. In September 2019, Kalki announced that she was 5 months pregnant from her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg. She gave birth to a baby girl named Sappho.
Kalki Koechlin Wiki/Bio
|(as in 2023) 39 Years
|Film Debut: Dev D (2009)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign
|Pondicherry (or Puducherry)
|Date of Birth
|10 January 1984
|Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
|• Anurag Kashyap (Director)
• Guy Hershberg (an Israeli classical pianist)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Anurag Kashyap (Ex-husband)
|30 April 2011
|Sappho (From her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg)
|Hebron School, Ooty
|Goldsmiths, University of London
|Studied Drama and Theatre
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 3″
|in Kilograms- 53 Kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity
|Raj Kapoor, Kamal Hassan
|Dev D, Water, Dweepa
|Pista, Pizza, Italian, Chinese, Indian
Kalki Koechlin attended Hebron School in Ooty. Later, she went to Goldsmiths, the University of London to study drama and theatre. While she was studying at the Goldsmiths, University of London, she began working in a theatre group named Theatre of Relativity.
Kalki acted in many plays including The Blue Room and The Dispute. She also worked as a waitress on weekends when she was in London. Koechlin was quiet and shy as a child. She wanted to become a criminal psychologist.
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After shifting to Mumbai, Kalki auditioned for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev.D which is a modern-day evolution of the Bengali novel Devdas written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1917. Her role was based on Chandramukhi a pivotal. character in the novel, a prostitute who fell in Love with the lead character.
Initially, Anurag had denied her as she wasn’t Indian and did not fit the character, but he later switched his mind after watching her audition tape. The movie was a huge success, and she gained recognition and appreciation for her performance in the film .
Kalki later appeared in the black comedy movie as a supporting actor in Emotional Atyachaar which was her only cinema appearance in 2010 and achieved her mixed reviews from the critics.
After some early struggles, she made appearances in 4 movies in 2011. The first was a crime-thriller titled Shaitan made by Bejoy Nambiar where she portrayed the character of a disturbed teenager. Though her role was described as a nightmare and engaging by the cinema critics, she still achieved praise for her performance.
Kalki later made her presence in a coming of age comedy Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara produced by Zoya Akhtar. After her appearances in the year 2011, she achieved a lot of recognition for her performances. Kalki even began as a screenwriter in Anurag Kashyap’s 2011 thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots as he asked her to write the story since he required a woman’s perspective.
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
|The Film Emotional Atyachar
|That Girl in Yellow Boots
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
My Friend Pinto
|Ek Thi Daayan
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
|Margarita with a Straw
Un plus une
A Death in the Gunj
Jia Aur Jia
The Thought of You
Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent
TV Shows & Serials List
|Kalki’s Great Escape
|Made in Heaven
Facts About Kalki Koechlin
- Does Kalki Koechlin drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Kalki Koechlin smoke?: No
- She is a multi-linguist and is well versed in English, Hindi, French and Tamil.
- Kalki is also a play-writer and has received the prestigious MetroPlus Playwright award in 2009 for the play Skeleton Woman which she co-wrote with Prashant Prakash.
- Koechlin’s French parents met 38 years ago in India and were radicals who got love and life in the country.
- In September 2019, she announced in an interview that she was 5 months pregnant from her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg. she also stated that she would opt for a water birth of her baby.
39 years (10 January 1984)
Anurag Kashyap (Ex-husband).