Kalki Koechlin is an Indian film actress of French descent who debuted with Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D. For this movie she eventually won the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress (2009). She has also worked as a co-screenwriter with Anurag Kashyap. She has won the National Award for the movie Margarita with a Straw.
Name : Kalki Koechlin
Birth Place : Kallatty, Ooty
Date of Birth : January 10, 1984
Age : 32 years
Height : 5’6″
Spouse : Anurag Kashyap(Divorced)
Occupation : Actress and Model
Education : Hebron School, Ooty & University of London
Debut movie : Dev.D
Nationality : Indian
Ethnicity : French
Kalki was born on January 10, 1984 in Kallatty, a village near Ooty. She studied at Hebron School, Ooty and attended university because of her parents passion. She studied drama and theatre in Goldsmiths, University of London. There she also worked with a theatre company called “Theatre of Relativity” for two years. In this two years duration, she performed in various plays like David Hare’s The Blue Room, Marivaux’s The Dispute and a devised play The Rise of the Wild Hunt.
Alia Bhatt’s mother Soni Razdan is all set to make her comeback as a director. She has recently roped in Kalki Koechlin to play the female lead in her next film. Film is largely based on the Nanavati murder case of 1959, Razdan was looking out for an actress who could essay the role of a British woman. So Razdan felt that Kalki suited the role.
Kalki Koechlin will soon be seen in a film based on travel and a coming-of-age story “Jiah aur Jiah”. It is being directed by Atul Kumar. The actress will be seen playing the main lead role. She will also be seen in Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut, A Death in the Gunj. She will playing the female lead opposite Vikrant Massey in the movie.
After her two years performance with the “Theatre of Relativity” group, Koechlin moved to Mumbai to try her luck in the Bollywood movies. She has done many modeling assignments for television commercials after being shortlisted for the movie “Dev.D”.
Koechlin was paired with the actor Imran Khan for a Coca Cola advertisement. Kalki bagged The Best Actress Award At The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival for her role in Margarita, with a Straw. It was the only Indian film to be screened at the festival. She has shared screen space with Naseeruddin Shah in Anu Menon’s film ‘Waiting’.
The dazzling actress Kalki Koechlin was born to Joel Koechlin and Francoise Armandie. Her father came to India from France, 39 years ago. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo.
Eventually they settled in Kallatty, a village near Ooty, where they established a business designing hang-gliders and microlight aircraft. Her ancestor Maurice Koechlin, is a French structural engineer, played an important role in the design and construction of the Eiffe tower.
As per the reports, Kalki Koechlin is currently dating Jim Sarbh, who has played terrorist role Khalil in Neerja. They have worked together in play The Living Room. They are pretty serious about their relationship and have even moved in together.
Previously Kalki Koechlin got married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on April 30, 2011 in a private wedding ceremony in Ooty. But the couple is officially separated and are divorced.
2016 A Death in the Gunj
2016 Jiah aur Jiah
2016 Azmaish – Trials of Life