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 recipient of the National Film Award. She has also been honoured the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her tremendous contribution to cinema.
Kalki Koechlin Bio/Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Kalki Koechlin|
|Debut Movie||Dev D (2009)|
|Height||In Centimetre- 170 cm|
In Metre- 1.70 m
In Feet- 5’7”
|Weight||In Kilogram- 53 kg|
In Pound- 117 lbs
|Hair colour||Light Brown|
|Kalki Koechlin Date Of Birth||10 January 1984|
|Kalki Koechlin Age (2022)||38 Years|
|Home town||Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Hebron School, Ooty|
|College/University||Goldsmith, University Of London|
|Kalki Koechlin Husband||Anurag Kashyap |
Marriage- April 2011
Daughter– Sappho (Born On 07 February 2020 From her boyfriend Guy Hershberg)
|Parents||Father– Joel Koechlin |
Mother– Francoise Armandie
Brother– Oriel Koechlin
|Kalki Koechlin Net worth (2021)||6 Million USD|
|Charges Per Movie||N/A|
Family, Early Life and Education
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 on 7 February 2020.
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.
Kalki Koechlin Career
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.
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.
Awards and Honours
Her work has garnered her such accolades as a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award, The Hindu Metroplus Playwright Award, and two Screen Awards among others. She was conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her contributions to the field of arts.
Some Facts About Kalki Koechlin
- Kalki is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and French.
- Kalki’s great grandfather was the chief engineer for construction of The Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty.
- She won the prestigious Metroplus Playwright Award for the play ‘Skeleton Woman’.
- She co-wrote the movie ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ with her then husband Anurag Kashyap.
- If not an actress, Kalki would have been a criminal psychologist.
What is the age of Kalki Koechlin?
38 years (10 January 1984)
Who is the husband of Kalki Koechlin?
Anurag Kashyap (Ex-husband).
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